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Get a daily burst of global illumination from The Economist’s worldwide network of correspondents as they dig past the headlines to get to the stories beneath—and to stories that aren’t making headlines, but should be.
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Get a daily burst of global illumination from The Economist’s worldwide network of correspondents as they dig past the headlines to get to the stories beneath—and to stories that aren’t making headlines, but should be.
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    Teflon Don: Trump’s legal woes

    Teflon Don: Trump’s legal woes

    Donald Trump endured an FBI raid, questioning in a civil lawsuit and an adverse court ruling, all in 48 hours. But at least in the short-term, he’s making political hay from his legal woes. Why Apple’s future increasingly rests on services rather than just hardware. And how France is coping with a mustard shortage.
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    • 24 min
    Latin-ex Democrats: Republicans and Hispanic voters

    Latin-ex Democrats: Republicans and Hispanic voters

     Our series on America’s mid-term elections begins with a visit to a citizenship class in Doral, Florida, given by Republicans. We examine how the GOP is cutting into Democrats’ advantage with Latino voters. Britain’s trial of a superhighway for drones is a bid to unleash their commercial potential. And meeting   a Thai dissident issuing dystopian pop music from self-imposed exile. For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/intelligenceoffer
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    • 24 min
    Strike repose: Hamas sits out Gaza violence

    Strike repose: Hamas sits out Gaza violence

    A ceasefire is holding after a weekend of deadly strikes. We ask why Hamas, the Palestinian movement that controls Gaza, did not get involved. As Generation Z tentatively enters the workforce, they are clamouring for more flexibility and money than their forebears enjoyed. And reflecting on the flawed but brilliant poet Philip Larkin on the centenary of his birth. For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/intelligenceoffer
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    Greenlighted: American climate legislation

    Greenlighted: American climate legislation

    On Sunday America’s Senate passed the most-ambitious climate legislation in the country’s history, giving Democrats and President Joe Biden a huge win heading into the midterms. Why Africa is experiencing a boom in startups. And the nascent, necessary efforts to understand how the menstrual cycle affects athletic performance. For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/intelligenceoffer
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    • 26 min
    Our summer special: a despot, a magic trick and a star

    Our summer special: a despot, a magic trick and a star

    In a bumper episode, we highlight a summer’s-worth of deeply reported stories from 1843, our sister magazine: we profile Muhammad bin Salman, the de facto leader of Saudi Arabia, who is both a liberalising reformer and a fearsome consolidator of power. We ask why magicians are behind so many viral videos. And we explore humanity’s long-running ambivalence toward the sun. For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/intelligenceoffer
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    • 36 min
    Real rate of return: Ukraine’s Kherson bid

    Real rate of return: Ukraine’s Kherson bid

    As Russia’s campaign in the eastern Donbas region loses steam, our correspondent finds Ukraine’s efforts to recapture Kherson are gaining momentum. But at what cost? India is notorious for its staggering road-death statistics; we ask what is being done to improve them. And the two surprising factors that predict how worried people are about climate change. For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/intelligenceoffer
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Journalism isn’t dead

Excellent journalism from the economist. Informative, none biased, diverse information. I listen every day.

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Too love break to be balanced

As a subscriber to the paper version and an avid listener to the podcast I cannot help but get frustrated by the constant liberal leanings

Never forget this is the magazine who described Angela Merkel as the “real victim of the New Year’s Eve rapes” in Germany

There is a consistent anti President Trump sneering bias and anyone who is not left of centre is “anti progressive” or “extreme right”

It’s such a shame because the research guests and content mix of the daily / weekly specials ( such as money talks) could be so so so good.

Please - drop the agenda and and maybe just maybe accept that the creation of wealth is what drives a western democracy. Further, it is time to apologise for the craven automatic worship of Obama and merkel - and the sheer inability to call out Biden for what he is - a weak and dangerously out of depth senile person

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