Minnesota Democrats scalded by Ellison allegations

Rep. Keith Ellison, currently fending off domestic abuse allegations, says voters aren’t asking about the controversy, only reporters. But that hasn’t stopped Republicans from using the controversy to pummel Minnesota Democrats running in congressional and statewide races over their ties to Ellison, leveraging the abuse accusation against him to tarnish opponents up and down the…

How the opioid crackdown is backfiring

Last August, Jon Fowlkes told his wife he planned to kill himself. The former law enforcement officer was in constant pain after his doctor had abruptly cut off the twice-a-day OxyContin that had helped him endure excruciating back pain from a motorcycle crash almost two decades ago that had left him nearly paralyzed despite multiple…

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…