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.
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Ireland's Abortion Vote Could Save Women's Lives — Here's Why It's Still So Up In The Air

Ireland is wrestling with a particularly polarizing issue on women's reproductive health care. With only a few days left before it holds its final referendum on repealing its near-total ban on abortion, how Ireland's abortion vote will turn out is co…
By Mehreen Kasana

What You Need To Know About Fox News' First-Ever Female CEO

A historic first for Fox News Channel took place on Thursday as they ushered in their very first woman CEO. Suzanne Scott, Fox News' new CEO, is no stranger to the network. Scott has been working with the company since 1996. That's more than two deca…
By Mehreen Kasana

Trump's "Animals" Comment About Some Immigrants Wasn't Strong Enough For Sarah Sanders

The White House seems to be doubling down on Donald Trump's inflammatory immigration comments. Less than a day after Trump called some immigrants "animals," Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended the president in a press briefing, saying that the president'…
By Mehreen Kasana

The Waffle House Hero Finally Heard From Trump & He Wasn’t Super Impressed

In a candid interview with TMZ on Wednesday, Waffle House hero James Shaw Jr. said Trump called him, but based on his description of the conversation, it wasn't as riveting as you might think. Shaw was referring to a phone call he received from the p…
By Mehreen Kasana

The FBI's Name For Its Trump Investigation Apparently Came From This Rolling Stones Song

Sometimes, legendary songs make it into the secret corridors of intelligence agencies. On Wednesday, the New York Times reported that the FBI initially used "Crossfire Hurricane" as a title for its investigation into possible collusion between Russia…
By Mehreen Kasana

Iowa's New Abortion Ban Is So Extreme That Its Own Attorney General Won't Stand By It

Iowa's new, extreme anti-abortion law has sparked national controversy — and its already led to a lawsuit. On Tuesday, CNN reported that the state's attorney general said he won't defendIowa's anti-abortion law in court, which bans abortion once a fe…
By Mehreen Kasana

The Senate Just Voted To Save Net Neutrality — But It's Not Over Yet

After Democrats forced a vote on Wednesday afternoon, the United States Senate voted to protect net neutrality regulations. The news arrives shortly after the chairman of the Republican-controlled Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, confirme…
By Mehreen Kasana

Senate Democrats Are Reviving The Fight To Save The Internet

If you use the internet at all, you've probably heard of the ongoing debate on net neutrality. In December, the Republican-controlled Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted in favor of repealing net neutrality regulations. But Senate Democrats…
By Mehreen Kasana

These Photos Of The Thunderstorm In The Northeast Will Scare The Bejesus Out Of You

Talk about an unpredictable spring. On Tuesday afternoon, a seemingly out-of-nowhere thunderstorm hit the Northeast, including New York City. Photos of the ominous sky, the stranded commuters, and the damage it caused in some areas circulated quickly…
By Mehreen Kasana

The Day Ivanka Opened The New U.S. Embassy Was The Deadliest Day In Gaza Since 2014

Monday marked one of the deadliest days in Gaza since 2014. According to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the Gaza death toll has reached 60 after Israeli forces unleashed live ammunition on Palestinian protesters on Monday, the highest death toll sinc…
By Mehreen Kasana

Trump Wished Muslims A "Blessed" Ramadan & Twitter Was Having None Of It

Rousing a bout of skepticism among some Twitter users, Donald Trump wished Muslims a happy Ramadan on Tuesday. The president said in a statement that he hoped Muslims observing the holy month in Islam had a "blessed" time and praised "the richness Mu…
By Mehreen Kasana

One Researcher Explains What People In America's "Abortion Deserts" Must Do To Get Care

A recent study published by the University of California San Francisco's Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) research group highlighted America's "abortion deserts" and how they affect people seeking to terminate unwanted pregnanc…
By Mehreen Kasana

An Israeli Soccer Team Is Actually Changing Its Name To Honor President Trump

While expressing enthusiastic praise for the president of the United States, an Israeli soccer team renamed itself after Donald Trump after the Trump administration announced that it would open an American embassy in Jerusalem. The team, which used t…
By Mehreen Kasana

Trump Completely Ignored Melania & All The Mothers Of His Children On Mother's Day

In a gesture that may have perplexed some viewers, Donald Trump's Mother's Day message skipped Melania altogether. In fact, the president focused only on his mother — the late Mary MacLeod Trump who immigrated to the United States from Scotland, in 1…
By Mehreen Kasana

The NRA's New Leader Basically Said Its Members Are Being Given The Jim Crow Treatment

On Wednesday, the National Rifle Association's incoming president, Oliver North, compared the supposed victimization of NRA leaders now to how black Americans were treated under Jim Crow laws. The eyebrow-raising comment first appeared in The Washing…
By Mehreen Kasana

Donald Trump Jr. Is Reportedly Dating This Fox News Host Now

On Thursday, Us Weekly reported that Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., is dating Fox News' Kimberly Guilfoyle. A source close to the situation confirmed that the two are seeing each other, which was initially reported by the celebrity goss…
By Mehreen Kasana

Bernice King Just Called Out Waffle House For Its "Racism" Problem Against Black Customers

On Thursday morning, Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter Bernice King called out Waffle House on Twitter over recent violent incidents against black customers at its restaurants. The famous civil rights activist's daughter tweeted a link to a News and …
By Mehreen Kasana

This GOP Candidate Thinks Men Won't Vote For Elizabeth Warren For An Infuriating Reason

Prior to reading this, you may not have heard of the former executive director of the Massachusetts Republican Party and aspiring Massachusetts Senate candidate, Beth Lindstrom. While speaking about Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Fox and Friends on Thursda…
By Mehreen Kasana

Republicans Are Selling Trump-Themed Mother's Day Gifts & They Cost A Pretty Penny

It looks like the Republican National Committee is selling Donald Trump-themed Mother's Day merchandise. On Tuesday night, the official GOP Twitter account tweeted an image of the Mother Day's items and said, "#MAGA gear for Mother's Day! Order by MI…
By Mehreen Kasana

Pakistani Lawmakers Just Passed A Transgender Rights Bill & It's History In The Making

According to NPR on Wednesday, Pakistan's parliament passed a transgender rights bill that will give members of the Pakistani transgender community the right to have their gender identity officially recognized on various government documents. If the …
By Mehreen Kasana