Author: Abby Vesoulis

Raphael Warnock Beats Herschel Walker in Georgia Senate Runoff

Democrat Raphael Warnock—the incumbent junior Senator from Georgia, the son of a former sharecropper, and the senior pastor at the church where Martin Luther King Jr. used to preach—has won the runoff election against Republican challenger Herschel Walker, multiple media outlets projected late Tuesday night.  Warnock bested Walker 49.4 percent to 48.5 in the Nov. […]

Herschel Walker Said He Got Into Law School. That Seems Highly Unlikely.

In 2014, Herschel Walker delivered a speech to a group of National Guard members in Wichita, Kansas, about overcoming hardship to build resilience and achieve success. Walker, now the Republican nominee for US Senate in Georgia, explained how he sought treatment for Dissociative Identity Disorder, formerly called Multiple Personality Disorder, after wanting to kill a […]

Potential Trump 2024 Challengers Weigh in on His Dinner Meeting With Avowed Anti-Semite

On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, former president Donald Trump hosted the rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, and avowed anti-Semite Nick Fuentes for dinner. It’s unclear what the main course was, but the dessert was heaps of condemnation—from both Republicans and Democrats who are considering challenging Trump in 2024. Fuentes has denied the Holocaust […]

As RSV Cases Surge, Experts Warn of America’s Worsening ‘Tripledemic’

Respiratory illnesses are sweeping the nation, overwhelming hospitals, causing kids to miss school, and keeping adults home from work. The culprit? Covid. And respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). And the flu.  “We’re facing an onslaught of three viruses—Covid, RSV and influenza. All simultaneously,” Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt University, recently told NPR. […]

Herschel Walker Has a History of Standing Up For Violent Men

Among the most-discussed aspects of Herschel Walker’s campaign for the US Senate seat in Georgia are the allegations he had episodes of violence and threatening to commit violence—allegations he later dismissed as the side effects of a mental illness known as Dissociative Identity Disorder, from which he now claims he is “healed.”  Walker’s ex-wife Cindy Grossman, […]

Georgia Is Limiting Early Voting—Partly Because of a Holiday Honoring Robert E. Lee

Robert E. Lee, the commander of the Confederate army that fought to preserve the enslavement of Black people, died in 1870. One hundred and fifty-two years later, a holiday honoring Lee’s legacy is contributing to a decision by the state of Georgia that could disproportionately harm Black voters. Because neither incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock nor […]