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Trump and the siege of Washington

The siege of Washington

Will the system bring the president down or will he destroy it first?

Dreaming small: how America lost its taste for risk

Is caution and conformity hurting the economy? Edward Luce on Tyler Cowen’s ‘The Complacent Class’

America’s monetiser-in-chief

America’s monetiser-in-chief

Even without overt lawbreaking by Donald Trump and his family, US reputational damage is likely to be severe

The bully in America's pulpit
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Donald Trump, the bully in America’s pulpit

It should be no surprise the president is doing exactly what he promised

President-elect Donald Trump waits to stop out onto the portico for his Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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President Trump’s speech puts the world on notice

Combative address will go down as a turning point in America’s postwar role

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Trump’s collision course with China

Without realising it, US voters appear to have opened the gates to a new cold war

The dangers of Trump’s coming boom New Web
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The dangers of Trump’s coming boom

Temptation to undermine Fed’s independence and scapegoat China will grow

Hillary Clinton
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Hillary Clinton: a fate worse than mere defeat

She will go down in history as the presidential candidate who lost to outsider Donald Trump

Goodbye to Obama's world by Matt Kenyon

Goodbye to Obama’s world

It is the failing of liberal technocrats to think reason governs how people act

LEBANON, NH - SEPTEMBER 5: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks at an organizing event for Hillary Clinton at Lebanon High School September 5, 2016 in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Sanders urged his supporters to back the democratic nominee and embrace her politics over Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Return of the Bern: Edward Luce on Bernie Sanders’ memoir

The Vermont senator who narrowly lost out to Hillary Clinton sets the stage for a new battle

The perilous taming of Donald Trump

Having vowed a hostile takeover, the populist now surrounds himself with insiders

Trump’s win is a mandate to blow up Washington

The US public has voted to walk away from the American-created global order

American democracy’s gravest trial

The system is teetering whatever the outcome of the US election

The age of vitriol: Edward Luce on US politics and social media

Social media is enabling prejudice to slip back into the mainstream. As the US goes to the polls, what does this mean for democracy?

The albatross around Hillary Clinton’s neck

In a febrile climate, she would be the first president to start with a trust deficit

The war for America’s conservative soul

The leadership crisis afflicting the Republicans is a broader problem across the west

Trump’s final throw of the dice

The chief obstacle to the candidate’s victory is his character. He just cannot help himself

The life and death of Trumpian America

Expecting to die younger than your parents goes against what westerners have taken for granted

VP debate shows a way forward for Trump

Mike Pence’s calm success against Tim Kaine could be model for running mate

Donald Trump’s gift for self-defeat

The Republican candidate will win no new fans with his late-night Twitter rants


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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