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Politics & Policy

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.

Why Republicans are favored to win the Senate — and how Democrats could stop them

The religious right had a great day in the Supreme Court

The faulty foundation of our new post-pandemic normal

Congress’s packed to-do list, briefly explained

How conspiracy theories went mainstream

The enormous stakes in the Supreme Court’s “Remain in Mexico” case, explained

The French election is over, but the country’s politics are still broken

Deadly attacks on Afghan minorities show the Taliban isn’t keeping its promises

Ron DeSantis’s attack on Disney obviously violates the First Amendment

Russia’s offensive in the Donbas can’t make up for its failure in Kyiv

Why is it Macron and Le Pen, again?

The Supreme Court rules that cruel laws must still be enforced

The right’s moral panic over “grooming” invokes age-old homophobia

The Michigan GOP wants to be pro-Trump and win the midterms. Can it do both?

Shanghai’s zero Covid nightmare

Welcome to the choose-your-own-adventure phase of the pandemic

The Trump judge’s opinion striking down the airplane mask mandate is a legal disaster

Crime will affect the midterms, but not in the way you think

Who killed the expanded child tax credit?

Will new weapons shipments change the war for Ukraine?

How to fight the affordable housing and climate crises at once

How China’s zero-Covid policy is failing Shanghai

It’s time to think outside the mask mandate

The debate dividing the January 6 committee

It’s now practically impossible to get an abortion in Kentucky

A new Supreme Court case makes George W. Bush look like a racial justice crusader

How Democrats learned to stop worrying and love the gerrymander

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

The secrets hidden in sewage

Is Russia committing genocide in Ukraine?

How I (and US policymakers) got inflation wrong

Old-school homophobia is back

Why was a Texas woman charged with murder over an abortion?

They warned about pandemics before Covid-19. Now they have a $100 billion plan to stop the next one.

The Supreme Court’s “praying coach” case, explained

Stop calling them “accidents”

How much legal jeopardy is Hunter Biden in?

Macron and Le Pen’s inevitable face-off exposes a major shift in French politics

What the media needs to get right in the next pandemic

Here’s what the ICC can actually do about Putin’s war crimes