The Economist Dec 11

Best of this week’s edition:

The Chicago way
The stunning arrest of the governor

Naval gazing
A curious blend of beaches, babes and naval bases

A hard winter
Political recriminations still fly over responsibility for the war with Russia

Collateral damage
America won’t sign a treaty banning cluster bombs. But can it use them now?

OverZellous
The Tribune Company files for bankruptcy protection

Broadcasting gloom
How badly will television advertising suffer in the recession?

Riding the rollercoaster
Six firms in cyclical industries battle excess debt