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What My Viral Double-Booked Date From Hell Taught Me About Friendship

On Monday, Aug. 7, six young women in Washington D.C. found themselves at the center of an experience that would go on to reach most of the internet — the now-infamous sextuple-booked date. As documented by 26-year-old Lisette Pylant, the events of t…
By Noor Al-Sibai

8 Issues To Support If You Call Yourself A Feminist

To many outside of feminist thought and activism, the term "feminism" denotes various things — the bra-burning Women's Lib movement on the '60s and '70s, the Lena Dunham and Hillary Clinton-style feminism of today, or just the overall concept that wo…
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Jordan Edwards Is Proof There's Still Not Progress

On May 2, there appeared to be a first in the seeming epidemic of (mostly white, mostly male) police officers killing Black people. The officer who shot Walter Scott, an unarmed Black man whose death was caught on video in Charleston, South Carolina,…
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Trump Won't "Stand By" His Own Wiretapping Claims

It should come as little surprise to anyone following Donald Trump's presidential career to learn that he ended an interview on Monday after being asked a question he doesn't like. But what is somewhat more shocking is that Trump appeared to refuse b…
By Noor Al-Sibai

Trump Is Ending Michelle Obama's "Let Girls Learn" Initiative

President Donald Trump's administration has cancelled Michelle Obama's "Let Girls Learn" initiative, which advocated for girls' education around the world through the Peace Corps. The flagship initiative was created in 2015 by Michelle and Barack Oba…
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Trump Thinks The Checks And Balances System Is "Archaic"

The revelations from Donald Trump's "First 100 Days" interview with Fox News just keep on coming. One of the more recent headlines regarding the interview centers on President Trump lamenting that checks and balances are "archaic," and the implicatio…
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Ivanka Trump Is Too Loyal To Attend The WHCD

The White House Correspondents' Association Dinner is upon us, and with a new president in the White House, things are certain to be different this year. Donald Trump has already famously declined to attend the annual dinner, but there's some specula…
By Noor Al-Sibai

We Can't Give Up The Resistance

President Donald Trump's first 100 days ended not with a bang, but with a whimper. The normalization we all feared appears to be upon us, and though Trump's been president for 100 days, we must keep resisting to not only keep up the momentum of the m…
By Noor Al-Sibai

8 Coretta Scott King Quotes To Inspire The Resistance

Coretta Scott King was, in so many ways, one of the mothers of the civil rights movement. As an author and activist, she worked tirelessly not only to continue the legacy of her late husband, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but also to fight on behalf o…
By Noor Al-Sibai

Donald Trump's North Korea Strategy Is Getting Clearer

April 26 was an unusual day for the Senate — it was the first time the senators loaded up into buses en masse for the White House, to be briefed in an unconventional "all-hands" meeting on escalating tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. Many we…
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White House Staffers Allegedly Competed To Get Lies Printed

At this point, it's a well-known fact that Donald Trump's White House has a "leak" problem. But a recent Politico feature on the strange and often misconstrued relationship this administration has with the press painted a startling picture of what ex…
By Noor Al-Sibai

These Racist Monuments Are Still Standing In America

On April 24, the nation's attention turned to New Orleans, Louisiana, when city officials took down the first of four monuments perceived by many to celebrate white supremacy, racism, and the Confederacy. The removal of the Liberty Place obelisk on "…
By Noor Al-Sibai

The White House Might Have Plagiarized The Holocaust Museum

President Donald Trump signed on a much-needed Holocaust Remembrance Proclamation on April 24, but CNN analyst Rebecca Berg pointed out on Twitter the eerie similarities between the White House's remembrance statement and the Holocaust Museum's intro…
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The Women's March Organizers Made The 'TIME' 100 Most Influential List

Time's 100 Most Influential People list for 2017 is out, and this year's honorees are as fascinating as they are divided. From Jared Kushner to Donald Glover to Sandra Day O'Connor and everyone in between, this year's list contains lots of surprises.…
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Fox News' Payout To Bill O'Reilly In The Tens Of Millions

CNN has reported that ousted Fox News host Bill O'Reilly will be paid millions upon his exit from the company. According to the CNN report, a source close to the severance proceedings said O'Reilly's payout is "a staggering amount." Three independent…
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The 'TIME' 100 Most Influential People List Reflect These Complicated Times

Time magazine has released its 100 Most Influential People list for 2017, and as usual, the picks are a mix of perplexing and amazing — seriously, where else would you see Melinda Gates, Demi Lovato, and Julian Assange on the same list? This year, ho…
By Noor Al-Sibai

This Is How Intersectional Feminists Can Show Up For Muslim Women

In Donald Trump's America, few groups are as demonized as Muslims — and women worldwide are always oppressed based on their gender. But given the current president's past comments about Islam, Muslim women will suffer the double-edged sword of Islamo…
By Noor Al-Sibai

Planned Parenthood Is Supporting Jon Ossoff

Georgia's 6th Congressional District is the last place you'd expect to be on national news, but in its special election to replace former Rep. Tom Price (President Donald Trump's pick for Health Secretary), the district — and its young Democratic lon…
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Bill O'Reilly Responded To His Fox News Exit

In response to news that conservative talk show host Bill O'Reilly will not be returning to Fox News, the man himself responded in a statement by calling the sexual harassment allegations against him "completely unfounded" and stating that he wishes …
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Bill O'Reilly Officially Will Not Return To Fox News

Amid massive loss of sponsorship and boycotts at Fox News headquarters, news that Bill O'Reilly will not return to Fox News at the end of his vacation was confirmed Wednesday afternoon. The news came after speculation that the Murdoch family, who own…
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