Clive Crook

  • 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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