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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.


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Why buying a house in the US is so hard right now

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The Israel-Hamas war is tearing American cultural institutions apart

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Two new Supreme Court cases ask if there is a right to medically necessary abortion

The first results from the world’s biggest basic income experiment

What to know about the new FAFSA

Nikki Haley’s “rise” and the Republican flight from reality

The big bet on “tiny homes” to fix homelessness

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Alec Stapp and Caleb Watney have a plan for national progress

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Sasha Gallant is making US foreign aid spending smarter

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Aisha Nyandoro is making guaranteed income a reality in Mississippi

You can’t even pay people to have more kids

The US doesn’t have universal health care — but these states (almost) do

Many Americans with dementia can’t get the hospice care they need

The Israel-Hamas deal is not a real ceasefire

We’ve been fighting poverty all wrong

Why are so few people getting the latest Covid-19 vaccine?

One stat that could spur a compromise on the child tax credit

When Trump tells you he’s an authoritarian, believe him

Biden gives center stage to the climate report Trump tried to bury

Joe Manchin deserves (some) credit for fighting climate change

The other warning Republicans should heed from this year’s elections

Psychedelics can have enormous benefits, but the risks shouldn’t be ignored

You’re more likely to go to prison for exposing animal cruelty than for committing it

In the West Bank, Israeli settlers are on an anti-Palestinian rampage

0 winners and 5 losers from the third Republican presidential debate

Republicans can’t sugarcoat their losses on abortion rights anymore

3 winners and 1 loser from Election Day 2023

The world’s largest child displacement crisis is in Sudan

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Election Day 2023: What you need to know about key races and ballot measures

The Supreme Court appears poised to rein in its worst decision on guns

The big abortion stakes of the 2023 elections

A foolish state official may have just handed the NRA a big Supreme Court victory

The Israel-Hamas war reveals how colleges lost their way on free speech

Biden’s new plan for student loan relief, explained

The Supreme Court will hear a case that could effectively legalize automatic weapons

Patients don’t know how to navigate the US health system — and it’s costing them

The House Israel aid bill is a reminder that Trump-aligned Republicans are now in charge

It takes more than trees to build a livable city

“History repeating itself”: How the Israel-Hamas war is fueling hate against Muslims and Jews

Your health care open enrollment questions, answered

The RSV shot shortage isn’t just a supply problem

The Supreme Court confronts its own failure in an appalling case about guns

What Israel should do now