Rundle08: stale cigars and a last roll of the dice

October 23, 2008 14

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

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

October 13, 2008 11

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

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

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

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."

Frightened President quivers under pressure

September 25, 2008

President Bush has given an uninspiring performance in a speech designed to boost public confidence. The Nation reports on the President's invite to his potential successors to join him in the next public address.

Obama: No peacenik from the ’60s

September 15, 2008

Had a Democrat occupied the White House for the last two terms, US policy might have been sold better, but it’s doubtful that decisions have been very different, writes Jeff Sparrow.

Rundle08: The Cassidy tapes

September 10, 2008 2

So here we have the Cassidy tapes, folks. An insight into how young Republicans live, love and leave their blackberries in cabs, writes Guy Rundle.

Sarah Palin: I have seen the future of the Republican revolution

September 5, 2008 6

Palin isn’t from round those parts. She’s from small-town America, a white America where they work hard for a living even if they’re middle-class, where they call it “Eye-rack", writes Bernard Keane.