Nick O'Malley

Nick O'Malley is a senior writer and a former US correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

Hillary Clinton's strategy won the debate for her.

How Clinton trumps Trump, hands down

It was hard not to be distracted by Donald Trump's performance in the first presidential debate, and indeed the focus lay with him in much of the subsequent analysis.

Hillary Clinton greets supporters in Columbia, South Carolina, after her resounding win.

Clinton steamrolls Sanders in South Carolina

South Carolina: It was not enough for Hillary Clinton to win the primary in South Carolina, the state she had lost to the upstart senator Barack Obama eight years ago, marking the beginning of the end of her race.