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The redistricting wars

The battle lines for the next decade of US politics are about to be set.

The summer that wasn’t

How our Covid-19 backslide taught us there may be no going back to "normal."

Why Biden’s approval numbers have sagged, explained by an expert

The Covid-19 resurgence and chaotic Afghanistan withdrawal have fueled a 10-point drop in his approval rating.

Elon Musk’s problematic plan for “full self-driving” Teslas

Concerns about features like Autopilot aren’t going unnoticed in Washington.

It’s time to stop describing lifesaving health care as “elective”

Labels like "nonessential" are getting in the way of urgent treatments and surgeries. There’s a better way.

How America’s hottest city is trying to cool down

Can trees help save Phoenix from extreme heat?

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Xi Jinping cracks down on everything

Chinese President Xi Jinping has kicked off a "rectification" campaign that’s affecting every sector of Chinese society and business. Lily Kuo, the Washington Post's China bureau chief, explains.

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Vox’s audience support program, explained

Getting a Covid test at Walgreens isn’t as much of a privacy risk as it used to be

The fall equinox is Wednesday. Here are 8 things to know about the first day of autumn.

SpaceX’s latest mission was an infomercial (for charity)

Not much happened at the “Justice for J6” rally. But the far right’s focus is elsewhere.

America’s car crash epidemic

Take a mental break with the newest Vox crossword

Nuclear subs and a diplomatic blowup: The US-France clash, explained

The Texas GOP sees Haitian migrants in crisis as a political opportunity

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AI’s Islamophobia problem

Does everybody need a booster shot?

Apple shut down a voting app in Russia. That should worry everyone.

California is ending a rule that helped cause its housing crisis

The Eyes of Tammy Faye captures the moment the GOP got in bed with the Christian right

The Justice for J6 rally is Trump supporters’ attempt at revisionist history

Dirty air can be deadly. Here’s how to protect yourself.

The meditative empathy of Susanna Clarke’s Piranesi

Peloton star Cody Rigsby, explained by his biggest fans 

The dubious rise of ivermectin as a Covid-19 treatment, explained

It’s getting harder for people to believe that Facebook is a net good for society


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Ezra, Matt, and Sarah Try (Again) to Podcast

For Matt’s last episode of The Weeds, Ezra Klein and Sarah Kliff return for a discussion about how subsidies lead to rising health care costs

The housing crisis is the top concern for urban residents

The pandemic has created a nation of insomniacs

Wildfires in Australia caused an explosion of sea life thousands of miles away

The best $34.32 I ever spent: My white cane

Inaction on climate change can worsen the crisis in Afghanistan

Newsom won. California’s recall system could use reform.

Nicki Minaj isn’t anti-vax, exactly. That’s why her vaccine resistance is so concerning.

The Supreme Court is drunk on its own power

The fight to resettle Afghans in the US has just begun

Americans are dying because no hospital will take them

One Good Thing: I didn’t watch any sports. Then I watched Netflix’s Drive to Survive.

The D’Amelio kids are not all right

An illustration of scales of justice holding sports items like basketballs.

Introducing Vox’s new HBO show, Level Playing Field

What the Taliban’s new government reveals about how they will rule


What’s killing Minnesota’s moose?

The hype around exercise dresses, explained

Democrats’ immigration hopes rest on a decision by the Senate parliamentarian

How to end the American obsession with driving

CDC study: Unvaccinated people are 11 times more likely to die of Covid-19

Are Biden’s new vaccine requirements legal?