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Joe Manchin sank Biden’s agenda. Democrats are lucky to have him.

James Carville on why Manchin is actually good, Sinema less so, and why 2022 isn’t quite hopeless yet.

Bravo fired one Housewife over racism. What about the others?

It sure seems like bigotry is a feature, not a bug, in the network’s Real Housewives machine.

It’s going to take a lot more than Neil Young to change Spotify’s mind about Joe Rogan

Other musicians aren’t boycotting the music service. Will you?

How “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” turned Encanto into a sleeper hit

Peeling back the layers of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s surprising TikTok hit.

What we found when we went looking for another Earth

In the last decade, scientists have discovered thousands of exoplanets — and a lot of them are surprisingly weird.

The secret lives of baby teeth

Why some are trying to discover more about our bodies’ "little living archives."

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Breyer to Reteyer

Vox’s Ian Millhiser says American politics shifted during Justice Stephen Breyer’s career, until he no longer had a place in them.

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Retiring Justice Stephen Breyer’s nearly 28 years on the Supreme Court, explained

Who is on Biden’s shortlist to replace retiring Justice Breyer?

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America’s NATO expansion obsession plays into the Ukraine crisis

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Microsoft avoided the latest Big Tech scrutiny. Then it bought a company for $69 billion.

The extraordinary success of Covid-19 vaccines, in two charts

Democrats have precedent for a speedy Supreme Court confirmation

Stephen Breyer’s retirement puts the spotlight on Joe Manchin — again

The high price of a crypto salary

Omicron’s most crucial warning: A disease can move much faster than we can

The quest to avert an asteroid apocalypse is going surprisingly well

The rise of the post-credits scene, explained 

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Why do we remember what we remember?

The mundane photographs that are helping scientists probe the mysteries of memory.

How to depolarize a country

Why more Americans than ever are starting their own businesses 

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What happens to voting rights now?

The plan to make it easier to vote has been fili-busted.

What you need to know about Biden’s 400 million mask plan

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How trauma became the word of the decade

The very real psychiatric term has become so omnipresent in pop culture that some experts worry it’s losing its meaning.

Biden is defending key Trump immigration policies in court

American democracy is under threat. But what is that threat, exactly?

The animal that’s everywhere and nowhere

The luxurious fantasy of suffering in Hanya Yanagihara’s novels

The Supreme Court will hear two cases that are likely to end affirmative action

The never-ending suffering of the legacyquel

The school shooting generation grows up

An early wave of survivors came of age in a wholly unprepared world. Now they’re in their 30s and 40s, grappling with the present.

Peloton’s big whoops

Democrats have had enough of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s obstruction

Biden promised a harder line on Saudi Arabia. Why can’t he deliver?

The best $65 I ever spent: A BDSM whip

US policy is fueling Afghanistan’s humanitarian crisis

What Congress’s new election reform idea leaves out

Can Russia back down in Ukraine?

The hidden lesson in the new free Covid-19 tests

Thich Nhat Hanh’s final mindfulness lesson: How to die peacefully

Stop canceling normal people who go viral