Elizabeth King
Elizabeth is a freelance writer and non-profit coordinator. She is a passionate feminist, environmentalist and ice cream consumer. Say hi on Twitter @ekingc, or Instagram @mr.sweatpants.
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The 6 People You Meet At A Democratic Debate

I had the pleasure of press access to the Democratic presidential debate on Saturday night, which meant that I was on Drake University's campus for around 15 hours (yes, there was a lot of coffee involved). The experience was amazing in part because …
By Elizabeth King

The Best Zingers From The Second Democratic Debate

Overall, the three remaining Democratic candidates hold one another in high esteem, and are generally very respectful even when they disagree. Saturday night's second Democratic debate saw a bit of a change in tone, however. Despite speculation that …
By Elizabeth King

Behind The Scenes At The Democratic Debate In Iowa

So, you guys watched the second Democratic debate on Saturday night, right? It was great and lively, and I feel like we actually learned some new things about the candidates. Because I was lucky enough to snag credentials, I learned so much about the…
By Elizabeth King

Martin O'Malley's Mom Is A Badass

Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley is a really interesting person. He's been mayor of Baltimore, governor of Maryland, he plays guitar in a band, and is also a practicing Catholic. But one of the coolest things about him is his mother.…
By Elizabeth King

So What If Jonathan Butler Has A Rich Family?

Jonathan Butler, the Mizzou student who went on a hunger strike in response to racist acts at the school and his belief that the system president failed to adequately respond to those incidents, has been "outed" as rich. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch r…
By Elizabeth King

Young Bernie Looks The Same And Totally Different

I've led myself to believe that Bernie Sanders was probably born with a half head of lightning white hair and bifocals. He just sort of has that look to him. So imagine my surprise when I did some searching around and found photos of the Bern back in…
By Elizabeth King

Mike Middleton Named Interim UM System President

A new president of the University of Missouri System was named on Thursday. The new University of Missouri System interim president is Mike Middleton, a former civil rights lawyer and Mizzou faculty member. Middleton was selected to be the university…
By Elizabeth King

Donald Trump Spoke Out On Mizzou

On Thursday morning, Donald Trump tore into student protesters at Mizzou during an interview with Fox Business News, calling their actions "disgusting" and "disgraceful." And just to double down and be as Trump-y as he possibly could, Trump promised …
By Elizabeth King

How Martin O'Malley Could Be A Huge Threat

The Democratic field for the presidential nomination is down to three candidates, and sitting third in the polls for the DNC is Martin O'Malley, the former mayor of Baltimore and two-term governor of Maryland. With Hillary Clinton holding relatively …
By Elizabeth King

What If 'Bernie Speaks' Were Still On The Air?

I have information that has made me completely giddy for at least an entire hour. Everyone: Bernie Sanders had a public access TV show in the 1980s, and it was called Bernie Speaks. I mean, on the one hand I'm thinking well of course he had a public …
By Elizabeth King

Many Colleges Have Seen Racism On Yik Yak

The University of Missouri has been contending with racist threats directed at students and staff over the social media app Yik Yak. Yik Yak users are completely anonymous, and their posts are only visible to people within 10 miles. The app quickly g…
By Elizabeth King

What Do Seventh-Day Adventist Ministers Do?

Dr. Ben Carson, who is a leader in the current GOP presidential polls, has been very open about his religious beliefs throughout his presidential campaign. Carson is a Seventh-Day Adventist, a unique Protestant religion that believes in the imminent …
By Elizabeth King

Seattle's Gum Wall Gets A Steam Clean — PHOTOS

It's an end of a weird, gooey era in Seattle. On Tuesday, a cleaning crew commenced the three- or four-day task of scrubbing clean Seattle's famous Gum Wall. The Gum Wall could perhaps be thought of as a disgusting and unromantic version of the Lock …
By Elizabeth King

Ellen Pao Nails What Everyday Sexism Feels Like

Ellen Pao, former interim CEO of Reddit and all-around tech and investments guru, wrote a very honest and raw essay for this Tuesday's edition of Lenny. Pao certainly knows what she's talking about: Pao pursued a gender discrimination lawsuit against…
By Elizabeth King

Trump Wants To Boycott Starbucks Because... Trump

Personally, if I were Donald Trump, I wouldn't show my face in the public eye for at least a week after that dreadful appearance on Saturday Night Live, but Trump's hubris is also incomprehensible to me, so here we are with another moment of embarras…
By Elizabeth King

Will Megyn Kelly Moderate The Upcoming GOP Debate?

The next Republican presidential debate will once again be hosted by Fox, will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 10. Last week Fox announced that there will be both an undercard (which you may know as the "kid's table" debate) as well as a primetime debate. T…
By Elizabeth King

Gerald Seib Was Once Held Prisoner In Iran

The fourth Republican presidential debate is coming up on Tuesday and will include another undercard (also known as the "kid's table" debate) forum before the main event during primetime. The debates will air on Fox Business, with Fox's Maria Bartiro…
By Elizabeth King

Maria Bartiromo Is A Trailblazing Journalist

The next GOP debate will air on Tuesday and will be hosted by Fox Business Network. This will be the second time Fox has hosted the Republicans this election season, but the next debate will have a different set of moderators than the first debate in…
By Elizabeth King

You Should Watch The Dem Forum With Rachel Maddow

On Friday evening, the top three (and only remaining) Democratic candidates, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O'Malley, will meet in South Carolina to discuss the issues with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow. The format of this conversations among th…
By Elizabeth King

Feminist News Stories We Should All Read This Week

What a week. We got a rap from Ben Carson (pause to roll your eyes), bizarre Saturday Night Live promos for Donald Trump's hosting gig, and word that President Obama intends to veto approval for building the Keystone XL pipeline (so, at least one goo…
By Elizabeth King