It’s been almost a year since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic.And the virus is persisting: A downward trend in the U.S. caseload has stalled, and concern about the impact of variants is growing. Yet inoculations are on the rise, and the F.D.A. has approved
President Biden has made reopening schools a benchmark for how his administration is handling the pandemic. It is a politically tricky goal, since those decisions will be made by local districts. We look at the roadblocks to achieving that goal and what the political fight might look like.This episo
On this bonus episode of Skimm This, we're following up our interview with Vice President Kamala Harris by diving into a topic that's been on our minds for a while now: the “she-cession,” a.k.a. how women have been impacted by the economic recession caused by the pandemic. First up: We’ll hear how
Biden’s administration is working to purchase and distribute 6 million coronavirus vaccines by the Summer. The White House struggles with how to frame this goal.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has avoided public appearances for days as some members of his own party call for him to resign over sexual harassment allegations.
The creator and star of the sitcom I Love Lucy, developed the way people make money in Hollywood, Mission Impossible, and conventions.
Washington’s hottest policy fight is over raising the minimum wage to $15. Emily Stewart explains the Democrats’ effort to get it through Congress, and Dylan Matthews explains whether it will cost the country jobs.Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphon
Republicans like Cruz and Mnuchin find the concept of not being too generous is appealing. Removing the word “deserve” from discourse might have better economic outcomes.