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Guy Rundle

Correspondent-at-large

Guy Rundle  — Correspondent-at-large

Guy Rundle is correspondent-at-large for Crikey. He's a former editor of Arena Magazine and contributes to a variety of publications in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Abbott roots out a grain of truth on Aboriginal diabetes

Abbott roots out a grain of truth on Aboriginal diabetes

Even the dumbest pig finds a truffle now and then, and some of the complexities in the issue Tony Abbott is discussing need to be disentangled.

Marx-happy Pope may lose the local battalions

Marx-happy Pope may lose the local battalions

Influential Australian ultra-Catholics may be caught between a Pope and a hard place by the latest literary offering of His Holiness.

Life in Baghdad: could someone do something about the bodies?

Life in Baghdad: could someone do something about the bodies?

The Red Cross reports that life overall in almost all parts of Iraq is "steadily worsening" despite improvements in security in a few select zones of Baghdad.

Getting a touch shrill: voices of the Right

Getting a touch shrill: voices of the Right

The political tide seems to be on the turn, and the leading figures of the conservative commentariat risk being stranded on the shore.

Job done, Mugabe will melt away ... eventually

Job done, Mugabe will melt away ... eventually

The news from Zimbabwe just gets worse and worse – for Western liberals.

David Hicks: my story

David Hicks: my story

What David Hicks might say, if he was allowed to...

Hello sailors: Iran the clubhouse leader

Hello sailors: Iran the clubhouse leader

Watching Iranian President Ahmadinejad play politics with the West is like watching Tiger Woods: so far ahead of the game he makes the rest of the line-up look like a bunch of bozos in silly pants.

Why stop at Mayan? Some ideas for Gibbo's next project

Why stop at Mayan? Some ideas for Gibbo's next project

Having dealt with the rank politics of Mel Gibson's Apocalypto, we have to at least applaud the deranged ultramontane for giving attention to minority languages. But Mayan has millions of speakers. We're looking forward to Gibson productions in some really hardcore linguistic collectors' items.

Comments, corrections, clarifications, and c*ckups

Comments, corrections, clarifications, and c*ckups

Howard's carrots and sticks ... Qantas' iconic brand status underthreat ... Hamas ... the state of Australian cricket ... Guy Rundle's vivid imagination ...

Gibson's latest another orgy of violence and Catholic hoo-ha

Gibson's latest another orgy of violence and Catholic hoo-ha

Mel Gibson, out on the road stumping for his new movie Apocalypto – a bid to capture the all-important Mayan-language demographic over the holiday season – has told critics of his recent kerbside contribution to the Holocaust debate to "get over it". Guy Rundle couldn't agree more.