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The live Twitter talk with Elon Musk as Ron DeSantis announces his 2024 presidential run on his Twitter page.

Ron DeSantis Is Flaunting His Résumé—Does Anyone Care? Ron DeSantis Is Flaunting His Résumé—Does Anyone Care?

The Florida governor, who recently announced his bid for the presidency, is eager to prove his credentials. But GOP primary voters aren't interested.

May 30, 2023 / Editorial / Chris Lehmann

Casey DeSantis, in the foreground, speaks holding a microphone while Ron DeSantis looks on. They are in front of a large banner reading

The Case Against Casey DeSantis. Really? The Case Against Casey DeSantis. Really?

The Florida governor is monster enough on his own. Now we’re supposed to blame it on his wife?

May 19, 2023 / Joan Walsh

Voters cast ballots on election day in Atlanta, Ga., on November 8, 2022.

A New Southern Strategy to Repair Our Democracy A New Southern Strategy to Repair Our Democracy

In spite of everything stacked against it, a new generation of progressive Southern voters is rising.

May 10, 2023 / Tory Gavito

Ron DeSantis’s Anti-Trans Agenda Exiles Dwyane Wade, NBA Superstar and Loving Father

Ron DeSantis’s Anti-Trans Agenda Exiles Dwyane Wade, NBA Superstar and Loving Father Ron DeSantis’s Anti-Trans Agenda Exiles Dwyane Wade, NBA Superstar and Loving Father

The Wade family, which includes their trans daughter, is fleeing Florida for their safety.

May 8, 2023 / Dave Zirin

A statue of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse

Ron DeSantis Declares War on Disney Ron DeSantis Declares War on Disney

A handpicked panel of the Florida governor's cronies has voted to sue the corporation after it clashed with him over his “Don't Say Gay” bill.

May 3, 2023 / Chris Lehmann

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis at a podium, seen from below, with his image on a large TV screen above him.

Ron DeSantis Might Have Already Blown His Shot at 2024 Ron DeSantis Might Have Already Blown His Shot at 2024

A top donor backs off over the governor’s six-week abortion law and book banning. A threat to build a state prison adjacent to Disney World seems unhinged. “Pudding fingers” is mak...

Apr 19, 2023 / Joan Walsh

Florida Man Trashes the Constitution and History in Pursuit of the White House

Florida Man Trashes the Constitution and History in Pursuit of the White House Florida Man Trashes the Constitution and History in Pursuit of the White House

Thanks to an anemic opposition, Ron DeSantis won reelection by a landslide. But if national Democrats don’t learn from the Florida party's mistakes, the governor could take his cra...

Mar 20, 2023 / Editorial / Chris Lehmann for The Nation

Students during a Defend New College protest in Sarasota, Florida, US, on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023.

Ron DeSantis Is Destroying Florida’s New College Just Because He Can Ron DeSantis Is Destroying Florida’s New College Just Because He Can

The worst thing is, he doesn’t even understand the value of what he’s breaking.

Mar 10, 2023 / Michael Rothbaum

Protester holding sign with Tom Petty lyrics supporting abortion access

Florida Judges Have the Power to Force Young People to Give Birth Florida Judges Have the Power to Force Young People to Give Birth

Everything from their grades to their demeanor in the courtroom is fair game for a judge’s veto power.

Mar 8, 2023 / Anna Eskamani

Florida Goveror Ron DeSantis during a press conference

Ron DeSantis’s Struggle Ron DeSantis’s Struggle

In a paranoid rant disguised as campaign memoir, the Florida governor and aspiring presidential candidate blames the left for all his problems.

Mar 3, 2023 / Chris Lehmann

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