Katherine is a writer and journalist from the Hudson Valley who talks mostly about politics, puppies, periods and crushing the patriarchy. She believes in the cathartic power of train crying, sleeping late and kissing dogs she meets on the street. Her work has appeared via Public Radio International (PRI), WNYC, The Daily Dot, Women's Health, MTV News, Medium, The Mighty and more.

Latest Articles

An Obamacare Repeal Could Reportedly Break Global Laws

Concerns over the future of the Affordable Care Act don't end at the U.S. border, according to a report from The Washington Post. Officials with the United Nations warned the Trump administration tha...
By Katherine Speller

President Trump Hinted He May Break Up The Ninth Circuit Court

Adding another layer to his complicated relationship with the judiciary branch on Wednesday, President Donald Trump said he'd consider breaking up the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in an interview wi...
By Katherine Speller

"Free Melania" Is Becoming Less & Less Relevant

Following Melania Trump's latest reaction (via spokeswoman) to Vanity Fair's long-awaited profile, it's clearer than ever that it's definitely time to stop saying "Free Melania," since she seems prett...
By Katherine Speller

Here's How You Can Join The Women's March Eighth Action

As the 100th day of President Donald Trump's first term approaches, organizers of the Women's March announced the eighth action of the 10 Actions/100 Days campaign. The campaign, which has released ac...
By Katherine Speller

These States Still Actually Celebrate Confederate Memorial Day

Although it's been more than 150 years since the end of the American Civil War, the conflict over the celebration of "Confederate Memorial Day" is alive and well in the South. Celebrated by several st...
By Katherine Speller

Tucker Carlson Features Caitlyn Jenner On His New Show

During his first show since replacing Bill O'Reilly in Fox News' 8 p.m. EST time-slot on Monday, Tucker Carlson interviewed Caitlyn Jenner about her memoir and status as a Trump supporter. Carlson and...
By Katherine Speller

The State Department Removed A Blog Post About Mar-a-Lago

After gaining attention and criticism from pundits, politicians, and concerned citizens, the State Department removed a blog post from its website Monday afternoon, which many, including House Minorit...
By Katherine Speller

Juan Manuel Montes' Past "Crimes" Are Irrelevant

Immigration activists and advocates took to Twitter Tuesday night to express grief and anger over the case of Juan Manuel Montes — a 23-year-old DREAMer who said he was deported despite being protecte...
By Katherine Speller

The First DREAMer Has Been Deported Under Trump & Is Fighting Back

Despite living in the United States since he was nine years old and supposedly being granted protections twice under the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Juan Manuel Montes, a 23...
By Katherine Speller

The San Bernardino Shooting Involved Domestic Violence

As news broke of yet another active shooter incident in San Bernardino, California on Monday morning, the story was initially covered as a school shooting, which carries it's own horrifying connotatio...
By Katherine Speller

Bill O'Reilly Is Taking A Vacation From Fox

Following multiple allegations of harassment (he has denied those allegations), some lost love from advertisers, and a painfully-timed book release on "family values," Bill O'Reilly is taking a vacati...
By Katherine Speller

Bill O'Reilly Laughed At The United Airlines Video

Following the shocking video of a passenger being dragged off a United Airlines flight surfacing on Sunday night, there were plenty of reactions that were sensitive, nuanced, and appropriately outrage...
By Katherine Speller

This Is How American Women Celebrated Equal Pay Day 2017

In conversations about the gender wage gap, you frequently encounter a lot of numbers (particularly the average cents-per-every-dollar ratio between men and women's earnings) and heartbreaking stories...
By Katherine Speller

Trump Could Be Coming For Tourists' Passwords Next

The latest move in a series of proposed controversial measures from the Trump administration would hit tourists in a particularly sore spot — their online privacy. Trump administration officials said ...
By Katherine Speller

A Chicago Federal Court Ruled Against LGBT Job Discrimination

A federal appeals court in Chicago ruled on Tuesday that existing federal civil rights laws protect LGBT employees from job discrimination, coming just three weeks after a court in Atlanta ruled the o...
By Katherine Speller

Joe Biden Shared A Striking PSA About Rape Culture

He may not be in the White House anymore, but that doesn't mean former Vice President Joe Biden has given up on his long-time crusade against sexual assault. Biden tweeted a painful but necessary PSA ...
By Katherine Speller

Clinton Stands Up To "Indignities" Women Face At Work

During her closing remarks at the Professional Business Women of California conference on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton defended April Ryan and Rep. Maxine Waters (a veteran White House Reporter and Califo...
By Katherine Speller

People Are Tired Of Paying For Melania Trump To Live In New York

Concerns over the costs of securing non-White House accommodations for the first family may finally be addressed, as a petition urging Melania Trump to move to the White House (or pay for her own secu...
By Katherine Speller

House Votes To Repeal Internet Privacy Protections

The House voted on Tuesday to repeal the sweeping online privacy protections passed by the Obama administration, and if Trump signs the bill, it will allow internet providers to collect and sell their...
By Katherine Speller

This Anti-Abortion Bill Ignores Science Once Again

Lawmakers held a public hearing Wednesday afternoon to further examine the latest Arizona anti-abortion legislation known as a "born alive” bill. Initially passed through the state Senate (via a 18-12...
By Katherine Speller