Senate Republican Secures Potential Knockout Blow Against EcoHealth Alliance, the Group Tied to Wuhan Gain-Of-Function Experiments

Top NIH official admitted in May that EcoHealth Alliance engaged in gain-of-function research in Wuhan Senator Joni Ernst (Getty Images) It could be the end of the line for EcoHealth Alliance, the virus hunting group that conducted risky experiments on bat coronaviruses in Wuhan, China, before the COVID-19 pandemic. Sen. Joni Ernst (R., Iowa) said … Read more

Illinois GOP Chair Resigns, Citing ‘Power Struggles’ With Grassroots

SPRINGFIELD, Ill.—Don Tracy is stepping down as chair of the Illinois Republican Party—and he says party disunity is the reason. “In better days, Illinois Republicans came together after tough intra-party elections. Now, however, we have Republicans who would rather fight other Republicans than engage in the harder work of defeating incumbent Democrats by convincing swing … Read more

Three Columbia Deans Placed on Leave Pending Investigation

Three of the Columbia University deans caught exchanging dismissive text messages during a May 31 panel on anti-Semitism have been placed on leave as the university investigates the incident, a spokesman for the school said Thursday. “The Dean of Columbia College informed his team today that three administrators have been placed on leave pending a … Read more

Jamaal Bowman Says Sorry for Calling Hamas’s Rapes ‘Propaganda’

Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D., N.Y.) apologized this week months after dismissing reports that Hamas raped Israeli civilians on Oct. 7 as “propaganda” and “lies.” “I apologize for my comments,” Bowman said during a radio show appearance, “and now we’re continuing to do the work to fight sexual violence and domestic violence in all its forms.” … Read more