Emily Shire was born in New York, and due to attachment issues, she has failed to leave. She covers campus protests, feminism, and election politics. Margaritas and Derek Jeter are the two great loves of her life.

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'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Finally Gives Jewish Women A Bold Character Who's More Than A Stereotype

In the pilot episode of Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, the eponymous protagonist, Miriam "Midge" Maisel, effortlessly chic in a black turtleneck with a kicky scarf in her hair, swiftly barters her irresistible home-cooked brisket and plays up he…
By Emily Shire

The Truth About Missouri’s Controversial “Birth Control Bill”

It was widely reported two weeks ago that Missouri was in the process of passing a bill that, among other things, would overturn a St. Louis ordinance preventing housing and employment discrimination based on "reproductive health decisions," meaning …
By Emily Shire

Why Banning 'Wonder Woman' Will Backfire For Lebanon

Last week, hours before a movie that is set to be one of the biggest summer blockbusters was set to premiere, Lebanon banned Wonder Woman from theaters throughout the country. The justification for the last-minute ban had nothing to do with the conte…
By Emily Shire

Jared Kushner Eyed In Russia Probe-REPORT

On Thursday, The Washington Post reported that Jared Kushner was being investigated in the larger probe over Russia's possible interference in the 2016 election. According to the report, Donald Trump's son-in-law is a focus of the federal probe becau…
By Emily Shire

Courts Slam Down Trump's Travel Ban. Again.

On Thursday, a federal appeals court refused to reinstate the Trump administration's travel ban, setting the stage for a Supreme Court showdown. The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, ruled that although the Trump administrat…
By Emily Shire

Ariana Grande Suspends World Tour

Following the attack at her concert in Manchester, England, that left scores of attendees dead and injured Monday night, Ariana Grande suspended her world tour, according to TMZ. Although she was not hurt in the explosion, the singer was in "hysteric…
By Emily Shire

Pray For Manchester Tweets & Tributes

On Monday night, explosions were reported at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. According to police, at least 19 people were killed and around 50 were injured. Quickly following reports of the deadly incident, there was an outpouring of…
By Emily Shire

Updates To The Ariana Grande Concert Explosion In Manchester

According to the latest reports, there were a "number of fatalities" at an Ariana Grande concert Monday night in Manchester, England. NBC Nightly News reported that local police said there were deaths and injuries at the Manchester Arena due to an ex…
By Emily Shire

Trump Asked Comey To Stop The Flynn Investigation

On Tuesday, the New York Times reported that Donald Trump asked James Comey to end the FBI's investigation of Michael Flynn in February. According to a memo Comey wrote, the president made the request during an Oval Office meeting a day after Flynn w…
By Emily Shire

Will A Special Prosecutor Investigate Trump? Russia Reportedly Received Some Critical Intel

On Monday, the Washington Post reported that Donald Trump shared "highly classified" intel with Russian diplomats during a meeting last week. According to the report, during the president's Oval Office meeting with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei La…
By Emily Shire

Comey's Firing Was Weird, But Not Unprecedented

On Tuesday, the White House officially announced that the president fired FBI Director James Comey. Even though it has been a rough day for Comey, the news still sent shock waves across the Beltway and the country. Some are wondering why Donald Trump…
By Emily Shire

The Reasons Why Trump Fired Comey

Late Tuesday afternoon, news broke that President Donald Trump fired FBI director James Comey. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced to reporters that Comey had apparently been given the boot based on the recommendation of Attorney Genera…
By Emily Shire

Comey's Claims About Huma & Hillary's Emails May Not Have Been True

On Tuesday, multiple sources reported that FBI Director James Comey's claim that top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin had forwarded "hundreds and thousands" of emails to the laptop of her then-husband, Anthony Weiner, was not accurate. Last week, Com…
By Emily Shire

Jazz Jennings Explains Why Trans Advocacy Has To Go Beyond Bathrooms

Jazz Jennings hasn't been shy about speaking out against the bathroom bills proliferating throughout different states. Since she earned a national following with her YouTube videos, and later on her TLC show I Am Jazz (its third season premieres on J…
By Emily Shire

Merriam-Webster's Editor At Large Talks Trump & NOT Trolling

It is hard to think of a politician — or any political figure — who is easier to troll than Donald Trump. Just a cursory glance at Twitter shows that there is no shortage of snark aimed at the Trump administration from pundits, journalists, and even …
By Emily Shire

How United Got Its Nightmare

Even with Sean Spicer's disastrous Tuesday press conference, which devolved into an unfortunate comparison between Adolph Hitler and Bashar al-Assad and involved the phrase "the Holocaust center," United Airlines is still in the running for the most …
By Emily Shire

Photos From The San Bernardino School Shooting

On Monday, it was reported that there was a shooting at an elementary school in San Bernardino, California. San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan tweeted, "We believe this to be a murder suicide. Happened in a class room. Two students have been …
By Emily Shire

What Trump's Syria Strike Means For Refugees

In response to a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of Syrian civilians earlier this week, the United States launched a missile attack in Syria on Thursday. It was the first time during Syria's devastating six-year long civil war that the Wh…
By Emily Shire

Russia Subway Bombing Photos & Videos

On Monday, an explosive device detonated on a train as it traveled between two St. Petersburg metro stations. According to Russian officials, at least ten people have been killed in the St. Petersburg subway explosion. Russia's National Anti-Terror C…
By Emily Shire

How Mayim Bialik Is Fighting For Zionists' Place In Feminism

Even in the modern Hollywood landscape, where it's de rigueur for celebrities to also be authors, activists, and lifestyle gurus, Mayim Bialik's offscreen resume stands out from the rest of the red carpet crowd. Yes, she's best known for her Emmy-nom…
By Emily Shire