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Hillary desperately needs New Hampshire moms, because their kids are feeling the Bern

Nashua, New Hampshire<p>The lesson of the Iowa caucus was simple: Political field work matters.<p>That was particularly true in the Republican race: Donald Trump’s enthusiastic but undirected backers were outmatched by the disciplined voter turn-out operations of senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. And …

Middle-class

Why is Central Africa missing from so many maps?

You’ve probably had the following experience: You are reading along when a map, shaded in a procession of pastels, interrupts the story. Your eyes travel first to your home country, then to the country where you spent a summer abroad, and then, finally, sweep around the map looking for the …

Africa

The experience CEOs want to see in every new hire

If you ask a group of high-flying CEOs about the most important qualities they look for in job candidates, you might expect to hear things like experience, decisiveness, or creativity.<p>But this wasn’t what CEOs told Quartz.<p>They want people who have failed. Big, pain-inducing failures.<p>“I ask the …

Leadership

Only 1% of crimes are punished in Mexico

For criminals in Mexico, the cost-benefit analysis of killing, stealing or paying off government officials is a no-brainer.<p>The vast majority of crime—93%—is not even reported due a lack of trust in the authorities. Of the cases that are filed, less than 5% result in convictions. So overall, the …

Mexico

Bernie Sanders’ refusal to reveal his economic advisers is an ominous sign

No surprise: Senator Bernie Sanders had a lot to say about Wall Street at last night’s Democratic primary debate.<p>“Too much economic power, too much political power, and the economists that I talk to say we should break them up,” he said.<p>In a previous debate in January, he talked about the …

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Burberry is radically upending the way fashion collections are shown and sold

Burberry just fired a shot at the whole fashion system. The British label announced that it’s radically changing the way it presents and sells runway collections, making them seasonless, showing men’s and women’s lines together, and—perhaps most importantly—making the new designs available for …

Sorry Facebook: India has decided to remain a land of free and open internet

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) today barred differential pricing for internet services in the country, sealing a months-long debate in favour of net neutrality.<p>This is a major jolt for social networking giant Facebook, which has been aggressively lobbying for Free Basics in Asia’s …

Net Neutrality
David Bowie

Why Bernie Sanders Can't Govern

Hillary Clinton’s realistic attitude is the only thing that can effect change in today’s political climate.<p>Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz have something in common. Both have an electoral strategy predicated on the ability of a purist candidate to revolutionize the electorate—bringing droves of chronic …

Government

Did Marco Rubio Squander His Big Moment?

The charismatic senator’s candidacy was flying high—until he hit turbulence at Saturday’s debate. Will it stall his surge?<p>MANCHESTER, New Hampshire—Until Saturday’s debate, it was clear that this was Marco Rubio’s moment.<p>The moment he had waited for, planned for, anticipated for months, for years: …

Government

Bernie Sanders's Problem With Democrats

Will the Democratic Party nominate a candidate who hasn’t been a member of their party, and who has long denounced it?<p>When a party chooses its presidential candidate, it also chooses its party leader in the election. This year the Democrats face an unusual situation. Bernie Sanders isn’t just an …

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