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    1. November 15, 2011

      A comedy of errors: lessons for Republican contenders

      The bard was right: past is prologue, or at least it is in US politics. After George W. Bush, was hammered by 19 points in...

    2. FT Tech Hub

      March 10, 2010

      FTC raps identity theft prevention firm LifeLock

      The US Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday that heavily promoted identity theft prevention company LifeLock agreed to...

    1. FT Alphaville

      December 18, 2008

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Thursday, - Horlick’s memory hole. - A four bad bears update. - “Here is a headline I am laughing at: ‘Bond...

    2. October 9, 2008

      Households face ‘perfect storm’

      When Fred Thompson, the former senator and star of the Law & Order television series, took the stage at the Republican...

    3. September 6, 2008

      Mrs Underestimated

      For once the comic Daily Show may not have been on the money. Outside the Republican convention hall this week it sported a...

    4. September 5, 2008

      Mrs Underestimated

      For once the comic Daily Show may not have been on the money. Outside the Republican convention hall this week it sported a...

    5. September 5, 2008

      McCain fails to sizzle as convention closes

      It was a night of balloons and confetti, but after ten days of rousing speeches and back to back, and often rollercoaster,...

    6. September 4, 2008

      Republicans lag in TV ratings

      The Republican National Convention drew smaller television audiences in its first full day than the equivalent day of last...

    7. September 4, 2008

      Guts, composure and a strong line in sarcasm

      As George W. Bush would say, “Sarah Palin was misunderestimated”. A good speechwriter can work wonders – and Matthew Scully,...

    8. September 4, 2008

      Faithful get into attacking stride

      It was not the swansong that George W. Bush may have wanted, but it was probably more than John McCain would have wished....

    9. September 4, 2008

      McCain counts on character to clinch it

      In his widely lauded acceptance speech in Denver last week, Barack Obama challenged John McCain to a debate over the...

    10. September 4, 2008

      McCain counts on character to clinch it

      In his widely lauded acceptance speech in Denver last week, Barack Obama challenged John McCain to a debate over the...

    11. September 4, 2008

      Where's the star? (Palin not McCain)

      Clive Crook's blog: The first full day of the Republican party convention - it was put back from Monday because of...

    12. September 3, 2008

      Gustav blows planning off course

      The headline act on the first day was to have been George W. Bush – a mixed blessing for John McCain, since the president,...

    13. September 3, 2008

      McCain counts on character to clinch it

      In his widely-lauded acceptance speech in Denver last week, Barack Obama challenged John McCain to a debate over the issues....

    14. September 3, 2008

      Thompson wages ‘culture war’

      George W. Bush and Joe Lieberman were billed as the headline acts on the first full night of the Republican national...

    15. September 3, 2008

      GOP battle cry of faith and service

      It was not the swansong that George W. Bush may have wanted, but it was probably more than John McCain would have wished....

    16. September 3, 2008

      Republican convention speeches

      Speeches by Joseph Lieberman, Fred Thompson and George W. Bush to the Republican National Convention, Septetmber 2 2008:...

    17. September 2, 2008

      Bush hails McCain’s security credentials

      President George W. Bush invoked September 11, 2001 at the Republican convention on Tuesday night, hailing John McCain as a...

    18. April 12, 2008

      Voice of half the people

      At a time when American democracy has looked a little tattered, this presidential race has offered a lot of reasons for...

    19. March 10, 2008

      America's campaigns have not turned out as expected

      On New Year's Eve, just 70 days ago, the course of the 2008 presidential campaign seemed reasonably clear. Hillary Clinton...

    20. March 9, 2008

      America’s campaigns confound expectations

      On New Year’s Eve, just 70 days ago, the course of the 2008 presidential campaign seemed reasonably clear. Hillary Clinton,...

    21. February 23, 2008

      Moral hazards of unwinding financial crises

      Over the past couple of weeks, the credit crisis has been all about "corners". As the liquidity squeeze debilitated ever...

    22. February 23, 2008

      Moral difficulties of unwinding financial crises

      Over the past couple of weeks, the credit crisis has been all about "corners". As the liquidity squeeze debilitated ever...

    23. February 22, 2008

      On Wall St: Markets cannot get out of their corner alone

      Over the past couple of weeks, the credit crisis has been all about “corners”. As the liquidity squeeze debilitated ever...

    24. January 31, 2008

      Bill: still a cause for hope?

      It is necessary to write about Bill Clinton but I crave a little indulgence for a preamble to how I arrived at what I am...

    25. January 31, 2008

      Florida opens up two-horse race among Republicans

      After months of volatility and confusion, the Republican party finally has an orderly, two-way contest for its presidential...

    26. January 31, 2008

      Florida opens up a two-horse race

      Rudy Giuliani was last night expected to withdraw from the Republican presidential race and endorse the winner of Florida's...

    27. January 30, 2008

      US presidential field narrows after Florida

      After months of volatility and confusion, the Republican party finally has an orderly, two-way contest for its presidential...

    28. January 30, 2008

      McCain proves doubters wrong again

      John McCain stressed there was more work to do before he could be confident of winning the Republican presidential...

    29. January 22, 2008

      Early failures force Thompson out of race

      Fred Thompson, the senator-turned-actor once hailed as the man to unify the fractured US conservative base, has withdrawn...

    30. January 21, 2008

      McCain takes Republican lead after S Carolina

      At least for the next 10 days, the chaotic Republican presidential race has a clear frontrunner: John McCain. His win in...

    31. January 21, 2008

      Huckabee struggles to unite Christian right

      Republican evangelical voters who went to the polls in South Carolina on Saturday voted for Mike Huckabee, but the former...

    32. January 20, 2008

      McCain takes Republican lead

      At least for the next 10 days, the chaotic Republican presidential race has a clear frontrunner: John McCain. His win in the...

    33. January 20, 2008

      Republican frontrunner emerges

      At least for the next 10 days, the chaotic Republican presidential race has a clear frontrunner: John McCain. His win in the...

    34. January 19, 2008

      Christian vote split over principles or pragmatism

      When South Carolina's Christian conservatives overwhelmingly supported George W. Bush in the 2000 primary, they knew they...

    35. January 18, 2008

      Profile: South Carolina

      South Carolina is at the centre of two of the most fiercely debated issues in the 2008 presidential election: trade and...

    36. January 18, 2008

      Profile: Mike Huckabee

      Mike Huckabee burst to national attention in Iowa late last year as the wise-cracking, guitar-strumming, former Baptist...

    37. January 18, 2008

      Christian vote split over beliefs or tactics

      When South Carolina’s Christian conservatives overwhelmingly supported George W. Bush in the 2000 primary, they knew they...

    38. January 17, 2008

      Everyone's a winner

      It's a good start. I'm not making predictions about what's going to happen in every other state, but I'm feeling pretty...

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