Author: Abby Vesoulis

Warnock Vs. Walker: Five Big Takeaways From Their Only Debate

On Friday night, incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock, a Baptist pastor, and challenger Herschel Walker, a former football star, convened for a debate in Savannah, Georgia to answer questions about the policy issues Americans routinely rank as most important: Things like Abortion. Healthcare. Crime. Warnock’s assignment was to prove he should keep the job. Walker’s mandate […]

Raphael Warnock’s Campaign Strategy: Don’t Mention Herschel Walker—Or His Controversies

When Sen. Raphael Warnock addressed several dozen supporters at Atlanta’s East Point Avenue United Methodist Church on Wednesday night, what he didn’t say spoke more loudly than what he did. Warnock’s speech at this outreach event for Latino voters was full of religious and pro-immigration sentiments. “I am a Senator for all Georgia—no matter what […]

An Arizona Judge Just Reinstated a 150-Year-Old Total Abortion Ban

Before Arizona was even a state, its first territorial legislature enacted a total ban on abortion in 1864. On Friday, a state judge lifted a decades-old injunction blocking that law. Now, any person who helps “procure the miscarriage” for a pregnant person, “unless it is necessary to save her life” risks spending two to five […]

Thanks to Inflation, You’re Spending $460 More Per Month. Here’s Where the Money is Going And Why

This spring, Dr. Mehmet Oz, who’s running for US Senate as a Republican in Pennsylvania, filmed himself in the produce aisle of a Redner’s grocery store as he shopped for for “crudité” ingredients. The video, which resurfaced this week, was intended to spotlight high inflation under a Democrat-controlled federal government. Instead, it has been widely […]

The Inflation Reduction Act Was a Huge Win for Democrats. Will It Help Them In the Midterms?

After more than a year of intra-party squabbles and GOP stonewalling, plus incessant hurdles—both procedural and political—it’s a miracle that the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) made it to President Joe Biden’s desk on Tuesday. A drastically scaled back version of the Build Back Better (BBB) bill that was derailed in late 2021 by Sens. Joe […]