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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.

The US hired a leading economist to fix how it allocates foreign aid. Here’s his plan.

The impeachment trial of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, explained

Trump, on Meet the Press, shows he still has no policy plans

The fate of hundreds of thousands of immigrants is caught in an endless court fight

Lots of Americans are in the global 1%. A tenth of their income could transform the world.

Planned Parenthood’s risky plan to bring abortions back to Wisconsin

What happened to the family doctor?

Elizabeth Warren created a federal agency once. Can she do it again?

Some homeless people won’t go to shelters. Should they be left outside?

The dangers of virus hunting

Is there anything Ozempic can’t do?

The unconstitutional plan to stop women from traveling out of state for an abortion, explained

A bold new federal experiment in giving renters cash

Republicans might shut down the government... again

Chris Rufo’s dangerous fictions

The world’s brutal climate change report card, explained

The oil industry’s cynical gamble on Arctic drilling

Police fatally shot a pregnant Black woman in Ohio. The calls for accountability are growing.

Why so many people are paying to get their paychecks

Republicans in Alabama still want to dilute the Black vote

Latin American abortion rights activists just notched another win in Mexico

How America became a nation of gamblers

January 6 rioters are facing hundreds of years in prison combined. What does it mean for Trump?

A visual guide to the 19 defendants in the Trump Georgia case

The criminal justice system is broken. Restorative justice can help fill the gap.

Is public school as we know it ending?

A Canadian study gave $7,500 to homeless people. Here’s how they spent it.

Narcan — the opioid overdose medication — will finally be available over the counter

Marijuana could be classified as a lower-risk drug. Here’s what that means.

A Florida hurricane and shooting are testing Ron DeSantis

Medicare’s first-ever drug price negotiations, briefly explained

White supremacy is at the heart of the Jacksonville shooting

The edgelord of the federal judiciary

America has the world’s safest air travel but sucks so bad at car safety

What the GOP debate revealed about Republican health care hypocrisy

The first GOP debate reveals a disturbing level of climate change denial

The anti-abortion movement insists everything is really fine

The Asian penalty in college admissions is still here — even without affirmative action

2 winners and 3 losers from the first Republican debate

Republicans showed their hands — and Trump is still holding aces