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  1. February 16, 2014

    UAW’s failure to sway VW workers clouds future

    In the months leading up to last week’s vote on union recognition at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga factory in Tennessee,...

  2. February 15, 2014

    VW workers at US car plant snub union

    US labour unions’ efforts to push beyond their traditional heartlands suffered a significant blow on Friday when workers at...

  1. February 11, 2014

    Union recognition would benefit VW US plant, leader says

    A vote for union recognition in a bitterly contested ballot could help Volkswagen’s only US manufacturing plant to win badly...

  2. Off Message

    October 11, 2013

    US shutdown: Boehner’s imaginary ‘halfway’ point

    Halfway from default is still a long way from sense. On Thursday, John Boehner, the speaker of the US House of...

  3. May 7, 2013

    Battle rages over US online tax

    A drive by Walmart and other retailers for the US Congress to end tax-free internet shopping is heading for a collision with...

  4. April 24, 2013

    US online sales tax

    If you are reading this online, do not adjust your screen: the US Senate may be about to pass a bipartisan bill to raise...

  5. January 2, 2013

    Republicans ready to vent fury at Boehner

    Republican lawmakers angry at this week’s fiscal cliff deal will make their feelings publicly known to John Boehner...

  6. December 6, 2012

    Voters back Obama on wealth tax, poll says

  7. The World

    December 5, 2012

    The lighter side of the fiscal cliff

    Alan Simpson (left) and Erskine Bowles Getty Images If there is one thing at which Washington does not excel (an admittedly...

  8. December 5, 2012

    Republicans urged to resist tax rises

    Activist Grover Norquist is urging Republicans to hold a firm line against increased taxes on the rich – even if that means...

  9. December 5, 2012

    Obama lobbies business on US debt limit

    Barack Obama has toughened his position in budget talks, telling business leaders he expects Republicans to agree to higher...

  10. November 30, 2012

    Norquist’s pledge on tax is unworthy

    “Fiscal cliff” is a good metaphor for the approaching clash over US budget priorities, if you think of the cliff as the one...

  11. November 14, 2012

    Wonks dust off radical revenue-raising ideas

    Tax policy in the US is suddenly in play. The first priority is to resolve the fiscal cliff, but the new environment is...

  12. August 28, 2012

    Republican budget plans require only slim majority

    Grover Norquist, the anti-tax crusader who wields considerable influence among conservative lawmakers, said Republicans...

  13. May 4, 2012

    Resignation in Romney team spurs debate

    When Richard Grenell resigned as the foreign policy spokesman for Mitt Romney’s campaign this week, he could have been...

  14. March 18, 2012

    America’s three takes on the crisis

    Is capitalism in crisis? The question, posed earlier this year in a series of articles in the Financial Times, is suddenly...

  15. December 3, 2011

    Slavish adherence to anti-tax policy is not Reagan-like

    From Mr Joel Darrow. Sir, Richard McGregor’s Person in the News article on Grover Norquist (“The anti-tax puppeteer pulling...

  16. November 25, 2011

    Grover Norquist, anti-tax puppeteer pulling Washington’s strings

    As a boy growing up in Massachusetts in the 1960s, Grover Norquist claims to have had a political epiphany. He thought...

  17. November 20, 2011

    Norquist blamed for supercommittee impasse

    With Washington reading the last rites for the congressional committee set up to identify budget savings, the person many...

  18. June 14, 2011

    Senate blocks cut to ethanol subsidies

    The US Senate blocked a move to cut subsidies for ethanol producers in a vote that highlighted a bitter Republican rift on...

  19. February 23, 2011

    Prison costs spur unlikely alliance in US

    State budget deficits are encouraging a rare coalition of reformers on both the left and the right of US politics to look...

  20. September 29, 2010

    How the Republicans can still fail to triumph

    If the US congressional elections were today, the Republicans would win a resounding victory, capture the House of...

  21. April 10, 2010

    Trouble brewing for right in the US

    Tax day, the deadline for Americans to file their annual returns, has traditionally vied with teeth-pulling for popularity....

  22. April 9, 2010

    Trouble brewing for right in the US

    Tax day, the deadline for Americans to file their annual returns, has traditionally vied with teeth-pulling for popularity....

  23. February 23, 2010

    Why Republicans are rebounding

    One year ago, Reagan Republicanism was being offered last rites by the American establishment. The Democrats had elected a...

  24. February 4, 2009

    Daschle's departure in tax dispute tarnishes president's ethics drive

    There could not have been a worse time of year for revelations to emerge about unpaid taxes by Tom Daschle and other...

  25. February 3, 2009

    Departures tarnish president’s ethics drive

    There could not have been a worse time of year for revelations to emerge about unpaid taxes by Tom Daschle and other...

  26. January 3, 2009

    Balanced view of markets has yet to take hold

    From Mr Alasdair Rankin. Sir, Your editorial “Why free markets must be defended” (December 27) could have offered a much...

  27. October 1, 2008

    Republicans cannot spend their way out of crisis

    Hank Paulson’s bail-out of the financial industry will cost taxpayers $700bn. Some believe that the bail-out signals an...

  28. July 7, 2008

    Too late for right to hedge its bets

    From Mr Noah Smith. Sir, America's right - the "leave us alone" coalition of which Grover Norquist spoke in his article...

  29. June 26, 2008

    How America’s right will be roused into action

    The case for Republican pessimism is well understood. Too much President George W. Bush for too long. Gasoline at $4 a...

  30. November 23, 2007

    Let Americans who were not born in the US live the dream and run for the highest office

    From Mr Uwe Bott. Sir, While I agree with Grover Norquist (and I hardly ever do) and his revulsion over the incestuous way...

  31. November 20, 2007

    A dynastic disease in American politics

    The US was founded as a constitutional republic. There were to be no kings, dukes or other rapscallions in the New...

  32. September 4, 2007

    Bush aims to shift debate on Iraq

    George W. Bush’s dramatic move in holding a war council in Iraq this week highlights the stakes his presidency faces in its...

  33. August 18, 2007

    Architect's fall reflects rise of the apparatchik

    When Ed Gillespie was appointed as a senior aide to George W. Bush in June, many questioned why he would want to give up a...

  34. August 17, 2007

    Architect’s fall reflects rise of the apparatchik

    When Ed Gillespie was appointed as a senior aide to George W. Bush in June, many in Washington questioned why he would give...

  35. August 8, 2007

    Is the US pioneering transparency?

    Grover Norquist, president of anti-tax lobbying group Americans for Tax Reform, argues in the FT that the next big thing in...

  36. August 8, 2007

    Transparency: the new democracy

    The nice venture capitalists in Silicon Valley are always looking for “the next big thing”. While we will have to wait for...

  37. April 25, 2007

    Crisis of nerves hits Republicans

    Having visited countless Republican precincts across the country in the past few months, Frank Luntz, the Republican...

  38. April 24, 2007

    Crisis of nerves hits Republicans

    Having visited countless Republican precincts across the country in the past few months, Frank Luntz, the Republican...

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