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From the night of his election until roughly mid-afternoon on Wednesday, business leaders tiptoed quietly around Donald Trump. They soft-pedaled their dissent on his trade and immigration policies. They did not howl when he singled out individual companies on social media and tried to shame them into his preferred business […]

CEOs could tame Trump, if they wanted to


In a stunningly swift move, Baltimore removed all four of its Confederate statues in the middle of the night Tuesday, only one day after the removal was approved by the city council. All of Baltimore’s confederate monuments are gone. pic.twitter.com/a14QhTWI1d — Baynard Woods (@baynardwoods) August 16, 2017 From 11:30 pm […]

Baltimore removed all 4 of its Confederate statues overnight








20 questions you were embarrassed to ask about the August eclipse, answered. On August 21, a total solar eclipse will cut through the entire continental United States. It’s going to be awesome. If you’re in the bull’s eye center of the moon’s shadow, known as the totality, the sky will […]

Total solar eclipse 2017: everything you need to know


“Why not done?” the president tweeted about the health bill. President Donald Trump’s allies are looking at his lack of legislative success so far, and they think they’ve found the problem: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Now, the president himself is criticizing his party’s Senate leader. On Wednesday afternoon, he […]

Trump is mad at Mitch McConnell and he’s tweeting about ...





In one of the most dramatic moments in the Senate in years, 80-year-old John McCain rallied from surgery and a diagnosis of brain cancer to cast a 1 am vote that torpedoed Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare — for now. The vote had been put on hold once already, to […]

We have a political problem no one wants to talk ...


Cersei, you’re doing amazing, sweetie. But I think you’re screwed.  In the comic book world, writers and artists always warn fans that they should worry when good things happen to their favorite characters. Nothing good — new friends, new lovers, new leases on life, new bits of happiness — can […]

Game of Thrones season 7: Cersei Lannister is about to ...



Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world, curated by Ella Nilsen. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Sessions vows to crack down on leaks; Trump visits coal […]

Vox Sentences: Leaks, and the leaking leakers who leak them


Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world, curated by Ella Nilsen. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Mueller gets a grand jury; Trump’s phone calls with the […]

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Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world, curated by Ella Nilsen. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Reince Priebus is out and John Kelly is in; North […]

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For now. In a stunning turn, Senate Republicans — in the dead of night, on their last hope of passing any kind of Obamacare repeal bill — came up short. The result is, for now, a crushing blow to seven years of promises to uproot the health care law. Three […]

Why Senate Republicans couldn’t repeal Obamacare




“Proportional” voting would reduce party polarization and the number of wasted votes. This piece was first published April. In June, Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) introduced the Fair Representation Act, which would implement the reforms Lee Drutman proposes here. Back in October, Alec MacGillis penned a provocative New York Times opinion […]

This voting reform solves 2 of America’s biggest political problems


It’s a boost for Republican leaders. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) will return to Washington on Tuesday despite recently diagnosed brain cancer, his office announced Monday evening, just in time for a critical vote on the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. That means Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has […]

John McCain to return to Senate for pivotal health care ...



Winners: Arya and Sansa Stark. Losers: Daenerys and any viewer with a weak stomach. “Stormborn” is one of those Game of Thrones episodes where everybody talks a lot about what they’re going to do, but they don’t actually get around to doing most of it. It’s about setting the table […]

Game of Thrones season 7, episode 2: 8 winners and ...





From Marvel’s Inhumans and Syfy’s Superman prequel to the Kyle Mooney-starring Brigsby Bear. This week is the geek pop culture equivalent of the day before your birthday and also Christmas/Hanukkah/your gift-giving holiday of choice. It’s the week of San Diego Comic-Con, a.k.a. when all the trailers for the movies and […]

San Diego Comic-Con 2017: all the must-see movie and TV ...


Last week, Sen. John McCain had to undergo major surgery to remove a blood clot from behind his eye. On Wednesday, we learned the blood clot was even more serious than we thought: It was caused by a newly diagnosed malignant brain tumor. Here is the full statement from McCain’s […]

Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer








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“It was such a nothing,” the president’s son said several times. Donald Trump Jr. now has his talking points straight. After days in which he gave misleading and incomplete accounts of his June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer to get information on Hillary Clinton — a meeting he was […]

Donald Trump Jr. took to Fox News to give his ...





Graphs are supposed to distill complex information. But sometimes they can mislead. We love graphs because they can convey facts so well. So it’s a bit concerning that these visualizations can sometimes be used to lie to you. A new TED-Ed video by Lea Gaslowitz walks through how, exactly, graphs […]

Is a chart lying to you? This video has some ...


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Spoiler alert. Spoiler alert: Spider-Man: Homecoming’s two credits scenes are discussed in full below. There are two credits scenes at the end of Spider-Man: Homecoming. One might figure into future Marvel films, while the other is nothing more than a playful — but worthwhile — joke. Mid- and post-credits scenes […]

Spider-Man: Homecoming’s 2 end-credits scenes, explained



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Superheroes, superpigs, and all points in between. It’s hard to believe, but true: 2017 is already half over. The most prestigious films of the year usually come out in the fall in an attempt to make a run at the Oscars. But this year has already yielded a bumper crop […]

The best movies of 2017 so far, ranked



Three pints of India pale ale can deliver you half a day’s worth of calories. And a typical glass of California cabernet sauvignon today may have more alcohol and more calories than it would have a decade ago. But you’d never know it. Unlike companies that make food, brewers, distillers, […]

The hidden calories in your booze, explained in 3 charts






Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world, curated by Ella Nilsen. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. The Senate health care bill gets delayed; the Trump administration […]

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Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world, curated by Ella Nilsen. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Boeing and Carrier announce layoffs; East Coast subway riders suffer […]

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The Headspace app co-founder on monetizing mindfulness. Like any startup founder well-trained in public relations, Andy Puddicombe is reluctant to talk politics. But when I ask about the explosive growth since the election of Donald Trump of Headspace — the app that features meditation lessons delivered in Puddicombe’s charming British […]

Meditation is thriving under Trump. A former monk explains why.