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Explainers

We live in a world of too much information and too little context. Too much noise and too little insight. That's where Vox's explainers come in.

The hasty plan to get Americans back on the moon by 2024, explained

How “soccer girl” became the indisputably coolest look

How the Trump administration is using 9/11 to build a case for war with Iran

The first Democratic debate qualification rules — and controversies — explained

Trump’s legally problematic claim that he’d accept “oppo research” from foreign governments, explained

This Austrian company is betting you’ll take a flying drone taxi. Really.

Congress’s high-stakes budget fight to avert an economic crisis, explained

Will climate change kill everyone — or just lots and lots of people?

The race to be the next British prime minister, briefly explained

Prohibition worked better than you think

America’s anti-alcohol experiment cut down on drinking and drinking-related deaths — and it may have reduced crime and violence overall.

Kamala Harris’s plan to provide DREAMers a pathway to citizenship, explained

The fight over the 2020 census citizenship question, explained

The Democrats who are still undecided on Medicare-for-all, explained

Rashida Tlaib wants to give low-income adults $3,000 a year each, no questions asked

Why are so many music festivals total disasters?

What Hong Kong’s massive protests are really about

Elaine Chao and Mitch McConnell’s potential conflict of interest, explained

“We don’t want to be knee-jerk”: YouTube responds to Vox on its harassment policies

What the House’s planned contempt vote against Barr actually means, explained

Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to be the UK’s next prime minister, explained

Trump’s possibly fake deal with Mexico, explained

The Democratic Party is protecting one of its last anti-abortion members in a safe blue district

The war to free science

Joe Biden’s evolution on abortion, explained

David French vs. Sohrab Ahmari and the battle dividing conservatives, explained

The border is in crisis. Here’s how it got this bad.

How many Americans live on $2 a day? The biggest debate in poverty research, explained.

Lil Nas X isn’t an anomaly — black people have always been a part of country music

10 ways to accelerate progress against climate change

Climate change is becoming a defining issue of 2020

Judy Shelton’s potential nomination to a Federal Reserve Board seat, explained

The real cost of Trump’s tariffs on Mexico, explained

The rise of granny panties

Democrats’ extremely uphill battle to retake the Senate majority in 2020, explained

Pay attention to the growing wave of climate change lawsuits

Why Joe Biden is holding on to such a strong lead in the 2020 primary polls

Sexual misconduct allegations against R. Kelly spanning 25 years, in one timeline

Why you want oysters and a salt marsh between you and a hurricane

Lil Miquela and the virtual influencer hype, explained

Trump is heading to the UK. Here’s what you need to know.