Brigid Kennedy

Contributing Writer

Brigid is a staff writer at The Week and a graduate of Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Her passions include improv comedy, David Fincher films, and breakfast food. She lives in New York.

Ted Cruz likens Democrats to the Terminator at Faith & Freedom Coalition conference
Ted Cruz.
Faith & Freedom Coalition

Ted Cruz likens Democrats to the Terminator at Faith & Freedom Coalition conference

Airline start-ups Breeze and Avelo gamble on post-pandemic travel
Avelo airplane.
Prepare for take off

Airline start-ups Breeze and Avelo gamble on post-pandemic travel

Republicans against Juneteenth holiday think it will 'create confusion' alongside July 4
Andy Biggs.
There can be two summer holidays

Republicans against Juneteenth holiday think it will 'create confusion' alongside July 4

Usher attended the Juneteenth bill signing ceremony
Signing ceremony.
It's official

Usher attended the Juneteenth bill signing ceremony

Mitch McConnell shuts down hope for Joe Manchin's voting rights compromise
Mitch McConnell.
Foiled again

Mitch McConnell shuts down hope for Joe Manchin's voting rights compromise

Rep. Paul Gosar's brothers apologize to Capitol police
Paul Gosar.
Family matters

Rep. Paul Gosar's brothers apologize to Capitol police

Supreme Court upholds ObamaCare for 3rd time but 'sidesteps' case's larger questions
Supreme Court
It's alive

Supreme Court upholds ObamaCare for 3rd time but 'sidesteps' case's larger questions

Andrew Giuliani reportedly employs a TikTok-famous zookeeper on his campaign staff
Andrew Giuliani.
sloths and kangaroos

Andrew Giuliani reportedly employs a TikTok-famous zookeeper on his campaign staff

DOJ restores asylum eligibility for those fleeing domestic violence
Southern border.
'A big step'

DOJ restores asylum eligibility for those fleeing domestic violence

The 5 weirdest moments of the Biden-Putin summit
Biden and Putin.
'There is no happiness in life'

The 5 weirdest moments of the Biden-Putin summit

Russian press could tell us how the Biden-Putin summit really went
Biden and Putin.
President Biden, in Geneva, with Putin

Russian press could tell us how the Biden-Putin summit really went

McConnell scapegoats Biden in defense of his SCOTUS comments
Mitch McConnell.
Divided government

McConnell scapegoats Biden in defense of his SCOTUS comments

Associated Press will no longer name suspects in minor crimes
AP Offices.
Big changes

Associated Press will no longer name suspects in minor crimes

Monica Lewinsky signs producing deal
Monica Lewinsky.
Alt Ending

Monica Lewinsky signs producing deal

McCarthy vows to remove Omar from committee if GOP retakes House
Kevin McCarthy.
Controversy in the House

McCarthy vows to remove Omar from committee if GOP retakes House

High temperatures give way to more power grid concerns in Texas
Texas power grid.
Off the grid

High temperatures give way to more power grid concerns in Texas

Biden snubs U.S. press during meeting with Turkish president
Biden and Erdoğan.
No press pass

Biden snubs U.S. press during meeting with Turkish president

Delta variant producing different COVID-19 symptoms
COVID-19 signage.
The delta variant

Delta variant producing different COVID-19 symptoms

GOP lawmakers struggle after criticizing Trump
Chip Roy.
Criti-schism

GOP lawmakers struggle after criticizing Trump

Rand Paul says idea of majority rule 'goes against' American democracy
Rand Paul.
Democracy in 2021

Rand Paul says idea of majority rule 'goes against' American democracy

Biden has 'every intention' of discussing Alexei Navalny during meeting with Putin
Alexei Navalny.
Biden's trip abroad

Biden has 'every intention' of discussing Alexei Navalny during meeting with Putin

The story behind the 'Boris Bike,' Biden's gift to Boris Johnson
The Boris bike.
Gift exchange

The story behind the 'Boris Bike,' Biden's gift to Boris Johnson

Georgia election workers reportedly received a 'torrent' of threats
Trump rally.
The big lie

Georgia election workers reportedly received a 'torrent' of threats

Bernie Sanders wants to know if cannabis reporter is 'stoned' right now
Bernie Sanders.
Sounds dope

Bernie Sanders wants to know if cannabis reporter is 'stoned' right now

Pandemic unemployment fraud reportedly funneled billions to foreign crime syndicates
Help wanted sign.
Foreign interference

Pandemic unemployment fraud reportedly funneled billions to foreign crime syndicates

Rep. Ilhan Omar makes 'full backtrack' on ICC questions
Ilhan Omar.
On the defense

Rep. Ilhan Omar makes 'full backtrack' on ICC questions

Biden and Boris Johnson bond over out-of-their-league wives
Biden and Johnson.
A marriage story

Biden and Boris Johnson bond over out-of-their-league wives

Consumer prices in May see 'largest annual gain since August 2008'
Travelers at airport.
Money, money, money

Consumer prices in May see 'largest annual gain since August 2008'

Where does NYC mayoral candidate Eric Adams live and what is going on with his fridge?
Eric Adams.
FridgeGate

Where does NYC mayoral candidate Eric Adams live and what is going on with his fridge?

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is also listening to 'Driver's License'
Antony Blinken.
Red lights, stop signs

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is also listening to 'Driver's License'

GOP lawmaker asks if U.S. Forest Service can alter Earth's orbit
Louie Gohmert.
Science class

GOP lawmaker asks if U.S. Forest Service can alter Earth's orbit

29 percent of GOP voters believe Trump could be reinstated this year
Donald Trump.
Big lie

29 percent of GOP voters believe Trump could be reinstated this year

Biden-Capito infrastructure negotiations have officially broken down
Joe Biden.
Infrastructure talks

Biden-Capito infrastructure negotiations have officially broken down

Kamala Harris to host a ladies-only Senate dinner party
Kamala Harris.
Dinner with Kamala

Kamala Harris to host a ladies-only Senate dinner party

Driving laps on Kansas Speedway wasn't as popular a vaccine reward as hoped
Kansas Speedway.
taking a lap

Driving laps on Kansas Speedway wasn't as popular a vaccine reward as hoped

U.S. support for gay marriage at an all-time high
LGBTQ flag.
Pride month

U.S. support for gay marriage at an all-time high