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

Here Are All Of The Things Hillary Clinton Has Been Blamed For

Recently, as allegations of sexual harassment mounted against film producer Harvey Weinstein, public debate turned away from how society favors powerful men and focused instead on whether or not Hillary Clinton was to blame. But this isn't the first …
By Morgan Brinlee

‘Apprentice’ Contestant Who Claims Trump Groped Her Slaps Him With A Subpoena

A woman who once competed on The Apprentice has subpoenaed the Trump campaign for all documents regarding "any woman alleging that Donald J. Trump touched her inappropriately," BuzzFeed News has reported. Summer Zervos, the woman behind the subpoena,…
By Morgan Brinlee

The Death Toll In Puerto Rico Is Likely Much Higher Than What The White House Claims

Death tolls are often a key resource for gauging and understanding a disaster's impact, making the accuracy of such numbers incredibly vital. Often, both officials and the public depend on death tolls to determine the severity or life-threatening nat…
By Morgan Brinlee

Trump Says He Talked To The U.S. Virgin Islands President, Which Is ... Him?

In a speech delivered at the Values Voter Summit on Friday, President Trump Trump mentioned he'd met the U.S. Virgin Islands' president, apparently failing to remember that as president of the United States, he is also president of the organized and …
By Morgan Brinlee

Here’s What You Need To Know About Trump’s Health Care Executive Order

In an effort to make good on his promise to dismantle Obamacare, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday that he said represented "the first steps to providing millions of Americans with Obamacare relief." The executive order lifts …
By Morgan Brinlee

Here's What You Need To Know About Hurricane Nate If You're In Louisiana

The Gulf Coast is bracing for yet another hurricane to barrel into it. But will Hurricane Nate hit Louisiana? The storm is expected to become a Category 2 hurricane before potentially making landfall somewhere along the extreme southeastern tip of th…
By Morgan Brinlee

Harvey Weinstein Gets Hit With A New, Disturbing Sexual Harassment Allegation

A bombshell New York Times report regarding nearly three decades worth of sexual harassment allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein has inspired another woman to come forward. In an interview with journalist Yashar Ali for HuffPost, former…
By Morgan Brinlee

Lisa Bloom, Known For Representing Sexual Assault Survivors, Has Resigned As Harvey Weinstein's Legal Adviser

As allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior continue to mount against Harvey Weinstein, a lawyer working with the film producer has resigned. Attorney Lisa Bloom announced Saturday she'd resigned as Weinstein's advisor. Bloom's ann…
By Morgan Brinlee

Women Reveal How Trump's Birth Control Order Will Really Affect Them

The Trump administration announced Friday it was narrowing the scope of an Obama-era mandate requiring employer-provided health insurance policies to include access to free birth control in a move that could impact many women's access to affordable c…
By Morgan Brinlee

This Is How Trump's Birth Control Order Will Affect Your Access To Plan B

In a move that could impact millions of women, President Donald Trump has found a way to expand on his promise to protect and promote religious liberty. The Trump administration announced Friday it was rolling back the controversial Obamacare birth c…
By Morgan Brinlee

Democrats Are Giving Harvey Weinstein's Donations Away After The Bombshell 'NYT' Report

In an effort to distance themselves from American film producer Harvey Weinstein following the news of nearly three decades worth of sexual harassment allegations, several Congressional Democrats have begun to give away donations Weinstein gave to th…
By Morgan Brinlee

Tom McGrath's Reunion With The Las Vegas Hero He Saved Will Make You Tear Up

In the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, bullets rained down from a hotel suite at the high-rise Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, killing at least 58 people and injuring nearly 500 others. In the chaos and horror that unfolded many r…
By Morgan Brinlee

Harvey Weinstein Released A Lengthy Statement Following Major Sexual Harassment Allegations

In a bombshell report from The New York Times regarding decades worth of sexual harassment allegations (which he denies), American film producer Harvey Weinstein apologized for his behavior in the workplace and announced he would be taking a leave of…
By Morgan Brinlee

Jeff Sessions Says Discrimination Against Transgender People At The Workplace Is Technically Legal

In a move that could stand to have far reaching consequences, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded an Obama-era policy protecting transgender employees from workplace discrimination, according to a new report from Buzzfeed News. In reversing the …
By Morgan Brinlee

Irma Unearthed A Potentially Historic Artifact From The Depths Of A Florida River

Hurricanes are generally known for making history — not for uncovering it. And while Hurricane Irma certainly made history knocking out millions of customers' electricity, tearing down trees, and flooding streets, it may have also unearthed a bit of …
By Morgan Brinlee

Here's The Deal With Those Confusing Paris Climate Agreement Remarks

Confusion reigned supreme this weekend following conflicting reports about the United States' future in the Paris Climate Accord. But while multiple members of the Trump administration have spoken out on the issue, things seem more ambiguous than eve…
By Morgan Brinlee

Here's What Bernie Had To Say About Hillary Clinton's Criticism Of Him In Her Book

Who's really to blame for Hillary Clinton's defeat in the 2016 presidential election? That's the question Clinton has attempted to answer in her new book, What Happened. In her book, Clinton accuses her Democratic primary rival Sen. Bernie Sanders of…
By Morgan Brinlee

Here's Why Violent Protests Rocked St. Louis This Weekend

Angry and at times destructive protests continued in St. Louis on Saturday for the second night in a row, following a former police officer's acquittal in the 2011 death of a black man, Anthony Lamar Smith. Large and peaceful demonstrations held Satu…
By Morgan Brinlee

The "Mother Of All Rallies" Had An Even Smaller Crowd Than Trump's Inauguration

What was hailed as the "Mother of All Rallies" turned out to be more like the Baby of All Rallies, drawing not even 200 people to the National Mall in Washington D.C. on Saturday. But despite being billed by its promoters as the "Woodstock of America…
By Morgan Brinlee

A Michigan Teacher Allegedly Forced A Student To Stand For The Pledge Of Allegiance

Nationwide debate over personal and politically-motivated protests of the Pledge of Allegiance, the National Anthem, and the American flag have long simmered, thanks in part to professional athletes like Colin Kaepernick. But athletes aren't the only…
By Morgan Brinlee