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The debate over whether to call Donald Trump a fascist, and why it matters.

Still going to the grocery store? With new virus variants spreading, it’s probably time to stop.

Health experts say you should avoid optional trips whenever you can. You probably need a better mask, too.

How to avoid another election year like 2020

What America needs to do to avoid the next election crisis, according to a new report.

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Okay, Google: unionize!

A very big tech company now has a very small union. Recode’s Shirin Ghaffary explains why highly paid workers in an anti-union industry still organized and made history.

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Vox’s audience support program, explained

Everything is awful. Here’s a Q&A with a philosopher about why cats rule.

Olivia Nuzzi and Sam Sanders talk about the final days of the Trump White House

Trump won’t say the one thing that could really calm down his followers

WandaVision is at its best when it gets weird

Why the best referees for Twitter and Facebook may be the people who work there

A running list of corporate responses to the Capitol riot

Can Captain America serve two dramatically different versions of America?

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Why Israel is leading the world in vaccinating its population

How random people have managed to get leftover coronavirus vaccines

What the history of the Ku Klux Klan can teach us about the Capitol riot

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“It’s embarrassing”: The spotty US tracking of coronavirus mutations

How novelist Anna North built a Western around a gang of gender-nonconforming outlaws

Abolish the lame-duck period

America’s biggest retirement community stars in a new doc that plays like dystopian fiction

The seat of American democracy looks like a city under occupation

The second impeachment of Donald Trump, explained

How Congress can permanently disqualify Trump from office after impeachment

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Will the GOP be Q-pilled or Coup-pilled?

Zack Beauchamp joins Matt and Dara to discuss the attempted overthrow of American democracy.

Here are the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump

The House just made Trump the first president to be impeached twice

A fight over metal detectors reveals how broken Congress really is

Trump released a tweet-like statement denouncing violence. He still needs to do more.

America’s democracy is failing. Here’s why.

No Senate Republicans have backed an impeachment conviction — yet

One of Donald Trump’s biggest Silicon Valley backers is renouncing his support

The Capitol Hill mob wanted to intimidate Congress. It’s working.

Google Assistant’s new Guest Mode is more private, but there’s a trade-off

Dear Elon Musk: Here’s how you should donate your money

How bad is your state’s Covid-19 outbreak?

“The central weakness of our political system right now is the Republican Party”

Inauguration week could turn violent, so Airbnb canceled all DC reservations

Trump’s plan to weaponize the census against immigrants has failed

The perilous state of American democracy, in one photo

One Good Thing: FX’s A Teacher depicts a teacher and student’s affair with pain intact

The potential consequences for Republicans who denied the election results, explained

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The paradox of online “body positivity”

Is this the beginning of a mainstream fat acceptance movement? Or will it be buried by the algorithms?

No ICU beds? Expect double the number of Covid-19 deaths.

Can the Republican Party be saved?