Matt Gaetz appears to run afoul of House ethics rules

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz has privately engaged in several spending practices in his nearly four years in office that appear to be in conflict with the House’s ethics rules, a POLITICO investigation has found. Gaetz, a close ally of President Donald Trump from the Florida Panhandle, improperly sent tens...

Why the Black Lives Matter movement doesn’t want a singular leader

In 2015, thousands of Black activists gathered in Ohio for the first national Black Lives Matter convention to consider where the movement would direct its energy. Attendees in the crowd held up red construction paper to signal “no” to a handful of narrow options, like focusing only on policy...

Trump’s Endorsement Record Is Not As Impressive as He Makes It Out To Be

Among President Donald Trump’s many claims to power and influence—he’s called himself the “most successful,” “most popular Republican in party history”—is that he’s the endorser in chief. After the Trump-backed political neophyte Tommy Tuberville knocked Jeff Sessions out of the Senate race in Alabama last week and the president’s...

Americans tune in to ‘cancel culture’ — and don’t like what they see

One of the few things that Barack Obama and Donald Trump agree on is cancel culture. In the last year, as numerous public figures have become the targets of online campaigns by social media swarms, the former and current president have spoken out against the practice. “That’s not activism,”...

Russia’s corona euphoria

Vijai Maheshwari is a writer and entrepreneur based in Moscow. He tweets at @Vijaimaheshwari. MOSCOW — It wasn’t that long ago, in early June, that Russia’s capital Moscow was eerily quiet as the Kremlin enforced one of the world’s harshest lockdowns to flatten the rising curve of coronavirus infections. With the...

Utah lawmaker shares how COVID-19 caught her young family ‘off guard’

Rep. Candice Pierucci, R-Herriman, left, her husband, Andy, and son Benji, contracted COVID-19 after having a small family dinner with a relative. Pierucci agreed to share her family’s experience, hoping Utahns will learn from how the virus caught her family “off guard.” | Pierucci family Rep. Candice Pierucci, R-Riverton,...