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Vox’s policy team covers how government action and inaction affect people’s lives: the problems facing the US, the ideas that could solve them, and the debates and arguments that will determine if those solutions become reality.

Biden and McCarthy’s budget deal to lift the debt ceiling, explained

Texas State House votes to impeach Attorney General Ken Paxton

A 10-year-old Ohio rape victim got an abortion. Now her doctor is being punished.

The next frontier for Ozempic: Health insurance

Is weed safe in pregnancy?

A guide to Ron DeSantis’s most extreme policies in Florida

The latest book ban target: Amanda Gorman’s poem from the Biden inauguration

Trump’s worst judge will hear a $1.8 billion attack on Planned Parenthood

The historic deal to save the Colorado River, explained

President Biden’s new executive action is all about children and the internet

9 questions about the debt ceiling, answered

9 questions about the attempts to ban TikTok, answered

Did Biden screw up his debt ceiling strategy?

Florida is too dangerous to visit, civil rights groups warn

One state just became a national leader on child care. Here’s how they did it.

Why immigration policy is so inhumane

How Republican states are eroding local democracy

The psychedelic renaissance is at risk of missing the bigger picture

What a debt default could mean for America’s superpower status

Hundreds of thousands of Americans are losing Medicaid every month

The staggering fine print of Texas and Florida’s new anti-trans bills

The Republican plan to take over school boards may be backfiring

The Supreme Court hands down a temporary, but significant, victory for gun control

What North Carolina’s abortion ban does — and why it matters

What happened to the GOP’s promises to support women and families after Roe?

Ron DeSantis’s immigration law is already leading to worker shortages

9 questions about Biden’s border policy, answered

An economist spent decades arguing money wouldn’t help schools. His new paper finds it usually does.

The “return to the office” won’t save the office

Title 42 is over. Immigration policy is still broken.

4 winners and 1 loser in the EPA’s historic move to limit power plant pollution

A second Trump administration would be much worse

The Supreme Court’s ruling on Prop 12 is a win against factory farming. But the pigs’ lives will still suck.

The trillion-dollar coin scheme, explained by the guy who invented it

The seismic consequences of ending Title 42

The systemic issues revealed by Jordan Neely’s killing, explained

The Republican plan to sneakily cut Medicaid, explained

3 things you should know about the end of the Covid public health emergency

President Biden can end the debt ceiling by himself. But will bonds markets buy it?

How a warming planet — and a graying population — could keep inflation high for years