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A former Republican Congress member explains what happened to his party

And why it belongs to Trump now.

2 Nobel-winning economists speak out on our big economic problem: not enough immigration

Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo are immigrants themselves — and they both think the evidence shows we need more people like them.

Republicans are introducing a new compromise LGBTQ rights bill. But everyone already hates it.

A group of Republicans wants to bridge the divide between LGBTQ activists and religious conservatives.

Americans want a woman to take down Trump. Just not in the election.

The impeachment hearings showed America’s conflicted attitude toward powerful women.

The Supreme Court considers a $12 billion plan to sabotage Obamacare

The Court will decide if the Trump administration must keep one of Obamacare’s promises.

Pregnant people are being offered an unproven treatment to “reverse” abortions

There’s no real evidence that it works — and no data on the side effects.

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“This will end when one of us dies”

ProPublica’s Lizzie Presser explains why Americans are being jailed for their medical debt.

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Pete Buttigieg’s McKinsey problem, explained

The House has passed a bill to restore key parts of the Voting Rights Act

Pensacola, Florida, Naval Air Station shooting: what we know

This comedy of manners from 2012 perfectly anticipated the 2010s’ reckoning with misogyny

Impeachment, explained

The government keeps its use of facial recognition tech secret. The ACLU is suing.

Trump’s use of a personal cellphone means Russia could have intel about Ukraine calls

Could this be Trump’s orange makeup?

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Hundreds of wacky, obsolete laws still exist. Why don’t more states remove them?

The Trump campaign’s boast about impeachment polling is actually an own goal

There is no culture war peace treaty

Could squeezing more oil out of the ground help fight climate change?

“Professional bridesmaid” is an actual job. Meet a woman who does it.

Jeff Bezos finally added 2 more women to Amazon’s senior leadership team — joining 19 men

Amazon Prime one-day shipping apparently doesn’t mean one-day delivery

The Gates Foundation has enormous impact. Its CEO leaving could have an enormous impact, too.

Julián Castro explains his vision for a “progressive” foreign policy as president

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We asked 2020 Democratic candidates 7 key questions on technology

From breaking up Facebook and Google to facial recognition technology in policing, here is how some 2020 Democrats think of the biggest issues in tech.

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Joe Biden still needs a better answer on Hunter and Ukraine

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Why you should know about microtargeting, and how it works in political advertising

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Where every 2020 candidate stands on guns

Reckoning with Slave Play, the most controversial show on Broadway

It doesn’t look like anyone can find evidence that the Trump campaign was set up in Russia probe

Kamala Harris and the fallibility of identity politics 

Watch: Nancy Pelosi fires back at reporter who asked if she hates Trump

Trump once suggested all of Seoul’s 10 million residents move to avoid North Korean threat

When doing the right thing makes you a criminal

Why Democrats are moving so fast on impeachment

These Brits literally cannot believe how much US health care costs

The 21 best films of 2019

The manufactured outrage over Barron Trump, explained

Pelosi announces Democrats will draft articles of impeachment against Trump

Perfectionism is killing us

Joe Biden’s plan to raise taxes on corporations and the rich, explained


How online ratings make good schools look bad

The driving force behind cultural appropriation? Capitalism.

We admire these do-gooders. We just don’t want to date them.

The new bill that would create a crime called “abortion murder,” explained

Why health insurance in rural America is suddenly getting cheaper under Obamacare

The attacks on Ilhan Omar reveal a disturbing truth about racism in America