Mehreen Kasana
Mehreen Kasana covers politics for Bustle. Her work includes digital media, race, and religion among other topics. She has been cited in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Al Jazeera America, Jadaliyya, BBC, Hazlitt, Guernica Magazine, etc. Previously, Mehreen was the Front Page Editor for The Huffington Post and staff writer for The Nation, Pakistan.

This ICE Official Doubled Down On Comparing Immigrant Detention Centers To Summer Camp

In July, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement official told the Senate Judiciary Committee that the centers where migrant children had been detained were like "summer camps." Now, the same ICE official defended that comparison at a congressional…
By Mehreen Kasana

People Are Sharing This Video Of Kavanaugh Talking About His High School's "Saying"

In 2015, per MSNBC, Donald Trump's SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh gave a speech at the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University in which he spoke about staying tight-lipped on school affairs. On Tuesday, a video clip of Kavanaugh talking about…
By Mehreen Kasana

Trump Feels "So Badly" That His SCOTUS Pick Is Dealing With A Sexual Assault Accusation

As senators mull over confirming SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh amid accusations of sexual assault — which he's denied — the president has expressed sympathy for Kavanaugh. On Tuesday, Donald Trump said he felt "terribly" for Kavanaugh and his…
By Mehreen Kasana

Marco Rubio Is Trashing Salt Bae On Twitter — Here's What Got Him So Angry

The subject of a famous internet meme seems to be in trouble. On Monday, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio blasted "Salt Bae" on Twitter — the restaurateur Nusret Gökçe — for reportedly posting a video of himself serving food to Venezuelan President Nicolas…
By Mehreen Kasana

Brett Kavanaugh & His Accuser Will Testify Under Oath About The Alleged Sexual Assault

On Sunday, Christine Blasey Ford came forward as the woman who accused SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault (an allegation he denies). Now, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee has called Kavanaugh and Ford to testify before…
By Mehreen Kasana

Why Cuba Could Be The Next Country To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

In a move that could herald positive change for the LGBTQ community on the Caribbean island, Cuba's new leader said that he was open to same-sex marriage. Cuban president Miguel Diaz-Canel said that he was against discrimination of any kind in…
By Mehreen Kasana

This Video Of Obama Recalling The Moment He Won The '08 Election Will Make You Tear Up

It was a stroll down memory lane. On Monday, former president Barack Obama remembered winning the 2008 election as he sat with his mother-in-law, Marian Shields Robinson. The Obama Foundation, a non-profit founded by Obama in 2014, shared a video of…
By Mehreen Kasana

This New Study Found An Alarming Rate Of Suicide Attempts Among Transgender Teen Boys

A new study conducted by the University of Arizona shows an alarming rate of suicide attempts among transgender teenage boys. Titled "Transgender Adolescent Suicide Behavior," the study, published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, found that…
By Mehreen Kasana

Politicians Berated A 9-Year-Old Girl For Protesting The Australian National Anthem

An Australian schoolgirl's protest against the national anthem has sparked nationwide outrage, including vicious condemnation from politicians. While speaking with local news outlet Nine News on Wednesday, Harper Nielsen said she protested the…
By Mehreen Kasana

All The Ways You Can Watch Hurricane Florence In Real Time

As the Southeast prepares itself for a potentially catastrophic storm, you may be wondering how to watch Hurricane Florence in real time. On Thursday morning, the hurricane was downgraded from Category 4 to Category 2, based on calculations made by…
By Mehreen Kasana

NYC Is One Step Closer To Officially Recognizing Gender Non-Binary Residents

With an overwhelming vote Wednesday in favor of the bill, the New York City Council passed a change granting residents the option to identify as "x" on their birth certificates. For non-binary New Yorkers who do not identify as either male or…
By Mehreen Kasana

Susan Collins Is Reportedly Getting Threats Sent To Her Office Over The Kavanaugh Vote

According to a Tuesday report by The New York Times, Sen. Susan Collins received threats over her potential Brett Kavanaugh vote, with many urging her against voting to confirm Trump's SCOTUS nominee. Times reporters Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Nicholas…
By Mehreen Kasana

You Could Buy A Porsche With The Money It Costs To Attend This Trump Event

If you've ever wondered how much it would cost to be at a private roundtable event with the president, you don't have to be curious anymore. According to The Wall Street Journal, a fundraiser for Donald Trump is charging $100,000 per person to do…
By Mehreen Kasana

8 Quotes That Show Planned Parenthood's New President Has Long Championed Repro Rights

On Wednesday, Baltimore's health commissioner, Dr. Leana Wen, was named the new president of Planned Parenthood. And Wen's quotes about reproductive health show that she firmly believes in a woman's right to make medical decisions for herself. It's…
By Mehreen Kasana

Trump's Comments On Hurricane Florence Have People Doing A Double Take

With a potentially devastating hurricane inching closer to the East Coast, officials are advising locals in the region to take precautionary measures. Among those who have issued a warning is President Donald Trump, who described Hurricane Florence…
By Mehreen Kasana

Karlie Kloss Subtly Acknowledged Her New Connection To The Trumps

After getting engaged in June, Joshua Kushner and Karlie Kloss, his supermodel fiancée, continued to remain private about their relationship. But in a recent interview, the latter opened about her love life, women in the world of tech, and yes,…
By Mehreen Kasana

Omarosa Straight-Up Said Hillary Clinton Was "Robbed" In The 2016 Election

Although she left the White House in December, Omarosa Manigault Newman continues to make headlines with Unhinged, her tell-all book about Donald Trump and the White House. On ABC News’ The View on Monday, Manigault Newman talked about Hillary…
By Mehreen Kasana

Kellyanne Conway's Husband Keeps Retweeting Polls Of Trump's Sinking Approval Numbers

His wife may be one of the president's most trusted counselors, but that doesn’t stop him from sharing not-so-flattering tweets about Donald Trump. On Twitter, George Conway retweeted polls on Monday that showed public approval was declining when it…
By Mehreen Kasana

The Woman Running For NY Attorney General Just Released A Campaign Ad Unlike Any Other

Political campaign ads can tell you a good deal about the person seeking office. In a new campaign video featuring her ultrasound, Zephyr Teachout, the Democrat Party's candidate for New York state attorney general, muses about the political future…
By Mehreen Kasana

Billie Jean King Called Out Tennis' Sexism Against Serena Williams In A Fiery Op-Ed

One of the top legends of professional tennis has been vocal about her support for Serena Williams. On Sunday, Billie Jean King wrote in an op-ed for The Washington Post that Williams had been treated unfairly by chair umpire Carlos Ramos at the…
By Mehreen Kasana