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Advice for a young idealist: Find a lonely cause

If you want to make a difference, find a neglected problem no one is working on.

One Good Thing: Reservation Dogs is groundbreaking. It’s also incredibly funny.

FX’s series, now available on Hulu, is the rare TV comedy that knows what it is from its first scene.

It’s time to stop describing lifesaving health care as “elective”

Labels like "nonessential" are getting in the way of urgent treatments and surgeries. There’s a better way.

Getting a Covid test at Walgreens isn’t as much of a privacy risk as it used to be

Walgreens added a new security measure to its test registration platform following Recode’s report.

The fall equinox is Wednesday. Here are 8 things to know about the first day of autumn.

A brief scientific guide to the first day of fall.

Why Biden’s approval numbers have sagged, explained by an expert

The Covid-19 resurgence and chaotic Afghanistan withdrawal have fueled a 10-point drop in his approval rating.

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Xi Jinping cracks down on everything

Chinese President Xi Jinping has kicked off a "rectification" campaign that’s affecting every sector of Chinese society and business. Lily Kuo, the Washington Post's China bureau chief, explains.

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Not much happened at the “Justice for J6” rally. But the far right’s focus is elsewhere.

America’s car crash epidemic

Nuclear subs and a diplomatic blowup: The US-France clash, explained

The Texas GOP sees Haitian migrants in crisis as a political opportunity

AI’s Islamophobia problem

Does everybody need a booster shot?

Apple shut down a voting app in Russia. That should worry everyone.

California is ending a rule that helped cause its housing crisis

The Eyes of Tammy Faye captures the moment the GOP got in bed with the Christian right

The Justice for J6 rally is Trump supporters’ attempt at revisionist history

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Ezra, Matt, and Sarah Try (Again) to Podcast

For Matt’s last episode of The Weeds, Ezra Klein and Sarah Kliff return for a discussion about how subsidies lead to rising health care costs

The meditative empathy of Susanna Clarke’s Piranesi

Peloton star Cody Rigsby, explained by his biggest fans 

The dubious rise of ivermectin as a Covid-19 treatment, explained

It’s getting harder for people to believe that Facebook is a net good for society

The housing crisis is the top concern for urban residents

The pandemic has created a nation of insomniacs

Wildfires in Australia caused an explosion of sea life thousands of miles away

The best $34.32 I ever spent: My white cane

Inaction on climate change can worsen the crisis in Afghanistan

Newsom won. California’s recall system could use reform.

Nicki Minaj isn’t anti-vax, exactly. That’s why her vaccine resistance is so concerning.

The Supreme Court is drunk on its own power

The fight to resettle Afghans in the US has just begun

Americans are dying because no hospital will take them

One Good Thing: I didn’t watch any sports. Then I watched Netflix’s Drive to Survive.

The D’Amelio kids are not all right

An illustration of scales of justice holding sports items like basketballs.

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