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It’s the Economy, Stupid?

Hillary Clinton’s big economics speech may not have had all the answers. But at least she’s asking the right questions.

Argument

Here’s Why Primaries Are Good for Democracy

Americans often lament their long presidential primary process — but it should be a source of great national pride.

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Myanmar Sets a Date for Its Historic, if Flawed, Election

It won’t be the truly open democratic process some had hoped for, but the election once hailed as Myanmar’s potential return to full-fledged democracy now has an exact date: Nov. 8.

The Cable

Clinton Promises to Fight Sanctions Movement Targeting Israel

A growing movement to economically isolate Israel has American supporters of the Jewish state worried. Now Hillary Clinton is using the issue to secure support among prominent Jewish donors.

Passport

A Big Disappointment for Democratic Hopes in Myanmar

With a vote in parliament on Thursday, Myanmar shut down any remaining hopes that iconic opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi would be able to run for president later this year, in just the latest sign that the country’s supposed “democratic transition” has stalled.

Transitions

Venezuela Sets a Date for Change

A desperate hunger strike by Venezuela's best-known political prisoner has pressured the government to call elections.

Argument

Are You Better Off Than You Were in 2012?

The perils of running for president on an economic counterfactual.

Dispatch

Can Rwanda Imagine Another President?

The constitution prohibits Paul Kagame from running again. But many Rwandans want him to stay.

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