Peter Costello Mitt Romney must be surely shaking in his boots. It is not because of Barack Obama. It is not because the polls have turned against him. Wayne Swan has now attacked the US Republican Party.
Peter Costello Wayne Swan has now attacked the US Republican Party. Poor Romney must be reeling.
Michelle Grattan Australia has lessons to learn in how to engage with the region.
Lenore Taylor While everyone's been busy debating whether Tony Abbott's alleged pugilism is real or a fit-up by Labor ladies wielding handbags, it's been easy to overlook the fact that the next election campaign...
Annabel Crabb Freedom of speech: it is one of those concepts that sounds delightfully simple, until it is put to the test. And of late, locally and around the world, it has been put to the test again and again.
Annabel Crabb Freedom of speech: it is one of those concepts that sounds delightfully simple, until it's put to the test.
Phillip Coorey Just before leaving New York, Julia Gillard made one successful prediction - that the Swans would win the AFL grand final.
Tom Switzer The nation's optimism is shaken and its people are looking for someone to blame.
Paul McGeough The ritual of the American party conventions is fascinating for foreigners.
Peter Hartcher Julian Assange rose to fame as a principled and plucky champion of freedom of speech. His decision to publish millions of leaked US government documents on WikiLeaks was principled because it was in...
Chloe Angyal Mitt Romney's running mate likes policies that are strikingly regressive.
Stephanie Peatling Gillard knows the tough reality that confronts women in politics: the treatment is different but don't talk about it because it's not worth the backlash.
Peter Hartcher In the days after the terrorist attack on the US in 2001, a small group of Australian primary schoolchildren held a solemn candlelit moment of mourning and reflection for the dead.
Dean Mason Children need their fathers and fathers need their children.
Jacqueline Maley One of the dark arts political staffers spend their time practising is the compiling of ''partials'' - photocopied cheat sheets full of politicians' old quotes that have been squirrelled away for an...
Every night, as the evening call to prayer ends its slow passage across the dusty Afghan army training centre on the outskirts of Kabul, hundreds of Afghan army recruits tread a weary path from the...
John Avlon Operation Humanise Mitt was a success. The US Republican Convention in Tampa, Florida, ended after three days of frenzied networking and made-for-television speeches, all against a backdrop of...
Tom Switzer The 2012 US presidential race is beginning to look a lot like Australia's federal poll in 1993: an ''unloseable election'' for the opposition party at a time of widespread public angst and...
Paul McGeough Let's get real. The Syrian conflict is a war, not a French-knitting circle.
Jacqueline Maley IN TERMS of musical allusions from our politicians, the blood is still spattered on the wall.