The Tragic Demise of Jack Lew's Once Awesome Signature

This was Treasury Secretary Jack Lew's awesome signature in January.

This is Lew's depressingly ordinary (and still illegible) signature in June.

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Obama's second term continues to disappoint in new and surprising ways.

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Derek Thompson is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he writes about economics, labor markets, and the entertainment business.

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