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How Florida’s massive Covid-19 spike got so bad

The Supreme Court’s stunning, radical immigration decision, explained

Women’s rights have an uncertain future in Afghanistan

A new Supreme Court case could blow up decades of US diplomacy

Congress’s Democrat-on-Democrat hostage standoff, explained

Adam Serwer on the all-American politics of cruelty

How California’s bizarre recall system could elect a Republican governor

The economic case for letting in as many refugees as possible

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

The Pentagon is calling on US airlines to help with Afghanistan evacuations

Biden backs school districts in fight against GOP mask mandate bans

The history of US intervention in Afghanistan, from the Cold War to 9/11

Fox News ignores a DC bomb threat inspired by right-wing conspiracy theory culture

What we actually know about the vaccines and the delta variant

School boards are in open revolt against Ron DeSantis’s anti-mask crusade

The FTC has refiled its case against Facebook

Biden’s immigration policy is hampering Haiti’s recovery from back-to-back crises

Cable news is dominated by the same Afghanistan hawks who created this situation

The US needs to meet its moral obligation to Afghan refugees

Will the Taliban roll back two decades of public health progress in Afghanistan?

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The long road to India’s unparalleled pandemic catastrophe

India’s health system was broken. Then the delta surge arrived.

To rebuild, Haiti needs a break from neocolonialism

Democrats have finally identified the greatest threat to voting rights — the Supreme Court

How free college became a perk for American workers

Why Biden was so set on withdrawing from Afghanistan


How the US made affordable homes illegal

A Trump judge ordered Biden to reinstate one of Trump’s cruelest immigration policies

Biden had a chance to save allies in Afghanistan. He wasted it.

Why it’s so hard to be a nurse in America, according to two nurses

The rapid fall of Afghanistan to Taliban forces, explained

Federal approval of a Covid-19 booster shot offers help for some Americans

The Texas GOP’s war on governing

How Ron DeSantis’s Covid response became the model of what not to do

We have to accept some risk of Covid-19

The IRS has a big opportunity to fix the way Americans file taxes

The pandemic changed the trajectory of America’s overdose and suicide crises

Anti-mask hysterics at Tennessee school board meeting show how basic public health is now polarizing

Democrats’ infrastructure gamble actually seems like it could be working

How are the Taliban gaining so fast in Afghanistan?

The big drop in American poverty during the pandemic, explained