Morgan Brinlee is a News and Politics Writer for Bustle, currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Born with an inordinate amount of curiosity and wanderlust, she looks to tell stories that encourage conversation and inspire people to think critically about their world. Morgan has run through tear gas in Turkey's Gezi Park, fed snails on a French escargot farm and trained in the art of burlesque all in the name of journalism. She hopes to continue traveling -and reporting- the world, if only for the food.

Latest Articles

Twitter Is Spoiling For A Fight After Trump’s FCC Repeals Open Internet Rules

Despite widespread concern and outrage from the public, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 2-3 to repeal net neutrality protections Thursday in a vote split along party lines. Given the massive interest and controversy surrounding the …
By Morgan Brinlee

How You Can Watch The Net Neutrality Vote From Anywhere

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected to vote on a controversial plan to end net neutrality on Thursday. The Republican-led commission will consider a proposal to repeal Title II classifications currently prohibiting internet provid…
By Morgan Brinlee

These Meghan Markle Quotes About Ivanka Trump Just Popped Up & Are SUPER Awkward

A lot can happen in the span of just three years. If you're a certain American actress, for example, you can go from not even knowing Prince Harry to being engaged to him. Or, as Town and Country recently found, from gushing about a now divisive publ…
By Morgan Brinlee

Olympic Skier Lindsey Vonn Burned President Trump With Just 13 Words

Although it will be her first Olympic Games since 2010, U.S. Olympic skier Linsey Vonn has no interest in representing Donald Trump at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The two-time Olympic medalist recently voiced her unwillingne…
By Morgan Brinlee

The 10 Things Experts Say You Need To Take During An Evacuation

In forcing thousands to evacuate from their homes, the wildfires raging in Southern California have highlighted an important issue about natural disaster: When disaster strikes, what do you take with you? Whether forced to leave home because of a fir…
By Morgan Brinlee

Here's What The First Sikh Woman Mayor Wants You To Know About Her

Preet Didbal is smashing through cultural and gender barriers. The Yuba City, California, native will be sworn in as mayor of her hometown this Tuesday, making her the nation's first Sikh American woman to serve as mayor. Didbal, whose family immigra…
By Morgan Brinlee

Why Everyone's Talking About The Masterpiece Cakeshop Supreme Court Case

It isn't every day that a cake triggers a Supreme Court case, which makes the dispute Supreme Court justices will begin hearing today particularly interesting. But there's more to the Masterpiece Cakeshop case currently before the Supreme Court than …
By Morgan Brinlee

This 'SNL' Skit Is Catching Major Criticism For The Way It Portrayed Irish People

Saturday Night Live is no stranger to criticism, or for that matter, occasionally angering some of its viewers. Most recently, an SNL skit has drawn criticism for inflating Irish stereotypes. The sketch was centered around the cabin crew of an Aer Li…
By Morgan Brinlee

An Australian Lawmaker Proposed During A Marriage Equality Debate & The Video Is Too Cute

In the midst of debate over a bill that, if passed, would make history in Australia, one lawmaker stood up in Parliament to ask one final question: Will you marry me? Tim Wilson, an openly gay member of Australia's Parliament proposed to his long-ter…
By Morgan Brinlee

Trump Withdraws The U.S. From Worldwide Efforts To Protect Migrants & Refugees

On Saturday in an effort to uphold its "America First" approach to policy, the Trump Administration announced the United States is exiting a United Nations migration compact designed to enhance global cooperation on protecting migrant and refugee rig…
By Morgan Brinlee

14 Outrageous Mistakes Police Made At The Charlottesville Rally, A Major New Report Says

An independent review of the handling of a white nationalist rally held earlier this year in Charlottesville, Virginia, has found police made several mistakes that served to exacerbate the violence and chaos of the event. In a 220-page report publish…
By Morgan Brinlee

Why This One Trump Tweet Is Getting Picked Apart Like It’s The Final Episode Of Lost

With just a single tweet, President Donald Trump has raised new questions about whether he attempted to obstruct justice when he fired former FBI Director James Comey. After a day of silence on former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's guilty …
By Morgan Brinlee

One Of Trump’s Accusers Is Finally Getting Her Day In Court

A New York Supreme Court judge will reportedly begin hearing oral arguments early next week in a defamation lawsuit brought against President Donald Trump early this year by Summer Zervos, a woman who alleged Trump sexually harassed her 10 years ago.…
By Morgan Brinlee

A Texas Republican Used Taxpayer Money To Settle A Staffer's Complaint About "Wet Dreams"

A bombshell report Friday revealed that a Republican congressman used taxpayer dollars to settle a sexual harassment claim from a former employee. Politico reported that Texas Rep. Blake Farenthold settled a 2014 claim by Lauren Greene, his former sp…
By Morgan Brinlee

Flynn Is Reportedly Ready To Sell Out Trump & His Family For The Russia Investigation

Former national security adviser retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn has reportedly agreed to testify against Donald Trump. Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contact with the Russian ambassador on Friday and has reportedly agreed to coope…
By Morgan Brinlee

How A Massive Spa Chain Systematically Ignored 180 Women's Sexual Assault Reports

More than 180 women have reported being sexually assaulted while receiving what was supposed to be a relaxing and rejuvenating massage at one of the nation's largest spa franchises, according to an investigative report from BuzzFeed News. Women repor…
By Morgan Brinlee

More Americans Than Ever Requested Gun Background Checks On Black Friday

Big screen televisions, video game consoles, and the latest craze in kids' toys are popular purchases for eager Black Friday shoppers. But the biggest day for holiday shopping is also reportedly a big day for rifle, shotgun, and handgun sales. In fac…
By Morgan Brinlee

Trump Was Reportedly Angry With Ivanka For Condemning Roy Moore

In continuing to defend embattled Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore against allegations of sexual misconduct, President Donald Trump has broken with the majority of his party and perhaps even members of his own family, according to a new …
By Morgan Brinlee

How Cat Hair Helped Authorities Find A Texas Woman Who Allegedly Mailed Bombs To Obama

A Texas woman was indicted earlier this week for allegedly mailing homemade explosive devices in 2016 to a Social Security Administration official, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, and President Barack Obama after cat hair on the bombs helped authorities find…
By Morgan Brinlee

Ivanka Trump & Chelsea Clinton Defend Malia Obama Against Critics

While Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton may not reside on the same side of the aisle when it comes to politics, there's at least one thing the first daughters agree on: their fellow first kids' right to privacy. On Friday, Trump and Clinton defended f…
By Morgan Brinlee