Lauren Holter
News writer based in New York. From the South but the accent's (mostly) gone. I always have snacks.

Latest Articles

Detained Immigrant Women Are Facing A Grueling Abortion Struggle

Depending on where you live in the United States, getting an abortion can be arduous, time-intensive, expensive. But as hard as it may be getting an abortion in, say, Kentucky — where 98 percent of co...
By Lauren Holter

VA's Potentially 1st Female Lieutenant Gov Believes Trump Could Be Great For Feminism

Like much of the country, Susan Platt was in shock when the election was called for Donald Trump in the early hours of Nov. 9. Like others who were disappointed and terrified for the country’s future,...
By Lauren Holter

Sanders Slams Clinton's "Arrogance"

When appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday night, Bernie Sanders let out his frustrations over his Democratic opponent acting like the primary race is over. After watching a clip of a Hillary Clinto...
By Lauren Holter

The Touching Quote From Obama's Hiroshima Speech

President Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Japanese city destroyed by a horrific atomic bombing in World War II Friday. He spoke after a wreath-laying ceremony at the Hiroshi...
By Lauren Holter

We Need To Talk About This Kind Of Abuse

The prevalence of addictions to painkillers among American women isn't an entirely new phenomenon, but despite the rapid rate at which it continues to worsen, it isn't garnering all that much attentio...
By Lauren Holter

Here's What The Period Tax Is Costing You

It's bad enough that many women have to dole out money for tampons or pads every month — but most states tax menstrual products on top of that. While the majority of the 45 states with sales tax exclu...
By Lauren Holter

Dylann Roof Could Be Executed

The Justice Department announced Tuesday that it will seek the death penalty for Dylann Roof, who is accused of fatally shooting nine people in Charleston, South Carolina, last summer. The state of So...
By Lauren Holter

A State Department Audit Faults Clinton On Emails

On Wednesday, a State Department audit blamed Hillary Clinton for mismanaging electronic communications while Secretary of State. Along with the presidential candidate, previous Secretaries of State w...
By Lauren Holter

What Purvi Patel Reveals About Trump's Views

Purvi Patel was convicted of feticide and neglect of a dependent last year for ending her own pregnancy, and the Indiana woman's attorneys had a hearing in front of the Indiana Court of Appeals on Mon...
By Lauren Holter

The Winning Word In The 2015 National Spelling Bee

On Tuesday, nearly 300 kids from around the country began the treacherous preliminaries for the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Last year's competition was the most tweeted-about show on TV that w...
By Lauren Holter

4 Tiny & Important Updates Coming To Twitter

Big changes are coming to Twitter — well, in actuality, a lot of tiny new things that will completely change your Twitter experience. The site's 140-character limit can be a little frustrating, often ...
By Lauren Holter

Ben Carson Isn't Having Any Of This Veep Talk

Since dropping out of the presidential race, Ben Carson has remained a vocal pillar of the Republican party — often, you might say, a bit too vocal. Despite his undying support of Donald Trump and obv...
By Lauren Holter

20 Clever #NewTrumpTVShows Tweets

Donald Trump is no stranger to the camera. The billionaire-turned-presidential-candidate starred on The Apprentice for 11 years, and produced the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants for 14 years. As t...
By Lauren Holter

The Verdict Is In On The Freddie Gray Trial

The second of six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray went to trial last week, opting out of his right to a trial by jury and giving full authority to the judge....
By Lauren Holter

14 Tweets That Recap The Freddie Gray Hearing

On Monday, a Maryland judge will deliver a verdict on Edward Nero, one Baltimore police officer charged in Freddie Gray's death. The second of six officers to go to trial for the 25-year-old man's dea...
By Lauren Holter

The Afghan Taliban's Leader Was Killed — REPORT

On Monday, President Obama confirmed that a U.S. drone strike killed the leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour. Afghan officials reported his death Sunday, but the U.S. hadn't v...
By Lauren Holter

America's "Outrage Fatigue" With Trump, Explained

After The New York Times published an in-depth story chronicling Trump's sexist behavior with women he's worked with or interacted with — accusations that the GOP front-runner denies — most people did...
By Lauren Holter

5 Vital Reasons To Pay Attention To This Election

Politics isn't for everyone. The entire system can be dirty, cruel, and disheartening to anyone involved. Even if you think you don't care who's elected in November, though, you should pay attention t...
By Lauren Holter

Trump Tells Chris Christie To Stop Eating Oreos

Donald Trump headlined a fundraising event for Chris Christie in New Jersey Friday to help the governor pay off debt from his failed presidential run. It's no secret that the presumptive GOP nominee o...
By Lauren Holter

The Newest Evidence About EgyptAir Flight 804

A European Space Agency (ESA) satellite found what it believes is an oil slick near the location EgyptAir Flight 804 went missing over the Mediterranean Sea, according to the Associated Press. Both Eg...
By Lauren Holter

Ayotte's Record On Women's Issues Won't Help Trump

Some GOP leaders are pushing for Donald Trump to pick a woman as his running mate in the hopes that a female presence will help quiet worries about the billionaire-turned-politician's treatment of wom...
By Lauren Holter

Trump Says Women "Punish Themselves" With Abortion

The presumptive Republican nominee for president decided to clarify his stance on abortion, having earlier claimed that women who have the procedure should be punished. In an interview with The New Yo...
By Lauren Holter