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California is ending a rule that helped cause its housing crisis

In defense of the “gentrification building”

Medicare’s benefits are full of holes — and patients keep falling through

Apple has changed its App Store rules, and Apple’s critics aren’t satisfied

One policy that could challenge a century of fossil fuel dominance

The infrastructure bill provides historic funding for public transit. It’s not enough.

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How the US made affordable homes illegal

The big drop in American poverty during the pandemic, explained

How two competing cryptocurrency policies began a conversation on digital rights

Biden thinks his new eviction moratorium may be doomed. Here’s why he’s trying it anyway.

Biden’s immigration policy isn’t Trump’s — but it’s still a disappointment

One way the US could have prevented the fight over the eviction moratorium

Congress wants to make going to the airport less miserable

“Progressive prosecutors” are working within the system to change it. How is that going?

Is it a HIPAA violation for your employer to require vaccines?

Does Congress know what it would take to stop the next pandemic?

Here’s how hard it is to vote in Texas

Biden stacks his administration with yet another tech foe

The child tax credit is blowing up on TikTok. That should tell lawmakers something.

The US steps up efforts to save Afghan allies as the Taliban continues an offensive

Biden’s biggest anti-poverty plan has launched. He can still make it even better.

Biden’s Cuba policy is suddenly in the spotlight

The Supreme Court’s latest decision could save millions from eviction — but not for long

Why does it cost so much to build things in America?

Democrats think now is their last, best chance to pass a big climate bill

The weird argument that offshore oil is good for the climate, debunked

Democrats’ voting rights bill is a big test for Biden’s global democracy agenda

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand wants to create a new agency to deal with data privacy

Lina Khan will be chair of the Federal Trade Commission

Democrats’ doomed voting bill is too broad to pass — and not broad enough to work

Biden’s $6 trillion budget proposal would rebuild America’s social safety net

The bipartisan consensus on broadband is a mirage 

Why Big Oil should be worried after a day of reckoning

The housing shortage makes housing discrimination much easier

What happened to the $45 billion in rent relief?

Democrats barely passed a bill to increase security at the US Capitol

Seriously, just tax the rich

Tesla is casting a spotlight on the government’s struggle to keep up with self-driving cars

How Biden could expand paid family leave to more Americans

A Canadian study gave $7,500 to homeless people. Here’s how they spent it.