By JIM YARDLEY
Tribulations for the euro, a debt standoff with Greece and a flawed approach to migration all inflamed the angry nationalism spreading across the Continent and Britain.
The credit rating agency's unprecedented move amounts to a grand critique of Washington politics.
Any assessment of Mr Obama needs to acknowledge that when he was elected he inherited the in-box from hell: a financial collapse, a prostrated economy, two wars. Now he faces the opposition from hell: a reckless, populist Republican Party whose moderate voices have been silenced by ideologues and which has made throwing him out of office its foremost priority. For these tribulations he deserves a degree of sympathy. But Americans want their presidents to be winners, not victims. If he expects another term, Mr Obama is going to have to raise his game—especially if the Republicans find that candidate.
|mislay||(verb) Place (something) where one cannot find it again.|
|Usage:||I seem to have mislaid my wallet; can you put this on my tab?|
1 [U][C]（迫害・圧迫による）苦しい試練, 苦難, 辛苦
in great tribulation
2 （個々の）難事, 災難（のもと）, 悩みごと
bear ［endure］ tribulations