Daily Archives: May 18, 2011

Tom Coburn’s decision to take a break from the gang of six, the bipartisan group of senators who have been discussing ways out of the current fiscal impasse, is a significant setback. Expectations that the main alternative forum for this discussion–Joe Biden’s panel–would get somewhere on the long-term issues have been low from the outset. Quite recently, the gang of six looked the best bet.

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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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