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.

Here's Why This Fox Business Host Straight-Up Called Trump's Putin Presser "Disgusting"

Americans, both liberals and some conservatives, are calling the president out on air after his visit to Helsinki. Among them is Fox Business anchor Neil Cavuto who slammed Donald Trump soon after the president appeared alongside Russian President Vl…
By Mehreen Kasana

How Muslims Are Breaking Political Records In 2018, Too

Seeking greater representation in national politics, Muslims are running for office in 2018 across the United States both for Congress and state- and local-level positions. According to the Massachusetts-based non-profit organization Jetpac, an unpre…
By Mehreen Kasana

This Pro-Gun Activist With Ties To The NRA Was Just Charged With Being A Russian Spy

Earlier this year the news broke that federal authorities were looking into whether Russian donations to the National Rifle Association (NRA) helped Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election. Now, a pro-gun activist with ties to the NRA has bee…
By Mehreen Kasana

Air Force One Apparently Doesn't Look "American" Enough For Trump

Sometimes we all want a change in scenery. According to an Axios report, insider sources tell the publication that President Trump wants to make over Air Force One so that it looks "more American." You're probably aware of the signature color of the …
By Mehreen Kasana

Black Women Leaders Want Paul Ryan To Take Back His Demand That Maxine Waters Apologize

Pressure is mounting on one of the most powerful Republican lawmakers to say sorry to a prominent African American congresswoman. A group of black women urged Paul Ryan to apologize to Maxine Waters in a letter, according to BuzzFeed News. In the le…
By Mehreen Kasana

Photos Of Trump & Melania At Dinner In An English Palace Show They Got Quite The Welcome

Whether you're a sartorial enthusiast or just a person with a keen eye, you probably already know how much attention is paid to the outfits that the president and the first lady wear. And these photos of Donald and Melania Trump in England — specific…
By Mehreen Kasana

No One Spoke Up When This Woman Went On An Anti-Muslim Rant & The Video Will Disgust You

A video first uploaded on YouTube on Wednesday has gone viral on social media for its upsetting content. It's a clip that was originally recorded on a one of the New York City MTA transit system's buses. In the video, a woman goes on an anti-Muslim r…
By Mehreen Kasana

Someone Interrupted Mike Pence's Speech To Straight-Up Ask Him, "Where Are The Children?"

On Wednesday, as he spoke to an audience in Kansas City, Missouri, Mike Pence was heckled by a protester who asked: "Where are the children?" The demonstrator's comments are most likely in reference to more than 2,000 undocumented children who have b…
By Mehreen Kasana

People Who Support The ACLU On OKCupid Actually Get Way More Dates Than Those Who Don't

There's good news for progressives seeking romance and justice. OkCupid's Chief Marketing Officer Melissa Hobley told The Hill that OkCupid users with ACLU badges got more dates than those who didn't display their support on their profile. "100 perc…
By Mehreen Kasana

Migrant Parents Say Their Kids Don't Recognize Them Anymore After Months Of Separation

The anecdotes from migrant families who have finally been reunited depict distressing moments between parents and children, as reported by The New York Times. On Tuesday, the newspaper described the state of some undocumented parents and children who…
By Mehreen Kasana

This Video Of John Kelly’s Face As Trump Trashed Germany In A Meeting Will Make You Wince

Sometimes our unfiltered reactions give us away. During a meeting with foreign delegations at the NATO summit in Belgium on Wednesday, an ABC News video showed President Trump bashing Germany as John Kelly, his White House chief of staff, reacted to …
By Mehreen Kasana

Trump Could Detain More Migrant Children At The Expense Of An HIV/AIDS Program's Funding

The practice of detaining unaccompanied minors at the border could come at the expense of a major health program within the U.S. According to a Slate report, the Trump administration's policy of detaining migrant children could affect an HIV/AIDS pro…
By Mehreen Kasana

Sarah Palin Said The 'Borat' Actor Played A Ruthless Trick On Her For His New Show

It looks like a prominent comedian took trolling to another level. In a diatribe unleashed on Facebook, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin claimed Sacha Baron Cohen duped her into giving an interview for his new show, Who Is America? The upcoming series …
By Mehreen Kasana

What Trump's SCOTUS Pick Said About Roe V. Wade In 2006 Doesn't Clear Up Much

Now that Donald Trump has tapped one of the most conservative judges in the country to likely succeed Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, some people may be curious to know how Brett Kavanaugh regards Roe v. Wade. and abortion. His 2006 comments o…
By Mehreen Kasana

How British People Are Protesting Trump's U.K. Visit Will Make You LOL

From colorful signs to powerful chants, protesters have long known how to relay their opinions in attention-grabbing, sometimes amusing ways. In an instance that could be hilarious to some observers, there's a British campaign involving "American Idi…
By Mehreen Kasana

How These Detained Pregnant Women Say They Were Treated After Miscarrying Will Crush You

It's a report that has disturbed and shaken many on social media. According to BuzzFeed, the treatment of pregnant migrant women at detention centers has been appalling. A total of five women — some named and some anonymous — spoke to BuzzFeed to rec…
By Mehreen Kasana

Trump Meeting Prince Philip During His U.K. Visit Actually Isn't Out Of The Question

On Friday, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are set to meet Queen Elizabeth II in the United Kingdom. The meeting will take place at the luxurious Windsor Castle, but some observers may have a pressing question: Will Prince Philip …
By Mehreen Kasana

This Story About A Trump Aide & A Heckler At A Sushi Restaurant Is Almost Too Much

If there is one thing that officials in Donald Trump's administration are now intimately familiar with, it's public scorn. From White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders being asked to leave a restaurant in Virginia, to Homeland Security Sec…
By Mehreen Kasana

J.K. Rowling Just Schooled Trump On Another Glaring Typo & It'll Make You LOL

This won't be the first time that President Donald Trump has been corrected on his use of a particular word. On Tuesday, internationally acclaimed author of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling, laughed at Trump's spelling in a tweet in which he wro…
By Mehreen Kasana

The Next Supreme Court Will Look Drastically Different — Here's When The New Term Starts

After Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced that he would retire from his position in late July, some may have a question on their minds: When does the next Supreme Court term start? The timing of the new term for the Supreme Court reveals …
By Mehreen Kasana