Economist

Why America’s debt ceiling matters

Why America’s debt ceiling matters

The wrangling over it reflects how self-destructive American politics has become

After failing to dissuade cyber-attacks, America looks to its friends for help

After failing to dissuade cyber-attacks,...

Time to try collective defence

The rise of Ron DeSantis

The rise of Ron DeSantis

Florida’s governor offers a more efficient style of Trumpism. That does not seem...

Texas’s new proposal shows why abortion law is a mess in America

Texas’s new proposal shows why abortion...

The US combines some of the most libertarian abortion laws with some of the most...

Should the IRS be given more money to find money?

Should the IRS be given more money...

Auditing a beleaguered agency

As moratoriums lift, will America face a wave of foreclosures and evictions?

As moratoriums lift, will America face...

In Miami as elsewhere, a house-price boom and a housing crisis could happen at the...

America and its allies admonish, but do not punish, China for hacking

America and its allies admonish, but...

After years of failing to dissuade state-sponsored attacks on its own, the Biden...

America and its allies admonish, but do not sanction, China for hacking

America and its allies admonish, but...

After years of failing to dissuade state-sponsored attacks on its own, the Biden...

Can the federal bureaucracy resuscitate market dynamism in America?

Can the federal bureaucracy resuscitate...

The Biden administration has plans for everything from non-compete clauses at McDonald’s...

Aduhelm may not cure Alzheimer’s, but it might help fix drug prices

Aduhelm may not cure Alzheimer’s, but...

The controversial drug is so expensive that it has attracted the interest of Congress

The Republican anti-vax delusion

The Republican anti-vax delusion

America’s vaccination programme is stalling. Populist conservatives are to blame

Texas Democrats suspend democracy in the name of upholding it

Texas Democrats suspend democracy in...

Weighing one kind of norm-breaking against another

Joe Biden’s agenda depends on steering two trains at once

Joe Biden’s agenda depends on steering...

So far this has been more Buster Keaton than Lyndon Johnson

Baseball risks irrelevance if it doesn’t adapt

Baseball risks irrelevance if it doesn’t...

The sport’s focus on its history makes changing the game and its culture difficult

How wrestling, conspiracy theories and politics overlap in America

How wrestling, conspiracy theories...

Mitt Romney compared the election conspiracy to pro wrestling. This was perhaps...

Nothing in particulars are America’s fastest-growing religious group

Nothing in particulars are America’s...

They believe in God, do not go to church and are largely detached from politics

In the Pacific north-west, hydroelectric dams are being removed

In the Pacific north-west, hydroelectric...

This may be good news for salmon. It is less good for carbon-dioxide emissions

The pandemic has upended America’s rental-car market

The pandemic has upended America’s...

Some travellers are finding crafty alternatives