Nick O'Malley is the United States correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.
Nick O'Malley A few years ago, when you headed from Bismarck in central North Dakota up towards Williston in the state's north-west, it might have seemed you were heading from nowhere to nothing.
Nick O'Malley The impact of the fracking revolution on global warming could be catastrophic
Nick O'Malley So far the protests have been largely peaceful. Thousands have turned out in cities across the US to lament the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the murder or manslaughter of Trayvon Martin.
Nick O'Malley People appear to have forgotten that when race first became a factor in this case it was because for six weeks after the shooting Zimmerman was neither arrested nor charged.
Nick O'Malley Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleads not guilty to setting off a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs at the race's crowded finish on April 15.
Nick O'Malley The Texas Attorney General was so excited about the US Supreme Court's decision to strike down elements of the Voting Rights Act last month that he could not even wait to draft a press statement,...
Nick O'Malley In the cult US crime television series The Wire, a drug dealer is in a prison book club meeting when he is asked what F.
Nick O'Malley Rick Perry, who famously fluffed his lines as a US Republican presidential candidate, may be back in the hunt for the White House after ending his stint as Texas governor.
Nick O'Malley The first man to be freed from death row in the US because of DNA evidence remembers the moment his lawyer gave him the news as though it were yesterday.
Nick O'Malley Some 150 years after the US Civil War's most famous battle, the division between North and South remains clear and often bitter.
Nick O'Malley Gay marriage had, in the words of one angry conservative, gone from “joke to dogma” in a decade.
Nick O'Malley A Texas lawmaker who was a single mother at the age of 19 pursued what would have been a nearly 13-hour filibuster to block an anti-abortion bill.
Nick O'Malley Affirmative action has been preserved, for now, by the United States Supreme Court in the first of a series of decisions expected this week that will have a profound effect on how the US protects...
United States correspondent
Nick O'Malley Affirmative action has been preserved, for now, by the United States Supreme Court in the first of a series of major decisions this week.
Nick O'Malley Conservatives believe they can overturn the famous Roe v Wade judgment.
Nick O'Malley Washington: In perhaps the most startling example of the recent advances of the gay rights movement in America, one of the nation's most prominent religious opponents of homosexuality has dissolved...
Nick O'Malley One of the people responsible for bringing the details of a teenage rape case to public attention says she is shocked by the callous attitude to the victim expressed by the tennis star Serena...
Nick O'Malley As far as denials of burning hot stories go, the first one to come out of Tony Blair's office was not that prudent.
Nick O'Malley As America marks the six-month anniversary of the massacre of 20 children and six adults in the hamlet of Sandy Hook in Newtown, Connecticut, gun control advocates have noted that another milestone...
Nick O'Malley Even as the investigations begin, it's not hard to see the similarities between Edward Snowden, the man behind the leaks on the United States' electronic surveillance program, and Bradley Manning, on...