Edward Luce is the Washington columnist and commentator for the Financial Times. He writes a weekly column, FT’s leaders/editorials on American politics and the economy and other articles.
Ed has worked for the FT since 1995 as Philippines correspondent, capital markets editor, South Asia bureau chief in New Delhi and Washington bureau chief between 2006 and 2011.
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The US president’s family’s grip on power is unprecedented in western democracy
A new book by Allan Lichtman predicts how Congress could topple the US president
The president is learning on the job, but for how long?
US president has quickly adopted the stance of the Washington insider
The sidelining of his chief strategist leaves a gulf around the US president
A public revival would blunt Democratic attacks on the Trump presidency
A rule change to secure Supreme Court confirmation would kill hopes of bipartisanship
The returns on China’s investment in the president’s family have yet to be seen
America has a strategic interest in ending starvation in Yemen and Africa
It will be harder for the president to present himself as dealmaker-in-chief, writes Edward Luce
Washington will slow or stop measures that could boost US growth
Clash with intelligence community heads for point of no return, writes Edward Luce
Elected on a promise to cut deals, president instead panders to lowest information voter
Big losers under the legislation will be the older, white voters who elected him
Tweet-from-the-hip persona blows a hole in push to project presidential poise
At some point, the president will provoke a genuine constitutional emergency
Jeff Sessions crisis and drip-drip of leaks disrupt US president’s message control
Address to Congress was the most presidential speech he has given, writes Edward Luce
The administration risks alienating Americans with its ‘deconstruction’ agenda
Will the system bring the president down or will he destroy it first?
Is caution and conformity hurting the economy? Edward Luce on Tyler Cowen’s ‘The Complacent Class’
Even without overt lawbreaking by Donald Trump and his family, US reputational damage is likely to be severe
It should be no surprise the president is doing exactly what he promised
Combative address will go down as a turning point in America’s postwar role
The voice of white nationalist groups is getting louder