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Bernard Keane

Politics editor

Bernard Keane — Politics editor

Bernard Keane is Crikey’s political editor. Before that he was Crikey’s Canberra press gallery correspondent, covering politics, national security and economics.

How to deal with Nazis

How to deal with Nazis

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week — well, it's all bloody awful, isn't it? Still, we can look to women who know what to do with Nazis. Plus, why America keeps losing its war games, welcoming our new chickpea overlords, and how amazing was Dick Dale?

The party of open borders now says it will close the door? Unlikely.

The party of open borders now says it will close the door? Unlikely.

For nearly two decades the Coalition has been committed to an open-door policy for workers and foreign students in service to a neoliberal agenda. Now this, too, has backfired on them.

The Coalition is addicted to race-baiting. Don't expect it to stop.

The Coalition is addicted to race-baiting. Don't expect it to stop.

The Coalition is desperate to pretend it hasn't been engaged in race-baiting and Islamophobia for two decades — but it is now deeply embedded in the way its MPs communicate.

Guns and racism dog NSW Labor as it seeks to negotiate its way to power

Guns and racism dog NSW Labor as it seeks to negotiate its way to power

Labor's cynical support for the Shooters Party has come back to haunt it in the closing stages of the NSW election campaign.

Security agencies warned us about right-wing terrorism. We ignored them.

Security agencies warned us about right-wing terrorism. We ignored them.

White supremacists have the same agenda of terror as jihadists but have operated with the indulgence of the media and politicians, even as security agencies warned us about them.

Will consumers get a look-in when it comes to breaking up Big Tech?

Will consumers get a look-in when it comes to breaking up Big Tech?

The regulatory tide has turned against big tech companies with a vengeance — but will consumer interests be addressed in the rush to regulate?

US example makes a mockery of Australia's wage denialists

US example makes a mockery of Australia's wage denialists

Claims that minimum wage increases hurt employment have now been completely discredited. Time for advocates of wage stagnation to find another argument.

Winds of change leave climate denialists isolated

Winds of change leave climate denialists isolated

Changing political sentiment, and increasing business and investor hostility to fossil fuels, has left denialists isolated as climate action becomes a prerequisite for mainstream politics.

Wake up and smell the £15 coffee

Wake up and smell the £15 coffee

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: how they really make decaf coffee, Elizabeth Warren rides into the Tech Wars, and the invention of "prediabetes".

What the Reserve Bank did — and didn't — say about climate change

What the Reserve Bank did — and didn't — say about climate change

The Reserve Bank has confirmed that banks, business and investors must think about the economic impacts of climate change — and that is what it is doing in its monetary policy decisions.