Obama’s presidential renaissance

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He went to Charleston to speak at a funeral. He left at the emotional pinnacle of his tenure

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Why Rubio could upend 2016

US presidential campaigns are heavily shaped by biography and charisma — he has both

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Obama must push hard to save himself

The only way to retrieve his trade agenda will be to reverse last week’s defeat

Obama reaps the whirlwind over trade

US administrations have long been addicted to overselling deals

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In praise of Biden’s decency

In an age when politicians live in front of the camera, the US vice-president is at heart a salesman

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American socialism’s day in the sun

Popularity of the more radical Democrat Sanders is dragging Clinton to left in presidential race

Big Data’s infinite harvest
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Big Data’s infinite harvest

They give us free computing power and we reveal ever more about ourselves

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The ghosts of Iraq future

Botched Mideast intervention still defines those jockeying for political power in the US

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The end of the Golden Arches doctrine

After decades of agreeing to lower global barriers, we are as likely to put up new ones nowadays

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Dead law walking — US capital punishment

In America, evidence of racial bias in sentencing is beyond doubt

US share buybacks loot the future

Corporate leaders should put long-term growth ahead of quick gains

Obama’s welcome Kissinger realism

The essence of diplomacy: when adversaries come to terms, neither gets everything they want

Why women are Hillary’s key

She cannot expect to shift the gender gap simply by declaring her election would make history

Stand with Rand or fall with Paul?

Kentucky senator caught between libertarian base and conservatives

America’s coming game of thrones

There is something profoundly disturbing about the prospect of another Clinton or Bush presidency

The great American disconnect

In Silicon Valley, ‘fail harder’ is a motto. In Washington a single miscue can ruin your career

US gridlock’s rising global price tag

America’s ability to manage the chaos in the Middle East is the biggest casualty of logjam

Obama’s gamble on the future of Iran

At stake is the idea that talking to your worst enemies makes sense

Hillary Clinton’s gathering storm

Once again she is the ‘inevitable nominee’, with the inflated expectations that brings

Jesus García cannot save Chicago

Mayoral hopeful offers no fix for city’s fiscal ills


Edward Luce Edward Luce is the Washington columnist and commentator for the Financial Times. He writes a weekly column, FT's leaders/editorials on American politics and the economy and other articles.

Ed has worked for the FT since 1995 as Philippines correspondent, capital markets editor, South Asia bureau chief in New Delhi and Washington bureau chief between 2006 and 2011. In 2000 Ed was the chief speechwriter for Lawrence H. Summers, the US Treasury secretary. His first book, In Spite of the Gods, The Strange Rise of Modern India remains a high seller.

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