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Masha Gessen on the frightening fragility of America’s political institutions

Can American democracy survive Donald Trump?

The Supreme Court’s landmark new Native American rights decision, explained

No, they didn’t give away half of Oklahoma — but it is a big deal.

Why extreme heat is so alarming for the fight against Covid-19

"I’m actually really worried about indoor transmission."

The appeal and futility of mask meltdown videos

Shaming people who don’t wear face masks is popular, but it won’t really change anyone’s mind.

A therapist on what it’s like to work with patients during the pandemic

Moving clients to virtual counseling was step one.

What Kelly Reichardt learned from directing First Cow, her gentle masterpiece

This film about the first bovine on the frontier is all about friendship, capitalism, and baking.

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The Supreme Court issued its remaining decisions today for the 2020 term, including the biggie: Trump’s tax returns.

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Why Facebook failed its civil rights audit

At last, a climate policy platform that can unite the left

The Supreme Court just dealt a huge blow to Congress’s power to investigate Trump

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How “abolish ICE” helped bring abolitionist ideas into the mainstream

Joe Biden’s surprisingly visionary housing plan, explained

I’m an epidemiologist and a dad. Here’s why I think schools should reopen.

When Black Lives Matter protests come to “Copland”

Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders joined forces to craft a bold, progressive agenda

Is evangelical support for Trump a contradiction?

Who gets to be reckless on Wall Street?

Val Demings’s tenure as Orlando’s police chief complicates her consideration for VP

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Some brand names have long perpetuated racism. Black Lives Matter is changing that.

From Aunt Jemima to the Washington Redskins, a racist history is primed to be toppled.

Trump is trying to kick out foreign students amid the pandemic

The Supreme Court just gave Republicans a powerful new weapon against Obamacare

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Facebook's fact-check 'loophole'

Facebook's fact-check 'loophole'

Just 4 states meet these basic criteria to reopen and stay safe

Why Arizona is suffering the worst Covid-19 outbreak in the US

The Supreme Court stripped thousands of teachers of their civil rights

A rabbi explains how to make sense of suffering

The hidden trackers in your phone, explained

America’s looming housing catastrophe, explained

Farmers and animal rights activists are coming together to fight big factory farms

A coronavirus consultant shares how she advises businesses on reopening

Civil rights leaders are still fed up with Facebook over hate speech

Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro gets coronavirus after months of downplaying the pandemic

TikTok pulls out of Hong Kong as tech companies push back against new security law


Humans are making pandemics more likely

Live results for the New Jersey primaries

Walmart’s Amazon Prime competitor will launch in July

Why did you watch Tiger King on Netflix?

Canada’s “national shame”: Covid-19 in nursing homes

In Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets, the closing of a dive bar stands in for the end of the world

The best $14 I ever spent: A plastic kiddie pool

The scariest thing about global warming (and Covid-19)

This week in TikTok: Are you cottagecore or more “dark academia”?