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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: 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: 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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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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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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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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Rundle: in a parking lot, the beginning of grunge, the end of rock, and above all, Cobain

Kurt Cobain’s hometown of Aberdeen, Washington is trying to become grunge’s Graceland, but the Cobain historical sites are across the river.

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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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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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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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