Australian politics, society & culture

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Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign stop at the Family Table Restaurant in Atlantic, Iowa, 1 January 2012. © Brian Snyder/Reuters
Republicans and the US Presidential Race
By Julia Baird
Words: Shane Maloney | Illustration: Chris Grosz
By Shane Maloney and Chris Grosz
Jennifer Maiden - ‘Friendly Fire’, 2005
By Lisa Gorton
Words: Shane Maloney | Illustration: Chris Grosz
By Shane Maloney and Chris Grosz
Alan Woods and his amazing computer. A nags-to-riches-story
By Tony Wilson
I shook down a plastic pig – fat, pink, traditional – while Dad explained once again about Tommy and Phar Lap and how Phar Lap had died in Tommy’s arms and how some people thought it might have been the Americans. Forty-five years later Tommy Woodcock, strapper to a nation, was training one of the country’s top two-
Christopher Hitchens and the road to curmudgeonhood
By Phillip Knightley
A couple of years ago at Britain’s premier literary festival, Hay-on-Wye, two star performers dominated the program: former US president Bill Clinton and journalist/author/commentator Christopher Hitchens. Clinton arrived in his Secret Service car, attended a few parties, hit a few golf balls, made a stirring