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The definitive case for ending the filibuster

Every argument for the filibuster, considered and debunked.

7 big cases the Supreme Court will hear in its new term, explained

A Supreme Court without Ruth Bader Ginsburg is about to show us whether it still cares for the rule of law.

How Trump’s attempted WeChat ban would devastate Chinese American families like mine

My grandfather lives in China and is dying of cancer. A WeChat ban could prevent me from saying goodbye.

How a TikTok house destroyed itself

You’re 19 years old. You get famous overnight. You move to LA. Now what?

How beaches and pools became a battleground for US civil rights

The forgotten "wade-ins" that transformed the US.

10 facts about school reopenings in the Covid-19 pandemic

Schools across America have opened their doors. Here’s how it’s going so far.

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A forgotten protest movement in a seaside Florida town helped end legal segregation in the United States. Vox’s Ranjani Chakraborty explains.

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Vox’s audience support program, explained

Did America’s top spy release Russian disinformation to help Trump?

Democratic Party leaders are “banging their head against the wall” after private meetings with Facebook on election misinformation

Get ready for Halloween as the Vox Book Club reads Mexican Gothic

Existential mysteries to read over the long winter to come

Demonizing Somalis is at the heart of Trump’s Minnesota strategy. His Duluth rally showed it.

The Proud Boys, explained

There are proven ways to keep protests peaceful. Trump is doing the opposite.

The bizarrely aggressive rhetoric of Trump’s fundraising emails, explained

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Ben Ray Luján is hoping to become one of the most influential Latino senators

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Whose vote counts, the Netflix series, explained

How Vienna’s opera houses are staying open in the pandemic

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Exclusive: New poll shows few Americans approve of Trump’s handling of North Korea

Congress managed to agree on at least one thing: Avoiding a government shutdown

The debate’s segment on race was doomed before it even began

The world already had low views of the US due to Trump. The debate didn’t help.

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

Netflix’s The Boys in the Band is a polished remake of a caustic classic

Pope Francis refused to meet with Mike Pompeo so as not to boost Trump


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A dark, dangerous debate

Ezra and Matt on the disturbing presidential showdown.

A fake ad from the 2016 election claimed encouraged people to “vote” by text.

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What voter suppression looks like online

Why the very richest Americans are refusing to take sides in the presidential race

Trump promised 200,000 Covid-19 vaccinations a day. That’s 5 to 9 years to vaccinate the US.

Exclusive poll: Biden won the debate convincingly

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Why it’s still unlikely we’ll have a Covid-19 vaccine before Election Day

The growing concerns over Trump and a peaceful transition, explained

CNN fact-checked the presidential debate. It was almost all about Trump’s lies.

If Trump wins, 20 million people could lose health insurance. If Biden wins, 25 million could gain it.

Joe Biden smashed his single-hour fundraising record after the first presidential debate

The reviews are in: The first presidential debate was a disaster

Joe Biden’s most surprising, and possibly important, answer of the debate

Why we’re more confident than ever that climate change is driving disasters

Growing chicken is big business. So why are many farmers forced into debt they can’t pay off?

Extreme poverty is getting worse across the globe for the first time in decades

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The false hope of reopening is killing small businesses

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Vote-by-mail is not full of fraud, despite Trump’s debate claims

The first post-debate polls say Biden won