September 13, 2019
After Vox's Tara Golshan reviews the third Democratic debate, Matthew Yglesias explains how Joe Biden wins even when he loses.
September 12, 2019
“I’d be happy to slaughter them,” President Rodrigo Duterte said about three million drug users in the Philippines. It appears he is following through.
September 11, 2019
Facebook and Instagram are thinking about ditching the thumbs and hearts. What would life be like without "Likes"?
September 10, 2019
John Bolton is out. Vox’s Alex Ward explains why he was at odds with his boss from Day 1.
September 9, 2019
September 6, 2019
A historic court decision erased some of the most gerrymandered maps in the country this week. North Carolina now has two weeks to redraw them.
September 5, 2019
We watched seven straight hours of Democrats discussing climate policy so you wouldn't have to.
September 4, 2019
Rapper Meek Mill was arrested on drug and weapons charges as a teen in 2007, but the case didn't close until last week. NPR's Bobby Allyn explains how a police officer and a judge helped keep Meek Mill in the criminal justice system for over a decade.
September 3, 2019
Kids in school don’t learn much about American slavery. Professor Hasan Kwame Jeffries says students deserve the real story.
August 30, 2019
First it was Flint, now it's Newark. Why do American cities keep contaminating their water?
August 29, 2019
David Koch was one of the biggest and most influential donors in American politics. Daniel Schulman explains his complicated legacy.
August 28, 2019
Biohackers treat their bodies like a science project. But should they be allowed to edit their own DNA at home?
August 27, 2019
An EPA decision has left Iowan corn growers feeling betrayed by President Trump. Democrats are watching.
August 26, 2019
A third of Alaskan communities don’t have cops. Kyle Hopkins, investigative reporter at the Anchorage Daily News, explains Alaska’s public safety emergency.
August 23, 2019
This week California passed what some call the toughest law on police use of deadly force in the country. It hinges on one word: necessary.
August 22, 2019
Hong Kong ramped up its protests and China ramped up its propaganda machine. But the conflict may have finally reached a turning point.
August 21, 2019
There’s a train full of coal sitting on the tracks in eastern Kentucky. It’s being blocked by a group of laid-off miners who want what they're owed.
August 20, 2019
This weekend in Afghanistan was one of the deadliest this year. Vox’s Jenn Williams explains whether America can end its longest war.
August 19, 2019
The Trump administration is ramping up sanctions on Venezuela, but it may end up hurting the people they're meant to help.
August 16, 2019
Reporter Barbara Bradley Hagerty set out to investigate why police across the country often fail to catch serial rapists.
August 15, 2019
Vox’s Matthew Yglesias explains why everyone's whispering about a recession.
August 14, 2019
The Trump administration is about to make it a lot harder for poor people to get a green card.
August 13, 2019
Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide is unexpectedly shining a light on the conditions in America’s jails.
August 12, 2019
Vox's Tara Golshan spent the weekend at the Iowa State Fair trying to figure out what eating deep fried Oreos has to do with running the country.
August 9, 2019
In the wake of Saturday’s shooting, Latinos across the United States are questioning their safety.
August 8, 2019
India is escalating its 70-year fight for Kashmir. The winner gets the water.
August 7, 2019
What started as a push to increase mining in the rainforest led to a murder. Ernesto Londoño, Brazil bureau chief for The New York Times, explains how President Jair Bolsonaro is speeding the destruction of the Amazon.
August 6, 2019
This summer’s hottest college admissions scam is parents disowning their children. The Wall Street Journal’s Doug Belkin explains.
August 5, 2019
Vox’s German Lopez explains why Democrats need a bold new plan for gun control.
August 2, 2019
After 16 years, the Trump administration is bringing back the federal death penalty. Reverend Sharon Risher, who lost her mother, two cousins, and a childhood friend in the Emanuel AME Church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, explains how she feels about the possibility of Dylann Roof being executed.
