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A new drug for Alzheimer’s is struggling to justify its price

A new drug for Alzheimer’s is struggling...

The government is put off by Adulhelm’s $28,200-a-year cost

The debate about Native American-themed team names goes local

The debate about Native American-themed...

To be Brave or not to be Brave?

America’s first female secretary of state has died of cancer, aged 84

America’s first female secretary of...

A trailblazing diplomat with a poignant personal history

In Ukraine, Biden must relearn Truman’s lessons from the cold war

In Ukraine, Biden must relearn Truman’s...

America once again seeks to curb Russia and China without blowing up the world

Madeleine Albright, the first Madam Secretary

Madeleine Albright, the first Madam...

She broke the glass ceiling at the State Department, and pushed for a more muscular...

What happens when Amazon comes to town

What happens when Amazon comes to town

The e-commerce giant is expanding at a rapid pace. How might that change America?

The embarrassing Mrs Thomas

The embarrassing Mrs Thomas

There is no conflict between Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife’s unhinged activism....

Puerto Rico’s future is looking brighter

Puerto Rico’s future is looking brighter

With the end of bankruptcy in sight, the island has a decade to turn its economy...

Some districts opt for remote learning instead of snow days

Some districts opt for remote learning...

Snow school today?

The race to undermine reproductive rights in America

The race to undermine reproductive...

Some states can’t wait to end abortion

How swimming became the centre of the trans-sports debate

How swimming became the centre of the...

The sporting world is splitting into a mess of incompatible rules

Debate over air conditioning in American prisons will heat up

Debate over air conditioning in American...

Prison guards, not just prisoners, will want more humane conditions

America’s prison system is becoming more inhumane

America’s prison system is becoming...

Prisons are less crowded than before, but otherwise getting worse

The Michael Madigan indictment is evidence of the turn against patronage

The Michael Madigan indictment is evidence...

Old-school politics in Chicago is not yet dead, but it is in decline

Taking stock as America moves into a new phase of the pandemic

Taking stock as America moves into...

Planning for the future should involve a frank look at the country’s poor performance...

Joe Biden’s indispensable leadership

Joe Biden’s indispensable leadership

The administration has played a weak diplomatic hand on Ukraine skilfully. But the...

What Buckeye and Youngstown say about America’s economy

What Buckeye and Youngstown say about...

A boom town and a bust town show surprising signs of convergence

California’s efforts to house more people have fallen short

California’s efforts to house more...

A fiasco at UC Berkeley is merely the latest evidence of deep troubles