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Topic: 2012 US Election
Why it has to be Hillary (but it shouldn’t be)

Why it has to be Hillary (but it shouldn’t be)

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.

Welcome to Schadenfreude Files Volume II

Welcome to Schadenfreude Files Volume II

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.

Come in Spinner: bad news for pundits who predict false prophecies

Come in Spinner: bad news for pundits who predict false prophecies

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.

The final countdown: Obama’s win predictable but polarised

The final countdown: Obama’s win predictable but polarised

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.

Obama is chiselling himself a space on Mount Rushmore

Obama is chiselling himself a space on Mount Rushmore

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.

Patriarchy under siege: the rise and rise of gender

Patriarchy under siege: the rise and rise of gender

It was a bad week for the patriarchy, but some conservative men showed they still have principles ...

How could they all get it so wrong?

How could they all get it so wrong?

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.

Americanisation of everything, even <em>Crikey</em>

Americanisation of everything, even Crikey

Crikey readers have their say on the election -- and Annabel Crabb.

Media briefs: Rudd gaga on AW … Crusher everywhere … Fox pundit defiant …

Media briefs: Rudd gaga on AW … Crusher everywhere … Fox pundit defiant …

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 ...

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits: triumph of the nerds

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits: triumph of the nerds

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.