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    1. February 6, 2016

      Margaret Thatcher’s Belgravia home on the market for £30m

      Looking for a desirable central London residence with bombproof front door and built-in memories of a former UK prime...

    2. FT Alphaville

      February 5, 2016

      Alphachat: Michael Pettis on the Chinese economy, plus the US election and conservative talk radio

      Alphachat is available on Acast, iTunes, and Stitcher. Michael Pettis on China Michael takes a Minsky-ite approach to...

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    1. The President's New Challenge 2013

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    1. January 26, 2016

      Bloomberg weighs lesson of Roosevelt’s failed run for presidency

      In 1912, Theodore Roosevelt launched what is considered to be the most successful third-party presidential bid in US...

    2. January 24, 2016

      A history of betrayal that leads to Donald Trump

      During the 1996 election Bob Dole, the Republican nominee, and Barry Goldwater, an ill-fated predecessor, were...

    3. January 22, 2016

      How to get over losing an empire

      For Brits of a certain age, Donald Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America great again”, rings a bell. In the 1987...

    4. January 19, 2016

      China’s Xi turns to Reagan and Thatcher for economic inspiration

      At the outset of his presidency, Xi Jinping billed himself as a transformative leader in the mould of Deng Xiaoping,...

    5. January 8, 2016

      How the Republicans reinvented Ronald Reagan

      The Republican contenders for the position of US president have something in common: each of them is the most similar...

    6. December 15, 2015

      Cruz’s zeal converts Republicans in Iowa

      Just after Ted Cruz arrived in Washington as a senator in 2012, he received a visit from Bob Vander Plaats, an...

    7. October 28, 2015

      Paul Ryan offers new hope for Republicans (and Americans)

      Can the Republicans break out of the thicket of dead ends that has confined them since they conceded the White House in...

    8. October 9, 2015

      ‘Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography, Vol Two: Everything She Wants’, by Charles Moore

      At the peak of her powers in the mid-1980s, Margaret Thatcher confronted enemies within the UK and without, some of...

    9. September 20, 2015

      Fiorina gains in Republican race after attack on Trump

      Carly Fiorina, the sole woman in the Republican presidential race, recorded a big boost in support after her strong...

    10. September 17, 2015

      Fiorina finds cracks in Trump’s armour in Republican debate

      Republican presidential debate Jeb Bush smoked marijuana as a young man and wants to put Margaret Thatcher on the $10...

    11. September 16, 2015

      Five things to watch in Republican debate

      Donald Trump and the 14 other Republican contenders for the White House are descending on the Ronald Reagan...

    12. The World

      September 16, 2015

      Republican presidential debate

      This Live Blog session closed at 05:38 on 17 Sep 2015. The 2nd Republican presidential debate saw Donald Trump face off...

    13. September 10, 2015

      Trump and Cruz add ‘bromance’ to 2016 campaign

      Donald Trump and Ted Cruz fuelled rumours about a budding White House “bromance” on Wednesday when the Republican...

    14. September 9, 2015

      Jeb Bush proposes slashing tax rates

      Jeb Bush, the former Republican Florida governor and current presidential candidate, has unveiled tax reform proposals...

    15. August 11, 2015

      Free Lunch: America cleans up

      Sound economics, promising politics With the "Clean Power Plan" announced by Barack Obama last week, the US government...

    16. July 2, 2015

      War hero Jim Webb joins White House race

      Jim Webb, the Vietnam war hero and former Virginia senator, on Thursday became the 19th contender in the race for the...

    17. June 26, 2015

      Justices shape US direction for decades

      Long after President Barack Obama leaves office, long after new justices are appointed to the US Supreme Court and long...

    18. May 14, 2015

      Rubio vows tough stance on China

      Marco Rubio, the Cuban-American Republican running for president, on Wednesday vowed to restore a “moral clarity” to US...

    19. March 6, 2015

      California is too far out for politics

      The 2016 US presidential campaign is now well under way — with the donations flowing and the front pages frothing — but...

    20. February 18, 2015

      New Bush sweeps clean on foreign policy

      Jeb Bush knows George W Bush, he was raised with George W Bush and can safely declare that he is no George W Bush. That...

    21. January 23, 2015

      ‘American Sniper’ shows Eastwood’s soft side

      Once upon a time, American conservatives believed that they were sitting on top of the world. Those were the days when...

    22. January 4, 2015

      US should enjoy afternoon sunshine while it lasts

      Three decades ago, Ronald Reagan declared “Morning in America” after years of economic turmoil. His timing was perfect....

    23. January 2, 2015

      Former New York governor Mario Cuomo dead at 82

      Mario Cuomo, the three term governor of New York and most vivid voice for liberal causes in the era dominated by the...

    24. December 2, 2014

      Assassins, Menier Chocolate Factory, London – review

      Stephen Sondheim’s musical has always been a meditation on the shadowy underside of the American dream; it took Sam...

    25. November 5, 2014

      Obama faces a serious test of his own relevancy

      Defining an electoral wave is about semantics. But the results do not lie. On Tuesday night Republicans took control of...

    26. October 31, 2014

      US politics: Eyes on the prize

      There was an element of ritual this week in the rush among jostling contenders for the 2016 Republican presidential...

    27. October 27, 2014

      Ronald Reagan’s career-making speech still shines 50 years on

      What were the great turning points of the cold war? You could make a case that one was 50 years ago on Monday when...

    28. 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 –...

    29. October 24, 2014

      Today’s Republicans run from Reagan

      I kind of miss Ronald Reagan these days. I voted against him both times he ran for president, but I find myself looking...

    30. September 26, 2014

      Better late than never for Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic

      Shortly after Apollo 8 entered lunar orbit on Christmas Eve 1968, Pan American Airways announced plans for commercial...

    31. August 8, 2014

      James Brady, presidential official, 1940-2014

      Fate, in the form of a bullet, meant James Brady lived two lives. The first was as a burly wisecracking...

    32. August 4, 2014

      Arab turmoil makes Israel reckless and complacent

      When last week I saw a White House spokesman say that Israel’s bombing of a UN school was “totally indefensible”, I...

    33. August 1, 2014

      ‘The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan’, by Rick Perlstein

      The opening backdrop to Rick Perlstein’s The Invisible Bridge is 1974, when Americans reeled from humiliation in...

    34. July 31, 2014

      Republican foreign policy debate

      It used to be said that the only foreign policy an ambitious Republican needed was a noun, a verb and 9/11. Now,...

    35. July 31, 2014

      Tough Judge Thomas Griesa weighs Argentina’s fate

      Before taking on Argentina’s debt exchange, Judge Thomas Poole Griesa’s most famous case involved a failed New York...

    36. FT Alphaville

      April 14, 2014

      Buffett derivatives, just ignore the volatility

      There’s an old Russian proverb, popularised by Ronald Reagan, which comes up among due diligence types: trust, but...

    37. April 4, 2014

      Charles Keating, financier and moralist, 1923-2014

      At the time it was a big deal – the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression. But in retrospect the US...

    38. March 23, 2014

      The strange revival of Republican America

      For years people have predicted the Republican party’s demise. The decline of whites as a share of the US population...

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