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Do I want kids?

How do I decide whether to have kids? A new episode of Glad You Asked explores this enormous life decision.

The long road to a reckoning on racist team names

I worked for a Native American advocacy group. The hardest part of my job was fighting racist sports names.

The endless expansion of the American beverage aisle

The American beverage aisle is overflowing, with no sign of letting up.

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The Covid Olympics

The 2020 Games were mired in scandal before they even started. Vox’s Jen Kirby explains how things are going now that the Olympics have finally begun.

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Reckoning with the theft of Native American children

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The case for optimism about US democracy

The danger in corporate solutions to government problems

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How Emily Oster became one of the most respected — and reviled — voices of the pandemic

Our bodies can adapt to hotter conditions — but there’s a limit

The West is burning. Climate change is making it worse.

6 questions to consider before launching yourself into space

The Simone Biles scoring controversy, explained

As the pandemic wears on, some Americans could need booster shots

How to become an Olympic sport


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Time Machine: Buchanan v. Warley (1917)

Vox's Jerusalem Demsas joins Matt and Dara on a time machine trip back to a WW1-era Supreme Court decision that shaped land use policy, zoning, and racial discrimination in housing

Gymnastics still hasn’t fully reckoned with its abuse problem

Anti-abortion lawyers are finally being honest

Does Congress know what it would take to stop the next pandemic?

Did the Covid-19 Olympics have to be a mess?

The opioid epidemic isn’t unsolvable

M. Night Shyamalan returns with Old, a floppy but haunting thriller about aging

The surprising past, unlikely present, and uncertain future of Christmas in July

Jane Goodall reveals what studying chimpanzees teaches us about human nature

Democrats are going it alone on immigration reform

The ballad of the Chowchilla bus kidnapping

In 1976, a school bus carrying 26 children and their driver disappeared from a small California town. Forty-five years later, we revisit the story.

Prom, after a senior year interrupted

How Kevin McCarthy tried to sabotage the House January 6 investigation

An Indigenous firefighter explains how to better manage wildfires

A new bill would hold Facebook responsible for Covid-19 vaccine misinformation

America’s houses are old. Low-income renters are suffering because of it.

Here’s how hard it is to vote in Texas

The price of Olympic glory

This outed priest’s story is a warning for everyone about the need for data privacy laws

The Senate’s infrastructure gamble, explained

Companies that make people return to the office will lose employees