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Politics is how people achieve power. Policy is what they do with it. Every week on The Weeds, host Jonquilyn Hill and guests break down the policies that shape our lives, from abortion to financial regulations to affirmative action to housing. We hear from leading experts, reporters, and the people impacted by these decisions, because we know that policy is personal. The show dives deep and gets wonky, but we have fun along the way. New episodes drop every Wednesday. You can listen to it, and more Vox podcasts, here.

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How weathering affects Black people’s health

Why the marriage rate is falling faster for some

Surprise! There’s a reason to be (cautiously) optimistic about the climate.

How quickly will Donald Trump go to trial in Georgia?

These kids sued over climate change — and won

How book bans threaten democracy

We need to rethink discipline in schools

How Pete Buttigieg wants to make America’s roads safer

How the Voting Rights Act ended up back at the Supreme Court

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October surprises may not matter in the 2022 midterms

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Polls aren’t crystal balls. Why do we expect them to be?

How the ADA came to be

The nerdiest article you’ll read about the baseball lockout

The hidden lesson in the new free Covid-19 tests

Wanted: Clear goals to end the pandemic

Democracy is losing

Why Biden has disappointed on immigration

The world’s progress on climate change

The Covid-19 vaccines are still working

The recent rise in inflation, explained in 600 words

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The Next Four Years: A Weeds series

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How the Supreme Court revived Jim Crow voter suppression tactics

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The coronavirus election

An expert explains how America got stuck playing catch-up on coronavirus

An expert’s case for nuclear power

An expert’s 7 principles for solving America’s housing crisis

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11 podcast episodes to broaden your mind over Labor Day weekend

6 things to read, listen to, and watch to understand family separation

The policy implications of the Harvey Weinstein scandal

We need to change the way we think about the opioid crisis

The Supreme Court really might deal a huge blow to gerrymandering

Australia solved its gun problem. Could America?

Graham-Cassidy is dead, but budget reconciliation could bring back Obamacare repeal in 2018

The Weeds debates Graham-Cassidy longer than senators will be allowed to

Trump, Schumer, Pelosi, and the DACA “deal” 

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