Sep 14th 2019

Lexington | A full-court press

Lexington | A full-court press

The prospect of another Trump election causes an unwarranted panic among political journalists NOTWITHSTANDING THE help he got from fake news reports, Donald Trump probably owes his presidency more to the traditional kind. Only a small minority of voters absorbed made-up accounts of Hillary Clinton’s endorsement by Islamic State, lesbianism and links to a child-sex ring. …

Darkness falls | Millions of refugees from Venezuela are straining neighbours’ hospitality

Darkness falls | Millions of refugees from Venezuela are straining neighbours’ hospitality

Latin America’s biggest-ever exodus continues KATALINA, A 20-YEAR-OLD nursing student from Barquisimeto in north-western Venezuela, fled last year as living conditions became intolerable. She spent 11 months in Peru, but her hosts were hostile towards Venezuelan migrants, especially women, and she found little work. So in June she moved to Chile, arriving just as its government …

Lunacy | India’s government is pouring money into dung

Lunacy | India’s government is pouring money into dung

When it comes to government funding, cows have jumped over the moon ON SEPTEMBER 7TH mission control in Bengaluru lost contact with an Indian-designed and -built lunar probe mere seconds before it was supposed to land. Some Indians were consoled by the fact that their country had nearly pulled off an extraordinarily complex mission on a shoestring …