Sarah is a writer and researcher specializing in human rights, international affairs, security, and public policy, with a particular focus on women's issues. She holds a Master of Science (MS) in Foreign Service and a Master of Public Policy (MPP) from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
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It's Not Too Late To Protest Trump's U.S. Gag Rule On Abortion — Here's What You Can Do

In a striking blow for women's health and rights, the Trump administration has announced that it is proposing a new rule related to federal family planning funding. The proposed rule would strip federal Title X funding from any organization that prov…
By Sarah Friedmann

This One Tweet About Stacey Abrams' Win Shows Just How Powerful Your Midterm Vote Can Be

On Tuesday evening, history was made in the Georgia Democratic primary. Candidates saw success because people stepped up and made sure that they voted. Now, candidates are looking ahead to the midterm elections in November to focus on how they can ch…
By Sarah Friedmann

'The Daily Show' Is Transforming That Trump Twitter Exhibit Into A Full-Fledged Book

Many Americans are regularly baffled by — and sometimes even intrigued with — President Donald Trump's controversial tweets. If you're someone who wants to take a deeper dive into the presidential tweeting world, you are in luck. On Monday, The Daily…
By Sarah Friedmann

Those Grammar Errors You Notice In Trump's Tweets Might Be There On Purpose

On Monday, the Boston Globe revealed a surprising new report about the president's already controversial Twitter account. The newspaper reported that when staffers draft a tweet for Trump, they include grammatical errors as a way of supposedly ensuri…
By Sarah Friedmann

Santa Fe Shooting Survivors' Fierce Tweets Could Inspire The Next Gun Control Movement

Following a devastating high school shooting in Texas, Santa Fe students' tweets are demanding changes to gun laws — and calling out those who have suggested that changes aren't needed. Some of the students' tweets echo the student-led advocacy after…
By Sarah Friedmann

Trump's Lawyer Says The Russia Probe May End Sooner Than You Think ... Under One Condition

Special counsel Robert Mueller has been investigating the alleged improper ties between the Trump administration and Russia since May 2017 — ties which Trump and his associates have denied. Since the special counsel has now been conducting its invest…
By Sarah Friedmann

John Oliver's Latest Segment On Unregulated Rehab Centers Is Straight-Up Startling

On the most recent episode of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver railed against rehab centers, condemning the lack of industry regulation and chastising many of them for the promises they supposedly fail to keep. How these facilities operate is something…
By Sarah Friedmann

Saudi Arabia's Women Drivers Ban Is About To End, But Activists Aren't In The Clear Yet

In what people are calling an alarming turn of events, activists are getting arrested right before Saudi Arabia's ban on female drivers is due to be lifted. Many of these activists had fought for women's right to drive in the country for many years —…
By Sarah Friedmann

The One North Korea Strategy John Oliver Warns Trump Should Absolutely Never Pursue

On Sunday's episode of Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver addressed the Libya model, taking John Bolton, President Trump's National Security Advisor, to task for suggesting it could be used when negotiating with North Korea. Considering Oliver's str…
By Sarah Friedmann

What Kim Jong Un Wants From Trump Could Change At The Drop Of A Dime

On Tuesday, North Korea's state news agency reported that the country could be considering canceling its upcoming historic summit with the United States on June 12. This recent announcement may leave you wondering what exactly North Korea's leader, K…
By Sarah Friedmann

5 Net Neutrality Petitions To Sign If You Want To Keep The Free & Open Internet Alive

On Wednesday, May 16, the United States Senate will vote on whether or not to repeal net neutrality rule changes implemented by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Back in April, the FCC ordered an end to Obama-era net neutrality protections…
By Sarah Friedmann

Trump's EPA Chief Is Officially Being Investigated For His Email Account Usage

In a striking twist of fate for the Trump administration, two Democratic Senators revealed that Environmental Protection Agency Chief Scott Pruitt's email accounts are being investigated. The Pruitt email investigation once again brings federal offic…
By Sarah Friedmann

Here's Why Relations Between North & South Korea Have Been So Incredibly Tense

This year, there have been historic improvements in the relationship between North Korea and South Korea, with the two countries' leaders coming together for a landmark meeting in late April. Now, as President Trump prepares for his own historic meet…
By Sarah Friedmann

You Need To Watch John Oliver’s Scathing Take On Michael Cohen's Shell Company

On the most recent episode of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver's scathing take on Michael Cohen's Essential Consultants company left many viewers amused. The late night host didn't hold back at all when it came to critiquing Trump's embattled personal …
By Sarah Friedmann

John Oliver's Venezuela Segment Sheds Important Light On The Country's Dire Crisis

On Sunday's episode of Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver's Venezuela segment highlighted the dire nature of the country's political and economic crisis. Oliver's segment comes several days before the 2018 Venezuelan presidential election, which cur…
By Sarah Friedmann

Melania Trump's Actual Political Views Are Harder To Figure Out Than You'd Think

On Monday, May 7, the first lady announced the official platform she'll work on for the remainder of her time in the East Wing. Following her "Be Best" campaign announcement, many Americans are probably curious about the first lady's politics, includ…
By Sarah Friedmann

This Update On The Shell Company Michael Cohen Paid Stormy Daniels With Is Raising Eyebrows

Back in January of 2018, several news outlets reported that Donald Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, used a shell company called Essential Consultants to pay Stormy Daniels. Now, a new report from the New York Times revealed that Essential Consultants a…
By Sarah Friedmann

Mitch McConnell's Campaign Created Its Own "Cocaine Mitch" Meme & It's A Sight To Behold

On Tuesday, a host of primary elections took place across the United States, and some reactions were almost too good to be true. In fact, Mitch McConnell's campaign trolled Don Blankenship with its own "cocaine Mitch" meme. If you were wondering, his…
By Sarah Friedmann

Trump Accuser Rachel Crooks Is Now One Giant Step Closer To Holding Office Herself

Primary elections took place across the United States on Tuesday and many are readily discussing their results — and the significant implications they could have on the 2018 midterm elections. A few primary victories are drawing particular attention,…
By Sarah Friedmann

Hillary Clinton Just Condemned Trump's Iran Deal Decision & Her Tweets Say It Like It Is

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump announced that he is withdrawing the United States from the Iran nuclear deal, breaking from an agreement designed to limit Iran's nuclear activities. Trump has received extensive criticism for the withdrawal, inclu…
By Sarah Friedmann