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Rundle: imploding Right in its Winter Palace turns against the people

Desperate, the Right has fallen back on national security fears and blaming “the mob” for its many misfortunes.

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Rundle: we are watching the throes of a dying govt, and it is so good

Like Howard in 2007, Abbott is politically dead — he just doesn’t seem to have noticed yet.

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Rundle: Greece gives Germany the finger and hunkers down for the blitz

Greece has decided to stick it to the EU and extend its current loan arrangement. Germany says “nein”. Who will blink first?

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Rundle: what ‘political correctness’ means in 2015

Why is that most ’90s of terms, “political correctness”, back in public discourse?

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How media beat-ups hurt tourism

Crikey readers have their say on Guy Rundle’s prose, the nitty gritty of superannuation and other issues of the day.

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Rundle: defence of refugees begins at Gillian Triggs

Anyone who wants to stand up for the humane treatment of asylum seekers must defend Gillian Triggs from horrific attacks from the Right. And Crikey’s writer-at-large has some ideas on just how to do it.

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Rundle: understanding anti-vaxxers

The anti-vaxx crowd are wrong, but that does not mean they are irrational.

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Rundle: how to make real progress on Closing the Gap

The stagnant problems that “Close the Gap” has identified are either extremely complex and multidimensional, or they are simple and being made complex by the notion that they can be solved without the application of sufficient money to solve them.

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Rundle: how the Labor party could reinvent itself — and save Australian politics

By believing that there is no other way to have big transformative ideas other than they be collective and class-based, Labor is missing out on the move it needs to make to transform itself into an agenda-setting party.

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Rundle: if Abbott goes, Labor will have to do some serious soul-searching

Labor has had 16 months to define itself as something other than just “not Abbott”. So far, it has come up empty.

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Rundle: why they can’t roll Abbott, Australia’s David Brent

Tony Abbott is living in a nonsensical world of his own creation, but his colleagues will find it difficult to force him out now.

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Rundle: Prince Philip knighthood may be Abbott’s finest service to the Liberal Party

Sir Prince Philip may just be the death of irony, once and for all.

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Rundle: did the AFP trade away the lives of the Bali Nine?

If Australian nationality means anything, the Australian government needs to do everything in its power to prevent its citizens — even the ratbag, drug-smuggling ones — from being executed abroad.

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Rundle: Obama has no hope of achieving his agenda, so why is he smiling?

President Barack Obama was in his element at the annual State of the Union address, despite knowing that almost none of his legislative agenda will pass a recalcitrant Congress.

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Rundle: the complicated and weird electoral maths of the UK election

This was meant to be Labour’s year, right? But then UKIP, the Greens, some Scottish nationals and maybe even the hapless Lib-Dems got in the way.

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Rundle: Monis was a criminal. The Tele made him a terrorist.

The Australian tabloids gave a lone gunman exactly what he wanted — the association with Islamic State.

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Rundle: Bush v Clinton mark II and the death of democracy

Anyone can be president of the United States, so long as they come from one of two political dynasties …

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Rundle: why it is important Aboriginal Australians identify collectively

Now is not the time to emphasise difference among Aboriginal communities.

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What Guy Rundle doesn’t get about native title

Warren Mundine’s speech just might be a rare invitation to grapple with important complexities, but Guy Rundle, in rushing to condemn it, has lost some important points along the way. Macquarie University Anthropology lecturer Eve Vincent explains.

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Rundle: Warren Mundine’s individual treaty idea a confused farrago

Mundine wants to dissolve collective Aboriginal identity altogether and have Aboriginal people claim their second citizenship as that of a specific nation. This is a terrible idea.

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Rundle: if Morrison rolls Abbott, the Greens could end up stronger than ever

The Labor Party seems fresh out of ideas. And the Greens are more than happy to eat Labor’s lunch.

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Rundle: the Right is coming for your children

If you wonder how the “othering” of other people’s children happens, just ask Christian Kerr, who used a photo of a Senator’s daughter to illustrate a four-line “story” about nothing.

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Rundle: the legend of D.B. Cooper

As he bids farewell to the States again, our correspondent-at-large offers the tale of one of a Thanksgiving mystery which changed the experience of being a plane passenger forever.

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Rundle: the culture of fear in an America where black lives don’t matter

After years of the War on Terror breeding a climate of fear, Americans are finally rising up against authority and class divides.

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Rundle: Napthine’s loss the beginning of the end for the Right

Denis Napthine’s government has been comprehensively booted out of Victoria in a historic loss for a one-term government. And Crikey’s writer-at-large says there is more to come.

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