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McCain’s frozen peace: why the media swooned for a Republican’s cliched US exceptionalism

Helen Razer June 1, 2017 9 Comments

McCain's rhetoric leant heavily on the idea of the "bully". “Bullying” has come, rather craftily, to signify anything one doesn’t like, from the stuff I write in Crikey to the PRC’s economic growth, writes Helen Razer.

Crikey Worm: healthcare changes mooted, Schapelle comes home, Manus class action

Cassidy Knowlton May 29, 2017

Good morning, early birds. The government is considering radical changes to the health system, Schapelle Corby has returned to Australia, and a class action brought by detainees on Manus Island will begin this week. It's the news you need to know, by Cassidy Knowlton and Max Chalmers.

With no money, no running mate and few friends, Trump lumbers on

Professor Damien Kingsbury October 10, 2016 3 Comments

Prominent Republicans are running from their presidential nominee, as the Republican National Committee pulls his funding. But he is undeterred.

Iraq insurgency revives shuffling zombie neocon army

Iraq insurgency revives shuffling zombie neocon army

Bernard Keane June 13, 2014 34 Comments

The chaos in Iraq is another chance for neoconservatives to push for Western intervention -- a course that will again make us less safe from terrorism.

McCain’s ’embarrassed’, but Tea Party has no shutdown shame

McCain’s ’embarrassed’, but Tea Party has no shutdown shame

Andrew Murfett October 9, 2013 8 Comments

It was supposed to be about healthcare, but as the US government shutdown rolls on Republicans now want to talk about debt. Crikey reports from Florida where Obamacare has stalled.

Escalation in Syria may (or may not) be a step to peace

Charles Richardson May 29, 2013 7 Comments

The Syrian conflict is beginning to look a lot like a proxy war between Russia and the West. Is this a return to the Cold War?

Media briefs: Fairfax sorry for Bernardi … Rundle on Coulter outrage …

Media briefs: Fairfax sorry for Bernardi … Rundle on Coulter outrage …

Crikey April 15, 2013 2 Comments

Fairfax bites the bullet and apologises to Cory Bernardi, and other media news of the day.

John McCain’s 2000 page dirt file on Mitt Romney

Crikey January 19, 2012

A massive leaked document widely reported to have been created by John McCain's team during the '08 US campaign trail is the mother of all dirt files on Mitt Romney, reports David Martosko.

Rundle: Cain dissed as a Newt, aka the ultimate black swan, emerges

Guy Rundle December 6, 2011 18 Comments

Well it has been a helluva ride for the Republican Party, as its right-wing base searches for anyone but the passionless and, by American standards, centrist mainstream candidate Mitt Romney.

Obama: still with no competition, he’s looking good for 2012

Crikey June 10, 2011

Mitt Romney was the last GOP man standing against John McCain in 2008, which makes him the current frontrunner against Barack Obama. But with puny polls and iffy party support, it all amounts to good news for Obama.