Jessicah Lahitou
Jessicah Lahitou's writing currently focuses on Politics and Education. With a degree in Lit Studies from the University of Denver, Jess also climbs up on the occasional Need to Read soapbox.

Ivana Trump Has Done A Lot Since She Divorced Donald In '92 — Here's What She's Up To Now

In case you ever wondered where President Trump's nickname "The Donald" comes from, that would be courtesy of his ex-wife, Ivana Trump. The 69-year-old is most famous for being Trump's first wife, but what Ivana is doing these days shows she's made…
By Jessicah Lahitou

These Are The Victims Of The Capital Gazette Shooting, As Remembered By Their Loved Ones

A man wielding a shotgun killed five people Thursday, attacking staff at Annapolis-based newspaper the Capital Gazette. Despite the horrific violence, the paper went to print on Friday, and included touching profiles of each of the five Capital…
By Jessicah Lahitou

How To Make Your Voice Heard For Gun Control After The Capital Gazette Shooting

On Thursday, a mass shooting in Annapolis brought Americans yet another chapter in a tragically familiar narrative, as police confirmed the death of five staffers at local paper The Capital Gazette. The story followed a recognized pattern — one…
By Jessicah Lahitou

Trump Says Money, Brains, & Boats Are What Makes His Supporters The "Super Elite"

At a rally Wednesday in North Dakota, President Trump offered up some vintage-style comments about himself, his supporters, and his opponents. Trump dubbed himself and his enthusiasts the "super elite," bragging they possessed "more brains" and…
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These Are The (Likely) Reasons Trump & Putin Are Meeting In Helsinki

President Trump's mid-July trip to Europe will see him head north to Finland for the final three days. According to recent reports, for their first official summit, Trump and Putin will meet in Helsinki — a city with a more than a bit of history for…
By Jessicah Lahitou

Here's The Story Behind The Crying Migrant Girl Who Made The Cover Of 'TIME' Magazine

Like they're wont do, the picture said more than a thousand words. A toddler girl in pink jacket and matching sneakers is seen crying, undeniably distraught, looking up at the top half of two people — her mom and a border patrol agent. The photo…
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This Video Of A Migrant Mom Reuniting With Her 7-Year-Old Son Will Move You To Tears

It wasn't a wholly uncommon airport scene — a mother hugging her child and saying "I love you." But in the case of one Guatemalan immigrant mother reunited with her son early Friday morning, camera crews taping the emotional embrace weren't the only…
By Jessicah Lahitou

It Looks Like Trump & Putin Will Be Sitting Down Together Sooner Than You Think

When President Trump heads to the United Kingdom in July, he may also make a side visit with one of Europe's most controversial heads of state. That's right — diplomatic sources have all but confirmed Trump will meet with Vladimir Putin. The White…
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The Chances Of Migrant Kids Being Reunited With Their Parents Are Absolutely Heartbreaking

President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that ended his administration's policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the border. But while this policy change will prevent more children from being taken from parents, it…
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New Zealand's Prime Minister Just Had Her Baby & She Just Keeps Making History

New Zealand's youngest prime minister since 1856 just made history yet again. Jacinda Ardern delivered a baby girl early Thursday morning, making her just the second world leader in modern history to give birth while in office. Ardern announced the…
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This Immigration Detention Center Rule Was So "Immoral" That An Employee Quit Over It

News and images of the Trump administration's recently implemented policy of separating children from their parents at the border has garnered sweeping attention, with some even describing it as state-sanctioned child abuse. Antar Davidson certainly…
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This Republican Announced He's Switching Parties Over Trump’s "Internment Camp For Babies"

A prominent Republican political strategist just publicly left the GOP over the Trump administration's decision to separate families at the border. In a series of blistering tweets ripping "internment camps for babies," Steve Schmidt said he would…
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What Trump Admires About Kim Jong Un Will Make Your Jaw Drop

Just in case it wasn't already clear, President Trump made no bones about the fact that he's a fan of Kim Jong Un's leadership style in a Friday morning interview with Fox News. You might want to sit down before reading Trump's comment about Kim:…
By Jessicah Lahitou

Why The House Immigration Votes Are So Important To Every Millennial Woman

"Imagine if we tried to prosecute everyone who jaywalked." That's the analogy Jessica Therkelsen, director of the Pro Bono Justice Program at One Justice, uses to describe the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy for undocumented…
By Jessicah Lahitou

This Giant Mural Of Trump Is The First Thing Migrant Kids See At Their Detention Center

The largest detention center for migrant children in Texas is currently housing over 1,500 children. And right at the entrance of the sprawling former Wal-Mart that now serves as temporary residence for a growing number of minors, detained children…
By Jessicah Lahitou

Trump Was Asked About Kim Jong Un Executing People & He Was Like, “Yeah, But…”

During an interview with the president that aired Wednesday, Fox News anchor Bret Baier pressed President Trump on Kim Jong Un's many reported human rights abuses. And Trump basically shrugged and brushed it all off. "You know, he is a killer,"…
By Jessicah Lahitou

A Nevada Brothel Owner Who Wrote 'The Art Of The Pimp' Is A Step Closer To Being Elected

The man who has dubbed himself "The Trump from Pahrump" just clinched a victory in a Republican primary race in Nevada. The GOP winner, Dennis Hof, runs six brothels throughout rural areas of the state, and will come into November's race for a state…
By Jessicah Lahitou

A Raccoon Scaled A Skyscraper In Minnesota & The Photos Are Just What You Need Right Now

Urban critters have proven themselves adaptable to human environments, but one raccoon's vertical journey showed a whole new comfort with city landscapes. The world watched on Wednesday as photos of the MPR raccoon documented one Minnesota critter's…
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Trump Nominated An Out Lesbian Judge — After Picking A Bunch With Anti-LGBTQ Records

President Trump has so far nominated over a hundred judges to serve on federal courts across the land. But on Thursday, HuffPost noted that Trump nominated Mary Rowland, a judge from the LGBTQ community — a first in the 18 months since he took…
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These Tweets About Anthony Bourdain Show Just How Much He Touched The World

Chef, author, and star television host Anthony Bourdain died of an apparent suicide, CNN confirmed Friday. Emotional tweets responding to the news of Bourdain's death immediately flooded Twitter, as friends and fans mourned the loss of a singular…
By Jessicah Lahitou