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Why the FBI is vetting the National Guard ahead of the inauguration

Credentialing National Guard members ahead of national special security events is routine.

Don’t ask what Martin Luther King Jr. would do today and then ignore his real message

The civil rights icon called for nonviolence but also warned about violent white mobs.

How Americans feel about Joe Biden ahead of his inauguration

Americans give Biden good marks on presidential transition — but Republicans still believe Trump’s voter fraud lies.

What the clergy praying at Biden’s inauguration signal about his priorities

The choice of Fr. Leo O’Donovan and Rev. Silvester Beaman have personal and national significance.

Terrible financial advice is going viral on TikTok

TikTok is full of dubious personal finance myths. Here are 10 of them, and why you should be wary.

How the FBI’s surveillance of Martin Luther King Jr. was bolstered by Hollywood

"Every country has to build themselves up on propaganda."

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Capitol Police arrested an armed man at a DC security checkpoint

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Trump’s Twitter and Facebook bans are working

“A colossal waste”: Some Republicans question Biden’s Covid-19 relief plan


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The Next Four Years: Fighting tech monopolies

Charlotte Slaiman joins Matt to discuss the ongoing antitrust cases against Google and Facebook, and the prospects for tech regulation in the Biden administration.

What Biden wants to do on immigration, briefly explained

House Democrats launch investigation into Capitol riot security failures

The Capitol riot is a reminder of the links between police and white supremacy

Report: Capitol Police knew Congress might be targeted days before attack

Merkel’s party picks another centrist as its leader — and maybe Germany’s future chancellor

Alex Azar’s resignation letter paints a misleading picture of Trump’s coronavirus response

Why the MyPillow guy was at the White House, explained as best we can

The word “Orwellian” has lost all meaning


The warning signs before the Capitol riot

A close read of Promising Young Woman’s brilliant, divisive ending

Up to 25,000 National Guard troops are headed to DC. It’s unclear why so many are needed.

Most Democrats and Republicans think the government should make climate change a priority

Why Christians keep appropriating Jewish ritual symbols

Biden’s plan to fix the Covid-19 vaccine rollout, explained

Deep cleaning, packing supplies, and a concession: The Trumps plan their White House exit

How Californians are resorting to crowdsourcing to get their Covid-19 vaccine

Still going to the grocery store? With new virus variants spreading, it’s probably time to stop.

White women’s role in white supremacy, explained

The profound grief and terrible puns of Harrow the Ninth

Norway wants to lead on climate change. But first it must face its legacy of oil and gas.