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The hideous legal obstacles facing DOJ’s new anti-gerrymandering...

Demonstrators outside the Supreme Court as it hears a case on possible partisan gerrymandering by state legislatures on October 3,...

Black and Hispanic renters experience discrimination in...

Getty ImagesA new study finds that property managers in Chicago, Los Angeles, Louisville, Houston, and Providence are least likely...

Did Democrats blow it on Roe v. Wade?

This artist sketch depicts Mississippi Solicitor General Scott Stewart speaking to the US Supreme Court on December 1. Justices seated...

Elon Musk’s imaginary world

Elon Musk listens as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks about constructing a high speed transit tunnel during a 2018 news conference...

The US needs a clear Covid-19 goal now more than ever

Masked and unmasked pedestrians stroll through the Union Square Christmas Market in New York City in November. | John Lamparski/Getty...

Biden’s pre-K plan might not be as “universal” as he hopes

Preschooler Korey Hill works on an alphabet puzzle at Patterson Elementary School in Washington, DC, in February. | Evelyn Hockstein...

Who the pandemic’s next phase will hurt the most

Pedestrians walk past a Covid-19 pop-up testing site in New York City in October. Many health experts and epidemiologists believe...

Biden’s bewildering decision to expand a Trump-era immigration...

Asylum-seeking migrants, at right, pray for a group of migrants, left, who have already received asylum petition appointments during...

Biden’s bewildering decision to expand a Trump-era immigration policy

Asylum-seeking migrants, at right, pray for a group of migrants, left, who have already received asylum petition appointments during...

There need to be consequences for Rep. Lauren Boebert’s...

Rep. Lauren Boebert speaks during a press conference at the US Capitol in June. | Win McNamee/Getty ImagesInaction normalizes anti-Muslim...

Biden’s winter Covid plan is what a new normal might look...

The Biden White House is trying to get out ahead of the omicron variant threat, detailing a new plan to accelerate vaccinations, increase...

The good and the not as good in Biden’s winter Covid-19...

The Biden White House is trying to get out ahead of the omicron variant threat, detailing a new plan to accelerate vaccinations, increase...

How to know if omicron is as scary as it seems

A health worker sanitizes a resident’s hands at a Covid-19 mobile testing site in Cape Town, South Africa, on December 2. South Africa...

The 5 key data points to understand omicron

A health worker sanitizes a resident’s hands at a Covid-19 mobile testing site in Cape Town, South Africa, on December 2. South Africa...

I changed my mind on rent control

People march in Chicago, Illinois, on March 20 during a demonstration in support of Illinois lifting the ban on rent control. | Max...

Why the government is constantly on the verge of shutting...

Government workers rally to end a government shutdown in 2019. | Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesThe threat of a shutdown seems...

The interminable government shutdown cycle

Government workers rally to end a government shutdown in 2019. | Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesWhy it feels like the US is...

The case for rent control 

People march in Chicago, Illinois, on March 20 during a demonstration in support of Illinois lifting the ban on rent control. | Max...

The interminable government shutdown cycle 

Government workers rally to end a government shutdown in 2019. | Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesWhy it feels like the US is...

The religious right wants states’ tax dollars, and the...

A Catholic priest holds a cross in front of the Supreme Court in 2012. | Brooks Kraft LLC/Corbis via Getty ImagesAn emboldened religious...

It sure sounds like Roe v. Wade is doomed

Abortion rights advocates and anti-abortion protesters demonstrate in front of the US Supreme Court on December 1, as the court heard...

Biden’s latest travel ban is “probably a waste of time”

Passengers wait at a ticket counter at O.R. Tambo International Airport, in South Africa, near Johannesburg, on November 29. | Jerome...

Booster shots today could fight omicron tomorrow

A pedestrian walks past a sign for a vaccine site in Staten Island, New York, on November 29. The CDC is encouraging people either...

Congress is getting ready to do what it does best: Procrastinate

Congress has until Friday to avert a government shutdown. | Samuel Corum/Getty ImagesLawmakers are scrambling to pass a continuing...

Scientists are racing to answer 4 big questions about the...

A traveler undergoes a Covid-19 test at the Histopath Diagnostic Specialists pre-departure area at Sydney International Airport on...

Why the US government is always shutting down

How the US can shut down but other countries can’t. Toward the end of every year, the countdown until the United States government...

4 big questions about the new omicron variant

A traveler undergoes a Covid-19 test at the Histopath Diagnostic Specialists pre-departure area at Sydney International Airport on...

The remote work revolution hasn’t happened yet

Aleutie/iStock/Getty Images PlusCharlie Warzel and Anne Helen Petersen on why we need to rethink the role of work in our lives. It’s...

How the Supreme Court could overrule Roe v. Wade without...

Supporters of abortion rights demonstrate outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on November 1, 2021. | Mandel Ngan/AFP via...

Congress is facing a December time crunch. Here’s what...

