Devika Rao

Staff writer

Devika Rao is a staff writer for The Week. She graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Environment and Sustainability and a minor in Climate Change. Previously, she worked as a Policy and Advocacy associate in the nonprofit space advocating for environmental action from the business perspective. She is passionate about the environment, books, and music.

The 2022 midterms were the most expensive ever
Polling place sign
Money moves

The 2022 midterms were the most expensive ever

Arizona voting machine malfunction fuels fraud claims in far-right circles
Bill Gates discussing Maricopa machine issues
Machine malfunction

Arizona voting machine malfunction fuels fraud claims in far-right circles

Market sees slight jump ahead of midterm elections
Stock broker screen
Economy in the red?

Market sees slight jump ahead of midterm elections

Election results will likely take a few days or even weeks to be finalized
People at polling location
waiting game

Election results will likely take a few days or even weeks to be finalized

How did Democrats keep the Senate?
A donkey.
Briefing

How did Democrats keep the Senate?

South Korea deploys 80 fighter jets after spotting 180 North Korean warplanes
South Korea fighter planes
Fight or flight

South Korea deploys 80 fighter jets after spotting 180 North Korean warplanes

The arguments for and against making daylight saving time permanent
A clock.
Opinion

The arguments for and against making daylight saving time permanent

Netanyahu wins chance to be Israeli prime minister once again
Benjamin Netanyahu
He's back

Netanyahu wins chance to be Israeli prime minister once again

Why the strong job market may be a bad thing for the economy
Federal Reserve crest
working hard or hardly working?

Why the strong job market may be a bad thing for the economy

The Israeli election and the far-right
Benjamin Netanyahu.
Briefing

The Israeli election and the far-right

Parkland shooter sentenced to life in prison without parole
Nikolas Cruz
Parkland Shooting

Parkland shooter sentenced to life in prison without parole

Major pharmacy companies agree to settle in nationwide opioid cases
CVS store sign
Pay up

Major pharmacy companies agree to settle in nationwide opioid cases

Russia rejoins Ukrainian grain deal
Cargo ship on Black Sea
Let us break bread

Russia rejoins Ukrainian grain deal

Bolsonaro accepts his defeat without formally conceding
Bolsonaro
Is this loss?

Bolsonaro accepts his defeat without formally conceding

EPA says water in Jackson, Mississippi, is safe to drink
Water treatment plant in Jackson, Mississippi
Drink up

EPA says water in Jackson, Mississippi, is safe to drink

What Fetterman's debate performance means for his campaign
John Fetterman.
Opinion

What Fetterman's debate performance means for his campaign

Education Department revamps student loan relief programs
Keyboard with student loan repayment key
forgive and forget

Education Department revamps student loan relief programs

Supreme Court hears arguments for cases concerning affirmative action
Defend Diversity sign outside Supreme Court
affirmative inaction?

Supreme Court hears arguments for cases concerning affirmative action

Brazil's election: A clash of presidents
Lula and Bolsonaro.
Briefing

Brazil's election: A clash of presidents

Rishi Sunak and the complicated history between Britain and India
Rishi Sunak.
Briefing

Rishi Sunak and the complicated history between Britain and India

The most and least environmentally friendly countries of 2022
Earth.
Briefing

The most and least environmentally friendly countries of 2022

Obama heading to battleground states as midterms approach
Obama and Biden
The past and the future

Obama heading to battleground states as midterms approach

Oil companies reach record profits amid Russia's war on Ukraine
Exxon gas price board
Rigged profits

Oil companies reach record profits amid Russia's war on Ukraine

U.S. economy grows for 1st time in 6 months
Stock Market
On the come-up

U.S. economy grows for 1st time in 6 months

Mark Meadows must testify in 2020 election investigation, judge rules
Mark Meadows.
on the stand

Mark Meadows must testify in 2020 election investigation, judge rules

The rise of the Swedish far-right
Ulf Kristersson.
Briefing

The rise of the Swedish far-right

Rishi Sunak becomes Britain's 57th PM
Rishi Sunak waving
historic rise

Rishi Sunak becomes Britain's 57th PM

Tracking the major political changes within the CCP
Xi Jinping.
Briefing

Tracking the major political changes within the CCP

Disputed sea border leads to both Koreas firing warning shots
North Korea, South Korea sea border
Heightened tensions

Disputed sea border leads to both Koreas firing warning shots

Rishi Sunak on path to become Britain's next PM
Rishi Sunak leaving building
Third Time's a Charm

Rishi Sunak on path to become Britain's next PM

Should the U.K. have a general election?
Voting.
Opinion

Should the U.K. have a general election?

Bannon sentenced to prison time and $6,500 fine for contempt of Congress
Steve Bannon
the subpoena slip

Bannon sentenced to prison time and $6,500 fine for contempt of Congress

Liz Truss entitled to $129,000 allowance per year as ex-PM
Liz Truss
Lost trust in Liz Truss

Liz Truss entitled to $129,000 allowance per year as ex-PM

EU leaders meet at energy summit to tackle energy crisis
EU flags in Belgium
I don't like your energy

EU leaders meet at energy summit to tackle energy crisis

Ukraine residents told to ration power as Russia attacks energy facilities
Kyiv without power
Lights out

Ukraine residents told to ration power as Russia attacks energy facilities

N.J. files lawsuit against 5 oil and gas companies for their role in climate change
Exxon gas station
state your case

N.J. files lawsuit against 5 oil and gas companies for their role in climate change