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George W. Bush: Midnight toker

Ruth B December 17, 2008 3 Comments

Much like an end-of-season footy trip, George Bush is ramming through a series of dubious last-minute rules that could be difficult to repeal, writes Ruth Brown.

Bush’s exit interview

Crikey December 2, 2008

George Bush has looked back on his eight years in the White House with an interview on ABC News.

Rundle08: Sailing into the harbour of grace

Guy Rundle November 7, 2008 6 Comments

Three days in and no-one's stopped smiling, and this sense of freedom, of release, of possibility, seems to spread outward and inward, writes Guy Rundle.

Rundle08: Tears and laughter. This is what Obama means

Guy Rundle November 6, 2008 38 Comments

Obama's achievement before anything has occurred is this: that every vector of power – money, race, media – has been defeated in the US, the declining but still regnant capitol of the world, writes Guy Rundle.

Rundle08: stale cigars and a last roll of the dice

Guy Rundle October 23, 2008 14 Comments

Everything is on the roll of a dice in America today, from the financial non-recovery, to McCain's last stand in Pennsylvania, and the sense that the country's going to change on the turn of a card, writes Guy Rundle.

McCain uses POW card to defend rally rhetoric

Crikey October 13, 2008

Defending the aggressive campaign rhetoric at recent McCain-Palin events, McCain campaign manager Rick Davis raised John McCain's history as a POW.

Rundle08: Palin elevates Springsteenian hardship

Guy Rundle October 13, 2008 11 Comments

What Springsteen sang of as deprivation, Palin et al have elevated – via her hapless daughter – to the level of myth, and good.

Candidates clash as Bush sinks

Crikey October 1, 2008

As the Presidential candidates fight for superiority in the polls, George W Bush has sunk to a meagre 26% approval rating. ABC examines the developments and places them in a historical context.

True believers in the American dream wake up to a nightmare

Crikey September 29, 2008

The belief that the US is God's own country is often a literal one.

Bush: Bailout plan necessary to deal with crisis

Crikey September 25, 2008

Speaking to the American people, President Bush today detailed why an economic bailout plan is needed and why his administration's rescue plan for the economy is "necessary."