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New Orleans says 'independent' seniors left to swelter without power after Ida
New Orleans in the dark
Left Behind

New Orleans says 'independent' seniors left to swelter without power after Ida

There's a new oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and nobody knows who is responsible
Oil slick
The wrong kind of slick

There's a new oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and nobody knows who is responsible

No room for interpretation?
The justices
Picture of Joel MathisJoel Mathis

No room for interpretation?

Poll: 70 percent of unvaccinated Americans would quit their job over exemption-less vaccine mandate
Anti-vaccine protest.
vaccine mandates

Poll: 70 percent of unvaccinated Americans would quit their job over exemption-less vaccine mandate

The arguments for and against rolling out COVID-19 boosters this month
COVID-19 vaccination.
booster debate

The arguments for and against rolling out COVID-19 boosters this month

Out of time
An hourglass.
Picture of Ryan CooperRyan Cooper

Out of time

Should firms make vaccination mandatory?
Vaccination.
Feature

Should firms make vaccination mandatory?

First U.S. COVID death reportedly a month before previously known
COVID-19 patient
coronavirus mysteries

First U.S. COVID death reportedly a month before previously known

Will the Texas GOP abortion law backfire on Republicans?
Texas abortion protesters
Texas abortion law

Will the Texas GOP abortion law backfire on Republicans?

EPA report warns people of color face disproportionate harm from climate change
A wildfire in Camarillo, California.
take heed

EPA report warns people of color face disproportionate harm from climate change

The Supreme Court's legal Calvinball
A protestor.
Picture of Ryan CooperRyan Cooper

The Supreme Court's legal Calvinball

The consequences of judicializing abortion
Brett Kavanaugh and a protester.
Samuel Goldman

The consequences of judicializing abortion

What Breyer should learn from the Texas abortion case
Stephen Breyer.
Picture of Joel MathisJoel Mathis

What Breyer should learn from the Texas abortion case

Is COVID medical care about to get more expensive?
Routine temperature check.
bills, bills, bills

Is COVID medical care about to get more expensive?

Is Texas' abortion ban authoritarian?
Texas.
Jill Filipovic

Is Texas' abortion ban authoritarian?

10 things you need to know today: September 2, 2021
Pro-choice demonstrators in Texas.
Daily briefing

10 things you need to know today: September 2, 2021

New York City breaks week-old rainfall record, Newark sees 200-to-500-year deluge
Food delivery in NYC flood
Wild Weather

New York City breaks week-old rainfall record, Newark sees 200-to-500-year deluge

Why vaccine waste is an 'equity issue'
Discarded vaccine doses.
what a waste

Why vaccine waste is an 'equity issue'

Under Texas ban, private citizens could sue a cab driver who takes a woman to an abortion
Texas state capitol.
texas abortion ban

Under Texas ban, private citizens could sue a cab driver who takes a woman to an abortion

The study that 'should basically end any scientific debate' about masks
Surgical masks.
mask debate

The study that 'should basically end any scientific debate' about masks

The sticky problem of 'religious exemption'
Jesus.
Picture of Noah MillmanNoah Millman

The sticky problem of 'religious exemption'

Poll: 68 percent of parents say they have or will vaccinate their kids
Teen vaccinated in Scotland
Vaccination Nation

Poll: 68 percent of parents say they have or will vaccinate their kids

Trump reportedly said GOP voters should get vaccinated because 'we need our people'
Donald Trump
Quotables

Trump reportedly said GOP voters should get vaccinated because 'we need our people'

Deputies had to break up fights at a Florida school district office that announced a mask mandate
Florida school district
mask wars

Deputies had to break up fights at a Florida school district office that announced a mask mandate

The FDA's sluggish child vaccine timeline
Vaccination.
Picture of David FarisDavid Faris

The FDA's sluggish child vaccine timeline

A highly-mutated coronavirus variant seems to only be spreading slowly so far
World Health Organization.
keeping an eye out

A highly-mutated coronavirus variant seems to only be spreading slowly so far

Occam's Razor and the Delta surge
A woman wearing a mask.
Picture of Noah MillmanNoah Millman

Occam's Razor and the Delta surge

Why Hurricane Ida strengthened so rapidly
New Orleans during Hurricane Ida.
hurricane ida

Why Hurricane Ida strengthened so rapidly