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Religious leaders are becoming content creators to keep their followers engaged

One pastor said he’s embraced a "TED Talk style" for his sermons because he knows that watching online can test people’s focus.

A progressive vision to make America great

Vox’s Matt Yglesias on Twitter, climate change, and 1 billion Americans.

CDC reverses guidelines, telling people to get tested for Covid-19 even without symptoms

The previous changes seemed to be politically motivated to favor Trump. The CDC just walked them back.

Trump’s dark National Archives speech was white resentment run amok

Trump’s screed against "critical race theory" is the real cancel culture.

Joe Biden’s latest pandemic plan: At least $3,000 in cash to parents for every child

And make that $3,600 per year for kids 5 and younger.

“They didn’t see me as innocent”

Can you remember your first experience with the police? For these 9 Black and brown people, the encounters would shape their sense of safety forever.

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Class of Covid-19

Colleges reopened. Outbreaks followed. Robert J. Jones, chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, explains why he still thinks bringing students back was the right decision.

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Vox’s audience support program, explained

How to vote by mail in 2020

The outcry over ICE and hysterectomies, explained

One Good Thing: No TV show understands the horror of middle school better than PEN15

The bogus Steve Bannon-backed study claiming China created the coronavirus, explained

What to watch this weekend, on all your favorite streaming platforms

Conservative media is setting the stage for delegitimizing a Biden victory

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Why the number of people getting tested for Covid-19 has dropped in the US

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Trump moves to shut down WeChat in the US. But TikTok will live until after the election.

The state of ex-felons’ voting rights, explained

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The pandemic forced mental health care to change for the better

The new Covid-19 case surge in Europe, explained

Chief Justice Roberts’s lifelong crusade against voting rights, explained

How #SaveTheChildren is pulling American moms into QAnon

How the pandemic is affecting liquor stores, according to one shop owner

Want to vote in 2020? Do it early.


What long voting lines in the US really mean


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One Billion Americans

Ezra and Matt discuss the early days of blogging, Twitter, climate change, and Matt's case for having 1 billion Americans.

What wildfires in Brazil, Siberia, and the US West have in common

Trump says US Covid-19 deaths would be low if you excluded blue states. That’s wrong.

The stunning hypocrisy of Bill Barr

A woman in ICE detention says her fallopian tube was removed without her consent

Former model Amy Dorris says Donald Trump sexually assaulted her

The policing reforms in the Breonna Taylor settlement, explained

Want to fight climate change effectively? Here’s where to donate your money.

America needs a democratic revolution

One Good Thing: Spiritfarer is an adorable video game about life and death

What Trump said about Covid-19 in private versus what he said in public

From BTS fandom to video games: How 4 new friendships formed during lockdown

USPS delays are affecting the businesses that need it most

How Beethoven’s 5th Symphony put the classism in classical music

How bad is your state’s Covid-19 outbreak?

Susanna Clarke’s astonishing Piranesi proves she’s one of the greatest novelists writing today

4 astonishing signs of coal’s declining economic viability

Trump’s ABC town hall revealed a president disconnected from reality

A group of centrist lawmakers has a new compromise proposal for more stimulus

We have to accelerate clean energy innovation to curb the climate crisis. Here’s how.

Why North Carolina has giant lagoons of pig poop