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Rundle: don’t let the ‘madman’ fool you — the US’ foreign policy shift is calculated

Rundle: don’t let the ‘madman’ fool you — the US’ foreign policy shift is calculated

An obsession with Trump is blinding us to what's really going on: one of the most important historical shifts of recent decades.

Greenwald: Trump black hole distorts the politics that surround him

Greenwald: Trump black hole distorts the politics that surround him

Helen Razer continues her discussion with Glenn Greenwald, explicating how Trump's excessive personality distracts from the political framework that props him up.

Rundle: Bannon’s exit leaves power and ideas vacuum in Trump’s White House

Rundle: Bannon’s exit leaves power and ideas vacuum in Trump’s White House

Steve Bannon's departure marks the end of considered policy making in the White House, however nefarious. The directionless remains could be a threat not for what they can get done but for the political void they create.

We can be a friend to the US, but we should no longer be an ally

We can be a friend to the US, but we should no longer be an ally

ANZUS is meant to protect us, not be the lightning rod to a nuclear war waged by two egomaniacs, writes Ramesh Thakur, professor in The Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU

Rundle: President Trump really happened, now for right-wing infighting

Rundle: President Trump really happened, now for right-wing infighting

Trump's fantasy laid out in inauguration speech, now to see what he can actually achieve.

Even at their victory parade, Trump’s supporters cry ‘conspiracy’

Even at their victory parade, Trump’s supporters cry ‘conspiracy’

Trump's supporters are in DC to enjoy their victory, but they still feel hard done by, writes freelance journalist in the US Max Chalmers.

Rundle: high on Jesus in a failed Las Vegas dream

Rundle: high on Jesus in a failed Las Vegas dream

There is no bar, but there is iced tea. And that might be all you need with wacky Ben Carson.

Rundle: kvetching Democrats don’t know how good they have it

Rundle: kvetching Democrats don’t know how good they have it

The Left is nothing if not self-defeating, but US Democrats have a lot to be proud of.

Poll Bludger: Aussie public takes Left turn as US voters polarise

Poll Bludger: Aussie public takes Left turn as US voters polarise

American voters have been pulling steadily away from the centre over the past ten years, but Australia has moved solidly Left.

Rundle: Hillary promises all-female Democrat team will uphold the US empire

Rundle: Hillary promises all-female Democrat team will uphold the US empire

Hillary Rodham Clinton appeals to working and middle-class values at a Democrat event in the US bellwether state of New Hampshire.