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George W. Bush turns his hand to painting, but is he any good?

George W. Bush, one of America’s most polarising presidents, has opened a new art exhibition of his work. Freelance journalist Doyle Rader visits the exhibition in Dallas to find out if Dubya has any artistic ability.

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GUY RUNDLE | UNITED STATES |

The incredible shrinking building material that makes the future possible

Crikey’s writer-at-large is on the road in the United States and learning about graphene. You may not know what graphene is now, but it could save your life someday.

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PROFESSOR DAMIEN KINGSBURY | UNITED STATES | 3

The new tri-polar world: why Russia can do whatever it likes

The United States is effectively powerless in the empire-building of Russia. There’s three sherifs in the world right now, and America might not even be the most influential.

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Australia’s moral duty to slap down US aggression

The United States is guilty of war crimes, human rights violations and extreme violence. As its ally, Australia’ silence on morally reprehensible behaviour constitutes complicity, writes Dr Scott Burchill, senior lecturer in international relations at Deakin University.

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GUY RUNDLE | UNITED STATES | 8

Rundle: the robots are coming, for good or ill

Spectacular advances in robotic technology are a far cry from Rosie the maid — they can self-replicate, replace millions of workers and, most sinister of all, hunt and kill. Crikey examines the dark side of our bright future.

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BERNARD KEANE | UNITED STATES |

Snowden: mass surveillance is failing us, and we can defeat it

Edward Snowden’s two public ‘appearances’ this week have expanded the debate on both the utility of mass surveillance and how ordinary internet users can defeat it.

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GUY RUNDLE | UNITED STATES |

Daft Vaders they aren’t, as 3D printing goes home

The 3D printing revolution is coming to your home — or at least a site near you. On his journey across America, Crikey’s writer-at-large visits a backyard Buffalo outfit leading the charge.

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GUY RUNDLE | UNITED STATES |

A revolution in the making — printed out in 3D

Additive manufacturing, robotics, nanotubes … the new industrial revolution is here. But will it all really transform lives? In a new Crikey series, we begin in the world of 3D printing.

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A fix for what’s not broken: why Australia doesn’t need voter ID

Are new rules needed to stop multiple voters from undermining Australian elections? Not according to the local and international evidence, writes Jennifer Rayner at Inside Story.

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GUY RUNDLE | UNITED STATES |

We write about Assange’s lasagne because we can’t stomach ourselves

The latest “expose” of Julian Assange — and the errors contained within it — mark the final break by the UK Left-liberal establishment with the WikiLeaks founder — amid crisis for the brand.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | UNITED STATES |

Asian jitters: Japan, China and Australia picking sides?

Japan and China are stoking age-old tensions of late. But so far there has not been a peep from Canberra condemning Australia’s new best friend. Should we be taking sides?

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GUY RUNDLE | UNITED STATES |

Death in Perugia: Meredith Kercher, Amanda Knox and the new global class war

Seven years ago, Meredith Kercher was murdered in Perugia. Last month, an Italian court reconfirmed the conviction for her murder against Amanda Knox and her then-boyfriend. The evidence is overwhelming, so why is the world convinced of Knox’s innocence? The Kercher murder is a story of new global class divisions and who benefits from them, says Crikey’s writer-at-large.

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Real party donation reform: the city where political finance never sleeps

As the AEC releases political finance data for the year to June 2013, Inside Story’s Graeme Orr visits a New York organisation that can teach us a lot about timely transparency.

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ANDREW MURFETT | UNITED STATES |

Super Bowl Sunday, an American circus like no other

Nothing unites America like the Super Bowl. But amid the New York glitz and TV advertising glamour, there’s a dark side to one of the world’s biggest sporting events.

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ADAM SCHWAB | UNITED STATES |

A letter from my $300m yacht: stop persecuting richies like Jews

An uber-rich venture capitalist has broken cover from the mysterious world of big money to hit out at the persecution of richies — just like the Jews in World World II. Seriously.

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ANDREW MURFETT | UNITED STATES |

Hollywood fad, or tobacco habits vapourised? The rise of e-cigarettes

Hollywood is hooked on e-cigarettes, and some health authorities in the United States believe they help people kick the tobacco habit. So why are they effectively banned in Australia?

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UNITED STATES |

Judicial tension stirs over the dark arts of surveillance practices

The United States National Security Agency is facing its first real legal challenge to its collection of citizens’ phone metadata. Journalist and law student Parashar Das has followed the cases from Australia.

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ANDREW MURFETT | UNITED STATES |

A bridge too far? ‘America’s governor’ may have flattened prez hopes

Has Chris Christie blown it? The Next Republican President of the United States has been hit by humiliating political scandal and a nagging sense he’s simply not fit for the White House.

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ANDREW MURFETT | UNITED STATES |

At home with the Cheneys: Liz quits, Mary seethes, Dick mediates

Liz Cheney has quit her bid for the US Congress, leaving a gay sister still seething and her former vice-presidential father trying to heal rifts within the Republican Party.

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Will the DREAM of US immigration reform become reality in 2014?

Optimism is growing that immigration reform is a real possibility in 2014, reports Inside Story’s Peter Mares from New York. But getting laws through Congress will only be the first challenge.

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AMBER JAMIESON | UNITED STATES |

A tale of two Bills: sipping cider with New York’s new mayor

New York City has a new mayor. Bill de Blasio was sworn in last week by Bill Clinton in a ceremony that covered issues of race and poverty, backed by an excellent soundtrack. Amber Jamieson reports from Manhattan.

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CATHY ALEXANDER | UNITED STATES |

Crikey Awards: your pick for the best (and worst) person of the year

Crikey readers have spoken. We have your Person of the Year and Arsehat of the Year. Plus which silver fox got your nod for sexiest male pollie?

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BERNARD KEANE | UNITED STATES |

Panel says curb NSA’s worst excesses in wake of Snowden

The panel appointed by Barack Obama to forestall criticism of the NSA’s global surveillance has called for major change to intelligence collection and an end to some of the NSA’s worst behaviours.

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Think our Parliament is bad? The extreme dysfunction of US Congress

The current United States Congress has passed the fewest laws of any Congress in history. US-based freelance writer Andrew Murfett looks at where it all went wrong.

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ANDREW MURFETT | UNITED STATES |

Would you like a raise with that?

The minimum wage in the United States is just $7.25 an hour. For a long time that has remained unchanged and undebated — but the workers are now rising up.

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