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What Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation will mean for environmental law and Joe Biden’s climate plan

Barrett will increase a majority dedicated to limiting the administrative state.

How your browser can make your online life a little more private

A new browser setting will do what Do Not Track didn’t, but you could switch to a more private browser right now.

Home, bittersweet home

Can a single place — one that’s failed us in the past — squeeze in everything it takes to live a life?

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Block the vote?

The 2020 election is well underway, as are efforts to prevent people from voting.

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Vox’s audience support program, explained

What’s the same and what’s different about the polls this time

7 movies and TV shows that explain US elections, from gerrymandering to hanging chads

Pope Francis endorses same-sex civil unions for the first time ever

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

The stunning hypocrisy of the Trump family’s attacks on Hunter Biden

America’s third Covid-19 surge is here. It was predictable — and preventable.

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Poll: Young Americans think democracy is “broken,” but intend to vote in record numbers

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Is it safe to vote in person? Experts say yes — with a few conditions.

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The exhausting failure of Netflix’s Rebecca

No, Trump hasn’t been the best president for Black America since Lincoln

Oregon’s ballot measure to decriminalize all drugs, explained

Trump exploited a broken press. Here’s how to fix it.

Factory farms are an ideal breeding ground for the next pandemic

Trump’s team is pushing for a debate on foreign policy. That could backfire.

Geothermal energy is poised for a big breakout

Montana’s Senate race was supposed to be easy for Republicans. It’s a dead heat.

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Trump's second term agenda

Dara, Jane, and Matt break down the policy stakes in 2020

What “home for the holidays” means during a pandemic

How Biden — or Trump — could win 270 electoral votes


How America could lose its allies

Why the US government is suing Google

The world is worried about the coronavirus. It’s equally concerned about climate change.

Trump’s new attack: Biden “wants to listen to Fauci”

Silicon Valley megadonors unleash a last-minute, $100 million barrage of ads against Trump

3 of Trump’s signature immigration policies are on the line at the Supreme Court

“We just don’t know what’s happening in our bodies”: Covid-19 long-haulers are still suffering

2020’s psychedelic drug ballot measures, explained

What should Democrats do about the Supreme Court?

Bill Barr and Elizabeth Warren find a common enemy: Google

Trump said the opioid epidemic would go away. It didn’t.

Everywhere basic income has been tried, in one map

Why everything from furniture to diet soda is so hard to buy right now 

A political scientist explains why the GOP is a threat to American democracy

This week in TikTok: The influencer hair salon that’s under attack

Can a pair of jeans kill the coronavirus?

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Texas Sen. John Cornyn is facing his first real challenge from newcomer MJ Hegar

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The battle for Latino voters in Arizona and Florida, explained

Trump is trying to win over Latinos in two key states. Is it working?