A few of the recent pieces I recommend reading:
Danny Hakim and Eric Lipton in the New York Times: Pesticide Studies Won E.P.A.’s Trust, Until Trump’s Team Scorned ‘Secret Science’
Bryce Covert in The Nation: Welcome to America, Where Parents Can’t Afford Diapers
Maryn McKenna at WIRED: The Hajj is a Perfect Laboratory for Disease Warning System
Sarah Holder at CityLab: In Arkansas, ‘Digital Redlining’ Could Leave Thousands Without Health Care
Vann R. Newkirk II in The Atlantic: The Victims of Climate Change Are Already Here
Caitlin Emma at POLITICO: Transgender students asked Betsy DeVos for help. Here’s what happened.