Gillian Edevane, Newsweek

Gillian Edevane


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Past articles by Gillian:

Watch: Bill Maher and Marianne Williamson Bond Over Criticism of Big Pharma, Anti-Depressants

The friendly interview marked a departure from the grilling Williamson received last week over past comments on anti-depressants. → Read More

Michelle Obama Praises Baltimore STEP Team after Trump Calls City a 'Filthy,' 'Rodent-Infested Mess'

In keeping with her commitment to the high road, the former first lady opted to lift up a Baltimore-based group rather than issue an outright condemnation of Trump's remarks. → Read More

Texas Police Investigating Newborn Baby Found Dead in Trash at Applebee's Restaurant

The infant appeared to be birthed inside the restaurant bathroom some 30-minutes prior to investigators arriving on the scene. → Read More

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Responds To Trump's Twitter Tirade: 'You Hurt Immigrant Kids'

In an apparent effort to shift the conversation back to policy, Ocasio-Cortez said she and her peers fight to guarantee healthcare, environmental protections, student loan forgiveness and "basic → Read More

Trump Campaign's Mercedes Schlapp Says Trump is 'Not a Racist' As Trump Tweets New Attacks on Congresswomen

"He is not a racist," Mercedes Schlapp said Sunday, right as Trump spent the morning tweeting attacks against four congresswomen of color. → Read More

Jeanine Pirro, Once Condemned by Fox for Tirade Against Ilhan Omar, Now Says Lawmaker is 'Weaponizing Hate'

Pirro's Saturday comments also raise the specter of whether Fox News will once again distance itself from its pundit's more extreme leanings. → Read More

Ex-Reagan Adviser: Evangelical Leaders Who Back Trump Do More Harm to Christian Values Than Atheists

Peter Wehner said misguided evangelical leaders believe Trump will "bring a gun to a cultural knife fight" during a CNN interview. → Read More

President Donald Trump Says Melania and Ivanka Trump Did Not Advise Him to Denounce 'Send Her Back' Chant

Critics have speculated that the leaks about Ivanka and Melania Trump are part of a broader effort to protect their public image from the president's myriad controversies. → Read More

Trump Defends 'Send Her Back' Chanters with Retweet of Katie Hopkins, Far-Right Commentator Who Called Migrants 'Cockroaches'

It's not the first time the president has seemingly endorsed the perspective of British commentator Katie Hopkins, who has likened immigrants to rodents and encouraged law enforcement to racially → Read More

Florida Sheriff's Deputy Fired after Video Shows Him Repeatedly Punching Handcuffed Teen

At one point in the video, the 19-year-old inmate falls to the ground and attempts to protect his head from the incoming body blows. → Read More

Terrorist Attack at Prominent Somalia Hotel Kills At Least 26, Injures More Than 50

The attack started with a detonated car bomb at the entrance gate, breaking down the hotel's fortifications, and was quickly followed by heavily armed gunmen storming inside. → Read More

Hurricane Barry Updates: Storm Expected to Hit Louisiana Coast Saturday as State Prepares for Flooding

The National Hurricane Center said could lead to "dangerous, life-threatening flooding" over portions of the central Gulf Coast into the Lower Mississippi Valley. → Read More

Hungry Hamburglar Breaks Into Wendy's, Makes Himself Burger and Then Leaves With Cash

"The suspect has been successful at forcing his way into two restaurants cooking himself some dinner—then stealing what he can't consume," Florida authorities said. → Read More

Julián Castro Labels Donald Trump Jr. a "Coward" For Sharing Tweet Questioning Heritage of Kamala Harris

The 2020 presidential hopeful lambasted the president's son for elevating a tweet that suggested Harris wasn't qualified to speak on behalf of black Americans. → Read More

State Lawmaker Ousted from Committee for Sharing Graphic Photo of Dead Animal In Response to Vegan Activist

"I shot a squirrel on my bird feeder today with a .50 caliber muzzleloader. Enjoy," the embattled lawmaker said. → Read More

Twitter Flooded with Megan Rapinoe Memes, Jokes after Soccer Star Scores Goal in World Cup Quarterfinal

Riffing on the triumphant moment, Twitter users quickly turned the photograph into a new meme celebrating their own big and small accomplishments. → Read More

President Donald Trump Claims Border Wall Would Have Saved Father and Daughter Who Drowned in Rio Grande

Back stateside, the photo showing drowning victims Oscar Alberto Martínez and 23-month-old daughter Angie Valeria sparked immediate outcry, with pundits and journalists drawing comparisons to other → Read More

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Suggests She Would Have Used 'Concentration Camp' to Describe Detention Under Obama

"I frankly don't care what president does it," the congresswoman said, when confronted with backlash after she employed the term to describe migrant detention facilities. → Read More

The City of Boston Approves Application For 'Straight Pride Parade' Hosted By Controversial Group

"Dancing," "live music" and "amplified sound" are listed as some of the event's official activities, and organizers said 20 security personnel will be required. → Read More

Indiana School Fires Gay Teacher After Archdiocese Threatens To Yank Non-profit Status, Ability to Hold Mass

It's not the first time the archbishop has attempted to strong-arm a Catholic school into firing its LGBTQ+ faculty members. → Read More