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Democrats may let the best weapon against child poverty fade away

The child tax credit accomplished in one month what other policies took a decade to achieve.

Playdates are ruining all the fun

It’s time to rethink how American children play.

Can a haunted house even scare us in 2021?

When a pandemic rages just outside our doors, maybe escapism is all we can hope for.


Why the US is always hitting a “debt ceiling”

Is the huge US national debt a problem?

Jeff Bezos wants a low-orbit office park to replace the ISS

Blue Origin thinks all kinds of companies will want some space in space.

Biden’s plan to make your internet cheaper and better is one step closer

Net neutrality is back on the table.

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The Alec Baldwin shooting

Variety’s Brent Lang explains how cinematographer Halyna Hutchins died on the Rust film set—and how the tragic shooting might catalyze positive change in the entertainment industry.

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Vox’s audience support program, explained

Immigrants could fix the US labor shortage

One Good Thing: A book that treats The Real Housewives as an academic text

The “ghost stores” of Instagram

What happens when your favorite thing goes viral?

A contrarian take on the disinformation panic

Is ignoring the pandemic a crime against humanity?

Take a mental break with the newest Vox crossword

House isn’t selling? Blame the ghosts.

Realtor? Check. Appraiser? Check. Ghostbuster? Check.

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Scream broke all the rules of horror — then rewrote them forever

Wall Street doesn’t care about the Facebook leaks. Mark Zuckerberg does.

Why your credit card company wants to give you crypto

Welcome to the Horror Issue

Why do banks charge a fee for not having enough money?

The horror century

From the first morbid films a hundred years ago, scary movies always been a dark mirror on Americans’ deepest fears and anxieties.

What will the Virginia and New Jersey governor’s races mean for Biden?

Succession turns a box of doughnuts into a stealthy statement about abuse

Supply chain chaos and inflation could last into 2022

How biological detective work can reveal who engineered a virus

Pfizer’s clinical data puts the US one step closer to a Covid-19 vaccine for younger kids


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The case for and against open borders

Our open borders episode is here.

What Dave Chappelle gets wrong about trans people and comedy

Who should get a Covid-19 booster shot right now?

The French Dispatch is peak Wes Anderson. I wish I loved it.

The Supreme Court’s very unusual new abortion orders, explained

What Democrats are still fighting over in the budget bill


How Vox built a YouTube channel with 10 million subscribers

How you’ll know when Covid-19 has gone from “pandemic” to “endemic”

Why Dune endures

The future of vaccine mandates will likely come down to Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett

MLMs might not be able to get away with their shady promises much longer

The fate of the planet will be negotiated in Glasgow

Poaching is altering the genetics of wild animals

Remote work is bringing the city to the suburbs

How New York overengineered its million-dollar vaccine passport

Why Fannie Lou Hamer’s definition of “freedom” still matters

It’s time for Americans to buy less stuff

Democrats’ winnowing health care ambitions

Democrats are setting up social policies for painful cliffs

Facebook’s name change plan reflects its real priorities

Dave Chappelle vs. trans people vs. Netflix

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