I'm a freelance writer based in Brooklyn. I'm especially enthusiastic about Turkish & American politics, music, and social justice.

Incoming Congresswoman Ilhan Omar Has A Biting Suggestion For Betsy DeVos

When the U.S. Education Department released new rules dictating how college campuses should respond to sexual misconduct on Friday, liberals around the country reacted with outrage, including one particularly blistering tweet from a Minnesota…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Betsy DeVos Just Released Her New Plans For Campus Sexual Assault Allegations

The Trump administration has taken the next step in its fight to change the treatment of gender issues on college campuses. On Friday, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released proposed rules for schools' sexual harassment policies. Her rules…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Why Stephen Colbert Thinks Trump’s Midterms Response Is Hilarious

The blue wave continues: A Democratic win in the 3rd District of New Jersey on Wednesday left liberals with 34 seats gained in the House and the potential for more. Reports indicate that the president is deeply unhappy with the midterm results…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Michelle Obama Knows People Are Hungry For More Hugs Between Her & Bush

Michelle Obama's friendship with President George W. Bush is legendary. Even their subtlest public interactions inevitably turn into viral photo-ops, from hugs to passing each other mints. In a new interview with the former president's daughter on…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

The Recounts In Florida Are Extremely Tight — Here's How You Can Help The Candidates

All eyes are on Florida this week as officials recount the ballots in three extremely tight midterms races. Luckily, you don't have to sit idly by if you care about the results. There are several ways you can help the Florida recounts right now. The…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Kellyanne Conway’s Husband Just Turned His “Resistance” Against Trump Into A Club

Kellyanne Conway's husband has made headlines recently for occasionally speaking out against President Donald Trump. Now he's taking his opposition a step further: Just before the opening of this year's Federalist Society convention, George Conway…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Trump Could Potentially Face These Investigations Now That Democrats Control The House

Democrats have officially taken over one chamber of Congress, and while they won't be able to pass legislation without the Senate's support, they can exercise their power to oversee President Donald Trump's administration. If you're one of the many…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Thank You, But Ruth Bader Ginsburg Won't Be Needing Rib Donations At This Time

The justice's fans can take a deep breath: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's fractured ribs don't seem to be causing her much alarm. A Reuters report on Friday indicated that she's already started work again — from the hospital bed, no less — and that she's in…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

The Keystone XL Pipeline Was Blocked By A Judge With A Message For Trump

The Keystone XL Pipeline was due to begin construction next year. President Donald Trump had approved it just after he entered office, reversing an Obama-era decision to halt its development. But the tide turned yet again on Thursday: A…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Some Key Florida Races Could Head To A Recount — This Is How It Would Work

Quite a few races in Florida could be headed for a recount. Two — the governor and Senate races — have received overwhelming media attention and are still being watched anxiously by people around the country, while others are less high-profile but…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Many 2018 Midterms Races Haven’t Been Called Yet — And Women Could Still Win Them

The 2018 midterms aren't over yet. Many races are either still undecided or heading into a runoff, so we won't have the full results for weeks. Some of the remaining candidates are female, which means that the too close to call midterms races may…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Been Hospitalized After Falling In Her Office

A Supreme Court spokesperson said Thursday that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fell in her office Wednesday night and was later hospitalized, according to USA TODAY. Ginsberg fractured three ribs in the fall, according to the spokesperson. Ginsburg…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

President Trump Responded To The Mass Shooting At Borderline Bar In Thousand Oaks

Another tragic instance of gun violence shook the country on Wednesday night, this time hitting a California bar. The commander-in-chief weighed in early the next morning: President Donald Trump responded to the Thousand Oaks Borderline shooting…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

If You're Looking For Good Midterms News, This City Passed A Very Important "Brunch Bill"

The 2018 midterms have been labeled by many as the most important election of recent years. Despite this, there were some measures on ballots around the country that were a bit more — erm — frivolous. Atlanta, Georgia passed a Sunday "Brunch Bill" —…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Hillary Clinton Celebrated The Midterm Wins That Came Out Of The "Heartbreak Of 2016"

One of the most highly-anticipated election seasons ever is finally over and the country is reeling. A cacophony of voices is rising to process the event, including that of the 2016 presidential hopeful whose stunning loss is partially responsible…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Abortion Access Just Took A Hit In Some States — But There’s Good News, Too

The results from Tuesday's elections will have enormous impact on the reproductive rights movement. On both the national and local level, the 2018 midterms showed that abortion access is a major issue for voters and set the stage for a continued…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

The Midterm Elections Were A Mixed Bag For Birth Control Access & Reproductive Rights

This year's midterm candidates generally didn't make birth control a central theme of their campaigns, instead choosing to focus on topics like healthcare and immigration. But reproductive rights were still deeply relevant to the elections. It won't…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

A Familiar Face Could Take Over Paul Ryan's Job Now That Democrats Control The House

The 2018 midterm elections are over, and attention is shifting to whether Nancy Pelosi will be elected Speaker of the House now that Democrats have won control of the chamber. The representative from California herself thinks that she will; in an…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

People Are Spreading Midterms Conspiracy Theories — Here’s How To Debunk Them

Even though the midterm elections haven't happened yet, people are already spreading a plethora of outlandish theories about them. Even President Donald Trump has joined in — and in several cases, he's the primary driver of the false claims. It's…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Racist Robocalls Are Now Reportedly Targeting Stacey Abrams And Oprah Winfrey

In recent weeks, racist robocalls have attacked black candidates in tough midterms races. Multiple calls preyed on Florida's Andrew Gillum, and now there's a new one against another gubernatorial candidate. Georgia's Stacey Abrams has been targeted…
By Monica Hunter-Hart