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer speaks to the press after a lunch meeting with Senate Democrats at the Capitol on November 16....

Prices for food and gas are rising sharply. Is health care...

iStock/Getty ImagesHealth insurance premiums could spike in 2022, experts warn. Inflation is on the rise, driving up the price of...

Why Democrats shouldn’t cut paid leave from their social...

Families, parents, and caregivers rally in front of the US Capitol to call on Congress to include paid family and medical leave in...

Biden made one of the best decisions of his presidency...

On Monday, President Joe Biden picked Jerome Powell to continue to serve as the chair of the Federal Reserve. | Alex Wong/Getty ImagesAmerica...

Biden just made one of the best decisions of his presidency

On Monday, President Biden picked Jerome Powell to continue to serve as the chair of the Federal Reserve. | Alex Wong/Getty ImagesAmerica...

Why Biden’s pick for Fed chair is a good sign for America’s...

On Monday, President Biden picked Jerome Powell to continue to serve as the chair of the Federal Reserve. | Alex Wong/Getty ImagesAmerica...

The ironic spectacle of Kyle Rittenhouse’s Tucker Carlson...

Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted last week in the shooting deaths of two men during racial justice protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in...

Kyle Rittenhouse and the scary future of the American right

A poster of Kyle Rittenhouse held in protests outside his trial. | Nathan Howard/Getty ImagesThe verdict exposed a disturbing point...

Americans are mad about the economy, but still ready to...

Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times via Getty ImagesInflation and supply chain woes aren’t stopping shopping, but they’re changing it....

Democrats’ child care plan could help millions — or it...

President Joe Biden greets a group of children at the Capitol Child Development Center in Hartford, Connecticut, on October 15. |...

The limits of popularism

President Joe Biden delivers remarks before signing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on the South Lawn at the White House...

What inflation means for the holiday shopping season

Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times via Getty ImagesInflation and supply chain woes aren’t stopping shopping, but they’re changing it....

Democrats’ child care gamble

President Joe Biden greets a group of children at the Capitol Child Development Center in Hartford, Connecticut, on October 15. |...

Senate rules could undercut Democrats’ prescription drug...

Democrats have a multi-pronged strategy for addressing drug prices in the Build Back Better Act — but one of those prongs may not...

The intellectual right’s war on America’s institutions

An image from January 6 outside the Capitol. | Brent Stirton/Getty Images“It’s time to clean house in America,” one influential right-wing...

House Democrats finally pass a massive social spending...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC), and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) speak to...

Improving public transit makes it easier for people to...

A new study found a meaningful reduction in the number of no-show appointments among the patients who lived near a new light-rail...

What Beto O’Rourke has to overcome in Texas

Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke speaks at a campaign rally on November 16 in San Antonio, Texas. | Jordan Vonderhaar/Getty...

“We are going to make you beg for mercy”

Christina Animashaun/VoxThe intimidation of poll workers, school administrators, and public health officials reveals a democracy rotting...

The Federalist Society’s newest enemy: Corporate America

The podium backdrop at the Federalist Society’s 25th Anniversary gala in 2007. | Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty ImagesAmerica’s most powerful...

“We are going to make you beg for mercy”: America’s public...

Christina Animashaun/VoxHow intimidation of poll workers, school administrators, and public health officials reveals a democracy rotting...

Why Rep. Paul Gosar’s censure matters

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) speaks during the Freedom Caucus press conference on immigration outside the Capitol on March 17, 2021. | Bill...

Apple will finally let you fix your own devices — sort...

Apple is letting customers repair their own iPhones. | David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesThe announcement comes as regulators...

Why Biden is struggling to revive the US refugee program

Afghan refugees walk through the departure terminal to a bus at Dulles International Airport in Virginia on August 31; the refugees...

The infrastructure law aims to clean up pollution in your...

Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty ImagesCongress will inject unprecedented funding into cleaning up polluting school buses, replacing lead...

The bipartisan infrastructure law is both historic and...

US President Joe Biden speaks about the recently passed $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act at the Port of Baltimore...

How you could see cleaner air and water with Biden’s new...

Biden promoted his infrastructure legislation at a Baltimore port on November 10. The new law will help clean up pollution at ports,...

States have the power to make or break the infrastructure...

Vehicles travel across the Ambassador Bridge that connects Detroit, Michigan, and Windsor, Canada, on November 8. | Nic Antaya/Getty...

We’re all famous now

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes at an AOL event in 2016, in New York. | Slaven Vlasic/Getty ImagesWhy MSNBC host Chris Hayes thinks the era of...

Democrats are set to leave immigrants in the lurch again

An immigration activist participates in a rally near the White House on October 7. The group demonstrated for immigration reform and...

What Steve Bannon’s indictment means for Trump’s stonewalling...

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon exits the Manhattan Federal Court in New York City on August 20, 2020. | Stephanie Keith/Getty...

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