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    1. April 26, 2016

      FT explainer: What is a contested convention?

      Unless Donald Trump sweeps most of the Republican primaries by June 7, when the party’s race ends, chances are high...

    2. April 20, 2016

      Republicans eye 1976 fight for delegates

      During the battle for the Republican presidential nomination between Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford in 1976, Charlie...

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    1. April 15, 2016

      The Republicans face a historic rupture

      Here is a brief history of white working-class voters in America: between 1932 and 1964, they were diehard Democrats,...

    2. April 6, 2016

      Ted Cruz starts to broaden his appeal

      Minutes after the US media projected that Ted Cruz would crush Donald Trump in Wisconsin, the Texas senator came on...

    3. March 23, 2016

      Republicans learn to (not quite) trust Cruz

      Ted Cruz has so few friends in Washington that Lindsey Graham, his Republican colleague, recently said that none of...

    4. March 23, 2016

      Trump and Brexit whirlwinds are tearing apart conservatism

      Just as the US presidential election race is turning into the most unholy mess for the Republican party, so Britain’s...

    5. March 18, 2016

      The Republicans could be facing convention meltdown

      One of my earliest political memories is watching the Democrats’ 1972 national convention in Miami Beach on a black and...

    6. March 18, 2016

      Ken Adam, film designer, 1921-2016

      The story goes that Ronald Reagan, on finishing a tour of the Pentagon after winning the 1980 presidential election,...

    7. March 6, 2016

      Nancy Reagan, former First Lady, 1921–2016

      Nancy Davis Reagan, the former First Lady of the US who has died at the age of 94, was best known for her devotion to —...

    8. The World

      March 2, 2016

      Trumpistan – Boca Raton

      Donald Trump is the only story in town. As I write in a hotel in Boca Raton, the punters at the bar are waxing lyrical...

    9. February 29, 2016

      Donald Trump, Viktor Orban and the west’s great walls

      Tear down this wall” demanded Ronald Reagan in Berlin in 1987. “Build the wall” demands Donald Trump, the man poised to...

    10. February 29, 2016

      Tips on writing speeches in a concise anthology

      The idea that we are dwarfs standing on the shoulders of giants goes back to the 12th-century renaissance, attributed...

    11. February 15, 2016

      The Senate’s subversion of the Supreme Court

      Were there any uncertainty that the United States Supreme Court has become politicised to a disturbing degree, it was...

    12. February 14, 2016

      Scalia death sets off fierce political battle in US

      Long before the death of Antonin Scalia, the brilliant conservative justice who served on the Supreme Court for three...

    13. February 10, 2016

      Spirit of Thatcher invoked in Tories’ EU referendum debate

      Just as US Republicans seek inspiration from their adored Ronald Reagan, president from 1981 to 1989, so Britain’s...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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,...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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....

    38. 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...

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