I'm a freelance writer based in Brooklyn. I'm especially enthusiastic about Turkish & American politics, music, and social justice.
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Why Ireland's "Home To Vote Yes" Movement To Repeal The Abortion Ban Was So Symbolic

Ireland's airports became sites of community for Irish expats this week as thousands flocked home to vote in the historic referendum on abortion. Stories of strangers bonding over matching "Repeal the 8th Amendment" garb on their way back to Ireland …
By Monica Hunter-Hart

A Shooting At An Indiana Middle School Has Reportedly Injured At Least 2 People

One week after a shooting at a Santa Fe high school left eight students and two teachers dead, another school shooting has been reported in Noblesville, Indiana. An attacker opened fire in the morning at the city's Noblesville West Middle School and …
By Monica Hunter-Hart

The Irish Women Who Flew Home To Vote "Yes" Have Something To Say Today

Abortion has been illegal in Ireland since 1983, when the national constitution was amended to equate an unborn child's right to life with a pregnant mother's. Now, a historic referendum taking place on Friday is giving the country its first chance t…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Trump’s Tomi Lahren Tweet Has The Internet Floored (In A Bad Way)

From claiming that the violence in Charlottesville included wrongs on "both sides" to throwing paper towels to Hurricane Maria victims, Trump has consistently responded to crises in ways that have drawn public ire. Often he's criticized for taking to…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Here’s The Full Letter Trump Sent Kim Jong Un (It's A Doozy)

On Thursday, President Donald Trump shared the letter that he sent to the North Korean leader to cancel their highly anticipated diplomatic summit. In Trump's letter to Kim Jong Un, he wrote that he thinks it would be "inappropriate" for the meeting …
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Samantha Bee Explains Why She Wants ICE “Shut The F Down” — VIDEO

Even when people stand up for immigrants' rights and critique the methods of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), they rarely argue that the agency should be abolished all together. Samantha Bee, however, is doing just that. On Full Frontal on …
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Washington, D.C.’s Mayor Just Adopted A Baby & She Made History In The Process

For the first time in history, the United States capital has a single mother as its leader. Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser adopted a baby, she announced, marking a milestone for the city in the process. "It is with great joy and excitement tha…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Trump Buddies Brutally Mocked "Clown Prince" Jared Kushner Over Email (& There's More)

Jared Kushner has been a common target of mockery since he entered the Trump administration, and the ridicule hasn't just come from liberals. This week, new emails from two conservative businessmen were made public — and they joked about how Ivanka T…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Melania Trump Has Her Very Own Namesake (And Award-Winning) Flower

Add this to the ongoing list of fun facts about the Trump family: Melania Trump has an orchid named after her. The flower is a hybrid orchid known as Rhyncholaeliocattleya Melania Trump, or "Rlc Melania Trump," and it even won an award this weekend. …
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Trump's Title X Abortion Funding Ban Could Change Everything For Women In America

On Friday, the White House will unroll a plan intended to force Planned Parenthood to choose between offering abortion services and receiving federal funding. The resolution would allow the Trump administration to ban abortions under Title X, and if …
By Monica Hunter-Hart

A Man Yelling About The President Opened Fire At Trump's Golf Club & Was Shot By Police

In the middle of the night on Thursday, a man entered the lobby of the Trump National Doral Miami and began "actively shooting," according to the Miami-Dade police department. Officers say they engaged in a shootout with the man at Trump's Florida go…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Trump Knows Exactly What Bill Gates' Daughter Looks Like & Gates Called It "Kind Of Scary"

As for the list of women with whom President Donald Trump reportedly has a slightly creepy relationship, we can now add the daughter of one of the richest men in the world. At a recent Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation meeting that was broadcasted by M…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

The 9 Best Robert Mueller Memes Of All Time Are So Epic

One year ago, Robert Mueller was appointed the head of a special counsel investigation to investigate potential collusion between Russians and Donald Trump’s campaign for president (as well as any related crimes). What a year it's been. Let's take a …
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Stormy Daniels’ Lawyer Is Teasing More Explosive New Claims About President Trump

Stormy Daniels' lawyer made yet another dramatic claim on TV on Thursday. Speaking on MSNBC's Morning Joe, Michael Avenatti alleged Trump had more affairs with women who signed nondisclosure agreements. These are relationships that haven't yet been m…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Ivanka Trump Has ~ Officially ~ Revealed Whether She Hears Laurel Or Yanny

As if the meme needed to become more popular, Ivanka Trump has joined the Laurel/Yanny debate. Referring to the audio clip of a voice reading either the word "Laurel" or "Yanny" over and over (people hear it differently) that went viral this week, th…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

A Man Heard Workers Speaking Spanish At A Restaurant & Threatened To Call ICE — VIDEO

A video of a middle-aged white man threatening to call ICE on Spanish-speaking workers has gone viral this week. While eating lunch at the Midtown Manhattan restaurant Fresh Kitchen on Tuesday, the man apparently heard some of the workers speaking Sp…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

This Woman Is One Step Away From Becoming The First Native American Governor — Ever

Idaho could soon become the first U.S. state to elect a Native American woman as governor. Paulette Jordan won the Idaho primary Democratic nomination on Tuesday, and though she faces tough odds in a deep red state, progressives hope that she's inspi…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

How You Can Watch The Net Neutrality Vote That Helps Decide The Fate Of The Internet

On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate will vote on whether or not to repeal an anti-net neutrality measure passed in December by the Republican-dominated Federal Communications Commission. Whether or not the resolution passes, the session will be an importan…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

North Carolina Is The Latest State Where Teachers Are Striking — Even Though It’s Illegal

On Wednesday, North Carolina will become the most recent state to initiate a widespread teacher strike this year. Because it's part of a high-profile wave of protests for improving education in the United States, this event is a big deal whether or n…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Why The Big Wins For Women In Pennsylvania Matter So, So Much

The 20 members of Congress who currently represent Pennsylvania in D.C. are all men — but that seems likely to change this November. On Tuesday, eight women won primaries in Pennsylvania's elections. Three of them are now considered to be among Democ…
By Monica Hunter-Hart