Clive Crook

Clive Crook is a senior editor of The Atlantic and a columnist for Bloomberg View. He was the Washington columnist for the Financial Times, and before that worked at The Economist for more than 20 years, including 11 years as deputy editor. Crook writes about the intersection of politics and economics. More

Crook writes about the intersection of politics and economics.

  • Column: Coping with the subprime crisis

    I have a column in the FT this morning that discusses rival approaches to the subprime mess. There may be little or nothing the authorities can do to…

  • Column: McCain's muddled math

    In a new column for National Journal I argue that John McCain's fiscal arithmetic does not add up.Not long ago John McCain was almost boasting that…

  • Further updated: Naftagate

    Curiouser and curiouser. Commenters on my previous post draw my attention to reports that the Clinton campaign also contacted Canadian officials to…

  • The tenacity of Hillary Clinton

    I forgot to post my column from this morning 's FT on Hillary's wins in Ohio and Texas. For the many readers of this page (I know there are dozens of…

  • The End of the American Exception

    Economically speaking, America could soon be more European than Europe

  • Updated: The race goes on

    In the spirit of my previous post, I'm not much interested for now in the elected-delegate count. I'm trying to keep tabs on the popular vote, on the…

  • Updated: And now for the Clinton comeback?

    The first Super Tuesday checked Obama's momentum--but then he recovered with 11 straight wins in the following contests. That second remarkable surge…

  • Where Hillary's campaign went wrong

    My new column for the FT asks why Hillary's campaign has stumbled. A main reason, I argue, is the sincerity deficit.When Texas and Ohio vote in…

  • On Obama's speeches, cont'd

    Gideon Rachman has posted a response to my post on his column about Obama's speeches. I'll offer a last brief word, and then leave the verdict on…

  • On Obama's "lousy, empty speeches"

    I’ve been giving some thought to a column by Gideon Rachman in last week's FT on the “lousy, empty speeches” of Barack Obama. Gideon is a…

  • Hillary's objection to politics

    I filed a column yesterday that the FT will run on Monday (it will be posted on the blog Sunday night), asking what went wrong with Hillary…

  • And speaking of Michael Kinsley...

    I have lost count of how many people have sent me or urged me to read his column on the New York Times and John McCain. As others have remarked, it…

  • My evening (or was it afternoon?) with William F. Buckley

    I met the great man only once, and it was an odd experience. Michael Kinsley roped me into appearing in a "Firing Line Debate", which he, Kinsley,…

  • The Cleveland debate

    Clinton and Obama both did well. I wouldn't say there was a clear winner, or that anything in the debate was likely to change anybody's mind--despite…

  • The Democratic debate

    Interesting. Until the last question, I was getting ready to say that this was the first debate that Obama had won outright.The format, allowing for…

  • The Wisconsin effect

    Obama won big. Last week I pointed to an interesting article by Jay Cost which argued against the idea that Obama had already built unstoppable…

  • It depends what you mean by "pledged"

    I should have known this but I confess I didn't:Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign intends to go after delegates whom Barack Obama has already…

  • More on economic patriotism

    Something I should have mentioned in my previous post on Obama's "Patriot Employers" plan is the possibility, indeed the likelihood, that the…

  • Obama's Economic Patriot Act

    Avidly seeking the blue-collar vote--in Wisconsin today and Texas and Ohio on March 4th--Obama continues to pump up the anti-trade populism, and to…

  • Style and substance and Obama

    In my column today for the Financial Times, I respond to the unsettling suggestion (to me, anyway) that Barack Obama could turn out to be the Tony…

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