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Chief Justice Roberts’s lifelong crusade against voting rights, explained

He has fought to undermine voting rights his entire career.

The new Covid-19 case surge in Europe, explained

"My worry is that it’s a long winter."

How #SaveTheChildren is pulling American moms into QAnon

The hashtag, its links to conspiracy theories, and its implications for the election, explained.

The pandemic forced mental health care to change for the better

Teletherapy is the future of mental health services. But it won’t be enough to solve America’s mental health crisis. 

Why the number of people getting tested for Covid-19 has dropped in the US

Experts say we need more testing. But that’s not happening.

The state of ex-felons’ voting rights, explained

America has restored voting rights for some ex-felons. But many more still can’t vote.

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ICE and involuntary hysterectomies

A whistleblower complaint alleges immigrants being detained by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement in Georgia have been subjected to involuntary procedures — including hysterectomies. Vox’s Nicole Narea explains.

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The bogus Steve Bannon-backed study claiming China created the coronavirus, explained

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Conservative media is setting the stage for delegitimizing a Biden victory

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Want to vote in 2020? Do it early.

How to vote by mail in 2020


What long voting lines in the US really mean

What wildfires in Brazil, Siberia, and the US West have in common

Trump says US Covid-19 deaths would be low if you excluded blue states. That’s wrong.

The stunning hypocrisy of Bill Barr

A woman in ICE detention says her fallopian tube was removed without her consent

Former model Amy Dorris says Donald Trump sexually assaulted her

The policing reforms in the Breonna Taylor settlement, explained

Want to fight climate change effectively? Here’s where to donate your money.

America needs a democratic revolution


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One Billion Americans

Ezra and Matt discuss the early days of blogging, Twitter, climate change, and Matt's case for having 1 billion Americans.

One Good Thing: Spiritfarer is an adorable video game about life and death

What Trump said about Covid-19 in private versus what he said in public

From BTS fandom to video games: How 4 new friendships formed during lockdown

USPS delays are affecting the businesses that need it most

How Beethoven’s 5th Symphony put the classism in classical music

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

Susanna Clarke’s astonishing Piranesi proves she’s one of the greatest novelists writing today

4 astonishing signs of coal’s declining economic viability

Trump’s ABC town hall revealed a president disconnected from reality

A group of centrist lawmakers has a new compromise proposal for more stimulus

We have to accelerate clean energy innovation to curb the climate crisis. Here’s how.

The outcry over ICE and hysterectomies, explained

Why North Carolina has giant lagoons of pig poop

The problem with Trump’s “reality show” pictures, according to Obama’s photographer

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Bob Woodward withheld his Trump revelations for months. Was that wrong?

A new study from Rwanda is the latest evidence for just giving people money

We’re closer to holographic meetings than you think

Race, policing, and the universal yearning for safety

Louisville reaches a $12 million settlement with family of Breonna Taylor