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Poor whites have long been derided and disenfranchised in their own country — as have their black counterparts. So why can’t they find common ground?
The white working class’s sense it has been abandoned is perfectly justified, writes Jacob Weisberg
The Trump and Cruz face-off could lead to a surprise nomination if both fail to reach a majority
Reading and thinking is not much in play on the Republican side in the US, writes Simon Schama
The author challenges the conventional wisdom on an underestimated president’s relationship with his deputy
After his defeat on tax credits, the chancellor must find another way to save
When we elect a leader we are electing two people, writes Kati Marton
Behind a gushing promotion of authenticity in business lies a harder message about life
Confidante of the Kennedys whose solace eased tragedies
The longer the health system stays in existence, the harder it will be to repeal
Johnson’s noble vision had compelling objectives, say John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge
This year’s nominations reveal Broadway’s strengths, and weaknesses
The ‘Breaking Bad’ actor talks about opportunity, therapy and those ‘guys in the middle of the desert’
US has fewer poor people than in 1964, but still too many
Pointless aggression belongs in the playground, not in international affairs
JFK’s assassination 50 years ago proved memorable for a young teacher in two ways
The US tradition of children using the October 31 celebration to collect money should be ended
The online problems of the healthcare programme cry out for old-fashioned remedies
A ranking of leaders finds a low-key approach and modest ambition has more impact than moralism and rhetorical flourish
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