Economist

The Supreme Court hands Donald Trump a defeat over his finances

The Supreme Court hands Donald Trump...

A grand jury may see his records; but House Democrats may not, at least for now

Cutting American police budgets might have perverse effects

Cutting American police budgets might...

Without other changes, it might even set back the effort to reform how officers...

The challenges of reducing America’s jail population

The challenges of reducing America’s...

Cash bail is unpopular. But the replacements are not necessarily better

The mark of Cain

The mark of Cain

A Christian pollster argues that a reckoning is due in America’s churches

As fewer Americans go to church, chaplains are finding work elsewhere

As fewer Americans go to church, chaplains...

The hospital chaplain has become a key figure in the treatment of covid-19 patients

Reining in police unions’ power in America

Reining in police unions’ power in...

Cities and states have begun to curb organisations that have been indulged from...

Could Democrats pick up a Senate seat in Kansas?

Could Democrats pick up a Senate seat...

The party has a strong candidate, but needs an FDR-like performance at the top of...

America’s huge stimulus is having surprising effects on the poor

America’s huge stimulus is having surprising...

Though severe deprivation is rising, not everyone is worse off

Mississippi changes its state flag

Mississippi changes its state flag

And removes a Confederate symbol

It’s messing with Texas

It’s messing with Texas

Greg Abbott is battling the coronavirus with one hand and his party’s lunatic fringe...

Russia allegedly offered bounties for killing American soldiers

Russia allegedly offered bounties for...

The president doesn’t believe it

The progressive left celebrates some notable Democratic primary victories

The progressive left celebrates some...

This will not change the make-up of Congress. But it could make Nancy Pelosi’s job...

American conservatives are pushing for the repeal of the death penalty

American conservatives are pushing...

The federal government’s enthusiasm for executions is at odds with many Republican-led...

Justice John Roberts joins the Supreme Court’s liberal wing in some key rulings

Justice John Roberts joins the Supreme...

But he is not tilting left

The Trump administration is using the pandemic to halt asylum

The Trump administration is using the...

Its latest restrictions, justified on the grounds of public health, look like an...

Donald Trump faces a much bigger task than he did in 2016

Donald Trump faces a much bigger task...

The polls, political fundamentals and key voters have all turned against the president

African-American businesses need more than “buy black” campaigns

African-American businesses need more...

Too often they lack the capital, education and connections they need