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Did a 1982 book predict America’s decline?

Mancur Olson’s The Rise and Decline of Nations shows how small groups can undermine broader prosperity.

How the Saudi Crown prince erased the stigma of a murder

Four years after Khashoggi’s killing, the rehabilitation of MBS is complete.

Earth’s future depends on the Amazon. This month, it’s up for a vote.

In Brazil’s upcoming runoff election, President Jair Bolsonaro could be voted out. Here’s what that means for the rainforest.

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The Supreme Court is back and “even more consequential”

According to Vox’s Ian Millhiser (and no, he hasn’t forgotten they just overturned Roe).

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How the Brazilian election could destabilize a divided country

How to come up with a unique Halloween costume without spending a ton of money

Alabama’s high-stakes Supreme Court fight over racial gerrymandering, explained

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Suddenly, every fictional character is a podcaster. Why aren’t they doing it right?

Elon Musk’s texts offer a rare glimpse at the billionaire boys’ club

The UK’s growing economic crisis, explained

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Putin’s desperate attempt to annex parts of Ukraine

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The Bros and cons of being a huge, gay Hollywood rom-com

What we get wrong about being in love

End-of-life planning with loved ones can be hard. Here’s where to start.

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Ken Paxton keeps running. Will his legal issues ever catch up?

Republican states keep refusing to expand Medicaid — until you ask their voters

A better solution to Florida’s hurricane problem

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The culture war flashpoints dividing Latino Democrats

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Two states, two visions for the future of labor

Who built Marilyn Monroe?

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Abbott and DeSantis: Stunt queens or policy makers?

Could relocating migrants in the US be a policy solution?

Climate change has come for the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitter

Stop worrying about what happens if we let kids transition. Worry about what happens if we don’t.

Tech billionaires lost $315 billion in 2022 and it genuinely doesn’t matter

House Democrats are finally going after stock trading. There’s already a loophole.

Hurricane Ian’s rapid intensification is a sign of the world to come

The Nord Stream pipeline sabotage, explained

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Why Queen Elizabeth II was queen of 15 countries

Hurricane Ian is about to crash into a very crowded Florida

What do true crime series like Dahmer owe the victims?

Looking for a sense of belonging? Start with being a good guest.

Chips are the new oil. There are no reserves.

Pop culture loves gender war stories. They leave something out.

 The mysterious ad slump of 2022

The unlikely allies who sank Joe Manchin’s energy deal

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What the Electoral Count Reform Act can prevent in the next election — and what it can’t

The universe is a dangerous place. NASA just showed it’s possible to defend Earth against it.

Riotsville, U.S.A. is a window onto the bizarre beginnings of police militarization

Cartoon of a woman is dressed as a witch for Halloween. She wears a black witch’s hat, a tattered black dress, and holds a broom. A bat flies behind her.

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