‘Australian Court Sacks Deputy Prime Minister and Four Other Members of Parliament in Citizenship Scandal’ for Slate

Australia’s dual-citizenship saga has come to an explosive climax, with the Australian High Court on Friday deeming five of the seven politicians holding dual citizenship—dubbed the “Citizenship 7” by the media—ineligible to serve. Read more ‘Australian Court Sacks Deputy Prime Minister and Four Other Members of Parliament in Citizenship Scandal’ at slate.com

‘Absurd and Fascinating Birtherism Crisis Wreaks Havoc in Australian Parliament’ for Slate

Birtherism is back in the political news, this time in Australia—and unlike the nutty theories about former President Barack Obama, the accusations are based in reality and are costing politicians their jobs. In the latest and daffiest chapter in the saga, Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce was nominated for 2018 New Zealander of the Year. Read … More ‘Absurd and Fascinating Birtherism Crisis Wreaks Havoc in Australian Parliament’ for Slate

‘It’s Been a Year Since Trump’s Election, but TV Has Never Stopped Reliving That Night’ for Slate

The memory of election night 2016—watching the delegate count climb, slowly realizing what was happening, and finally seeing Donald Trump take the stage in the early hours of Nov. 9—is burned so firmly into the collective consciousness that we hardly need to be reminded of it. And yet popular culture has insisted on doing just … More ‘It’s Been a Year Since Trump’s Election, but TV Has Never Stopped Reliving That Night’ for Slate

‘These Powerful Responses to Past Mass Shootings Are All Too Relevant Today’ for Slate

Even when it’s the new “deadliest”—something that itself has happened twice in the past two years—mass shootings in the United States have come to feel tragically and farcically routine. The shock, the sadness, the “thoughts and prayers,” the blame, the calls for unity, the anguished relatives, the anger.  Read more ‘These Powerful Responses to Past Mass Shootings Are … More ‘These Powerful Responses to Past Mass Shootings Are All Too Relevant Today’ for Slate

‘Every Moment in Battle of the Sexes That Will Remind You of the 2016 Election’ for Slate

To watch Battle of the Sexes in 2017 is to relive 2016—with a few twists. The sports biopic, about the 1973 exhibition match between the avowedly feminist Billie Jean King and the cartoonishly sexist Bobby Riggs, was conceived and began filming before the election, but the filmmakers were aware of its resonances as they were making it. … More ‘Every Moment in Battle of the Sexes That Will Remind You of the 2016 Election’ for Slate

‘The Nearly Nude Hillary Statue Was Sexist, But Naked Trump Was Worse’ for Bedford and Bowery

On Tuesday morning, New Yorkers exiting the Bowling Green subway station were confronted by a grotesque statue of a hooved Hillary Clinton she-devil. Her shirt was flung open, leaving her exaggerated body exposed but for a white thong. She had a wild, ecstatic expression on her gargoylesque face as a gleeful Wall Street banker reached from behind her … More ‘The Nearly Nude Hillary Statue Was Sexist, But Naked Trump Was Worse’ for Bedford and Bowery

‘Hillary Clinton Apologized To Obama The Night She Lost Because That’s What Women Do’ for BUST Magazine

Hillary Clinton, the first female major party nominee for POTUS, has apologized many times. She apologized during her campaign, while her shameless, apology-resistant opponent stood on a stage and bragged that he could shoot someone and not lose voters. Read more ‘Hillary Clinton Apologized To Obama The Night She Lost Because That’s What Women Do’ at … More ‘Hillary Clinton Apologized To Obama The Night She Lost Because That’s What Women Do’ for BUST Magazine

‘Last Night, Rachel Maddow Tried To Tell Us Something Important — People Wanted Her To Stop Talking’ for BUST Magazine

Last night, Rachel Maddow held the attention of the internet with her drawn-out release of two pages of Donald Trump’s 2005 tax return. It soon became apparent that the minimal documents Maddow held were not going to drop any bombshells… Read more ‘Last Night, Rachel Maddow Tried To Tell Us Something Important — People Wanted Her … More ‘Last Night, Rachel Maddow Tried To Tell Us Something Important — People Wanted Her To Stop Talking’ for BUST Magazine

‘New Poll Shows An Unnamed “Democrat” Would Beat Trump In 2020. But A Named Woman Wouldn’t.’ for BUST Magazine

A Politico/ Morning Consult poll confirms what we were all assuming: America is already ready to turf out Donald Trump at the next election… Read ‘New Poll Shows An Unnamed “Democrat” Would Beat Trump In 2020. But A Named Woman Wouldn’t.’ on bust.com.

‘Across the Echo Chambers with Senator Cory Bernardi’ for Junkee

When I was given time to interview Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi at the United Nations, just a few weeks before the US election, I was nervous. I assumed, having listened to enough of his hurtful anti-marriage equality tirades, that I would find his company insufferable. He assumed, when I said I was writing for Junkee, … More ‘Across the Echo Chambers with Senator Cory Bernardi’ for Junkee