August 1, 2019
Bernie yelled at Ryan. Biden defended Obama. Warren destroyed Delaney. Vox's Tara Golshan explains the "fight for the heart of the party" and Ezra Klein says the frontrunners missed the mark.
July 31, 2019
Capital One got hacked. Equifax is trying to make up for its hack. And The Verge’s Russell Brandom explains why you should definitely prepare yourself for more hacks.
July 30, 2019
Dan Coats is resigning, leaving a vacancy at the top of US intelligence. The Washington Post’s Shane Harris explains how his replacement may be a Trump loyalist who believes in a “deep state” conspiracy against the president.
July 29, 2019
Four of the world’s biggest carmakers have secretly negotiated an emissions deal with California, circumventing the Trump administration.
July 26, 2019
A school district in Pennsylvania apologized this week for saying students with unpaid lunch debt might end up in foster care. The scandal is part of a nationwide crisis that has resulted in low-income students cleaning cafeterias or missing graduation ceremonies because of lunch debts.
July 25, 2019
Boris Johnson wanted a Brexit and now he’ll have to figure out how to make it happen. The Atlantic’s Tom McTague explains how a self-proclaimed “blithering idiot” became prime minister.
July 24, 2019
At long last, former special counsel Robert Mueller testified before Congress today.
July 23, 2019
Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans are demanding Governor Ricardo Roselló resign. David Begnaud from CBS News reports from San Juan.
July 22, 2019
After five years, a decision on the death of Eric Garner, who was put in a chokehold by an NYPD officer, creates further questions. The Washington Post's Wesley Lowery tries to answer them.
July 19, 2019
On the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, Vox’s Brian Resnick says astronauts left something up there that could unlock the origins of life itself.
July 18, 2019
An ugly, racist week in America came to a head last night with a chant at a Trump rally. The Atlantic’s Adam Serwer says this is a defining moment for American democracy.
July 17, 2019
On Tuesday, the Trump administration dramatically changed the rules governing asylum. A scholar who has helped shape US immigration policy since the 1980s explains why the rule change won't solve the crisis.
July 16, 2019
Betsy DeVos’s baby brother made a name for himself running one of America's top mercenary companies. The Intercept's Matthew Cole explains how Blackwater founder Erik Prince has reinvented himself since falling out of favor with the US government.
July 15, 2019
Immigrant communities across the United States spent the weekend on edge awaiting so-called "ICE raids." Reporter Tal Kopan explains what happened and immigration attorney Claudia Cubas describes the detention process.
July 12, 2019
Your favorite young person’s favorite app is TikTok. Vox’s Rebecca Jennings has been spending too much time trying to understand it.
July 11, 2019
This week, 22 UN ambassadors condemned China for detaining at least a million ethnic Uighurs in “reeducation camps.” After Gulchehra Hoja, a Uighur journalist, started reporting on the camps, over twenty of her relatives were imprisoned.
July 10, 2019
Obamacare is back in court. Vox’s Li Zhou explains how the healthcare bill might finally meet its maker and Ezra Klein explains why that might be great news for Democrats in 2020.
July 9, 2019
Libya’s ongoing civil war has escalated into one of its bloodiest moments yet—the bombing of a migrant detention center in Tripoli. Analyst Anas El Gomati explains why the likeliest culprit is a rogue Libyan general who worked with the CIA and once launched a coup online.
July 8, 2019
In the first Democratic debates, candidates seemed to be running against a powerful Republican who arrived long before Trump and will likely outlast him. NPR's Kelly McEvers explains the secret to Senator Mitch McConnell's dominance.
July 5, 2019
When people see Deeyah Khan's documentary about white supremacists they tell her, "The real problem is jihad. You should spend time with jihadists." She says, "I did."
July 3, 2019
Documentary filmmaker Deeyah Khan grew tired of receiving death threats from white supremacists so she traveled to a Detroit motel to meet up with one.
July 2, 2019
Team USA is having quite the World Cup, but the women made headlines even before the tournament started by suing the United States Soccer Federation.
