What we learned from the Biden-Sanders-Warren debate fight over Medicare-for-all

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), former Vice President Joe Biden, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on stage during the Democratic presidential debate on September 12, 2019, in Houston, Texas. | Win McNamee/Getty Images The three Democratic frontrunners finally got the chance to throw down on health care. The leading Democratic presidential candidates finally got the chance to all jostle together over Medicare-for-all, the biggest issue so far in the Democratic primary, during the third Democratic presidential…

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The best case for and against a fracking ban

Hydraulic fracturing has made the US a leader in oil production and helped curb greenhouse gas emissions. 2020 Democratic presidential contenders are weighing its role in the fight against climate change. | Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post/Getty Images Fracking has helped reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But it also keeps us dependent on fossil fuels. The question of what to do about hydraulic fracturing, aka fracking, of oil and natural gas has emerged as a rich…

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Andrew Yang’s big debate surprise: give 10 people $1,000 a month for a year

Andrew Yang at the September 2019 Democratic presidential debate. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Yang said he is giving the money to Americans because they “can solve your problems better than any politician.” Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang promised to spice up Thursday’s primary debate by doing “something no presidential candidate has ever done before in history” live on television. He kept that promise by announcing in his opening statement that he would give away $1,000…

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Vox Sentences: Another hurdle for asylum seekers

Omar Martinez/Picture Alliance via Getty Images Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Central American asylum seekers face another barrier in crossing the border to the US; Israel-planted spy devices were unearthed around the White House and in Washington. Plus: Our Netflix show, Explained, is back…

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