ILLUSTRATION BY EMILY SCHERER As was the case when we launched the forecast a month ago, the Deluxe version of FiveThirtyEight’s midterm model still rates the battle for control of the Senate as a “toss-up.” But within that category there’s been modest, but consistent movement toward Democrats. Their chances of […]

Just hours after his arrest last month near the home of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, a 26-year-old California man carrying a Glock 17 pistol, burglary tools and zip ties told an FBI agent what had inspired his cross-country trip to assassinate the conservative Supreme Court justice.  The suspect, who has pleaded […]

The 2021 law does require public colleges and universities in Florida to administer annual surveys on the subject of “intellectual freedom and viewpoint diversity.” But contrary to the inaccurate initial Salon headline, the law does not require anybody to register their political views. Students and faculty members can decide whether […]

On Wednesday, as London’s financial markets reopened after the resignations of senior ministers put Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s tenure in doubt, Britain’s benchmark stock market index rose more than 1 percent, alongside increases in other European markets. After an initial gain, the British pound fell slightly against the U.S. dollar, […]