The parties’ preferred primary candidates prevail

The parties’ preferred primary candidates prevail

MARY TAYLOR has been John Kasich’s lieutenant-governor since he was elected governor of Ohio in 2010. She backed all of his policies loyally, including the expansion of Medicaid and health insurance for the poor, and did not criticise Mr Kasich’s “Never Trump” campaign during his presidential candidacy. Yet when she campaigned to be the GOP…

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City parks belong to everyone. Right?

City parks belong to everyone. Right?

IT IS springtime in New York, and spring happens mostly in the parks. There are cherry blossoms, suddenly, and purple tulips. Cooped-up kids are back on their bikes. There’s the haze of barbecue smoke and the smell of mulch and the sounds of birdsong and drums. It happened overnight, and it will pass just as…

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Why Mexico’s murder rate is soaring

Why Mexico’s murder rate is soaring

LAST month 12,000 people marched in protest through Guadalajara, Mexico’s second-biggest city, after authorities revealed that three missing film students had been dissolved in acid. The month before, a bottler for Coca-Cola shut down its operations in the state of Guerrero because of the rampant violence there. Meanwhile the morgue in the northern border town…

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Donald Trump’s huge Iran gamble

Donald Trump’s huge Iran gamble

PRESIDENT Donald Trump placed the biggest bet of his presidency on the afternoon of May 8th. To the horror of European partners but the delight of such allies as Israel, he pulled America out of the Iran nuclear deal signed in 2015. He acted on a hunch that Iran’s leaders—if only they are subjected to…

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Can Ethiopia and Eritrea make peace?

Can Ethiopia and Eritrea make peace?

“LIKE Sarajevo, 1914,” said the late Ethiopian prime minister, Meles Zenawi, of the first gunshots fired on May 6th 1998. “An accident waiting to happen.” Neither he nor his counterpart in neighbouring Eritrea, Isaias Afwerki, imagined that a light skirmish at Badme, a border village of which few had heard, could spiral into full-scale war.…

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Senators mull deferral of income sprinkling for small businesses amid ‘severe uncertainty’

Senators mull deferral of income sprinkling for small businesses amid ‘severe uncertainty’

OTTAWA — Senators are mulling several amendments to the government’s sprawling budget bill, potentially reviving spats over Ottawa’s tax changes on small businesses that came into effect earlier this year. Business representatives warned senators on Tuesday that tax changes by Ottawa to limit the “sprinkling” of income within small businesses is causing widespread confusion for…

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