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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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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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Rundle: Victoria’s shameful sex abuse witch-hunt

If former Matthew Guy staffer Marc Boxer is guilty of assaulting a minor — and he has never been charged by any court — does that mean he should never work again?

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Children draw Paul Kelly’s Escalator of Decline

The Australian writer Paul Kelly has invoked the image of the “escalator of decline”. What is this escalator? Where is it going? Crikey’s junior readers give us their take.

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Rundle: the Rodent’s back, and he’s still lying

John Howard’s spectacular (but not in a good way) interview with Janet Albrechtsen last night disinterred two great (again, not in a good way) Howard-government lies.

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Rundle: attacking IS will bring the caliphate into being

Taking on the Islamic State will require the West to make some uncomfortable friends. Are we going to arm Hamas? Hezbollah? Is al-Qaeda or Assad our best hope now?

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Rundle: East West Link could go ahead, Labor or no Labor

The Victorian Labor Party has announced its opposition to the East West Link project in Melbourne. But that might not be enough to kill the road.

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Rundle: while we manufacture IS panic, a real virus is threatening the world

Will the arrival of a possible Ebola case in the Gold Coast reset global priorities? Don’t hold what’s left of your breath.

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Rundle: we have to change the system — or Palmer will be our next kingmaker

There is a dirty little secret about Australia’s democracy: it is not, in fact, democratic.

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Rundle: we won’t mourn for Rivers, but my god she was funny

Joan Rivers was far more of a pioneer and innovator than Robin Williams, but she had no sincere schtick. She was all brassy, all bitchy and all funny — the last of her kind, and the best.

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Rundle: shock, horror! Politicians did some actual politics

Crossbenchers have made a deal with the government to pass its legislation in return for current or future benefits. That’s what’s called politics — so why is everyone losing their damn minds?

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Rundle: the real target in Iraq intervention is not IS, but Iran

When it comes to the Islamic State, media and politicians are currently engaging in a competition to out-sententious each other. As always, the bluster and rhetoric hide more grievous atrocities and some harsh geopolitical realities.

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Rundle: Ricky Muir, a closet lefty unionist in revhead clothing

Tony Abbott hoped he’d be able to beguile the oddball crossbenchers in the Senate, but revelations about Ricky Muir’s unionist past could prove a sticking point.

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Rundle: c’mon everyone, let’s play Senate Bingo!

Will David Leyonhelm vote with the Greens on same-sex marriage? Will Ricky Muir back the Coalition on foreign policy? Play Crikey’s handy Senate Bingo game and find out!

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