Even if Joe Biden manages to pull off the giant win needed to snuff Trump, the question of the US' lost legitimacy will remain unresolved.
Could Joe Biden turn these red states blue?
A Crikey guide to the traditionally red states that Joe Biden has a good chance at winning in the US election.
Supreme Court confirmation signals collapse of American democracy. Could it happen here?
On paper, America's process for selecting judges is proofed against partisanship and corruption, while ours is open to all kinds of malfeasance. Yet in practice it's a different story altogether.
George Brandis’ falsehoods about data retention exposed by Liberal-led committee
It's official: a government-controlled committee has shown we were lied to about who would be able to access our metadata.
Frecklington v Palaszczuk: who are they and what do they want?
A pocket guide to the two women leading the major parties to Saturday's Queensland state election.
Reality shifts in the latest instalment of the Spiv-tionary
Another day, another edition of our all-singing, all-dancing, all-shonking compendium of shifty language.
Racism, pledges of allegiance, and spying — the human cost of Australian-Sino relations gone bad
With anti-Chinese racism on the rise, it's little wonder so many Chinese Australians are choosing to stay quiet — and Australia is weaker for it.
Crisis lessons: first up, read the room and know who you’re talking to
Some of Australia's most prominent businesspeople can't seem to understand the fundamentals of how to manage a crisis.
Getting the Oz’s attention … Do you hear that Echo? … A haunting health message
ACM hears an echo, plus News Corp finally finds a Kevin Rudd story that interests them. Read the latest tips and murmurs from the Crikey bunker.
Scott Morrison is ignoring international pressure to take "bold action" on the climate emergency, and Victoria's opposition has reportedly received approval for a parliamentary inquiry into the state's contact tracing system.
The federal government has turned disability housing into an investment honey pot for all comers. But who really benefits?
The disability provider, the ex-minister and the government-fuelled gold rush
The lucrative, government-fuelled world of specialised disability accommodation is becoming a new gold rush — and has advisers watching for conflicts of interest.
Mable’s PR spinners ‘disappointed’ in Crikey’s revelations
Inq's investigation into the eyebrow-raising government contract awarded to Mable Technologies has led to a 'disappointed' reaction from the company's PR representatives.
Minister supports calls for aged care royal commission to investigate Mable contract
There have been crossbench calls for the royal commission to examine the government's tender process for controversial work provider app Mable — and even the aged care minister has given his in-principle support.
Melbourne’s lockdown relief is palpable, but so are concerns that low hospital spending makes the city vulnerable
Experts are desperately trying to find any cracks in the system that could let the virus loose again.
Tree felled under cover of COVID … US Navy gets twitchy … minor moments in Qld
The Andrews government has taken advantage of Victoria's interest in eased restrictions to destroy the sacred Djab Wurrung directions tree. Plus other tips from the Crikey bunker.
Morrison’s million dollar marketing machine: how taxpayers are funding government messaging
Labor has accused the government of using taxpayer money for political research from a connected consultant. Is this a case of the Coalition helping itself, or all above board?
Mexico hasn't paid for a wall, manufacturing jobs are whacked and the swamp remains undrained — but Trump has managed to hit a few goals.
From the Spiv-tionary: when they say what they mean do they mean what they say?
Double meanings, or just double Dutch? Welcome to volume seven of Crikey's Spiv-tionary.
The unravelling: how Australian-Sino relations became about the politics of dissent
Relations between Canberra and Beijing are at a 40-year low. Crikey speaks to the experts about both the why and the way forward.
Rudd’s anti-Murdoch petition set to rewrite the e-books
Kevin Rudd’s Murdoch royal commission petition is inching towards a new signatures record — but where does it sit among other big petitions over the years?
Australia is making small steps in the mission to pressure big tech platforms to take responsibility for disinformation. Will it be enough?
The age of media uncertainty: 6 lessons journalists have learned since 2016
What's changed since the last US presidential election? And what does that mean for us?
Murdoch’s power: how it works and how it debases Australia
Media power prowls in the dark but its presence, its threat, its strength isn't hidden. It's there to see in fawning politicians and public officials.