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Today, Explained
Today, Explained

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The US government is open for business at the cost of Ukraine aid. Semafor’s Jordan Weissmann explains how we got... more

02 Oct 2023 · 24 minutes
Hip-hop is 50 and it's having a midlife crisis

So much of the coverage of hip-hop’s 50th birthday has been congratulatory, in spite of its record of misogyny and... more

30 Sep 2023 · 45 minutes
Blame Capitalism: Degrowing pains

Capitalism isn’t natural, was never inevitable, and endless growth is killing Earth. The final episode of “Blame Capitalism” examines the... more

29 Sep 2023 · 26 minutes
Man’s best friend banned in UK

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak says his government will ban a type of dog called the American Bully XL —... more

28 Sep 2023 · 25 minutes
Why the US is suing Amazon

The Federal Trade Commission has brought a landmark antitrust suit against Amazon. The Verge’s Makena Kelly and former FTC director... more

27 Sep 2023 · 25 minutes
Should you blow up a pipeline?

Climate activists have tried marching and lobbying. Now, a growing flank of movement radicals want to take more extreme action.... more

26 Sep 2023 · 25 minutes
Murder, Canada Wrote

Canada’s unprecedented decision to publicly accuse India of assassinating a Canadian citizen in Canada is upending the two countries' relationship. This... more

25 Sep 2023 · 25 minutes
Blame Capitalism: The 99%

Two wildly different political movements — Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party — emerged from the Great Recession. They... more

22 Sep 2023 · 25 minutes
The six D-words of climate change

It’s climate week. To mark the occasion we’re talking to scientist Michael E. Mann about six D-words that help us... more

21 Sep 2023 · 25 minutes
Taxing traffic

New York City wants to be the first in the nation to implement congestion pricing to charge people for driving... more

20 Sep 2023 · 25 minutes
Today, Explained
Today, Explained