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How to tax the rich, explained

It’s no accident that the Democratic Party went from wanting a 39.6 percent top tax rate to wanting much more.

What we learned about the FAA and Boeing’s cozy relationship from a damning new report

Seattle Times: Boeing and FAA cut corners to get the 737 Max into service before deadly crashes.

The Supreme Court’s liberals are very worried about indefinite detention of immigrants

The court confirms ICE can bar immigrants from bond based on years-old crimes. Liberal justices worry detainees’ basic rights are under attack.

How the US could actually get rid of the Electoral College

Sen. Elizabeth Warren floated the idea during a town hall this week.

Jair Bolsonaro says Brazil and the US stand side by side “against fake news”

The Brazilian president made the case for his nickname "Trump of the Tropics."

Even tech workers can’t afford to buy homes in San Francisco

In tech’s capital, even programmers with six-figure salaries are struggling to afford studio apartments.

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Rep. Devin Nunes’s bizarre $250 million lawsuit against Twitter, explained

Aziz Ansari’s new standup set, and its complicated, necessary role in #MeToo

I saw the comedian perform in Chicago. His latest material could take the #MeToo conversation to a new place.

Nearly all Americans fail to eat enough of this actual superfood

The spring equinox is Wednesday: 7 things to know about the first day of spring

Vox Sentences: Warm water, frozen land

A fake Tom Ford quote about Melania Trump is going viral on Twitter

Forget cars. We need electric airplanes.

MoviePass’s newest plan is like the old plan, except slightly worse

Hospitals keep ER fees secret. We’re uncovering them.

Reporter Sarah Kliff is collecting emergency room bills as part of a year-long project focused on American health care prices.

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Khalik Allah on his bold, boundary-breaking documentary Black Mother

Trump administration’s latest attack on the press is to block reporters from covering Pompeo

3 takeaways from newly unsealed Michael Cohen search warrants

What the historic Midwest floods look like from space — and from the ground

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Facebook’s tremendous size was its greatest asset. Now it may be its biggest problem.

Kirsten Gillibrand: “I had to make my choice” to call for Al Franken’s resignation

New Zealand prime minister on mosque shooter: “You will never hear me mention his name”

What Alan Krueger taught the world about the minimum wage, education, and inequality

Elizabeth Warren wants to get rid of the Electoral College

Toy Story 4’s new trailer reveals a spork-induced existential crisis

The 3 Trump-Russia ties we know about

The 2020 Democratic primary debate over reparations, explained

Utrecht shooting: what we know so far

How to make more Vox Video happen

The demobilization of the resistance is a dangerous mistake

How the politics of racial resentment is killing white people

You can now shop on Instagram without leaving the app

A spinal surgery, a $101,000 bill, and a new law to prevent more surprises

As air pollution gets worse, a dystopian accessory is born

Why the Washington measles outbreak is mostly affecting one specific group

Elizabeth Warren gives a full-throated endorsement of reparations at CNN town hall

Democrats want the FBI to investigate Cindy Yang, the massage parlor founder accused of selling access to Trump

Beto O’Rourke pulled in a massive fundraising haul — and 2020 competitors are noticing

The US is experiencing a widespread worker shortage. Here’s why.

Trump uses bad poll question to claim half of America thinks Mueller’s on a “witch hunt”

Hundreds of US cities are killing or scaling back their recycling programs

Medicare for America, Beto O’Rourke’s favorite health care plan, explained

Netflix won’t have any films at Cannes for the second year in a row

Kellyanne Conway’s irresponsible advice: read the New Zealand mosque shooter’s manifesto

Beto O’Rourke was an early supporter of marijuana legalization

Myspace, which still exists, accidentally deleted 12 years’ worth of music