Lisa Dunn

Lisa is a news writer based in Durham, North Carolina. She covers politics and feminism for Elite Daily. She also writes about stand-up comedy, urban development, and travel.

Recent Articles

Ivanka & Melania Trump’s Relationship Is, Well, Kind Of Complicated

Ivanka and Melania. Melania and Ivanka. The two Trumps who, many in the White House hope, can alchemize the president into something a little more palatable, a little more family friendly. Softer. The two women are often described in terms of their r…
By Lisa Dunn

Roy Moore Is Being Sued By One Of His Accusers, & Her Demands Are Impressive

Just when you thought (or hoped) that you'd heard the last of one-time Senate hopeful Roy Moore, his name is back in the news. This time, however, it's for comparatively better circumstances. The controversial candidate, who has been accused of sexua…
By Lisa Dunn

The DOJ Is Reportedly Looking Into Hillary Clinton's Emails Again, & This Will Never Die

Another day, another ridiculous turn of events, thanks to the Trump administration. This time: according to an exclusive report from The Daily Beast, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has reportedly re-opened the Hillary Clinton email investigation. A…
By Lisa Dunn

A Complete Timeline Of Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner's Relationship

Ah, love. So fickle. So heart-wrenching. That is, if you believe television and movies. But for successful couples, like, oh, say White House aides Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, it's more like, I dunno, osso bucco. It takes time and energy, sure, b…
By Lisa Dunn

Donald Trump’s Ex-Campaign Chair Is Suing Over The Russia Investigation, &, Uh, Good Luck

I had high hopes for you, 2018. You were supposed to be different. Calmer, maybe. I don't know why, but my foolish heart expected more. Which is why the first three days of the year have been disappointing, to say the least. Crazy nuclear war threats…
By Lisa Dunn

Donald Trump Fired Back At Steve Bannon About Those Treason Comments & It’s Wild

Treasonous. Unpatriotic. These are just two words former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon used to describe the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Donald Trump, Jr. and Kremlin-backed Russian lawyers — and only a taste of the explosive all…
By Lisa Dunn

Donald Trump's Latest Tweet About North Korea Crosses A Frightening New Line

President Donald Trump continues to blur the line between reality and television with his newest tweets. On the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 2, President Trump took to Twitter to super casually make fun of "depleted and food starved" North Koreans and th…
By Lisa Dunn

A Winter “Bomb Cyclone” Is On Its Way, So Bundle Up Because This Is Gonna Suck

2018, thus far, has been one freezing day after another. It's only been two days! you might be saying, which, fair? (Actually, it's been 10 days since this chill fell across the States. But I digress.) The deep freeze we've been suffering from is abo…
By Lisa Dunn

This Senator Is Resigning, & It Could Mean Bad Things For Donald Trump

What has already promised to be an interesting mid-term election just became more riveting. In a somewhat surprising move, Orrin Hatch, the Republican senator from Utah, announced on Jan. 2 that he will not seek re-election this year. Hatch is the lo…
By Lisa Dunn

Think 2017 Was Bad For Reproductive Rights? Here’s What To Watch Out For In 2018

For reproductive rights advocates, 2017 was a challenging year, to say the least. Under the Trump administration, advocates saw attacks on access to contraceptives and abortion, and a federal government populated by anti-choice advocates. The year ha…
By Lisa Dunn

This Terrifying Video Of A Giant Shark & A Tiny Boat Is Just 100% NOPE

Thanks in large part to Jaws and the limits of the human mind, when most people see sharks, their brains go haywire with fear. Which, you know, despite their relatively docile nature, is fair enough, as they're giant swimming tooth torpedoes. And whi…
By Lisa Dunn

Donald Trump’s Tweet About Anna Wintour Has A Pretty Big Mistake & Twitter Is Laughing

In the midst of a 10-day holiday trip to Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump took time out of his busy golf schedule to, what else, tweet insults at someone he doesn't like. This time, he took aim at the incomparable Anna Wintour for what he determine…
By Lisa Dunn

Uber’s 2017 Year In Review Is Missing An Important Stat & Twitter Is Calling It Out

Ahhh, the year in review. It's a special phenomenon that starts every December and reaches fever pitch in the week between Christmas and New Year's Eve. Kind of like "All I Want For Christmas Is You" but just not as joyful. And following in the year-…
By Lisa Dunn

Snapchat's 2017 Memories Stories Are So Nostalgic & Twitter Is Sobbing

Ugh, pass the tissues. With the end of the year coming faster than you might think, the tendency to give into nostalgia is growing stronger with each passing day. I mean, yes, by all accounts, 2017 was a dumpster fire, but it clearly wasn't all bad —…
By Lisa Dunn

Here’s How To Figure Out Your 2018 Taxes, Because It’s About To Get Real Confusing

It looks like President Donald Trump had a good Christmas this year after Congress delivered him an enormous gift in the form of a new tax code. On Dec. 22, just before leaving for his holiday at Mar-A-Lago, Trump signed the new GOP tax bill, which m…
By Lisa Dunn

If You Have Any Of These Worst Passwords Of 2017, Change Them Right Now

End-of-year lists are upon us, and with them, we get a good look at our highs and lows, peaks and valleys. Our most wonderful ideas and our worst actions. And, hoo boy, 2017's worst passwords list shows us how very lazy we can be. I mean, honestly, t…
By Lisa Dunn

The Tax Plan Isn’t As Bad For Student Loans As We Thought, But You Should Still Prepare

When Republicans passed the final version of the tax bill on Wednesday, Dec. 20, they promised a radical overhaul of the tax code on behalf of average Americans. That bill, to the surprise of many, has maintained many essential deductions that were p…
By Lisa Dunn

If You Live In These States, The Tax Bill Could Hit You Extra Hard

Just in time for the holidays, Republicans have passed a massive tax bill which will reportedly cut taxes by $1 trillion and add $1.5 trillion to the deficit. And despite the fact that President Donald Trump is likely not going to sign the bill into …
By Lisa Dunn

Mindy Kaling Hasn't Revealed Who The Father Of Her Baby Is & She Doesn't Need To

When Oprah accidentally broke the news this summer that Mindy Kaling was pregnant, the world rejoiced. Because if there's one eternal truth in the world, it's that we need. More. Mindy. But the world also got nosy as hell, asking who the father was, …
By Lisa Dunn

Surprise! Looks Like Donald Trump Is Spending Christmas At His Favorite Place

It's the mooooost wonderful time of the year if you believe all of the songs and movies and saccharine commercials. A time for family and friends, for relaxation and hanging around the mistletoe and whatnot. And as the House and Senate have just pass…
By Lisa Dunn