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The Supreme Court’s very unusual new abortion orders, explained

What Democrats are still fighting over in the budget bill

The future of vaccine mandates will likely come down to Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett

MLMs might not be able to get away with their shady promises much longer

The fate of the planet will be negotiated in Glasgow

Democrats’ winnowing health care ambitions

Democrats are setting up social policies for painful cliffs

The Freedom to Vote Act is almost certainly doomed

The Supreme Court floats a startling expansion to police immunity from the law

Texas’s anti-abortion law is back at SCOTUS. Here’s what’s different this time around.

How screwed are Democrats in the Senate?

What to know about the latest fight over Trump’s executive privilege claims

Joe Manchin won’t support a key climate program. Alternatives won’t be enough.

Americans are ready to tax the rich

The myth of the climate moderate

The case against means testing  

The $5 trillion insurance industry faces a reckoning. Blame climate change.

Can the US cut drug prices without sacrificing new cures?

Biden’s incoherent immigration policy

Startups are betting on a psychedelic gold rush

A better way to legalize marijuana

Texas’s anti-abortion law was halted. Then, suddenly, it wasn’t.

Is Biden’s legislative agenda popular? Yes, but …

The best- and worst-case scenarios for Covid-19 this winter

The debt ceiling fight is far from over

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

The US is closer than ever before to making major progress on the climate crisis

The Supreme Court takes a lie detector test

How the risk of Covid-19 for kids compares to other dangers

Why lawmakers are fighting over the debt ceiling — again

The Supreme Court confronts the CIA’s worst-kept secret

Facebook’s whistleblower tells Congress how to regulate tech

Mail delays and price hikes are coming to USPS. Here’s why.

The nihilism of Neil Gorsuch

The state of infrastructure talks in Congress, explained

Why people who don’t trust vaccines embrace unproven drugs

The case for a more radical climate movement

“Try us”: House progressives finally flex their power

Americans do not see all Afghan refugees as equal

An “attack on American cities” is freezing climate action in its tracks

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