Sarah Friedmann
www.sarahfriedmann.com
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.

Latest Articles

ICE Is Going To "Quadruple" Their Efforts To Hunt Undocumented Immigrants At Work

On Tuesday, Tom Homan, the Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), announced a crackdown on worksite enforcement, meaning that the agency will increasingly be prosecuting employers who hire undocumented immigrants as well as arr…
By Sarah Friedmann

Your Obamacare Premium Could Skyrocket If You Live In A State That Voted For Trump

Last week, President Donald Trump signed an executive order ending federal payment of cost sharing reduction (CSR) subsidies used to offset the cost of health insurance for low-income individuals. As a result, Americans' Obamacare premiums could skyr…
By Sarah Friedmann

Trump Reportedly Told An Army Widow Her Husband "Knew What He Was Signing Up For"

On Tuesday, a Democratic Representative from Florida, Frederica Wilson, claimed to several news outlets that President Trump reportedly made insensitive remarks to the widow of a fallen soldier when he called her to offer his condolences. These alleg…
By Sarah Friedmann

These Are The Wins Women's Rights Activists Celebrated In 2017

The past year has been challenging in terms of women's rights, particularly since the advent of the Trump administration. Indeed, just this month, the administration rolled back regulations requiring employers to cover birth control costs for female …
By Sarah Friedmann

These 9 States Have The Worst Health Care In The Country

Health care has taken center stage in 2017. As congressional Republicans have repeatedly tried (and, so far, failed) to repeal and replace Obamacare, a good deal of time has been spent assessing the tenets of the American health care system. As you p…
By Sarah Friedmann

13 Subtle But Awkward Ways Political Leaders Have Snubbed Trump Since He Became President

In terms of his relationships with international leaders, Donald Trump has had a somewhat rocky start to his presidency. Notably, the apparently perpetual controversy engendered by Trump has led some leaders in other countries to react strongly to th…
By Sarah Friedmann

Trump Hostile History With The NFL Goes Back A Lot Further Than You Think

Donald Trump has recently received a lot of attention for his criticism of the National Football League (NFL), as the president has repeatedly condemned players for kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice in the United States.…
By Sarah Friedmann

How An Executive Order Could Destabilize Obamacare

President Donald Trump is reportedly planning to sign an executive order on Obamacare as soon as this week. Many people are understandably concerned about the implications the order could have on health care in the United States, with some likely won…
By Sarah Friedmann

Read The Transcript Of Eminem’s Ruthless Trump Freestyle

On Monday evening, Eminem performed on the BET Hip Hop Awards for the first time since 2011 with a striking performance condemning the president. Indeed, the transcript of Eminem's Trump freestyle shows that the rapper finds Trump's actions around a …
By Sarah Friedmann

What Would A White House Without Ivanka Look Like?

Ivanka Trump's official title is advisor to her father, the President of the United States, though there has been significant debate about what role Trump actually plays in the White House. Indeed, many might wonder what a White House without Ivanka …
By Sarah Friedmann

The NRA's Latest Response To The Las Vegas Shooting Is Horrifying

During an interview on Fox and Friends on Monday, an NRA spokesperson insisted that the Las Vegas mass shooting was impossible to prevent, implying instead that the organization was waiting for "red flags" to come out about the shooter — and adding a…
By Sarah Friedmann

Trump's Parading Mike Pence's NFL Walkout To Raise Campaign Dollars

On Sunday, Vice President Mike Pence walked out of an Indianapolis Colts game after several San Francisco 49ers players chose to kneel during the national anthem. Now, President Donald Trump is parading Pence's NFL walkout to raise campaign dollars, …
By Sarah Friedmann

Why Gun Control & Feminism Are So Intertwined

The massacre in Las Vegas caused the loss of many lives — and also served as a macabre reminder of the importance of gun control. Moreover, the Las Vegas shooting has once again brought to light a significant but often-overlooked issue: why gun contr…
By Sarah Friedmann

Bob Corker's World War III Warnings Are Chilling

In an interview with the New York Times on Sunday, a Republican Senator from Tennessee, Bob Corker, warned that Trump will spark "World War III" with his antics, suggesting that the president is behaving irresponsibly in his interactions with other c…
By Sarah Friedmann

Here's How John Oliver Knows Trump's A "Moron"

On Sunday's episode of Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver outlined the reported chaos that occurred in the White House this past week. Indeed, the late night host particularly highlighted the notion that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reportedly c…
By Sarah Friedmann

John Oliver Has No Patience For Harvey Weinstein's "Excuses"

On Sunday's episode of Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver knocked Harvey Weinstein's response to recent sexual harassment allegations, taking the film producer and executive to task for his response to these allegations. Oliver's criticism of Weinst…
By Sarah Friedmann

The Senate GOP Tried Passing The 20-Week Abortion Ban In 2013 & 2015

On Tuesday, Oct. 3, the United States House of Representatives passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act — a bill which essentially bans and criminalizes abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, in most cases. Indeed, this is not the first ti…
By Sarah Friedmann

America's Gun Culture Costs $2.8 Billion In Hospital Bills Alone

A recent analysis published in the Health Affairs journal revealed that gun culture is costing Americans billions of dollars each year. The study, which was coincidentally released the day after the tragic mass shooting in Las Vegas, revealed that in…
By Sarah Friedmann

Las Vegas Shooting Victim Jennifer Irvine Was “A Shining Light”

On Sunday, a mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas resulted in the deaths of at least 59 people as well as injured hundreds more. One of the victims of the Las Vegas shooting was Jennifer Irvine, a successful San Diego attorney …
By Sarah Friedmann

'Making A Murderer's Steven Avery Has Been Denied A New Trial For Now

On Tuesday, a County Circuit judge in Wisconsin denied a a new trial request made by Steven Avery, subject of the documentary series Making A Murderer. Avery has been convicted of first-degree murder in the death of Teresa Halbach, but has repeatedly…
By Sarah Friedmann