United States
Benefits for all
Joe Biden wants to Europeanise the American welfare state
His plans are ambitious, thoughtful and risky
The row and the Row
What to do about Skid Row
LA’s homeless encampment has been decades in the making. A judge wants it closed in months
Shelter in place
In America, a million evictions take place in a normal year
Covid-19 prompted a giant experiment in halting them. What were the consequences?
The other epidemic
Last year, more people in San Francisco died of overdoses than of covid-19
This is part of a worrying national trend, following changes in drug markets
Liz Cheney’s demotion is a death rattle for principled conservatism
Republicans have become hooked on Donald Trump’s method
Uncertainty and the city
New York’s next mayors are accustomed to dealing with problems associated with growth
The next election is the first in a generation run against a backdrop of shrinkage
2020 vision
A new analysis uncovers the demographic shifts that led to Joe Biden’s victory
Suburban whites moved left; young and non-white voters showed up
Gazing toward Zion
America’s Democrats are increasingly divided over Israel
As the fighting in Gaza worsens, so does the split between President Joe Biden and the left of his party
Post-Colonial studies
A cyber-attack exposes risks to America’s energy infrastructure
And the threats are likely to grow
Off with her head
Liz Cheney, a Republican critic of Donald Trump, has lost her job in House leadership
Fealty to the ex-president counts for more than conservative credentials
Crime without punishment
America’s homicide rate has declined since the 1990s. So have homicide-clearance rates
What happens to a city when homicides go unsolved
Assuming the position
Joe Biden’s government has not yet committed to a path on trade in technology with China
To understand which way it will jump, watch the hitherto obscure Bureau of Industry and Security

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