Democracy in America

THIS is a busy time for the American Red Cross. In the days after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas and Louisiana one of America’s most popular charities put up tens of thousands of people in shelters and served millions of meals; its disaster workers have also been busy in Florida, helping…

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PAUL RYAN, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, recently tweeted that, “[i]n our country, the condition of your birth does not determine the outcome of your life. This is what makes America so great.” The idea that every American newborn has an equal opportunity to enjoy the good life…

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“DACA will continue to exist in Chicago,” promises Rahm Emanuel, the mayor of Chicago, half an hour before President Donald Trump’s administration announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programme, known as DACA. Ending DACA is morally, politically and economically wrong, says Mr Emanuel, the grandson of…

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