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What the new $80 billion for the IRS really means for your taxes

The IRS funding in the Inflation Reduction Act has become a political flashpoint, but what does it really do?

Recreating The Simpsons in the post-apocalypse

Anne Washburn, the playwright behind Mr. Burns, explains herself: "It’s about the comfort of looking again."

Afghanistan’s staggering set of crises, explained

A year after Kabul’s fall and the US’s withdrawal, the economy remains in free fall, and the country faces a near-constant humanitarian disaster.

How the Western drought is pushing the power grid to the brink

The megadrought is costing us megawatts.

Georgia’s big Trump election investigation, explained

A grand jury investigation in Georgia intensified this summer, and could be a greater legal threat to Trump than the Justice Department.

Hidden inside the Inflation Reduction Act: $20 billion to help fix our farms

Farming destroys the environment. Biden’s inflation bill could help blunt the impact.

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Dark Brandon

A meme that mocks President Biden has been transformed by supporters to celebrate his recent wins. But questions about whether he should run for reelection remain. The Washington Post's Matt Viser explains.

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