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What's new at Daily Kos? Highlights and updates from the month of August

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August is typically a slower month here, but Daily Kos actually saw a rise in engagement in July and then again in August this year. There was plenty to cover and discuss with the delta variant spiking, Afghanistan and the many issues surrounding the ending of a 20-year war, and Hurricane Ida and its aftermath. We had a lot of stories about deaths of notable anti-vaxxers and anti-maskers, which have been occurring at a record pace. And even with Congress on vacation most of the month, our news teams focused on pushing Democrats to act on infrastructure, jobs, voting rights, racial injustice, immigration reform, and of course, ending the filibuster. We also covered the Supreme Court using its shadow docket to attack immigration rights and ending the eviction moratorium, prompting another round of calls to reform and expand the court. And last but certainly not least, the conservatives on the Supreme Court silently killed abortion rights without doing a damn thing—and this will obviously continue to be a major topic here in September.

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