US racial struggle creates a new martyr

Michael Brown the latest victim to divide black and white America

America excels at absorbing immigrants

There is simply no precedent in US history for deporting so many people in one fell swoop

The case for C-suite marriage counselling

High-profile divorce cases have dragged battle for control from bedroom to boardroom

Castrated pigs and the US body politic

As election night dragged on, I sensed my appetite for politics waning and my interest in hogs waxing

No FBI agent could write this column

Sleuths may use the web to trap criminals, but those in the media should not make it easy

‘Upscaling Downtown’, by Richard Ocejo

A sentimental side of New York that skips the darker areas

Today’s Republicans run from Reagan

The Grand Old party is now the Great Wall party – defined by what it wants to keep out of the US

Ebola is turning US politics upside down

The man held responsible for every ill is expected to protect America from the virus

Corporate break-ups should make us happy

The lack of common ground and a shared vocabulary breeds frustration on both sides

Obama needs a gangsta to uphold the law

The president can reward his supporters with the brand of justice they craved

The pursuit of lunchtime happiness

London and New York are divided by a common snack

Wall Street confronts people power

Investors are making it clear they no longer think their money managers are all that smart

American football increases in violence

Advertisers wonder whether to associate their goods with the resulting spectacle

Apple’s big day didn’t turn me on

I cannot shake off the idea my life would be the same no matter what device I put in my pocket

Wall Street vice: the vice-chairman

The term is a favourite because it is so euphemistic

Burger King’s way is no longer mine

My beef with such ‘inversion’ manoeuvres is that they can lead to greater burdens on the taxpayers

US race relations: Days of rage

The fatal shooting of Michael Brown has reopened the debate about how the police treat young black men

Ferguson isn’t my first race riot

Racial upheavals have always been part of the fabric of this nation

How Nixon helped me love America

The 37th US president’s fall from power was a civics lesson like no other for people of my age

A cynic’s case for the bankers’ oath

Any oath-taking ceremonies would have a surreal quality

ABOUT GARY

Gary Silverman Gary Silverman is national editor and US deputy managing editor for the Financial Times. In this role, he writes the weekly “Notebook” column on key US political and business issues, and covers current events. He is based in New York. Previously, Silverman served as US News Editor, coordinating the FT’s daily Americas news coverage. He has also been a London-based marketing correspondent for the FT, as well as US banking editor. Prior to joining the FT in 1999, he was the money and banking editor of BusinessWeek, a business writer for Newsday, Hong Kong correspondent with the Far Eastern Economic Review and a Malaysia correspondent for Bloomberg News. Silverman spent a year as a Gannett Foundation Fellow in Asian studies at the University of Hawaii and began his career in journalism with United Press International, covering Congress and working as an editor on the world desk. In 2014, Silverman won the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) Best in Business prize for best newspaper commentary. A graduate of Princeton University, Silverman is married with two children.

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