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Workers almost never run for office, even at state and local levels. Illustration: Sbastien Thibault

Why are so few US politicians from the working class?

About half of Americans are working class, yet workers have never occupied more than 2% of the seats in any US Congress. Nicholas Carnes asks why candidates such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are the exception, not the rule.

Brazils elections: crime, corruption and a tropical Trump

The far-right populist Jair Bolsonaro leads the polls in the run-up to this weekends Brazil elections, perhaps the most important in the history of Latin Americas largest democracy. Tom Phillips explains why.

Female artists redress the balance at Not 30% Fair

About 60% of art graduates are women. Yet the work of female artists only 30% of galleries and museums. The Other Art Fairs Not 30% event aims to point out and protest that imbalance by showcasing contemporary female artists.

Standing Rock activist faces prison after being shot by police

The activist Marcus Mitchell was shot in the face by a sheriffs deputy during the Standing Rock protests in January 2017. Now Mitchell is being prosecuted in relation to the incident, while the officers involved face no repercussions. He spoke to Will Parrish.

Opinion

Women make up a third of Democrats in Congress, but just one-tenth of Republicans. That growing gender gap could damage the GOP at the midterms, and beyond, writes Geoffrey Kabaservice.

Republicans could offset the claim that they are indifferent to womens issues if they could demonstrate a record of having elevated significant numbers of women into positions of power in Congress but they cant.

Sport

Lionel Messis Barcelona laid waste to Tottenham in a 4-2 Champions League masterclass at Wembley on Wednesday night.

After Conor McGregors violent outburst outside the ring in April, the UFC president, Dana White, said he was disgusted with the sports best-known fighter. Now, hes using the incident to publicise McGregors forthcoming bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov.

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