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    1. October 26, 2014

      Obamacare’s drip-fed success

      Until recently it was seen as the political equivalent of Ebola. Yet President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act – known to...

    2. August 5, 2014

      US considers partnership with China in developing world

      US president Lyndon Johnson famously remarked of FBI director J Edgar Hoover that it was “probably better to have him inside...

    1. May 22, 2014

      What happened to the idea of the Great Society?

      Fifty years ago, Lyndon Johnson unveiled his vision of the “Great Society”. This would be one in which no child would go...

    2. April 29, 2014

      Tony Awards: who is nominated and who will win

      Nominations for the 2014 Tony Awards were announced on Tuesday morning, and headlines blared that the cosy musical A...

    3. March 7, 2014

      All the Way, Neil Simon Theatre, New York

      Lyndon Baines Johnson, who felt perpetually unloved as America’s 36th president, would probably not derive much reassurance...

    4. March 7, 2014

      Bryan Cranston is breaking good

      So many things can go wrong in the kitchen. It’s like baking a soufflé: it can go flat and you have no idea why.” Breaking...

    5. January 9, 2014

      A war on poverty without victory

      Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson issued a clarion call for his fellow citizens to mount a “war on poverty” across...

    6. January 6, 2014

      Time to think more about Sarajevo, less about Munich

      Can thinking about the past improve the way you handle the present? If so, this year’s centenary of the outbreak of the...

    7. November 22, 2013

      Kennedy’s death and an introduction to the politics of hate

      More than 40,000 books have been written about President John Fitzgerald Kennedy since he was assassinated in Dallas, Texas,...

    8. October 25, 2013

      Halloween is a holiday not a political opportunity

      When the US celebrates Halloween next Thursday, many of its preadolescent trick-or-treaters, decked out as clowns or...

    9. October 17, 2013

      US lawmakers mend fences over coffee

      Barely 12 hours after the denouement of the US’s latest fiscal crisis, the top lawmakers on budget policy in the US Congress...

    10. October 17, 2013

      Obamacare woes need a paper cure

      Barack Obama made a big mistake when he designed his healthcare programme. The president put his faith in computers – and as...

    11. The A-List

      October 9, 2013

      Obama must make amends after Asia trip cancellation

      Barack Obama’s cancellation of his planned trip to Malaysia, the Philippines, Brunei and Indonesia for the East Asia Summit...

    12. FT Alphaville

      September 25, 2013

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Wednesday, - Ted Cruz headline du jour (and a warning). - “It’s all because of these stupid dollars!” - The...

    13. The World

      September 8, 2013

      John Kerry and the dreaded 'Munich' analogy

      Ever since the chemical weapons attack in Syria, I have assumed that there would have to be a western military response –...

    14. August 11, 2013

      The US president is weaker than you think

      Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the American Era, by Joseph Nye, Princeton RRP£19.95/RRP$27.95 Having failed to...

    15. May 1, 2013

      Global Insight: Barack Obama faces going on the road to get round Congress

      Perhaps because his style is so hard to pigeonhole and his biography so unique, Barack Obama has been lumbered with...

    16. March 19, 2013

      Kurdish deal would fuel Turkey’s goals

      President Lyndon Baines Johnson used to say he had one great skill – an understanding of power, “where to look for it and...

    17. January 28, 2013

      Rising populism is worthy of Nixonland

      In Westminster, a place ghettoised by partisan affiliations, a taste for political Americana is one of the few sensibilities...

    18. January 22, 2013

      US healthcare costs seek home remedy

      When Diane Flint visits an elderly patient on her rounds in Manchester, New Hampshire, to check on his newly attached...

    19. January 14, 2013

      Unleash the funding dogs of political war

      The inspiration for this came from a bottle. It was a cheap South African Chenin Blanc/Chardonnay on special offer from...

    20. January 7, 2013

      The myth of the imperial presidency

      If you needed confirmation that American liberals and conservatives inhabit parallel universes, just consider the reaction...

    21. January 6, 2013

      Hormel – rock steady performance

      How is this for a defensive stock: the company that makes the food you will be eating as you sit in the bomb shelter waiting...

    22. January 4, 2013

      Lunch with the FT: Robert Caro

      Robert Caro is a New Yorker. And the restaurant at which he chooses to have lunch is as New York as they come. Patsy’s...

    23. December 7, 2012

      Recipe: venison chilli

      I liked the story of Henry Kissinger going to meet and brief the then US vice-president, Lyndon Johnson, at his home in...

    24. October 10, 2012

      Moderates lick wounds in ‘bleeding Kansas’

      It is half-time at the high school American football game between St James Academy and Eudora and Emma Beck is crowned...

    25. September 7, 2012

      Mitt, Landon is a bad role model

      From Mr John O’Byrne. Sir, It would be a mistake for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to model themselves on Alf Landon (Letters,...

    26. August 31, 2012

      Turn down the volumes

      Barack Obama is a lucky man. For the first time since becoming president, he’s made it through the summer without having his...

    27. The A-List

      August 13, 2012

      America's clear choice: Franklin Roosevelt or Ayn Rand

      This much you have to give Mitt Romney: by choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate he has made it impossible to avoid turning...

    28. August 9, 2012

      Romney fails to master the popular touch

      If all elections come down to who voters would rather have a beer with, President Barack Obama has a definitive lead, and...

    29. The A-List

      July 25, 2012

      The peculiar case of the American vice-presidency

      Among the oddities of the US system of government is the vice president. The position was created by the Constitution, but...

    30. FT Data

      February 14, 2012

      Has misery peaked?

      Amid talk of how governments should measure ‘happiness’, we should perhaps note that ‘misery’ – at least economic misery –...

    31. The A-List

      February 9, 2012

      Send India the power of Britain’s pen, not of its purse

      Growing up in India in the 1960s, I knew that America gave us wheat, and Britain gave us literature. One of my most vivid...

    32. February 9, 2012

      Send India the power of Britain’s pen, please, not of its purse

      Growing up in India in the 1960s, I knew that America gave us wheat, and Britain gave us literature. One of my most vivid...

    33. September 13, 2011

      US wealth gap raises concerns

      The aftermath of the recession has seen a “two-speed” recovery for Americans, as the wealthiest maintain their spending...

    34. August 14, 2011

      A cautious view of corporate rebound

      Somewhere in my attic is a shoebox full of 20-year-old letters rejecting my unsolicited attempts to get a job to fund...

    35. June 5, 2011

      Obituary: Lawrence Eagleburger

      Lawrence Eagleburger, one of the most experienced and versatile US diplomats of the last half century and briefly secretary...

    36. FT Alphaville

      March 18, 2011

      Not just a no-fly zone [updated]

      Update (1245 UK time): Hold the prospect of any military action for a while, it looks like — flashes via Reuters: RTRS-LIBYA...

    37. March 2, 2011

      Dodd selected to head Hollywood lobby group

      The Motion Picture Association of America has appointed Chris Dodd, a former US senator, as its chairman and chief...

    38. January 15, 2011

      US spokesman who fronted Saigon’s theatre of war

      Government spokesmen do not usually behave like impresarios but Barry Zorthian, who died this month at the age of 90, most...

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