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Vox's policy and politics team explains everything you need to know about what's going on in Washington and what it means for your life.

Riotsville, U.S.A. is a window onto the bizarre beginnings of police militarization

The child care crisis just keeps getting worse 

The Supreme Court case that’s likely to handcuff the Clean Water Act

39 years ago today, one man saved us from world-ending nuclear war

The Supreme Court’s new term could be even more consequential than its last one

The 10 races that could decide Senate control

Do we ask too much of parents?

Why Iranian women are risking everything by burning their hijabs 

The Mississippi welfare fraud involving Brett Favre, explained

Are the walls really closing in on Trump this time?

How a 100-year-old miscalculation drained the Colorado River

How the polls might be wrong (again) this year

What’s behind House Democrats’ sudden compromise on policing

Trump’s defeat in the Mar-a-Lago “special master” case, explained

What Putin’s latest threats mean for the risk of nuclear war

Why Ron DeSantis is baiting Biden on the border

How interest rate hikes ripple throughout the economy

The 4 major criminal probes into Donald Trump, explained

New York attorney general sues Trump, accuses him of “astounding” fraud and deception

The West is testing out a lot of shiny new military tech in Ukraine

Even Mitch McConnell’s “perfect” candidate might not win in Colorado

Everything you need to know about voting right now

Adnan Syed is free — and it only took years of criminal justice reform

Russians believe they can win the war. Here are 3 reasons why.

Ruben Gallego’s ready for a fight — even if the Democratic Party isn’t

The profound pessimism of Clarence Thomas

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The power and potential of Latino voters

Latino voters’ growing power, what the parties get right and wrong about them, and a brash Congress member on what Democrats need to do better.

A practical guide to winning Latino voters

Los votantes latinos están siendo inundados con aún más desinformación

Latino voters are being flooded with even more misinformation in 2022

Yes, most Latinos are Christian. No, that doesn’t make them anti-abortion.

How 2022 became the year of the Latina Republican

The power of Hispanic voters, in 10 charts

Democrats lost ground with Latino voters in 2020. Will the midterms be worse?

America’s fastest-growing, frequently misunderstood voting bloc

Two Republican judges just let Texas seize control of Twitter and Facebook

How a Category 1 hurricane did so much damage in Puerto Rico

Biden’s promise to defend Taiwan says a lot about America’s view of China

High voter turnout doesn’t cancel out voter suppression

Here’s what we know about the state of Russia’s military