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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.

Class of 2021: Mondaire Jones on his “jarring” start as a first-term lawmaker

The New York Democrat discusses the growing progressive movement in his party, and how the US Capitol riot is shaping his priorities.

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

The Constitution is not at all clear about whether Trump remains vulnerable to impeachment.

Poems for a new year

7 poets — including Saeed Jones, Alex Dimitrov, and Patty Crane — meditate on the year we’ve had, the one ahead, and our dark, persistent past.

What Joan Didion means to us

Her new book, Let Me Tell You What I Mean, taps into what makes Didion an icon.

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.

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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

4 reasons we’re seeing these worrying coronavirus variants now

How a bunch of Redditors made GameStop’s stock soar

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

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

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

The Great Gatsby has one of the most iconic covers ever printed. How do you redesign it?

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A stunt from Rand Paul reveals limited Republican support for impeachment

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

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”

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

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

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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

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

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.

Hawley tries to cancel Senate Democrats for “canceling” him

What a recent Covid-19 flight outbreak tells us about spread on planes

Trans people can serve openly in the US military once again

Got a weird text about a package delivery? It could be a scam.

How random people have managed to get leftover coronavirus vaccines