Andrew Gillum, a Black Progressive, and Ron DeSantis, a Trump Acolyte, Win …

Florida Democrats nominated Andrew Gillum, the Tallahassee mayor, and Republicans tapped Representative Ron DeSantis for governor Tuesday, setting the stage for a ferocious general election in the country’s largest swing state between one of President Trump’s most unabashed allies and an outspoken progressive who would be Florida’s first black governor. Mr. Gillum’s defeat of the…

Bill would give $45M for nationwide PFAS testing

New bipartisan legislation in Congress would accelerate nationwide testing for PFAS contamination sources and quicken cleanup at military bases. The bill package is helmed by Michigan Democrat Sen. Debbie Stabenow and includes Republican co-sponsors from Florida and South Dakota, two states with active military bases where PFAS contamination is being investigated. Bill would give $45M…

The School Shootings That Weren’t

How many times per year does a gun go off in an American school? We should know. But we don’t. This spring the U.S. Education Department reported that in the 2015-2016 school year, “nearly 240 schools … reported at least 1 incident involving a school-related shooting.” The number is far higher than most other estimates.…

Avenatti 2020 Was Probably Inevitable

Michael Avenatti made the scene earlier this month at the MTV Video Music Awards, as attention-seeking celebrities are wont to do. Sleek as a panther on the prowl, like Steve McQueen of ’60s cinema, he oozed ambition onto whatever mics hovered beneath his chiseled chin. Yes, he told the nodding inquisitor from Variety, he is…