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What’s the same and what’s different about the polls this time

Biden has a much bigger lead, but state polling reliability is still dubious.

In defense of Quibi

It was no Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube. Which isn’t a terrible thing.

How The Vow’s directors went past the “sex cult” headlines to tell NXIVM’s deeper story

The season one finale was "a surprise to us," say the documentary filmmakers.

The real death toll from the pandemic in America may already be 300,000

Deaths from all causes — not just Covid-19 — are up since the pandemic started, a CDC report found.

The stunning hypocrisy of the Trump family’s attacks on Hunter Biden

If there’s any family that should sit out attacking others for alleged corruption, it’s the Trumps.

What “home for the holidays” means during a pandemic

Without specific guidance around whether — and how — to travel, some find themselves playing a game of risk roulette.

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Will Covid-19 cancel the holidays?

Last Christmas, I gave you my health.

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Vox’s audience support program, explained

What the FCC can and can’t do to Section 230

Young people have a stake in our future. Let them vote.

7 movies and TV shows that explain US elections, from gerrymandering to hanging chads

Pope Francis endorses same-sex civil unions for the first time

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

America’s third Covid-19 surge is here. It was predictable — and preventable.

Poll: Young Americans think democracy is “broken,” but intend to vote in record numbers

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Purdue Pharma admits to crimes for its OxyContin marketing. But no one is going to prison.

Is it safe to vote in person? Experts say yes — with a few conditions.

9 ways to reform the Supreme Court besides court-packing

Lawyers can’t find the parents of 545 migrant children after separation by Trump

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What Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation will mean for environmental law and Joe Biden’s climate plan

The exhausting failure of Netflix’s Rebecca

How your browser can make your online life a little more private

No, Trump hasn’t been the best president for Black America since Lincoln

Oregon’s ballot measure to decriminalize all drugs, explained

Trump exploited a broken press. Here’s how to fix it.


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Trump's second term agenda

Dara, Jane, and Matt break down the policy stakes in 2020

Factory farms are an ideal breeding ground for the next pandemic

Trump’s team is pushing for a debate on foreign policy. That could backfire.

Geothermal energy is poised for a big breakout

Montana’s Senate race was supposed to be easy for Republicans. It’s a dead heat.

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Home, bittersweet home

Can a single place — one that’s failed us in the past — squeeze in everything it takes to live a life?

How Biden — or Trump — could win 270 electoral votes


How America could lose its allies

Why the US government is suing Google

The world is worried about the coronavirus. It’s equally concerned about climate change.

Trump’s new attack: Biden “wants to listen to Fauci”

Silicon Valley megadonors unleash a last-minute, $100 million barrage of ads against Trump

3 of Trump’s signature immigration policies are on the line at the Supreme Court

“We just don’t know what’s happening in our bodies”: Covid-19 long-haulers are still suffering

2020’s psychedelic drug ballot measures, explained

What should Democrats do about the Supreme Court?

Bill Barr and Elizabeth Warren find a common enemy: Google

Trump said the opioid epidemic would go away. It didn’t.

Everywhere basic income has been tried, in one map

Why everything from furniture to diet soda is so hard to buy right now