Nicole Einbinder is a news and politics fellow at Bustle and graduate of Columbia Journalism School, where she graduated with highest honors. She is a recipient of the 2017 Pulitzer traveling fellowship and has been published by The New Yorker, Narratively, The Seattle Times, Orange County Register and Religion News Service, among others. She writes about social justice, immigration, politics and women's rights.

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Here's Exactly How Men's Rights Groups Tried To Sway Betsy DeVos's Big Title IX Announcement

No one knows just how the Education Secretary will change the future of higher education. But the Trump-appointee has been especially secretive about her plans to implement, or roll back, the Obama-era guidelines that upped protections for sexual ass…
By Nicole Einbinder

How Trump Betrayed Women With His Big Idea For The Opioid Crisis

For around a month, Jessica Tuttle, 31, of Toledo, Ohio was a Jane Doe. She was discovered by a friend, who called the EMTs but fled the scene because she used drugs and feared potential repercussions. At the time, Jessica was addicted to opioids — t…
By Nicole Einbinder

Independent Abortion Clinics Are Under Attack — Here's What You Can Do

According to a new report released by the Abortion Care Network, the fate of independent abortion clinics is more precarious than ever, despite their vital role in providing the majority of abortion care services to patients seeking abortions across …
By Nicole Einbinder

Here's What Trump's "Locked & Loaded" Threat To North Korea Actually Means

On Friday morning, President Trump took to Twitter to threaten North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, warning that: Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. But, what exactly does Trump mean by "locked …
By Nicole Einbinder

Why Being A Mother While Imprisoned Is Impossible Right Now

For Tiheba Bain, being a mother to her two sons while she was imprisoned was nothing short of impossible. Parenting through written notes, collect calls, and too-short visitation hours, Bain — who served more than ten years in a federal prison after …
By Nicole Einbinder

This Is Exactly What Happens When A Nuclear Bomb Drops

The relationship between the United States and North Korea took an alarming turn Tuesday, when President Trump threatened the country with "fire and fury" over reports that it may have developed a miniaturized nuclear warhead. In response, North Kore…
By Nicole Einbinder

This GOP Candidate Wants To Gut Virginia's Planned Parenthood From The Governor's Mansion

Virginia's GOP candidate for governor, Ed Gillespie, told a Planned Parenthood volunteer on Wednesday evening that he would defund Planned Parenthood if elected to Virginia's top office, an explosive announcement given that Gillespie has dodged the q…
By Nicole Einbinder

Here's What Trump's Divisive New Immigration Bill Is Up Against

On Wednesday afternoon, President Donald Trump debuted the RAISE Act (Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act), an immigration bill that would overturn U.S. policies and could result in a 50 percent reduction of legal immigration int…
By Nicole Einbinder

The People Who Benefit Most From Affirmative Action Are The White Women Who Oppose It

On Tuesday evening, the New York Times revealed a new bombshell. Recently obtained documents from the Justice Department indicate the Trump administration is planning to target affirmative action on university campuses, likely arguing that it discrim…
By Nicole Einbinder

Why A Fox News Producer Is At The Center Of This Seth Rich Lawsuit

On Tuesday, NPR reported that Rod Wheeler, a private investigator and paid Fox News commentator, filed a lawsuit against Fox News alleging the network worked with the White House and a Trump supporter to concoct a story about the murder of Democratic…
By Nicole Einbinder

Transgender Activists Say Trump Is Playing Politics With Their Lives

For transgender activist Alaina Kupec, her decision to leave the military more than two decades ago was a matter of integrity. Back then, LGBTQ individuals weren't permitted to openly serve their country. And Kupec, an intelligence officer for the Na…
By Nicole Einbinder

The Girl Scouts Go The "No-Comment" Route On Trump's Disastrous Boy Scout Speech

In the latest twist in the "What has our President done now?!" saga, President Trump delivered a highly contentious, politicized speech to Boy Scouts Monday evening at the National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia. While the President started his spee…
By Nicole Einbinder

Here's What It Looks Like When 2,000 Americans Don't Have Health Care (Just Imagine When There Are 32 Million)

The country's largest free, pop-up medical clinic opened its doors over the weekend to more than 2,000 people lacking access to basic health services. Photos of the Remote Area Medical Expedition, held at a county fairground in a small town in Virgin…
By Nicole Einbinder

This Is The Only Way To Actually Stop Trump, According To Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

For Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand — who considers former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to be a mentor — there has been one positive to arise from the ashes of Clinton's presidential loss: The Trump presidency has spurred people from across the country…
By Nicole Einbinder

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's Advice For Young Women Is So Simple, But Also Totally Badass

Democratic New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has been a trailblazer for progressive causes during her eight years in the Senate. Between advocating on behalf of sexual assault victims in the military and on college campuses, fighting for abortion righ…
By Nicole Einbinder

FYI, You Have More In Common With Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Than You Think

When Democratic New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand enters the room, it's difficult to ignore her easy attitude and zest for life. Short in stature with straight blonde hair and piercing blue eyes, she carries a demeanor both affable yet fierce, curious…
By Nicole Einbinder

How Activists Are Fighting Texas Republicans' Anti-Women, Anti-Trans Agenda

Texas' special session kicked off full-speed on Tuesday, with an ambitious 20-item agenda that includes bills that critics say attack the state's transgender community, immigrants, and access to women's reproductive health, among other measures. As p…
By Nicole Einbinder

5 Of Melissa McCarthy's Spiciest Sean Spicer Impersonations

On Friday morning Sean Spicer officially resigned as White House press secretary, ending a stint as tumultuous as it was comedic. Simply put, Spicer's six months as press secretary were nothing short of disastrous: He constantly fought with journalis…
By Nicole Einbinder

Why Does Sean Spicer Dislike Anthony Scaramucci?

Sean Spicer officially resigned from his position as White House press secretary on Friday after opposing President Trump's appointment of New York financier Anthony Scaramucci for communications director. Trump's appointment of Scaramucci, the found…
By Nicole Einbinder

O.J. Simpson Requests To Live In Florida At His Parole Hearing

For the past nine years, former football star O.J. Simpson has called the Lovelock Correctional Facility in Nevada home. But, that changed on Thursday after Simpson's hearing in front of Nevada's Board of Parole Commissioners. The 70-year-old Hall of…
By Nicole Einbinder