Lani Seelinger
Lani is a freelance writer in Prague, Czech Republic. She spends most of her time dealing with politics, both in communist Czechoslovakia and otherwise. She’s from the great state of North Carolina, where she developed her great love of grits.

Latest Articles

Say Goodbye To The Free & Open Internet

After months of heated discussion, the results of the net neutrality vote in the Federal Communications Commission are finally in. As expected, the FCC has voted to repeal the net neutrality laws governing the internet. It's a noted victory for inter…
By Lani Seelinger

11 Moments Since Sandy Hook That Show What Has & Hasn't Changed

Even with the astounding rate at which mass shootings happen in the United States, the city of Newtown, Connecticut and the date of Dec. 14, 2012 still tear hearts across the country. On that day, Sandy Hook Elementary School became the site of a mas…
By Lani Seelinger

This FCC Commissioner Isn't Letting Net Neutrality Go Down Without A Fight

Normally, it would be possible to go your entire life without knowing anything about the people who make up the Federal Communications Commission. This, however, is not so with the furor brought up by the vote on whether to repeal net neutrality. The…
By Lani Seelinger

Trump Whined About His TV Habits During A Terrorist Attack & Twitter Lashed Back

Even when it doesn't cause any casualties, an attempted terrorist attack in New York still counts as an attempted terrorist attack in the nation's biggest city. You'd expect the nation's president to offer a response — but so far, that hasn't happene…
By Lani Seelinger

2 Guys Say They Saved The Bunny In That Viral Wildfire Video & Now There’s A Ton Of Drama

If you've been anywhere near the internet over the past couple of days, you've probably seen at least a glimpse of the frightening and yet heartwarming video in which a man saves a rabbit in front of a backdrop of wildfires. Now, however, there are t…
By Lani Seelinger

Three Of Trump's Accusers Are Holding A Press Conference To Demand An Investigation

Despite the number of sexual misconduct allegations against him, Donald Trump has always steadfastly denied that he ever did anything wrong or in any way acted wrongly towards his female accusers. Undoubtedly, however, the pressure against him is ris…
By Lani Seelinger

Three More Senators Are Calling On Trump To Resign Due To Sexual Assault Allegations

Al Franken's mark on government won't disappear just because he's leaving Congress. The current Minnesota senator will step down soon, but he's not leaving the ranks of the top federal lawmakers totally without lingering sexual harassment allegations…
By Lani Seelinger

A Judge Didn't Let Aly Raisman Read This Powerful Letter About Her Abuser — But You Can

Aly Raisman wasn't the only Team USA Olympic gymnast to speak out about the sexual abuse she experienced at the hands of former team doctor Larry Nassar, but she's certainly made herself a prominent figure in the fight to eradicate sexual assault. In…
By Lani Seelinger

The Sheriff Known For Racial Profiling Says If He Runs For Senate, He'll Do It For Trump

The recipient of Donald Trump's first presidential pardon is currently out of the spotlight, but he might not be content to stay there: Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio might run for Senate. He told the Daily Beast that he is "seriously, seriously, seriousl…
By Lani Seelinger

11 Trump "Allies" Who Have Insulted Him Behind His Back

The Trump White House isn't the most pleasant atmosphere to work in, with the president frequently throwing snipes and backhanded compliments at his aides. As reports have shown, though, these things go both ways, and many Trump aides and allies have…
By Lani Seelinger

How Trump's Presidency Is Hurting People Outside Of The U.S.

When you get caught up in what the Trump administration is doing at home, it can be hard to think about anything else. However, Americans aren't the only ones feeling the effects of the current administration. There are a lot of ways that Trump's pre…
By Lani Seelinger

Here's Why Trevor Noah Really Wants “Denture Donald” To Trend On Twitter

Trump made a big announcement about American foreign policy in relation to Israel on Wednesday, one that could have significant ramifications for the process of reaching peace in the Middle East. When the Daily Show covered the announcement, however,…
By Lani Seelinger

Iceland's New Prime Minister Is A Feminist & Crime Thriller Expert — And She's Only 41

Those dismayed by the policies that the Trump administration has pushed in the U.S. may not have to look far for at least a spot of good news. In fact, they don't even have to look all the way across the Atlantic. Katrin Jakobsdottir, Iceland's new p…
By Lani Seelinger

Obama Says To Elect More Women Because Men Are "Having Some Problems"

President Obama made it quite clear that he was a feminist while he still held the highest office in the land, and now that he's out of office, he hasn't quit pushing for female empowerment. In one notable instance of this at an event called Les Napo…
By Lani Seelinger

How You Can Fight The Sickening Stigma Surrounding HIV/AIDS

Close to four decades after the start of the AIDS epidemic, the scientific and medical communities have made strides in treating this disease. In order to combat the disease going forward, however, there's one more aspect that needs to be tamed: the …
By Lani Seelinger

How Trump’s Justice Department Might Take The Kate Steinle Case Into Its Own Hands

The executive branch of government hasn't reacted well to the not guilty verdict in the murder trial involving an undocumented immigrant accused of killing an American woman in San Francisco. Both President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions ha…
By Lani Seelinger

Jimmy Kimmel Accepts Roy Moore's Challenge To Fight — On One Condition

When Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore challenged late-night host Jimmy Kimmel to "come down here to Alabama and do it man to man," it immediately became clear that Moore hasn't been paying attention to Kimmel's work lately. Anyone who has been …
By Lani Seelinger

The Republican Party Has A Major Millennial Problem Right Now

There's a lot of talk about gaining the millennial vote in any given election these days, but a recent survey of the coveted group showed that neither party has exactly done a smashing job. Of the two parties, though, the GOP especially won't like th…
By Lani Seelinger

Why Trump Winning The "War On Christmas" Is Bad For Christians (& Everyone Else)

Despite all of the hand-wringing on Fox News, there has never been a liberal "War on Christmas." Christmas-celebrating liberals and conservatives alike have, and will, continue celebrating Christmas like they always have, even if some people attempt …
By Lani Seelinger

The Guy Who Temporarily Deactivated Trump's Twitter Says It Was An Accident

Remember those few short minutes in early November when you finally felt a sense of peace? Those 11 minutes were when Donald Trump's Twitter was mysteriously deactivated, and now we know who was behind it. But Bahtiyar Duysak, the guy who shut down T…
By Lani Seelinger