November 21, 2012 48
The prospect of Hillary Clinton running for US president in 2016 is delicious to many Democrats. Which isn't to say it's the best idea for a post-Barack Obama era.
November 19, 2012 21
Watching the conservative commentators in the US as they struggle to explain Barack Obama's win is a gleeful time for Guy Rundle, who writes on the rise of the Left.
November 16, 2012 2
How do we judge the political pundits and economic forecasters that roll up to give us their predictions, only to be proven completely and utterly wrong? A Nobel prize winning scientist is calling them to account.
November 14, 2012 7
American electoral behaviour is becoming more predictable and more polarised. The final tallies for voting in the US election show Barack Obama didn't win by all that much.
November 13, 2012 7
Barack Obama is seeking to nail down a liberal century -- and a budget deal would be his downpayment on becoming a very memorable president indeed.
November 9, 2012 56
It was a bad week for the patriarchy, but some conservative men showed they still have principles ...
November 9, 2012 23
Republican-leaning pundits predicted the US election result more on hope more than common sense. Now there's egg all over their faces as Democrats celebrate.
November 8, 2012 5
Crikey readers have their say on the election -- and Annabel Crabb.
November 8, 2012 1
Kevin Rudd goes radio gaga on 3AW ... how the front pages covered Barack Obama's victory ... a glum night for the pundits at Fox News ...
November 8, 2012
I hope you will forgive one comment about the triumph of the nerds who came under such attack from conservatives for correctly interpreting the myriad opinion polls as pointing to a very likely Barack Obama victory.
November 8, 2012 26
Barack Obama won 55% of the female vote, meaning it was women who decided this year's presidential election. Politicians who refuse to take women's concerns and freedoms seriously are now on notice.
November 8, 2012 27
It wasn't just Barack Obama's victory that had liberals salivating yesterday. Democrats have built a platform to win more of the electorate, says Crikey's man in America.
November 8, 2012 9
Republicans have to learn from this loss, writes David Smith of Sydney University's United States Studies Centre. Moving even further right would only alienate more American voters.
November 8, 2012 13
The US elections reflect how important social issues can be in the hands of deft politicians. Barack Obama successfully tapped into minority issues and progressive values.
November 8, 2012
An Asian-American female senator. Marijuana by popular demand. Obamacare secured. How, asks W H Chong, is this not change we can believe in?
November 8, 2012 1
After winning four more years, Barack Obama again represents hope for a global carbon pricing scheme. Just don't count on it until the economy is much healthier.
November 7, 2012 2
An Obama victory is on the cards as enough swing states fall his way -- and he'll be looking for electoral icing on the cake from Colorado, Iowa and Nevada.
November 7, 2012 4
The networks say Barack Obama has won. Mitt Romney -- who apparently didn't write a concession speech -- may now need one. The election was close, but Democrats will win.
November 7, 2012 1
Will it President Obama be plagued by the same legislative gridlock that has characterised the last two years, or willhe find himself with a more co-operative Congress?
November 7, 2012
Capturing the US news websites as they called the election for Democratic President Barack Obama ...