Margaret Judson

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14 Hillary Clinton Tweets That Blew Our Mind

Social media played a bigger role in Hillary Clinton's and Donald Trump's campaigns t than in any other presidential matchup. With his bombastic and outrageous tweets, Trump's account often stole the show, while Clinton's more "diplomatic" account ra…
By Margaret Judson

The Travel Ban Ruling Could Inadvertently Save Us From Trump’s Tweets

On Monday, a federal court inadvertently weighed in on one of the biggest existential political debates of the day: should Trump's tweets be taken seriously? A footnote to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' decision on Trump's revised executive …
By Margaret Judson

Someone Wanted To Know Which Party Was Playing Baseball Before Gunfire Erupted — REPORT

On Wednesday morning, a gunman fired shots on a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia where Republican politicians were practicing for an annual charity baseball game intended to take place on Thursday. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was among th…
By Margaret Judson

Davis Tackles If Feminists Have To Be Pro-Choice

Best known for her reproductive rights advocacy and her epic 13-hour filibuster, former Texas state senator Wendy Davis joined Bustle on Tuesday for a Facebook Live interview. Davis specifically discussed Deeds Not Words, her group to empower women t…
By Margaret Judson

What Happens On Trump's 100th Day In Office?

Donald Trump made a lot of promises for what was to come during the first 100 days of his presidency. And yet, it is abundantly clear that a lot of those promises haven't come to fruition. On Saturday, as Trump hits this much anticipated landmark of …
By Margaret Judson

Joe Biden Has Done His Nerd Prom Time

April 29 is a big day for the world of politics. Not only does Saturday mark President Donald Trump's 100th day in office, but it's also the White House Correspondents' Dinner. The current commander-in-chief has already made it perfectly clear that h…
By Margaret Judson

Michelle Obama Can Sit Out This WHCD

It is no secret that a slew of people have bailed on the White House Correspondents' Dinner, including the president himself. In fact, it's hard to keep track of who's still planning on showing up. President Obama and the first lady were popular and …
By Margaret Judson

Director Joey Ally's 'Joy Joy Nails' Is Paying It Forward To Help Other Women In Film

Talk to the director of the film Joy Joy Nails, an official selection of the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, Joey Ally, for one minute, and you will be inspired. It's not just because her new film uncovers an under-told human rights story and champions a…
By Margaret Judson

Cecile Richards Fights Trump's Title X Attack In Upstate New York

On Tuesday, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards joined a round-table discussion of reproductive rights leaders and clinic patients in Kingston, New York, to talk about the potentially devastating health care effects of a bill recently signed…
By Margaret Judson

Elizabeth Warren Shares Why She Didn't Run For President

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren came blazing onto the national stage when the Obama administration recruited her in response to the 2008 financial crisis. It didn't take long for her to become known as a fierce critic of Wall Street. Thus, when t…
By Margaret Judson

Chechnya Says Gay Men Don't Exist There. Sure.

Russia's terrible track record when it comes to the rights of LGBT people is hardly new. However, a report that gay men are being rounded up in the Chechen Republic (a federal subject of Russia) is stoking new and what should be inconceivable fears. …
By Margaret Judson

DeVos Just Made It Easier For Student Loan Companies To Scam Borrowers

President Trump's secretary of Education entered the White House in a blaze of controversy. From suggesting during her Senate hearing that guns are necessary in public schools to protect kids from grizzly bears to the historic first of needing Vice P…
By Margaret Judson

These Trump On Air Force One Memes Show The Force Is Not With Him

On Thursday, during his flight to Palm Beach, Florida, for a meeting with President Xi Jinping of China, President Trump, the man who among some circles already has a reputation for having a "dark side," unknowingly gave those circles fodder for thei…
By Margaret Judson

The Countries That Support Syria

On Thursday night, the United States launched Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield in retaliation against the Assad regime for bombing the Syrian people with a chemical nerve agent that at least killed 72 people and injured hundreds more. Th…
By Margaret Judson

The Death Toll In Trump's Missile Strike

Earlier this week, the Assad regime unleashed a chemical gas in Syria that, according to The New York Times, is one of the worst chemical attacks since the beginning of the civil war in the nation state. The airstrikes by the Syrian government target…
By Margaret Judson

Why Ivanka May Be More Harmful Than Ineffective

During her interview with Gayle King for CBS News, Ivanka Trump, one of the newest White House employees and the president's daughter, said she will champion women's issues. However, to many of her critics, it's not clear whether Trump has done much,…
By Margaret Judson

Oh Boy, Trump Wants To Make Easter Great Again

I woke up to an email from Donald Trump Wednesday morning, and it was one of my favorite yet. I'm signed up for the Trump-Pence email list. Therefore, I often often wake up to some new Trump merchandise offer, but this morning's email was a standout,…
By Margaret Judson

Rebecca Latimer Felton Has A Complicated legacy

There has only been one female senator from Georgia in United States history, and even then, she only held the position for one day. To this very day, Rebecca Latimer Felton is the only woman to represent the state of Georgia in the U.S. Senate, but …
By Margaret Judson

Bernie Sanders' Neil Gorsuch Opposition Isn't Just Politics

Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch has the confirmation hearings behind him, but that doesn't mean the hard part is over. Gorsuch has met some important opposition, including from major Democratic players like Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth War…
By Margaret Judson

Who Was Denis Voronenkov?

On Thursday morning, a Putin critic and former deputy speaker of the Russian Parliament was shot in the head in broad daylight on the streets of Kiev, Ukraine. Now, many are wondering who Denis Voronenkov was. His attack quickly earned international …
By Margaret Judson