The methadone principle states that anything pleasurable will sooner or later become its opposite. Judged by a recent article by Miranda Devine, the cultural warriors of the right are reduced to sucking the cotton wool in the bottle cap.
There’s two Australias’ Rod Cameron told Lateline last week. And you could pretty much karaoke the rest.
So Evan Thornley thinks people should be granted votes based on the number of children they have. Clearly crazy but I'd still love to see it pass for the sheer fun of watching how this would be administered, says Guy Rundle.
By 9pm Sunday night Istanbul time, the most boring question of last night’s Turkish election – who would win – had been answered, with the ruling AKP party romping it in with 48.5% of the vote, while the most interesting question – would they get the magic two-thirds majority in the 550 seat parliament – remains unanswered.
With the public singularly failing to be terrified by the very sporadic terror attacks – in western cities at least – sections of the Right have been forced to do all the work of being terrified for all of us, writes Guy Rundle.
While America’s role in Iraq is being fiercely debated, facts on the ground are making it increasingly irrelevant with the situation in northern Iraq rapidly becoming a purely regional question.
Sydney's Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, is urging Sydneysiders to prepare a "Go Bag" -- packed with maps, running shoes, energy bars and even sticky-tape -- so they can be ready for any disaster that may strike the city. What's your bag? asks Guy Rundle.
Blond and bunterish, Boris Johnson is the quintessentially British politician, who can’t decide whether he’s in statesmanship or panto. Though he has a pretty sharp intelligence, Johnson's career is the epitome of failure upwards, writes Guy Rundle.