Official tweets from The Economist's US correspondents
The confidence that fuelled the 1979 resurgence of Southern Baptists is long gone https://econ.st/2IhhdCs
At the same time lifespans have been increasing for black Americans, prospects for whites, especially the non-elderly, have sagged https://econ.st/2IgnBtK
America is wrestling with what to do with its unclaimed dead. In New York City about 1m people are buried on an island https://econ.st/2IeIZiV
Why ABBA would not be enthused that Bernie Sanders wants to force firms to hand shares to workers https://econ.st/2IhYh6M
More Americans describe themselves as conservative than as liberal; yet Americans prefer left-leaning policies https://econ.st/2Rdpeeo
Scott Warren gave food and shelter to two migrants. He faces up to 20 years in prison https://econ.st/2IfWwXB
Despite improvements in the racial gap, inequality in life expectancy by class and income still remains https://econ.st/2Rg6PO3
A split over Donald Trump and slew of sexual-abuse scandals have left Southern Baptists in crisis https://econ.st/2RpItSp
Now that Kawhi Leonard has brought Canada its first-ever NBA title, he might be tempted to build a dynasty of his own https://econ.st/2Ih2jw1
The latest explosions in the Gulf of Oman forced crews to abandon both ships. It also sent the price of oil upwards https://econ.st/2IgLGR7
New York City buries its poor on an island off the Bronx. About 1m people lie there, in all https://econ.st/2IgwVxx
Scott Warren's use of religious-freedom laws acts as a mirror image of the tactics energetically employed by conservatives https://econ.st/2RhaBa6
On policy preferences at least, America is moving leftwards https://econ.st/2RkFN8y
In 2011 the black-white life-expectancy gap had narrowed from over 15 years to 4.4 years for men and just 3.1 years for women https://econ.st/2If3Bre
Trading away DeMar DeRozan, a long-time Raptor and local fan favourite, in a deal for Kawhi Leonard proved successful https://econ.st/2Ih1LWZ
Bernie Sanders’ plan, which forces companies to hand over shares to workers, was originally met with opposition from ABBA https://econ.st/2Recww4
Many hardliners in the Middle East would like to see America go to war against Iran https://econ.st/2RiYWY9
The Southern Baptist Convention’s membership of 15m, concentrated in the Bible belt, is its lowest in 30 years, and falling https://econ.st/2IgYHKq
In New York City, poor and unclaimed people are still buried in pine coffins, usually marked only with numbers, not names https://econ.st/2IhXgeY
RT @JamesMAstill: Southern Baptists' embrace of fundamentalism and the GOP has become a major threat to America's biggest Protestant denomi…
The Supreme Court refuses to hear the appeal of Moath al-Alwi, who served as a bodyguard to Osama bin Laden according to the Department of Defence https://econ.st/2I9ye1g
Protection of many of America’s wetlands depends on their being close to protected streams https://econ.st/2R8rrb9
On June 10th, the Supreme Court refused to entertain Moath al-Alwi’s latest legal challenge to his detainment https://econ.st/2IbDVvL
Why you should never start a trade war with an autocracy https://econ.st/2R3PW9m
Moath al-Alwi and some three dozen fellow detainees languish at Guantánamo with little hope of release https://econ.st/2IcOjn5
The incumbency effect in 2020 will probably be weaker than in past election years https://econ.st/2I6HgMu
In one study, pre-schooled children had more success in employment, increased earnings in mid-adulthood and better health than their peers https://econ.st/2I8SH6A
A mysterious disease has been killing apple trees across America’s northeast for the past six years https://econ.st/2I8DuCj
Populism can be beaten back by libraries. Really https://econ.st/2I6KC1Y
Facebook and WhatsApp's terms of service forbid users under 13 from signing up. That is blithely ignored by millions https://econ.st/2R5TPL2
At least half of all Americans have their faces in databases to which police can get access https://econ.st/2R6Koeq
American history is replete with horrific episodes that prevented the accumulation of black wealth https://econ.st/2R36T3E
New research suggests pre-school enrolment can have a lasting effect https://econ.st/2R7ohnR
When school budgets were cut during the Great Recession, what happened to the pupils? https://econ.st/2I5lkBo
What could be worse than being spied on by a smart speaker? Being pestered by one https://econ.st/2I89Ywq
The number of American college-age students studying Chinese fell to 53,000 in 2016—a drop of 13% since 2013 https://econ.st/2I6IozR
Intergenerational inequality may be reduced by early education https://econ.st/2R9fpOU
The initiative may target the online activity of certain individuals, such as young Muslim men https://econ.st/2I5kVPo
America is still an attractive place for educated migrants. But its strict visa rules are deterring would-be workers https://econ.st/2Ra6dtl
Country music lyrics are changing. Songs are less about being a stand-up guy, and more about objectifying women https://econ.st/2R2Pecw
An encouraging history of religion in America https://econ.st/2R5tKvD
RT @TheEconomist: On “The Intelligence” today, @ARobertsjourno speaks to a death-row inmate who’s spent half his life in solitary confineme…
America has just notched up its wettest 12 months ever. Floods are worsening across the Midwest https://econ.st/2Rcd4Tn
Fixing America’s economic defences before the next recession looks unlikely https://econ.st/2I8INBY
The left sees Nancy Pelosi’s reticence on the issue as part of a broader want of conviction https://econ.st/2QZXZE2
Climate change has evolved from a niche issue among Democrats to one of great urgency https://econ.st/2I6SlgM
Baseball is more than a game in America, it is a symbol of the country's belief in its own extraordinariness https://econ.st/2I8Ix5Y
Virginia is one of 17 states in which more people are killed by guns than car crashes https://econ.st/2HYQ0V1
Some of America's frustrations with China and other trading partners are justified https://econ.st/2IsrdYn
The State Department now obliges visitors to offer details of their identities on any of 20 different social-media platforms https://econ.st/2I5Rc9j
 
 
 
 
 
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