Paul Sheehan

Paul Sheehan

Paul Sheehan is a columnist and editorial writer for The Sydney Morning Herald, where he has has been Day Editor and Washington correspondent. He is the author of two number-one best-sellers, 'Girls Like You' and 'Among The Barbarians' and been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times and numerous anthologies.

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Faceless Libs should step aside

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Paul Sheehan There could be blood. There doesn't have to be. It could be an elegant, seamless change of power, but eventually blood will flow if seamless change does not happen inside the NSW Liberal Party.

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In bed with the devil - a deal that has tainted Green politics

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Paul Sheehan The word ''green'' has a powerful meaning in our public life in a way it never did before. It has connotations of habitat, nature, trees, wilderness and also moral connotations - stewardship of the...

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Obama deserves his insecurity and the disaster that follows

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Paul Sheehan It is called ''La Inseguridad'': The Insecurity. It is the term the Mexicans use to describe the virtual civil war in parts of their country, especially near the United States border, that has cost...

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Power is the reason for this fight

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Paul Sheehan Ian Widdup is dying - he has advanced leukaemia - and for some people he cannot die soon enough. The NSW government, the construction group Multiplex, and the building union the CFMEU, would all be...

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Our army is at war over the prosecution of commandos

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Paul Sheehan Speaking on ABC Radio in 2006, after her appointment as the army's first Director of Military Prosecutions, Lyn McDade, told her interviewer: ''I'm outside the chain of command.''

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Fake or fact? Shining the light on the Facebook phenomenon

Paul Sheehan Fifteen hundred friends! He wouldn't know 1500 people! The insecure little p----.'' This is my hairdresser, harrumphing last week about one of his friends, a flight attendant, who lists 1500...

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Fast and furious, a league apart

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Paul Sheehan On Thursday I received a text from a lawyer friend: ''Number of NRL players to be banned for match-fixing. Player agent also involved. Action is being delayed.

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Lives lost currying US favour

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Paul Sheehan Thomas Dale, 21, killed by a bomb. Grant Kirby, 35, killed by a bomb. Jason Brown, 29, shot dead. Tim Aplin, 38, killed in a helicopter crash. Ben Chuck, 27, killed in a helicopter crash.

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Wild rivers a cage for Aborigines

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Paul Sheehan ''With the natives we are hand in glove. They throng the camp every day, and sometimes by their clamour and importunity for bread and meat (of which they now all eat greedily) are become very...

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Far from an outsider or innocent

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Paul Sheehan There were six people in the room. Morris Iemma was there with his top advisers to meet Rob Oakeshott and his key staffer. It was 2007; Iemma was premier of NSW, Oakeshott was an independent state MP.

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Animosity may contort electors' will

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Paul Sheehan The federal election had not even concluded when opinion polls were already informing us what the voters believed should happen to break the deadlock.

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The secret desires of men, and why they go unfulfilled

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Paul Sheehan We are awash with an appetite for romantic and sexual fantasy. Call it the Twilight phenomenon. It merely adds to the sexual suggestiveness which permeates our lives.

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Independents' support for Labor would betray rural folk

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Paul Sheehan These men have been given no mandate whatsoever to form a government with the party their electorates so comprehensively dismissed.

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Plugging away pays off for marathon man

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Paul Sheehan 'We were very, very disciplined, there were no outbreaks, we had cohesion, we were contained, everybody stayed on message,'' said Senator Connie Fierravanti-Wells, who won re-election as the head of...

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The Yarra monster is killing us

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Paul Sheehan A great sucking force can be felt around Australia, siphoning resources southwards, down the hungry throat of Melbourne. Australia makes, Melbourne takes.

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Gillard's pork pies hard to resist

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Paul Sheehan Our Prime Minister is a liar. A serial liar. Brazen. We shall detail some of the more preposterous lies presently but I don't think this will deter the electorate from returning Julia Gillard's...

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An unhealthy blend of evasion, half-truths and spin

Paul Sheehan On the ABC's 7.30 Report last Tuesday, the following exchange took place between the program's presenter, Kerry O'Brien, and the Prime Minister: O'Brien: ''You said you had built a real and genuine...

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In one month, a good woman has become Labor's latest robot

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Paul Sheehan On Friday afternoon, June 11, Julia Gillard went to Sydney Airport to catch a flight home to Melbourne. She was travelling alone. No minders, no security.

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Civilisation goes west, leaving empire on the edge of ruin

Paul Sheehan When the emails started going out that Niall Ferguson was coming to Australia to deliver a big address in Sydney on Wednesday, tickets to the dinner sold out quickly.

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