All the president’s Tweets

THE president’s dearest supporters and bitterest opponents are united in their wish that less attention be paid to his social-media habit. Stephen Miller, a policy adviser, and Sarah Sanders, the press secretary, have tried valiant defences, but many Republicans prefer to feign ignorance. Some of Mr Trump’s critics detect a …

Subsidising coal production is a really bad idea

ON A brisk early-autumn morning in Welch, seat of the poorest county in America’s third-poorest state, four young men methodically demolish an old car-parts factory. The men wielding sledgehammers are not vandals, but construction trainees hired by Coalfield Development, a local non-profit, and they are working hard. The low, solid …

The rise and fall of Al Franken

AFTER several women accused him of sexual harassment, Al Franken required the support of his colleagues to hold onto his job. Most stood by him for a couple of weeks after the first accusations against the 66-year-old Democratic senator from Minnesota surfaced. But by the time an eighth accuser came …