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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

    Republican convention speeches

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

  16. 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....

  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 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...

  22. 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...

  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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