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A year into the pandemic, shame still doesn’t work

GaysOverCovid is a case study in why public shaming and scolding does more harm than good.

“My life literally flashed before my eyes”: Freshman Rep. Mondaire Jones on a jarring start to his first term

The New York Democrat discusses his role representing new lawmakers in the House, and how the US Capitol riot is shaping his priorities.

Biden’s “all of government” plan for climate, explained

Rejoining the Paris agreement is just the start of Biden’s climate and clean energy policy.

We aren’t using all of our tools to treat Covid-19

More treatments are available for Covid-19 as hospitalizations spike, but some drugs are sitting on the shelves unused.

Are vaccine providers selling your health data? There’s not much stopping them.

How a vaccine clinic scandal in Philadelphia shows the need for better health privacy laws.

The $1.3 billion lawsuit that could bring down Rudy Giuliani, explained

Giuliani is accused of lying about a once-obscure voting machine company — and he’s not the only one in hot water.

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Coronavirus, 365 days later

One year after our first episode on the novel coronavirus, Vox’s Julia Belluz explains what we got right, what we got wrong, and what comes next.

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Vox’s audience support program, explained

John Kerry promises US climate change diplomacy won’t lead to weaker China policy

A big hurdle for older Americans trying to get vaccinated: Using the internet

What happened when a beloved mom influencer donated to Trump

Biden wants to triple protected lands

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

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How a bunch of Redditors made GameStop’s stock soar

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Hypnotism evolved from a phony health craze

Poems for a new year

A stunt from Rand Paul reveals limited Republican support for impeachment

India’s farmers are still protesting — and things are turning violent

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Is it constitutional to hold an impeachment trial for a former president?

Joe Biden is already facing an ally problem

Biden is ordering 200 million more Covid-19 vaccine doses

A pro-democracy activist on Hong Kong’s year of turmoil: “The city itself is dying”

Biden had his first call with Putin. He said everything Trump wouldn’t.

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Biden's immigration shuffle

Matt and Dara are joined by German Lopez to discuss the Biden administration's early immigration moves and policy signals

Violent anti-lockdown protests sweep the Netherlands

Biden’s latest executive action is a win for chickens and meatpacking workers

A Texas judge just blocked Biden’s 100-day pause on deportations

Kellyanne and Claudia Conway’s very complicated, very public relationship, explained

The national GOP is broken. State GOPs might be even worse. 

Did the New York Times fire an editor over a tweet? The Lauren Wolfe controversy, explained.

Poll: Most Americans want to break up Big Tech

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell is banned from Twitter

The Biden administration’s early plans for racial equity, explained

What Joan Didion means to us

Biden’s new Covid-19 vaccination goal won’t get the US to herd immunity before the fall

What Kamala Harris means to women who are childfree by choice

Twilight of the American antihero

60 percent of likely voters say they’re in favor of public housing. So why isn’t there more of it?

This week in TikTok: How are you supposed to be a girl online?

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For Black Americans, the middle class has always been a mirage

So many Black families have been shut out of stability at every turn.

Why Mitch McConnell relented on his demands about preserving the filibuster

What’s next for Trump’s Senate impeachment trial

Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx detail how Trump’s coronavirus response was even worse than we thought

Some Silicon Valley donors’ next political fight? Trying to oust California’s governor.