Freelance writer in the DC area, Associate Editor of Literally, Darling. Political junkie and Jeopardy! fangirl.

Did The Candidates Mention #BlackLivesMatter?

During the first presidential debate on Monday night, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were more than eager to discuss each other's taxes, but conspicuously quiet when it came to the Black Lives Matter movement. This was the first of three…
By Hope Racine

Donald Trump Is Cartman From 'South Park'

Donald Trump has been called a lot of things during this presidential campaign — some flattering, and some not so kind. But no description of the Republican frontrunner has been as accurate as comedian Ilana Glazer's absolutely on point Tweet that…
By Hope Racine

Did Donald Trump Snub Lester Holt?

Monday night's first presidential debate was a whirlwind of political sparring as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton duked it out on live television at Hofstra University. It wasn't the best performance for Trump, who spent much of the night defending…
By Hope Racine

Trump's Debate Jabs May Remind You Of This

When Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton met onstage at Hofstra University on Monday night for the first presidential debate, one thing was immediately clear: despite Trump's criticism, Clinton was prepared for the debate, and she arrived ready to…
By Hope Racine

Donald Trump Has The Sniffles

Monday night's first presidential debate brought the two candidates together to discuss the issues facing Americans, but instead of focusing on his tax plan, Twitter was really focused on the fact that Donald Trump appeared to be sick during the…
By Hope Racine

There's A Big Mistake On Some Debate Tickets

You would think that being the Democratic nominee for president, former secretary of state and former first lady would mean that people would spell your name right, but sure enough, Hillary Clinton's name is misspelled on approximately 350 Hofstra…
By Hope Racine

Anastasia Somoza Is An Outspoken Clinton Supporter

Pretty much everything about the first presidential debate is under close scrutiny, from the candidate's debate prep to their guest lists. Monday's debate — the first time Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will face off this campaign season — is…
By Hope Racine

This Is What Happens When You Cut Abortion Access

A new study is shedding light on the tangible and immediate repercussions of restricting abortion access. For those who would deny the adverse effects of limited access, just ask any of the staggering number of Texas women who tried to self-induce…
By Hope Racine

The Senate Just Seriously Undermined Obama

As President Obama prepares to meet with world leaders in Paris later this month, the Senate's climate change vote on Tuesday sent a very loud message to Obama and other nations: Congress is not on board with environmental efforts. Tuesday's vote…
By Hope Racine

John Kasich's Time May Have Finally Arrived

Up until now, experience has been viewed as a negative factor in the 2016 Republican primary. Voters have looked toward non-establishment candidates, seeking a change. But in the aftermath of attacks on Paris last week, experience suddenly isn't…
By Hope Racine

Bobby Jindal Is Gone. Who Will Be Next?

It's a hard-knock life out there for a GOP candidate currently. It's hard to get your voice heard during this election cycle. This is apparently what Bobby Jindal realized, as he announced that he was dropping out of the race Tuesday afternoon.…
By Hope Racine

Veerender Jubbal Is NOT An ISIS Terrorist

The aftermath of the Paris attacks on Nov. 13 brought out some of the best of humanity, as the world stood in solidarity with France. But it also spurred a resurgence of racial and religious tensions, as some lashed out against Middle Eastern…
By Hope Racine

The Paris Attacks Are Going To Change The Election

A few months ago, many Americans would say that the focus of the 2016 election would be social issues. Racial inequality would be the crux of the upcoming election, alongside student debt, raising the minimum wage, and ensuring jobs. But in the…
By Hope Racine

Could Anonymous Take Down ISIS?

In one of the more unconventional reactions to the terrorist attacks that rocked Paris last week, Internet hacktivist group Anonymous has declared war on ISIS, vowing to launch a massive cyber attack on the extremist organization that took…
By Hope Racine

Trump's Idea To Fight ISIS Is Terrifying

In the aftermath of the Paris terrorist attacks, world leaders have been searching for strategies and improved methods to prevent further terrorism across the globe. The 2016 presidential candidates are no exception— including Donald Trump, who…
By Hope Racine

Your Democratic Debate Drinking Game, Enjoy!

Yet another debate is upon us, which only means one thing: It's time to get drunk with another Democratic debate drinking game. We all pretty much know the drill by now. Politician says something repetitive, drink. Someone goes crazy, drink. It's a…
By Hope Racine

How Debates Should Be Set Up

As we approach the second Democratic debate, it occurs to me how lucky the Democratic candidates have been in terms of moderators — first Anderson Cooper, now John Dickerson. Their Republican counterparts haven't been quite as fortunate, according…
By Hope Racine

What If The GOP Candidates Hosted The Dem Debate?

I love the Democratic candidates, I really do. They're serious individuals dedicated to talking about the real issues facing America. They don't give trite, half-thought out answers. But unfortunately, that means that their debate is kind of boring.…
By Hope Racine

The Controversial Policy Inspiring Donald Trump

Donald Trump entered the 2016 election on one controversial promise: to round up and deport undocumented immigrants. He's been frustratingly vague on how he plans to accomplish that, until he dropped a crucial clue during the fourth GOP debate on…
By Hope Racine

College Students Are Standing With Mizzou — PHOTOS

Students across the country took to their college campuses to stand in solidarity with Mizzou students this week, following a series of protests over racially tinged events, which led to the University of Missouri System president stepping down. The…
By Hope Racine