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Military-to-military relationships
The ties that bind
America’s armed forces may sometimes succeed where its diplomats cannot (58)
After unions
Squeezing the unions
The debate over public-sector unions
Drugs in America
The federal budget
The economy
America and Egypt
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Democracy in America
In this blog, our correspondents share their thoughts and opinions on American politics and policy 
Highlights
Framing climate change
Conservatives are much more likely to deny "global warming" than "climate change". A new study tries to explain why

The meaning of overpaid
It's more complicated than you think

How to close Guantánamo
Maybe that has become the wrong question for Barack Obama

 
This week's poll
Approval:
Obama    44%
Obama on Libya   42%
Congress    12%
Labour unions   37%
 
Economy:
Getting worse    37%
Getting better   24%
 
More of a threat:
Big business    37%
Big government    63%
 
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What we're reading
House GOP still at helm on budget
(​Politico​)
Poll: On shutdown, more voters would blame Dems
(The Hill)
Majority in poll back employees in public-sector unions
(New York Times)
Why Koch industries is speaking out
(​Charles Koch
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People who live in colder states take more exercise than those who live in warm ones



White Southern Democrats, once dominant, have all but vanished



Comparing US states with countries



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