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Israel’s Iron Dome, explained by an expert

Here’s how the rocket defense system works, and the ways it has — and hasn’t — changed the conflict.

Covid-19 proved bad indoor air quality makes us sick. We can fix that.

Air quality scientists are demanding a "paradigm shift" in ventilation standards.

Mourning my grandmother — and India — from across the ocean

As India’s Covid-19 crisis worsens, the diaspora’s connection to family and home has come undone.

The Supreme Court just took a case that poses a major threat to Roe v. Wade

The case is the biggest threat to abortion rights to arise since Amy Coney Barrett joined the Court.

The incomplete promise of Medicaid expansion

4 million poor Americans are counting on Democrats to fix the Medicaid expansion gap.

Parler is back in Apple’s App Store, with a promise to crack down on hate speech

That’s a commitment that’s easier said than done.

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Take this job and shove it

Job growth has slowed, but there are plenty of positions posted. That's got politicians arguing about the cost of benefits. Matt Yglesias explains.

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Vox’s audience support program, explained


Dodger Stadium’s violent origin story

The Olympics’ Covid-19 dilemma

Many Americans struggle with debt. Social media doesn’t help. 

What we owe and are owed

The black box economy

Take a mental break with the new Vox crossword

The Fairness Issue

Can sports ever really be “fair”?

Anti-trans bills, women’s sports, and the misguided pursuit of an even playing field.

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Who deserves a book deal?

As former Trump officials and other polarizing figures seek book deals, publishing is caught in a generational battle that’s becoming an existential crisis.

Why Mare of Easttown’s latest episode is its biggest yet

It never made sense for AT&T to buy WarnerMedia. Now it’s undoing its $100 billion deal.

The GOP whitewash of the Capitol attack shows the need for a January 6 commission

“Get the vaccine and enjoy life with no masks”: Kate McKinnon returns as SNL’s Dr. Fauci

“Shocked and horrified”: Gaza news bureau is destroyed on live TV

Israel’s unraveling

We should be talking about the death of Mikayla Miller

The US should give away its vaccine doses. Now.


Why captchas are getting harder

WeWork’s CEO says remote workers are less engaged. Is he right?


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The plan for more free school

Matt is joined by New York Times education reporter Dana Goldstein to discuss Biden's plan to vastly expand public education in America

How Gold Diggers finds the horror in petty high school betrayal

What went wrong with The Woman in the Window?

One Good Thing: The gorgeous horror movie St. Maud finds religious ecstasy in self-destruction

How Biden can beat vaccine polarization, explained in 600 words

Ramps, spring’s trendiest produce, explained

Los Angeles’s quixotic quest to end homelessness

How angry Apple employees’ petition led to a controversial new hire’s departure

Trump’s signature Israel policy had a key flaw. We’re seeing it now.

ExxonMobil wants you to feel responsible for climate change so it doesn’t have to

The CDC embraces the power of the vaccines

Joe Manchin’s surprisingly bold proposal to fix America’s voting rights problem

The Underground Railroad is a towering series about the ways slavery still infects America

Here are the most effective ways to donate to help India

The Colonial Pipeline is coming back online

What American kids need this summer

The right-wing effort to derail Biden’s conservation plan

A small but vocal opposition could obstruct an initiative to conserve 30 percent of US land by 2030.

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is exposing a deep schism in the Democratic Party

The case for canceling student debt — all of it

The lawsuit seeking to impose the “death penalty” on the NRA, explained

The Gaza doom loop