Is it too early to talk about 2016?

The next US presidential election is two-and-a-half years away, but some key decisions are likely much sooner, writes Lesley Russell

31 Mar 14 | Comments (0)

“Every law not based on wisdom is a menace to the state”

The number of people imprisoned in the United States has fallen every year for the past three years, yet the land of the free still has a far higher incarceration rate than any other developed nation, as Peter Mares discovered on a recent visit

11 Mar 14 | Comments (0)

Beyond the State of the Union

Barack Obama has only limited time to cement his legacy before attention shifts to the next presidential election, writes Lesley Russell

06 Feb 14 | Comments (0)

Grey zone

Whistleblowers fill a gap left by legislatures and the courts. How can they be protected without creating an accountability vacuum, asks Gabrielle Appleby

17 Jan 14 | Comments (0)

Philip Morris, Australia and the fate of Europe’s trade talks

Australia’s clash with Philip Morris over plain packaging has disrupted trade talks between the United States and Europe, reports James Panichi in Brussels

08 Jan 14 | Comments (0)

Obamacare’s testing year ahead

Americans see Obamacare as either the president’s greatest achievement or his biggest failure, writes Lesley Russell. But the signs are growing that its success will outweigh any shortcomings

07 Jan 14 | Comments (0)

Will the DREAM of US immigration reform become reality in 2014?

Optimism is growing, reports Peter Mares in New York, but getting the legislation through Congress will only be the first of the challenges

03 Jan 14 | Comments (0)

A “true progressive” takes on New York’s inequality problem

After serving a maximum three terms as mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg will be replaced by Democrat Bill de Blasio on New Year’s Day. As Peter Mares reports from New York, it will be a challenge for the new mayor to live up to his promise to reduce inequality and homelessness

23 Dec 13 | Comments (1)