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I changed my mind on rent control

Rent control won’t fix the housing crisis. It’s still a good idea.

Psychiatrists are uncovering connections between viruses and mental health. They’re surprising.

Immune responses to viruses like SARS-CoV-2 may affect mental health, and vice versa. Doctors are uncovering exactly how.

Why the government is constantly on the verge of shutting down

The threat of a shutdown seems to crop up every few months.

Real estate has gone meta

You can now be a landlord in the metaverse.

The religious right wants states’ tax dollars, and the Supreme Court is likely to agree

An emboldened religious right wants the public to pay for its schools.

This legendary 92-year-old biologist has some advice for saving Earth

E.O. Wilson, who’s considered a modern-day Darwin, wants you to go out and look for new species.

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What happened to Peng Shuai

A tennis star accused a former top Chinese official of sexual assault. Then she vanished. Now her case is changing sports in China.

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In Flee, one Afghan refugee’s story comes to vibrant, animated life

To catch variants like omicron, the world needs to sequence way more virus genes

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Biden’s latest travel ban is “probably a waste of time”

It sure sounds like Roe v. Wade is doomed

Spend the winter reading novels of our online brains

How the faltering global vaccination effort paved the way for alarming variants

Venus could have been a paradise but turned into a hellscape. Earthlings, pay attention.

December’s buzziest movies bring a wild movie year to a close

Amazon’s strategy to squeeze marketplace sellers and maximize its own profits is evolving

Congress is getting ready to do what it does best: Procrastinate

Netflix’s cute, whimsical “City of Ghosts” has layers for both parents and kids to enjoy

“Indie Sleaze” and “Internet Awesomesauce”: Meet the woman schooling TikTok on niche aesthetics

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Defund the police?

German, Jerusalem, and Dylan walk through the pros and cons of defunding the police as a policy proposal.

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Why the US government is always shutting down

Remembering Stephen Sondheim

Twitter is again losing Jack Dorsey, its multitasking, wizard-bearded visionary

Americans are busy shopping all year round. Where did that leave Black Friday?

4 big questions about the new omicron variant

Want to help animals? Here’s where to donate your money.

The remote work revolution hasn’t happened yet

The ghosts of our motel

Giving Tuesday, explained

Want to donate to charity? Here are 10 guidelines for giving effectively.

How the Supreme Court could overrule Roe v. Wade without overruling Roe v. Wade

Congress is facing a December time crunch. Here’s what to expect.

It’s time to stop demonizing “invasive” species

What you need to know about the omicron variant

One Good Thing: How fashion became a part of The Nanny’s legacy

Prices for food and gas are rising sharply. Is health care next?

How Puerto Rico became the most vaccinated place in America

Licorice Pizza proves Paul Thomas Anderson is a master of unexpected romance

In Sondheim’s Assassins, cornball Americana can’t cover a seething mass of violent rage

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