Author: Abby Vesoulis

Georgia Senate Race Heads to Runoff, Again

Georgia’s election results are in, and the winner of the race that could determine control of the US Senate is…nobody. Not yet, anyway. The polls are closed. Only four other Senate races have not yet been called. But multiple media outlets are projecting that neither incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock nor GOP nominee Herschel Walker […]

Fetterman Wins

John Fetterman—who won his first election in 2005 by a single provisional ballot in a race in which fewer than 1,000 people voted—has just won one of the most important Senate races in the nation, media outlets are projecting. He beat out GOP challenger Dr. Mehmet Oz, a cardiothoracic surgeon best known for hosting a medical […]

“We Don’t Need a Celebrity”: Herschel Walker Isn’t Everybody’s Hero in His Hometown

One hundred and seventeen miles Northwest of Savannah, nestled between fields of cotton and grazing livestock, sits the majority-Black town of Wrightsville, Georgia (population: 3,638). The sleepy southern hamlet is where Curtis Dixon, now 67, taught GOP Senate nominee Herschel Walker social studies, coached him in football, and drove him to and from practice at […]

The Trump Organization Goes on Trial Tomorrow for “Sweeping and Audacious” Tax Fraud

On Monday, the Donald Trump’s embattled company, the Trump Organization, will go on trial. New York prosecutors allege the former president’s firm was involved in more than a decade’s worth of “sweeping and audacious” tax fraud by providing untaxed benefits, such as luxury apartments and cars, to top Trump Organization executives, including the company’s longtime […]

Trump and Biden Make Clear That They’d Like to Run Again—Despite Voters’ Wishes

Picture this: A reality television star and real estate mogul from New York and a longtime Senator and former Vice President from Delaware facing off in a US presidential election. That’s obviously what happened in 2020, when Democratic nominee Joe Biden ousted incumbent Republican president Donald Trump from the White House. But recent comments from […]

It’s Nearly Halloween, So Of Course Republicans Are Freaking Out About Drug-Laced Skittles

On Friday, the Heritage Foundation tweeted a warning to parents: “The cartels are stuffing Skittles bags with deadly fentanyl,” the conservative thinktank wrote. “Happy Halloween from the Biden administration.” The price of Skittles jumped ⬆️42% from last year. Not to mention the cartels are stuffing Skittles bags with deadly fentanyl. Happy Halloween from the Biden […]

Did Brian Kemp Deploy a Dog Whistle During His Debate Against Stacey Abrams?

Monday was a busy day in Georgia politics. In the morning, Georgians could begin early voting. In the evening, Georgia could see their options for governor—Republican incumbent Brian Kemp and Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams—participate in their first televised debate since they both ran for the Georgia governor’s mansion in the contentious 2018 gubernatorial election. The […]