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GUY RUNDLE | UNITED STATES | 11 UNLOCK?

Rundle: Obamacare victory is a big fucking deal

Obamacare has established a beachhead, and from there, a push to expand and extend public health can now be mounted.

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UNITED STATES | 9

Run for cover, Donald Trump is really running for president

Trump enters a field already pretty crowded with loonies and wannabes, writes freelance jouranlist Alan Mascarenhas in the United States.

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BERNARD KEANE | UNITED STATES | 8

Snowden smear a cover for the worst intelligence failure in decades

While old smears about Edward Snowden are run by the media, the worst intelligence disaster in decades has been quietly unfolding Washington DC.

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UNITED STATES | 2

Clinton 2016: a coup for women, minorities and the working class

Hillary Clinton officially launches her presidential campaign, and seems to have it sewn up on the left, writes freelance journalist Alan Mascarenhas.

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UNITED STATES |

If FIFA wanted to avoid trouble, it should have gone into banking

The US prosecution of FIFA is extraordinary hypocrisy from a country that treats systemic and constant criminality by the world’s biggest banks as the financial equivalent of a parking offence, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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BERNARD KEANE | UNITED STATES |

Australia’s Iraq ‘stalemate’ still stimulating terrorist recruitment

Australia now finds itself embedded in a “stalemate” in Iraq, at best, while apparently determined to ensure disillusioned jihadis stay there.

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BERNARD KEANE | UNITED STATES |

War on mums, war on China — all part of budget week games

The government’s attacks on working mothers this week managed to grab attention when it was hoping all eyes would be focused on small business handouts.

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SHAKIRA HUSSEIN | UNITED STATES |

The radical danger of Geert Wilders’ free speech

We are quick to blame a tweet from a Muslim urging violence against those at a Texas cartoon exhibition. But what about the hate speech of Islamophobe Geert Wilders?

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BERNARD KEANE | UNITED STATES |

Ruddock reveals our death-penalty inconsistency

Australia notionally opposes the death penalty, but when it comes to the war on terror, we don’t bat an eyelid about extrajudicial killing.

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BERNARD KEANE | UNITED STATES |

The glamorous exceptions to Obama’s war on whistleblowers

While the Obama administration relentlessly pursues those who reveal crimes and wrongdoing, senior figures are allowed to leak with impunity.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | UNITED STATES |

Clinton’s greatest strength is the Republican Party’s lunacy

Hillary Clinton all but has the presidency locked down, if only because she belongs to the one remaining US political party not run by a completely homogenised group of fringe lunatics.

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GUY RUNDLE | UNITED STATES |

Rundle: not your mother’s Clinton v Bush

Hillary Clinton is an inspiring candidate, and no, she’s not just riding on Bill’s coattails as Dubya ran on H.W.’s.

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BERNARD KEANE | UNITED STATES |

The War on Terror according to the CIA: endless, self-perpetuating

While Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten peddle lies about terrorism, the head of the CIA says the War on Terror generates more terrorists and will last forever.

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UNITED STATES |

New TPP leak reveals how we’re trading our sovereignty for cheap tariffs

WikiLeaks has published the secret investment chapter in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Dr Matthew Rimmer, associate professor at ANU College of Law, explains its insidious implications.

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SHAKIRA HUSSEIN | UNITED STATES |

The death penalty continues because we want it to

The problem for anti-death penalty campaigners is that capital punishment is in fact very popular.

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CRIKEY INTERN | UNITED STATES |

Hillary’s in the hot seat, but Malcolm’s sitting pretty

The American media and public are outraged by Hillary Clinton’s decision to use her personal email while she was secretary of state. But when it was revealed our pollies use encrypted messaging, all we got was a collective shrug, writes Crikey intern Brihony Tulloch.

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BERNARD KEANE | UNITED STATES |

Here come the Chinese hackers — yet again

Security experts are warning that China could turn off our power by hacking our power grid — like they’ve been saying for nearly twenty years.

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BERNARD KEANE | UNITED STATES |

Train in vain: the absurd history of training the Iraqi Army

From Iran to Israel to Korea to Romania, the list of countries that have trained Iraqis since 2003 is lengthy. And none achieved anything.

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GUY RUNDLE | UNITED STATES |

Rundle: American Sniper is the self-hating nihilism of a nation in decay

American Sniper’s alleged anti-war complexities are nothing more than self-pity from a nation that’s lost all meaning.

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BERNARD KEANE | UNITED STATES |

Pentagon shows the proper way to farewell a beloved monster

While many point out he was a brutal dictator, western elites are mourning Saudi King Abdullah - and none more so than the Pentagon.

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BERNARD KEANE | UNITED STATES |

Barrett Brown: five years ‘to investigate the prison-industrial complex’

Journalist Barrett Brown, who first exposed the sinister links between the cybersecurity industry and the US government, has been sentenced to five years’ jail.

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GUY RUNDLE | UNITED STATES |

Rundle: Obama has no hope of achieving his agenda, so why is he smiling?

President Barack Obama was in his element at the annual State of the Union address, despite knowing that almost none of his legislative agenda will pass a recalcitrant Congress.

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PAUL MILLAR | UNITED STATES |

Crikey Clarifier: is the US really experiencing a ‘war on police’?

The backlash against heavy-handed policing in the US is getting lots of media coverage, but police officers aren’t necessarily in any extra danger.

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GUY RUNDLE | UNITED STATES |

Rundle: Bush v Clinton mark II and the death of democracy

Anyone can be president of the United States, so long as they come from one of two political dynasties …

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BERNARD KEANE | UNITED STATES |

CIA’s torture program is NOT a relic of the past

The beyond-Kafkaesque nightmare of the CIA torture report isn’t a document of history or a one-off derailment of American values, it’s exactly how the War on Terror continues to be pursued.

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