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For Democrats to have a better than 50% chance of winning a majority in the House of Representatives in November’s mid-term elections, they will need to win the popular vote by around seven percentage points—a landslide. The Senate and the White House have a similar bias. In no other two-party system does the party that receives the most votes routinely find itself out of power. What has gone wrong?
Countries emerging from civil war may need to strike grubby deals if the peace is to hold
Google, Amazon and Facebook are accused of being BAADD­—big, anti-competitive, addictive and destructive to democracy. The charge that sticks is on competition. The three titans do not just compete for a market; increasingly, they are the market. Putting that right calls for new thinking
Some states in America plan to attach new conditions to health insurance for the poor 
Our selection of the best books of 2017 includes titles on music, nicotine and the Japanese tsunami
A recipe for gridlock, poor governance and disenchantment with the political system
The White House has found it easy to stop new regulations in their tracks. Repealing old ones will be much harder
Chief executives are under increasing pressure to take a stance on social questions. How should they respond?
A must-read selection of articles from this week's issue of The Economist, straight from the desk of Zanny Minton Beddoes
As criticism of his presidency mounts, Emmanuel Macron adjusts his tone
Congress wrests three state assemblies from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party 
An unloved president is trying to turn a crisis into an opportunity 
The test launch of the Falcon Heavy was not just an engineering triumph, but also a declaration of ambition. Its inventor, Elon Musk, wants to colonise Mars and wean Earth off fossil fuels. Despite his gifts, failure is most definitely an option 
Getting on to an official playlist on Spotify, a streaming service, can help turn a singer into a superstar. But Spotify has removed XXXTentacion, a rapper, and R. Kelly, an R&B singer, from its playlists after allegations that they abused women—something both artists deny. The move begins a cultural shift for the music industry. Nobody knows quite where it will end 
Led by Saudi Arabia, OPEC is thinking about a long-term alliance with ten other petrostates, including Russia. If it comes off it will be the cartel’s most ambitious venture in decades 
America’s president is not the architect of the economy’s strength. But for the time being things will go his way
Stopping CO2 from entering the atmosphere will almost certainly fail to keep global warming below the promised 2°C—for that you also have to suck out huge amounts of the CO2 that is already there. But almost nobody is talking about how
Do not despair: change is possible 
With Catalonia about to declare independence, Mariano Rajoy, Spain's prime minister, is trying to hold his country together by resorting to the courts and to force. He may have the law on his side but, by failing to negotiate, he is only driving Spain apart 
A must-read selection of articles from this week's issue of The Economist, straight from the desk of Zanny Minton Beddoes
By staging joint exercises with Russia in the Baltic Sea, China is thumbing its nose at NATO. But the extension of China's maritime power across the world is, in some respects, a good thing
A must-read selection of articles from this week's issue of The Economist, straight from the desk of Zanny Minton Beddoes
An increasingly autocratic country is at the centre of an economic storm
If you look at the headlines, populism and protectionism seem to be weirdly good for global business. Since 2015 the profits of the world’s 3,000 biggest listed firms have risen by 44% in dollar terms. Yet, as the world's trade system fractures, multinational firms are cutting cross-border investment and supply chains have stagnated. Globalisation is struggling
The world is losing the war against climate change
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Jul 23rd, 2015
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Jul 5th, 2020
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