Jun 22nd 2019

Politics this week

Politics this week

Iran said it would soon exceed the limits on nuclear fuel that are part of a deal it signed with America and other powers in 2015. It may also begin enriching uranium to levels closer to those of a bomb. America, which pulled out of the deal last year, said Iran was behind the recent …

Business this week

Business this week

Facebook announced plans for a new global digital currency, to be named Libra. Supported by almost 30 companies so far, including Uber, Visa and Vodafone, Facebook hopes to allow users to send money across borders for little cost, and to provide financial services to the 1.7bn people around the world without a bank account. The company wants …

The Conservative leadership · Which Boris would Britain get?

The Conservative leadership · Which Boris would Britain get?

Britain’s probable next prime minister cannot resist playing to the crowd. In today’s ugly politics that is ominous THE BREXIT monster unleashed three years ago this weekend has already devoured two British prime ministers. David Cameron surrendered hours after the referendum result was announced on June 24th 2016. Theresa May began confidently but soon found herself …

Texas and California · Texafornia dreaming

Texas and California · Texafornia dreaming

America’s future will be written in the two mega-states IN THE CABLE-NEWS version of America, the president sits in the White House issuing commands that transform the nation. Life is not like that. In the real version of America many of the biggest political choices are made not in Washington but by the states—and by two …

Primary numbers · Presidential debates seldom move opinion polls

Primary numbers · Presidential debates seldom move opinion polls

Primary debates are a different matter FOR DEVOTED election-watchers the onslaught of on-the-ground reporting and analysis from 30,000 feet that acccompanies a campaign is pleasurable. But voter preferences tend to be more stable than front-page coverage, which typically consists of assorted gaffes and flip-flops, might suggest. Primary debates really do matter, though. The Democrats hold their …