July 1, 2019
Slavery reparations were once an untouchable idea in American politics, but now presidential candidates openly support it. And for the first time ever, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee has Congress considering it.
June 28, 2019
Twenty Democratic candidates. Two debates. Some awkward Spanish. Vox’s Ella Nilsen hits the highlights and Ezra Klein explains why Democrats should be worried.
June 27, 2019
The Supreme Court dropped two doozies today. NPR’s Hansi Lo Wang details a ruling on the 2020 census before Vox’s Andrew Prokop explains how the Court finally weighed in on partisan gerrymandering.
June 26, 2019
The Senate passed $4.6 billion in emergency aid for the crisis at the southwestern border today. Last night, the House passed its own version. Aid will help, but for lasting change Congress will have to deal with Flores.
June 25, 2019
A landmark cap-and-trade bill in Oregon is on life support after Republicans fled the state to avoid voting on it.
June 24, 2019
R. Kelly is facing new criminal charges, as well as investigations that involve the IRS, the FBI, and the Department of Homeland Security. Jim DeRogatis went from reviewing his music to documenting his alleged misdeeds against minors.
June 21, 2019
The 9/11 first responders and Jon Stewart are fighting Congress for what they hope is the last time.
June 20, 2019
Iran kicked off the day by blowing up a very expensive US surveillance drone. Vox's Alex Ward explains why tensions keep getting more tense.
June 19, 2019
Doctored videos of Nancy Pelosi and Mark Zuckerberg have Congress worried about the nation’s grasp on reality. Drew Harwell from the Washington Post explains how “deepfakes” might corrupt upcoming elections.
June 18, 2019
As Washington gears up for the 2020 elections, it's fighting over who should be on the $20 bill.
June 18, 2019
Sudanese protesters pulled off the impossible: ousting dictator Omar al-Bashir. Now, the protestors face a new adversary: al-Bashir's military. Reem Abbas reports on the latest from Khartoum.
June 14, 2019
California is the most populous state in the country, but people increasingly can’t afford to live there. Single family zoning is partly to blame, but state legislators haven’t been able to dump the housing policy. Minneapolis has.
June 13, 2019
Hundreds of thousands of people are protesting in Hong Kong. CNN’s Matt Rivers is on the scene and the BBC's Helier Cheung explains how British colonialism complicated everything.
June 12, 2019
There are nearly twenty candidates vying to be president of Guatemala. Some are being investigated for corruption by the country’s watchdog court, the CICIG. But corruption isn’t the only problem facing Guatemala right now.
June 11, 2019
Erica Alfaro just got her master’s degree. But underneath the cap and gown is the story of migrant farm workers, a teen pregnancy, and domestic abuse. Wil Del Pilar explains why it’s time for colleges to do more to cater to first-generation college students like Erica and himself. (Daniel Alarcón of Radio Ambulante guest hosts.)
June 10, 2019
Denver and Oakland have become the first US cities to effectively decriminalize magic mushrooms. Michael Pollan, author of “How to Change Your Mind,” explains how taking a trip could help treat depression.
June 7, 2019
Right-wing politicians in the UK are under attack. Delicious, sticky attack.
June 5, 2019
Iraq’s Christian population has been fleeing the country en masse. The United States wants to help, so long as they don’t come here. (Transcript here.)
June 4, 2019
Wealthy white residents are trying to secede from East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. The Atlantic’s Adam Harris says they’re part of a growing trend of school resegregation. (Transcript here.)
June 3, 2019
President Trump wants his NAFTA replacement deal ratified. But President Trump appears to be standing in the way. (Transcript here.)
May 31, 2019
Nxivm: sounds like a drug, looks like a cult. (Transcript here.)
May 30, 2019
Julian Assange was already in heaps of trouble when the United States indicted him under the Espionage Act last week. Now he (and journalism) might be put on trial. (Transcript here.)
May 29, 2019
Special counsel Robert Mueller made his first public statement about his investigation today. No questions. (Transcript here.)
