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Articles by Guy Rundle

Rundle: the eternal, unchanging, unyielding American sitcom

The sitcom will be with us as long as there are televisions.

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Rundle: in Ferguson, no justice, no peace

The protests over the grand jury decision over teenager Michael Brown’s death are unprecedented in modern America, but not unexpected.

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Rundle: how Lambie could bring down our cosy, undemocratic oligarchy

Jacqui Lambie has become even more of a wild card now that she’s ditched Clive. But what does this fiasco mean for our democracy?

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Rundle: Obama’s amnesty to illegal immigrants brings millions out of the shadows

The real and symbolic importance of Obama’s promise to provide amnesty to illegal immigrants cannot be overstated.

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Rundle: WA’s Aboriginal plan straight-up racism

Half of white rural Australia is a drain, but we overwhelmingly agree that we want it to persevere, because people live there, have made lives rich in tradition and memory there. The attack on Aboriginal Australia is about skin colour, plain and simple.

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Rundle: the Philae landing, Jonathan Swift, and Kim Kardashian’s arse

Two world-shattering events occurred last week: we landed a probe on a comet, and Kim Kardashian got naked on the cover of a magazine. Crikey’s writer-at-large ponders the significance of the two.

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Rundle: the rise of Clivosaurus a product of voter curiosity

Far from being the populist saviour of our supposedly broken political system, Clive Palmer swept to power on little more than voter curiosity, and has given Queenslanders more Lefty shtick than they expected.

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Rundle: kvetching Democrats don’t know how good they have it

The Left is nothing if not self-defeating, but US Democrats have a lot to be proud of.

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Rundle: stars ‘n’ stripes ‘n’ Frappuccinos forever

As Veterans Day goes by, Crikey’s writer-at-large witnesses first-hand the cost of glorifying military service.

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Rundle: finding peace in the decaying remains of America’s malls

Standing in the hollowed-out carcass of a dying mall, Crikey’s writer-at-large catches a glimpse of the transience of modern life.

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Rundle: to hell with Kumbayah — Obama turns the guns after Dems wipeout

With heavy losses in the US midterms, some were worried Obama might bow to Republicans in order to stabilise the government. Instead, it looks he’ll go down fighting.

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Rundle: a bloodbath for the Dems — but America moved Left

America has turned red overnight, but a number of progressive laws also got over the line, reports Crikey’s writer at large.

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Rundle: Republicans on track for major midterm victory

The end of the Obama era is upon us, and the Republicans are ready to strike back.

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Rundle: Hillary promises all-female Democrat team will uphold the US empire

Hillary Rodham Clinton appeals to working and middle-class values at a Democrat event in the US bellwether state of New Hampshire.

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Rundle: for a nauseated public, Rand Paul might be a welcome break from reality

Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul offers a confused mix of both Left and Right ideologies — but his puzzling rhetoric could yet win over an exhausted electorate.

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Rundle: Atlanta, a black city in a white state, is fired up and ready to go

Atlanta, the capital of Georgia, is an outlier when it comes to the southern state’s politics. Will this be reflected in the mid-term results?

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Rundle: far from Starbucks, and on the way to nowhere

Crikey’s writer at large finds himself among the tin men of Kansas.

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Rundle: cowboys and Tea Partiers in the American West

Crikey’s writer-at-large gets into a showdown in Dodge City.

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Rundle: at a gun show, the firepower of the American Right

Crikey’s writer-at-large finds there aren’t a whole lot of Obama supporters at a Kansas gun show — but that the Republican Right might be losing ground anyway.

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Rundle: mourning Hollywood’s last gasp in the world’s oldest video store

Crikey’s writer-at-large pays his respects at the world’s oldest video store in Boulder, Colarado.

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Rundle: things to do in Denver when you’re high

Crikey’s writer-at-large finds himself baked in Baker, but the battle for legalisation of marijuana is more about entrenched poverty and the revolving door of federal prison than about stoners’ rights.

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Rundle: Democrats to lose the Senate, but Hillary’s waiting in the wings

The United States midterm elections are nearing, and it looks like it’s going to be war between Congress and the White House for the next two years. But that might be just fine with Hillary.

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Rundle: zombies run (well, shuffle) amok on the streets of Denver

Crikey’s writer-at-large finds himself surrounded by fat men with guns and the slavering undead.

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Rundle: Gough crashed through and crashed — and he made Australia what it will ever be

The conservative fantasy of an entirely free market will never come to pass in Australia — and we can thank Gough Whitlam for that.

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Rundle: manning the barricades (again) for reproductive freedom

There’s a feeling of “not this again”, as women and pro-choice supporters gear up to fight oppressive laws which seek to grant “personhood” to zygotes.

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