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Bryan Gould: A socialist for US President? How unlikely
Bryan Gould: A socialist for US President? How unlikely

Senator Sanders' age and relative obscurity would in any case count against him, but the real disqualification, it is believed…

Paul Little: Senility and lack of brains no bar
Paul Little: Senility and lack of brains no bar

Much fun has been had at the expense of the US Republican Party candidates for the presidential nomination over the fact…

Editorial: Fallout from Iowa result comes quickly
Editorial: Fallout from Iowa result comes quickly

The fallout from the Iowa contest in the United States presidential race was swift.

Paul Thomas: Right's refusal to compromise hurting US
Paul Thomas: Right's refusal to compromise hurting US

The opinion piece headed "US democracy trumps all as a dysfunctional disgrace" by Australian academic Mark Triffitt that…

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Mark Triffitt: US democracy trumps all as a dysfunctional disgrace
Mark Triffitt: US democracy trumps all as a dysfunctional disgrace

Mark Triffitt asks, how can a political and policy freak show like Donald Trump become a serious contender…

Phil Quinn: Don't push Trump panic button yet

Donald Trump does not herald some frightening new dawn of neo-fascism set to dominate US politics, writes Phil Quin. His…

Bryan Gould: Kiwis scoffing at US politics on shaky ground

Many people will agree with the old saying that "all's fair in love and war". Others would add "and politics" - a view that…

Paul Thomas: Disregarding the truth works well for candidates

It's a given that plenty of politicians play fast and loose with the truth, especially on the campaign trail, writes Paul…

Hillary Clinton: My plan to avoid another Wall St crash
Hillary Clinton: My plan to avoid another Wall St crash

I certainly share the goal of never having to bail out the big banks again, but I prefer the path of…

Trump's world: The mane man and his money

He is really rich. That, according to Donald Trump, is one of the primary reasons people should vote for him.

Editorial: Clinton facing struggle to win war against guns

Obama's possible successor picks up the challenge of US love-affair with weapons.

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Jeb Bush is entering a critical phase of his Republican presidential campaign, with top donors warning that the former Florida…

US political parties chase huge donors

The American political parties are urging wealthy backers to give them 10 times more money than was allowed in the last…

Editorial: Republicans must attack Trump now
Editorial: Republicans must attack Trump now

No one expects 'The Donald' to be President, but his rivals might be better to go for him now before…

Anger fuels outsider candidates in Presidential race

American voters' craving for authenticity in political leaders is aiding hopefuls such as Ben Carson and Bernie Sanders.

Paul Thomas: Trump speaks right language to right people

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The celebrity billionaire struggles to turn his political fling into a durable campaign.

Rivals wary as Trump taps voters' anger

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