May 28, 2019
Baltimore is under attack. Hackers have hijacked the city’s online services and are demanding $100,000 worth of bitcoin. ProPublica’s Renee Dudley explains how ransomware is threatening cities across the country.
May 24, 2019
Dylan Matthews, host of Vox's Future Perfect podcast, gave away his kidney because it felt like the right thing to do.
May 23, 2019
President Trump is reportedly considering issuing a series of pardons for alleged war crimes in time for Memorial Day. Some see parallels to Nixon’s handling of the My Lai massacre.
May 22, 2019
Stem cell clinics are popping up all over the United States. They're profitable and full of promises, but almost totally unregulated. ProPublica's Caroline Chen explores the shadier side of a booming business.
May 21, 2019
When you have 900 million eligible voters, elections take a little longer. After 39 days of polling, India’s will be over this week. Journalist Ashish Malhotra explains what’s at stake from New Delhi.
May 20, 2019
Today, a new definition of the kilogram officially takes effect. But it's just one piece in the massively complicated history of weight.
May 17, 2019
What do we say to the God of Death? Not today. Explained.
May 16, 2019
The governor of Alabama signed the nation’s strictest anti-abortion bill into law. Vox’s Anna North explains what the legislation means and Sean Rameswaram speaks with Eric Johnston, the man who helped write it.
May 15, 2019
President Trump's trade war with China just got a lot worse. Can you feel it? Vox's Matthew Yglesias says most Americans won't, but it's still bad for America.
May 14, 2019
Today San Francisco could become the first American city to ban government agencies from using facial recognition technology. Vox’s Sigal Samuel explains how a cool sci-fi feature might now wreak havoc on civil liberties.
May 13, 2019
Terry Allen has been in prison for over 30 years without a conviction because of a little-known rule that was meant to reform the criminal justice system.
May 10, 2019
After a long hiatus, Kim Jong-un is back to launching missiles. A lot of people are up in arms, but Vox's Alex Ward says North Korea's Supreme Leader is only interested in one of them.
May 9, 2019
Uber drivers want some R-E-S-P-E-C-T. And it might actually be as easy as A-B-C.
May 8, 2019
Two right-wing operatives tried to frame Mayor Pete Buttigieg for sexual assault. It didn’t go as planned.
May 7, 2019
President Trump has tried and failed to install two controversial candidates onto the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors. Vox’s Matthew Yglesias argues that while failing the president might also be succeeding.
May 6, 2019
Vox's Sarah Kliff has been writing about surprise ER bills for a year, but the practices at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital were unlike anything she had seen before. Her reporting changed them.
May 3, 2019
This week in Mueller report aftermath: An incendiary letter leaks; the attorney general spars with senators and then cancels a date with the House. Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick reflects on what might be a constitutional crisis.
May 3, 2019
The track and field world is trying to figure out what it means to be female. South African Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya’s future is caught in the balance.
May 1, 2019
Burger King announced it's going nationwide with a meatless Whopper that tastes like the real thing. Is this the end for Big Meat?
April 30, 2019
Sri Lanka is both returning to normalcy and struggling with last week’s Easter attacks. Roel Raymond provides an update from Colombo and Amarnath Amarasingam explains how nations can battle extremism without violating human rights.
April 29, 2019
Things are so bad at the NRA that President Trump told the organization to get its act together today. Infighting, self-dealing, and lavish spending have led to a state investigation and turmoil at the top.
April 26, 2019
Post-Mueller, President Trump is navigating a sea of subpoenas. He says he doesn't want his aides to testify, setting the stage for a showdown with the House. Vox's Dylan Scott explains.
April 25, 2019
Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants to cancel your college debt. To pay for it, she wants to tax the ultra-rich and take more than just their income.
April 24, 2019
For the first time, federal prosecutors have brought drug trafficking charges against pharmaceutical executives. It's one way to fight the opioid crisis. Vox's German Lopez went to Vermont in search of another.
April 23, 2019
Ukraine elected a new president on Sunday and his only meaningful preparation for the position was playing the president on TV.
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