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How one man quietly stitched the American safety net over four decades

Robert Greenstein isn’t a household name. But his career lobbying for the poor has changed the lives of millions of Americans.

What else Qatar has built with its absurd wealth besides the 2022 World Cup

The World Cup has exhibited Qatar’s soft power. Look closely to see its constraints.

Holiday scam email season is here. Don’t fall for it.

Sorry, no one is actually going to give you a free Yeti cooler.

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How the right’s radical thinkers are coping with the midterms

The New Right emerged to theorize Trumpism’s rise. Can they explain its defeat?

The high stakes and unique weirdness of the Georgia Senate runoff, briefly explained

Sen. Raphael Warnock and former football player Herschel Walker will face off one more time in December.

How to become a truly excellent gift giver

A great present should have at least one of these three qualities. Here’s what they are.

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NASA wants to live in space

NASA’s Artemis mission is the first step toward a long-term human settlement on the moon. Vox’s Unexplainable examines whether humans are even capable of living far from Earth for an extended period of time.

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Elon Musk has Twitter and Tesla problems

America’s unique, enduring gun problem, explained

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How to make Covid the last pandemic

Of course Glass Onion is a blast. But it cuts deeper than Knives Out, too.

FTX is over. Is crypto, too?

Hakeem Jeffries’s ascent to Democratic leader, explained

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The White House’s plan to colonize the moon, briefly explained

Elon Musk can’t get his story straight on Twitter

The case for buying less — and how to actually do it

The weird sorrow of losing Twitter

Will America continue to turn away from vaccines?

Sen. Cory Booker has a plan to stop taxpayer bailouts of Big Meat 


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It’s time to regulate crypto

The FTX crash, explained.

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Trump’s return to Twitter prompts outrage and confusion

Bob Iger’s Disney challenge: Solve the problem he helped create

Here are the first moon photos from NASA’s Artemis I mission

Despite its brutal tactics, Iran’s regime fails to contain mass protests

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever unearthed deep colorism within Latino communities

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The world to come

Earth’s population passed 8 billion this month — now what? Plus: the rise of an anti-vaccine America, the looming dangers of superintelligent AI, the shifting landscape of higher ed, and more.

The incredible shrinking future of college

Are 8 billion people too many — or too few? 

How to cook and eat well when food is more expensive than ever

Shooting at Colorado LGBTQ club kills 5, injures 25

Holiday traditions aren’t set in stone. You can update them.

Nancy Pelosi was really, really good at her job

The good and bad news for the planet after the latest UN climate talks

Going home for the holidays? Boost, mask, and test beforehand.

North Korean missile launches may mean new nuclear tests

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The Future Perfect 50

The scientists, thinkers, scholars, writers, and activists building a more perfect future.

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