Daily Archives: June 7, 2010

Until recently, if you were listing the strengths of Barack Obama and his administration, you would have emphasised the president’s calm, controlled demeanour and the competence of the people around him – a welcome contrast, in both respects, to the previous administration. In the blink of an eye, this has turned upside-down. Friends and foes are accusing Mr Obama’s White House of multi-dimensional bungling and are holding the president’s temperament up to ridicule.

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I have been the FT's Washington columnist since April 2007. I moved from Britain to the US in 2005 to write for the Atlantic Monthly and the National Journal after 20 years working at the Economist, most recently as deputy editor. I write mainly about the intersection of politics and economics.

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