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The CDC now says if you’ve had a COVID vaccine, the choice is yours to wear a mask. Science writer Ed Yong says that’s bad public health PR.
Conspiracy theories. Disinformation. Shutting down speech. What do these realities of modern life have in common? Jonathan Rauch says they're signs of a society in the midst of an epistemic...
Political science scholars look at Viktor Orban's regime in Hungary as a textbook case of rapid democratic decline. We learn what Hungary can teach the U.S. about accelerating authoritarianism.
The Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 authorized the construction of 41,000 miles of interstate highways that would connect our nation. But those highways also displaced and divided Black communities....
Three months into the job, we take a close look at the DOJ under Attorney General Merrick Garland. From the ballot box to domestic terrorism: what is Garland’s vision of...
Author adrienne maree brown reflects on a year-plus of COVID, and finding joy in the midst of overwhelming world events.
Arizona’s Democratic senator Kyrsten Sinema says her ‘brand’ is bipartisanship. We talk with Arizonans about Sinema's life story, what she stands for and what she's really trying to accomplish.
President Biden took a spin in Ford's new all electric F-150. American automakers say it's not long before they'll completely stop making cars that run on gas.
In the U.S., individual rights are sacrosanct. Legal scholar Jamal Greene calls that "rightsism," and says it's pushing the country in the wrong direction.
President Biden wants to increase the capital gains tax. Former IRS commissioners Charles Rossotti and Fred Goldberg say the administration should also go after tax cheats.
U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin will soon meet face-to-face. Much has changed in the world -- and in Putin himself.
The homicide rate in some large cities rose by 30% last year. The violence shows no signs of slowing down. We take a look behind the sudden spike, and solutions...
Conserving America's most precious public lands. It's the founding duty of the National Park Service. But what does conservation mean with accelerating climate change?
"Our entire democracy is now at risk." Those are the unvarnished words of more than 100 scholars with expertise in the history of democratic breakdown around the world.
Dr. Stanley Perlman is a professor of microbiology, immunology and pediatrics at the University of Iowa. He walks through what the past year has been like for him.
Life is moving toward normal in the U.S. But the COVID pandemic is still surging internationally. We discuss what it will take to beat the global pandemic, everywhere in the...
Dharmesh Mehta is Amazon’s vice president of worldwide customer trust and partner support. We speak with him about the Amazon marketplace, third-party sellers and how customer data is used.
In the third episode of "Amazon: The Prime Effect," a look at the peaks and pits of Amazon's marketplace for retail.
Critics say a nationwide effort to restrict voting rights is underway. At issue: A push by one organization to tighten election laws across the nation.
With majorities in many state legislatures, Republicans are drawing electoral maps to give them a boost in the 2022 midterms and beyond. Can Democrats in Washington stop them?