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12 November 2008

Puppydog politics and the end of left and right

Obama’s public discussion of the First Pet reveals his true strategy: to win America over by making politics boring.

12 November 2008

Under Obama: no child left unmonitored

Obama’s plan to use education as a tool for social engineering exposes the elitist strain in his ‘Change’ campaign.

6 November 2008

Voting for Obama: a badge of superiority?

Some of the celebration of Obama’s victory suggests America has entered an era of racial etiquette more than racial equality.

6 November 2008

Obama’s foreign policy: it’s all in the family

The president-elect’s ‘exotic’ relatives reveal little about him, but may legitimise greater US intervention in Africa.

6 November 2008

The morning after History was made

Calls for ‘epochal Obama’ to get on with ‘ordinary politics’ show how small the political imagination remains.

5 November 2008

Obama and the fall of ‘the silent majority’

The election of Obama brings to an end an important chapter in America’s culture wars. But will it create the space for a new political debate?

5 November 2008

Three cheers for the 140million voters

The election shot down the stereotype of Americans as thick and apathetic.

5 November 2008

A victory for passion over cynicism

The forces of democracy and anti-democracy were on full display in yesterday’s election.

5 November 2008

‘Hit the road, Jack’

Guy Rundle reports from outside the White House on the generous spirit of relief at the Republicans’ defeat.

4 November 2008

Is America still the world’s policeman?

Forty years on, the US is still searching for a cure for its ‘Vietnam Syndrome’. But it won’t find it overseas.