I'm a freelance writer based in Brooklyn. I'm especially enthusiastic about Turkish & American politics, music, and social justice.
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There's A Legit Poll Asking If Melania Should Leave Trump & It's All Kinds Of Gross

There's a right and a wrong way to respond to the accusations about Donald Trump's alleged extramarital affairs, all of which he has denied. We're entitled to morally evaluate the president, since his character shapes his job performance. Another com…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Grab A Tissue, Because Jimmy Kimmel's Message To The NRA Will Make You Break Down

In a monologue during his show Thursday night, Jimmy Kimmel called on Trump to implement gun control measures and shun the influence of the National Rifle Association in D.C. In the monologue, Kimmel called Trump's stance on gun violence hypocritical…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Trump Reportedly Cheated On Melania With A Playmate, Says Ronan Farrow's New Bombshell Article

In 2006, less than two years after he married current wife Melania Trump, Donald Trump reportedly had an affair with Playmate Karen McDougal, according to an exposé published Friday by Ronan Farrow in The New Yorker. The article claims that their rel…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Trump’s Speeches To The NRA Promised He’d Never Let Gun Owners Down

President Trump gave a speech on Thursday that responded to the previous day's school shooting in Parkland, Florida, but didn't address gun control. There's a likely reason: As far back as the 2016 election campaign, he's marketed himself as a pro-gu…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Why These Figure Skaters Chose A Heavy Metal Band's Song For Their Performance

French Olympic duo Vanessa James and Morgan Ciprès gave figure skating a heavy metal soundtrack Wednesday night during PyeongChang's pair skating short program. James and Ciprès skated to Disturbed's "Sound of Silence," a dynamic cover of the popular…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

A Radio Host's Sexual Comments About Chloe Kim (Who Is 17) Were So Bad, He Was Fired

A Sirius XM radio host was fired from one of his talk shows on Wednesday for making sexual comments about an underage U.S. Olympic snowboarder, including calling her a "little hot piece of ass." Patrick Connor's remarks about Chloe Kim, for which he …
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Trump Jr. Is Apparently Looking To Start His Own Twitter Feud With Adam Rippon

As is his habit, Donald Trump Jr. used Twitter to mount snarky defenses of the Trump administration on Wednesday. This time Trump Jr. attacked Adam Rippon for the Olympic figure skater's ongoing dispute with Vice President Mike Pence. It apparently r…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Michelle Obama Made A Valentine's Day Playlist For Barack & It’ll Melt Your Heart

In case you needed any more evidence that the Obamas are a dream couple, Michelle Obama made a Valentine's Day playlist for Barack and posted it on Twitter on Wednesday. The list includes pop, R&B, hip hop, soul, jazz, and rock tunes and heavily feat…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Donald Trump & Melania's Valentine's Day Plan Is Honestly Pretty Sad

People have poked fun at Donald Trump's relationship with Melania for the entirety of his time in office (beginning with that brief "Free Melania" phase). But the couple has faced even more scrutiny since his alleged relationship with Stormy Daniels …
By Monica Hunter-Hart

This Is Why You Feel Like The Olympic Delegations Are Smaller This Year (When They're Not)

If you watched the Olympic opening ceremony, you might have gotten the sense that the athlete delegations looked smaller this year. In fact, though, the opening ceremony in PyeongChang had more delegations than ever before, and more delegations have …
By Monica Hunter-Hart

The Olympics President Had A Not-So-Subtle Message For Russia At The Opening Ceremony

During the opening ceremony, the president of the International Olympic Committee gave a speech that seemed to throw a bit of shade at Russia. Thomas Bach told the gathered athletes to "stay clean," seemingly referencing the doping scandal that threa…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

There’s A Meaningful Reason Behind The Order Of The Parade Of Nations

One of the most anticipated events of the Olympic opening ceremony is the parade, in which the athlete delegation from each country enters the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium bearing their flag. As with everything else in the ceremony, the order in which…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Kim Jong Un Throws His Own Military Parade & It’s Basically A Pissing Match With Trump

North Korea is known for staging formidable military demonstrations. So when President Trump raised the idea of hosting an enormous military parade in the United States, critics condemned the plan as being reminiscent of something that Kim Jong Un wo…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Why There’s Already Controversy Over The U.S. Olympic Flagbearer

The burning question of who is carrying the U.S. flag at the opening ceremony always draws intense speculation until the last minute because the United States doesn't announce its choice until 48 hours before the event. Now it's finally been announce…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

A Former Olympic Swimmer Has Accused Her Coach Of Sexually Assaulting Her For Years

On the heels of the high-profile Larry Nassar case, another former U.S. Olympic athlete accused an official of sexual assault on Wednesday. Swimmer Ariana Kukors alleged that Sean Hutchison sexually assaulted her at age 16 when he was her coach and t…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

A Feud Between A Gay Olympic Skater & Mike Pence Is Heating Up

On Thursday, a U.S. Olympic skater made it clear that he doesn't want his ongoing friction with the vice president of the United States to "distract" from the games. Adam Rippon and Mike Pence have had a feud — or something like it — lately, and it e…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Here's The Reason People Are Calling Trump "Cadet Bone Spurs"

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) has found the perfect way to castigate President Trump. Democrats refused to stand or clap for most of the president's State of the Union speech, which is an annual tactic that opposition parties use show their disapproval…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Think Olympic Judges Are Rolling In Cash? Think Again

With the first events of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang beginning, the world is preparing for a few weeks of drama. With the inclusion of so many events that are judged — including figure skating, ski jumping, and snowboarding — controversy …
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Yes, Photos Of Kim Jong Un’s Mysterious Sister Do Exist — Here They Are

North Korea's decision to send a delegation of athletes and performers to the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, already signaled a potential warming of relations between the two Koreas. But now the games are setting up to be even more…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Kentucky Police Tweeted A Rape Joke During The Super Bowl & It’ll Infuriate You

The Kentucky State Police department tweeted a rape joke about Rob Gronkowski during the Super Bowl from its official account and then swiftly deleted it. According to the Kentucky Courier Journal, the post referenced Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowsk…
By Monica Hunter-Hart