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Xi-Obama deal leaves Abbott with nowhere to hide on climate

Xi-Obama deal leaves Abbott with nowhere to hide on climate

Bernard Keane November 13, 2014 51 Comments

The climate action agreement between China and the US removes the assumption on which the Coalition's entire contradictory approach to climate change is based.

John Howard’s still lying about Iraq invasion

John Howard’s still lying about Iraq invasion

Guy Rundle April 10, 2013 21 Comments

John Howard is still defending the war in Iraq, and his speech to to the Lowy Institute is full of lies. Will nobody pull him up on the continuing falsehoods?

If Obama stays home the Senate could be the fight

Guy Rundle September 19, 2012 6 Comments

With the Democrats post-convention bump settling into a nice two-to-three lead in the presidential race, Obama is starting to breathe a little easier. But the real fight might be in the Senate.

Romney, comedy and horse play … it’s a Mitt sandwich

Guy Rundle August 1, 2012 6 Comments

"What the hell is wrong with this guy?" National Review editor Jonah Goldberg wailed at one of Mitt Romney's spectacular gaffes.

Rundle: no happy returns as the Mitt hits the fan

Guy Rundle July 19, 2012 16 Comments

Mitt Romney is reeling and on the ropes, a mere fortnight into the US Presidential election campaign, with his continued refusal to reveal a full run of tax returns prompting a storm of criticism.

US Right spinning … but from a blow to the head

US Right spinning … but from a blow to the head

Guy Rundle July 3, 2012 15 Comments

Yes, the Democrats are the Taliban. That passes for centre-right thinking in the US these days.

Obama rides the Trojan horse to healthcare win

Guy Rundle June 29, 2012 8 Comments

The US Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's healthcare law, in a 5-4 decision, with the four liberal justices being joined by Chief Justice John Roberts.

America opens new front against Iran … online

America opens new front against Iran … online

Stilgherrian June 4, 2012 1 Comment

Stock up on the ketamine and brace yourselves for a relentless new assault of PR-driven cyberwar scare stories. Barack Obama has been ramping up attacks on Iran's uranium enrichment facilities.

Rundle: this year’s US poll may be the undoing of the Almighty

Guy Rundle May 18, 2012 10 Comments

There are several ways for a cliffhanger result to come out with either side winning by five college votes or so.

Obama’s healthcare act hinges on a glass of water

Guy Rundle March 30, 2012 15 Comments

The conservatives are feeling more confident about the Supreme Court challenge to Obama's health care act after three days of argument, given the ferocious questioning to which the government's representative was subject.