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Shootings at Brooklyn subway station

Shootings at Brooklyn subway station

The incident will add to concerns about the city’s safety

Why America keeps delaying student-loan repayments

Why America keeps delaying student-loan...

Bureaucratic snags and internal Democratic debates prolong a flawed policy

In praise of the Internal Revenue Service

In praise of the Internal Revenue Service

The much-maligned tax agency, battered by the pandemic, has kept the economy going

James Madison and his slaves

James Madison and his slaves

A row over the management of Montpelier illustrates the racial politics of cultural...

Oklahoma takes a tussle with Indian tribes to the Supreme Court

Oklahoma takes a tussle with Indian...

Challenging the long arm of tribal law

More American clinics are offering ketamine to treat depression

More American clinics are offering...

Is this a good thing?

New York’s well-to-do avoid having to open their own doors

New York’s well-to-do avoid having...

The white gloves almost come off

The case for granny flats

The case for granny flats

Adding density would boost housing supply and lower emissions

California wants to lead the world on climate policy

California wants to lead the world...

The energy crunch offers the state a chance to live up to its green reputation

What Joe Biden’s gaffe says about his end-game in Ukraine

What Joe Biden’s gaffe says about his...

Nine ad-libbed words mask his caution in dealing with Vladimir Putin

Americans’ views on the war reveal a striking generational divide

Americans’ views on the war reveal...

Memories of the cold war may be part of the explanation

The Biden administration’s defence-spending proposal is a muddle

The Biden administration’s defence-spending...

It looks hasty and lacks a needed sense of strategy

Los Angeles provides every first-grader with cash for college

Los Angeles provides every first-grader...

Automatic college savings can go a long way

Why America’s most successful anti-poverty programme is going cold

Why America’s most successful anti-poverty...

The triumph of a giant experiment in child welfare is being squandered

The promise and pitfalls of desalination

The promise and pitfalls of desalination

California needs to diversify its water supply as the West dries up. How much can...

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine pushes the West to re-arm

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine pushes...

But defence spending is rising relatively slowly in America and haphazardly in Europe

Columbia is the latest university caught in a rankings scandal

Columbia is the latest university caught...

Dodgy data in the race to the top

American energy innovation’s big moment

American energy innovation’s big moment

The war in Ukraine could unleash enormous demand for clean tech that America will...