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GUY RUNDLE | UNITED STATES | 10 UNLOCK?

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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GUY RUNDLE | UNITED STATES | 2 UNLOCK?

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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GUY RUNDLE | UNITED STATES | 4 UNLOCK?

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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BERNARD KEANE | UNITED STATES | 10 UNLOCK?

Trade officials gather in Canberra — to undermine the national interest

Canberra is hosting the current round of talks to try to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty — despite the damage it will inflict on the national interest.

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GUY RUNDLE | UNITED STATES | 12 UNLOCK?

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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UNITED STATES | 20 UNLOCK?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: a Halloween horror-show

The latest draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, released by WikiLeaks, is a literal Mickey Mouse agreement, writes Dr Matthew Rimmer, associate professor at ANU college of law.

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BERNARD KEANE | UNITED STATES | 10 UNLOCK?

Your quick guide to multinational tax dodging

Multinational tax avoidance is a truly massive problem — but defining it is the first of many challenges.

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GUY RUNDLE | UNITED STATES | 7 UNLOCK?

Ebola-wielding terrorists/immigrants and the politics of fear

Ebola is in the US! Maybe IS agents have it! Maybe Mexicans! Crikey’s writer-at-large finds the Ebola narrative fits in perfectly with Americans’ terror of everything.

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GUY RUNDLE | UNITED STATES | 3 UNLOCK?

Rundle: in Iowa, America’s heartland and one of its only real contests

One of the most interesting contests of the mid-terms is happening out on the prairie.

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GUY RUNDLE | UNITED STATES | 7 UNLOCK?

Rundle: the storm rages on in Ferguson, with clear skies a long way off

The protests in Ferguson rage on, but some involved are beginning to question the effectiveness of action without a clear goal or strategy.

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GUY RUNDLE | UNITED STATES | 2

Rundle goes deep undercover at the new coalface of American politics

American liberals don’t wage their wars in big, flashy TV ads anymore. The real work is quiet and steady. And Crikey’s writer-at-large can collate with the best of them.

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GUY RUNDLE | UNITED STATES | 6

Rundle: US Senate race a parade of male centrefolds and batshit Tea Partiers

Ahead of the US midterms, the Democrats vital signs are ebbing in some key states.

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GUY RUNDLE | UNITED STATES | 3

Rundle: how the US Supreme Court sneakily legalised gay marriage

The barriers to legalising same-sex marriage are falling away in the US. How long until Australia follows its example?

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GLENN DYER | UNITED STATES |

New TV deals create cash bonanza for US sports industry

The value of new broadcast deals will top sales of sponsorships and merchandise this year, and contribute most to revenue growth in the North American sports industry.

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GUY RUNDLE | UNITED STATES | 1

Rundle: the institutional crisis of American politics

Money, preselection and broken promises have left US politics in a state of paralysis. So what now for the mid-terms?

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GUY RUNDLE | UNITED STATES | 27

Rundle: poverty, incompetence and a failed heathcare system a lethal mix for Ebola — in the US

Ebola has come to the United States, and Crikey’s writer-at-large finds that the American healthcare system and bureaucracy are staggeringly unprepared for an epidemic.

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GUY RUNDLE | UNITED STATES | 5

Rundle: dispatches from Hawaii, where Obama’s legacy hangs in the balance

Crikey’s writer-at-large is in Obama’s home state, surveying the Democrats’ chances of holding onto anything of their legacy. He is most certainly not sitting in a luau bar and contemplating surfing.

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UNITED STATES |

Australian action on climate change? Fuhgeddaboudit

Many countries displayed real leadership at the UN climate summit in New York this week. Guess which First World nation was not among them … John Connor, CEO of the Climate Institute, reports from New York.

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BERNARD KEANE | UNITED STATES |

Abbott’s (and Shorten’s) lies lead Australia to a sinister place

The government has based its extensions of national security powers, and its involvement in Iraq, on lies. And they will damage us like the previous Iraq war damaged us.

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BERNARD KEANE | UNITED STATES |

Brandis goes Left Bank in his search for terror hype

Using words like “existential” to describe terrorism is part of a lengthy, and wholly absurd, tradition of hyping it.

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BERNARD KEANE | UNITED STATES |

War, what is it good for? Big bank investments

Some of Australia’s biggest financial institutions stand to make a killing from the return to Iraq.

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BERNARD KEANE | UNITED STATES |

Who benefits from the return to Iraq?

The inconsistencies in the case for intervention in Iraq demonstrate how the US and Australia are struggling to see where their real national interests lie.

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BERNARD KEANE | UNITED STATES |

Getting to the core of the threat of Islamic State

The threat to the West from Islamic State depends entirely on whom you talk to — a politician, or a security official.

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UNITED STATES |

Tim Blair journeys to western Sydney, finds Muslims, freaks out

Remember “fair go for the west”? It’s all very well and good in theory, but when Tele columnist Tim Blair makes a sojourn (to his own city) he brings his Islamophobia with him, writes Overland editor Jeff Sparrow

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UNITED STATES |

What will happen when Australian police have military weapons?

Images of Ferguson, Missouri, are reminiscent of a war zone. Jeff Sparrow, writer and editor of Overland, says with police behaving more like armies, it’s inevitable — and militarised police are coming to a precinct near you.

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