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Trump fails to clear low bar in US debate

A split-screen America will have seen different realities in the clash between him and Clinton

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The art of defrauding America

Reality TV star turns liberal media values and voter cynicism to his advantage

Review – Hillbilly Elegy, JD Vance

A mirror to a little-seen side of white America

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Fifty Trumpian days to shake the world

Hopes that Hillary Clinton will prevail are predicated on her opponent’s lack of discipline

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How Putin is messing with American heads

Attempts to sow doubts about the integrity of the US electoral process are already succeeding

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A US election that will settle little

Unfortunately for Clinton, polarisation and Republican party breakdown have not yet run their course

Ed Luce column
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Climate change ignored in US election

People are afraid that doing something about global warming will make them poorer

Trump as Nixon
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Trump’s dark inner Nixon

This is not how you win elections, but it is a great way to leverage your brand

Ed Luce Column

The return of American exceptionalism

Clinton’s rhetoric and worldview are strikingly different to Obama’s

Clinton: the making of a would-be president

White House photographer Robert McNeely on what his photos reveal of the leader Clinton might be

The American consumer’s impotent rage

Customers feel companies care more about regulators

The fight of Hillary’s life

If she opts for politics as usual against the headline-grabbing Trump, prepare for a tense election

Ailes was GOP’s wizard behind the curtain

Fox News creator fuelled success of many Republican politicians

Trump and the west’s flight from dignity

The most troubling aspect of his rise is how he is licensing society’s darkest instincts

America’s white backlash

Poor whites have long been derided and disenfranchised in their own country — as have their black counterparts. So why can’t they find common ground?

Dallas’s threat to the 2016 race

The vote takes place against the most divided society in a generation

A gift from the UK for US conservatives

Clinton represents the status quo and business as usual, just as the Remainers did in Britain

Going to war with America’s gun lobby

The fact is that almost anyone can walk into a US gun store and buy a killing machine

America’s fears of splendid isolation

There are strong parallels between those backing Leave and Donald Trump’s supporters

Trump v Clinton – the nastiest fight

The contest is already between ‘Crooked Hillary’ and ‘The Fraud’ yet peak ugliness is a way off


Edward Luce 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. In 2000 Ed was the chief speechwriter for Lawrence H. Summers, the US Treasury secretary. His first book, In Spite of the Gods, The Strange Rise of Modern India remains a high seller.

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