White Dwelling down – Covid upturns the US election (once again): the 9 October Guardian Weekly

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Undecided voters ‘clear losers’ from chaotic to start with US presidential discussion


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The previous adage is that a week is a extended time in politics – this year’s US election is producing a day in politics really feel like an eternity. Due to the fact we went to push previous week, hot off revelations about Donald Trump’s tax returns, we witnessed the depressing spectacle of the very first presidential debate in Cleveland. That celebration – an global embarrassment for the US – was promptly overshadowed a number of days later on by the news that the president and his spouse, Melania, had each tested good for coronavirus.

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The resulting chaos – a four-day continue to be in hospital, lots of of Trump’s internal circle also screening constructive and the still-ill Trump’s supposedly triumphal return to the White House on Monday night – capped yet yet another unbelievable 7 days in Trumpworld. Our environment affairs editor Julian Borger analyses Trump’s determined departure from medical center and Stephanie Kirchgaessner meticulously details the unfold of Covid-19 in the administration to operate out how we obtained from the Rose Yard reveal of Amy Coney Barrett to the supposed chief of the free of charge planet getting supplied a cocktail of experimental drug treatment options.

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The 9 October 2020 edition of Guardian Weekly.

Previous calendar year, the Guardian produced its inaugural climate pledge: a journalistic and enterprise determination to masking the international local weather emergency and accomplishing our greatest to lead to it as very little as probable. Because then, the Guardian has printed additional than 3,000 content articles on the setting – quite a few of which you will have browse in the Guardian Weekly. You can examine Guardian editor-in-main Katharine Viner’s 2020 local climate pledge in this week’s issue. Just before that, Oliver Milman analyses the fledgling carbon seize sector . Is this green “moonshot” the heal it promises to be?

Keir Starmer was elected chief of the Uk Labour party in April and has swiftly recognized himself as a serious politician with an eye for element. Starmer spoke to the Observer’s Andrew Rawnsley and Toby Helm about winning again voters dropped to the Tories in Labour’s regular heartlands. Then, on the feeling pages, John Harris looks at those people “red wall” seats – are Britain’s political courses misunderstanding them all over again?

One of the most difficult-strike industries from the pandemic has been air journey. With borders shut and billions struggling with restriction on their movements, the airline field realized in March that it was facing catastrophe. Will it endure the crisis? Samanth Subramanian has expended the earlier few months talking to marketplace insiders about the foreseeable future – and discovering what transpires to a fleet of planes that can’t go anywhere. (It’s not really as easy as parking them up for six months … )

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