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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.

Homeless encampments — and the debate over what to do about them — explained

Congress’s attempt to overturn a crime law makes the case for DC statehood

Donald Trump is now fully at war with the Republican Party’s past

SNAP boosts kept millions out of poverty during Covid. Now they’re gone.

America’s school lunch crisis

The Chicago mayor’s race shows Democrats still have a crime problem

The campaign to make insulin less expensive just scored a major victory

The big, neglected problem that should be Biden’s top priority

You probably won’t get any student loan relief, thanks to a GOP-controlled Supreme Court

Ron DeSantis’s war on “woke” in Florida schools, explained

How the US can stick the landing, beat inflation, and avoid a recession

Cars transformed America. They also made people more vulnerable to the police.

Texas asks a Trump judge to declare most of the federal government unconstitutional

The real problem with AP classes

The pay gap between hospital CEOs and nurses is expanding even faster than we thought

The overlooked message behind Republicans’ response to the Ohio train derailment

Progress Report: America’s Schools

Nobody knows what the point of homework is

How Biden came to embrace Trumpian border policies

Mexico’s top cop is on trial along with the war on drugs

The racist idea that changed American education

Conservatives’ war on emotions in the classroom

What Europe showed the world about renewable energy

America’s after-school afterthought

The other long Covid: The damage done to a generation of schoolchildren

Would better regulations and equipment mandates have prevented the Ohio rail disaster?

Yes, the Ohio train wreck is an environmental disaster. No, it’s not Chernobyl.

The fatal beating of Tyre Nichols, explained

The radical proposal to let Medicare and Social Security lapse, explained

A new Supreme Court decision leaves a Trump judge in charge of the Mexican border

This Penn professor has been offending minorities for years. Will tenure save her?

New York’s restrictive gun laws didn’t stop the Buffalo shooter

The new Congress is enlisting kids in its ongoing fight with Big Tech

10 years ago, we were turning nuclear bombs into nuclear energy. We can do it again.

The Supreme Court showdown over Biden’s student debt relief program, explained

It’s official. Trump is back on Facebook and Instagram.

The controversy over AP African American studies, explained

How to go car-free — or car-light — in Middle America

Democrats build on midterm wins with new control of Pennsylvania House

Why Republicans heckled Joe Biden’s State of the Union speech