Private Citizens With Guns Are Surveilling Ballot Boxes in Arizona

This article was originally published by Vanity Fair. The Department of Justice has issued a rebuke of alleged voter intimidation in Arizona, and for the first time this cycle, it’s throwing its weight behind a high-profile lawsuit that accuses right-wing groups of enlisting their supporters to “surveil” drop boxes across the state. In a Monday … Read more

These Elected Officials Have Way More Power Than You Think

We watched in horror as the dark atrocities of January 6, 2021 unfolded in real time on American screens. Just months after the 2020 uprisings against police brutality, anger ran through us as we thought of the many lives lost over the years at the hands of authority for much less than what we saw … Read more

Why UF Students Like Me Don’t Want Ben Sasse As Our School President

The ubiquity of one question has basically defined my past two weeks as a student at the University of Florida (UF): “What were you doing when you found out the news?” I had just woken up from my weekly post-calculus session nap. After sticking the landing from my lofted dorm bed, I reached for my … Read more

Republican Candidates Are Refusing to Commit to Accepting the Results of the Midterms

This article was originally published by Vanity Fair.  Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake refused to commit to accepting the 2022 election results on Sunday. When CNN host Dana Bash asked on Sunday’s State of the Union if Lake would accept the November election results, Kari Lake said, “I’m going to win the election, and … Read more

“Pro-Life” Senate Candidate Herschel Walker Denies Paying for Ex’s Abortion

Retired football player Herschel Walker is running on the GOP ticket for Georgia Senator Rev. Raphael Warnock’s (D) seat, and the back-and-forth between the two has been the subject of media frenzy in one of the 2022 midterms’ most closely watched races. Last night, Walker’s “absolute” stance on abortion was the subject of a Twitter … Read more

11 of the Most Popular Conspiracy Theories in History

In the year 2021, conspiracy theories run rampant, from the halls of Congress to viral Facebook and blush-pink Instagram posts. Conspiracy theories are nothing new in the United States, says Cynthia Miller-Idriss, an American University sociology professor who focuses on extremism and radicalization, but they’ve been able to spread like wildfire over the past decade … Read more

Florida Gov Lured Migrants to Martha’s Vineyard in a ‘Cruel’ Stunt

This article was originally published by Vanity Fair. White House officials are reportedly discussing “litigation options” in response to reports that Florida governor Ron DeSantis might have lured dozens of South American migrants onto chartered flights bound for Martha’s Vineyard as part of an anti-immigrant political action. According to Axios, administration officials discussed the matter … Read more

The Ugly History of Xenophobia in the United States

“Xenophobia” was’s word of the year in 2016, after searches for it surged 938% following the U.K.’s Brexit referendum, and surged again when former president Barack Obama used the word in a speech targeting then candidate Donald Trump. At a glance, the word seems ancient, as it’s made up of two Greek words: “xenos,” … Read more

Trump Says the FBI Searched His Mar-a-Lago Home

Former President Donald Trump is having a historically bad case of the Mondays. In the morning, photos reportedly showing notes in his own handwriting flushed down a White House toilet were published, though he denied such photos existed. After lunch, Politico reported a former federal prosecutor was in talks on Trump’s behalf with the FBI … Read more

The True Story of a White Supremacist Insurrection in the U.S.

Tim Tyson, a senior research scholar at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, tells Teen Vogue that Waddell was a “demagogue” who was “available to speak at all occasions.” Just before the election, Waddell told a large crowd that he was willing to “choke the current of the Cape Fear with carcasses” to … Read more