October 24, 2017 39 Comments
This week's Q&A episode on marriage equality was billed as a “debate” and was boiled down to its noisome essence. Which is to say, it said things that have been already said and said.
October 19, 2017 5 Comments
It seems we do not believe so much in political action as we do in the political power of painful stories. This is misguided.
October 17, 2017 66 Comments
Sarah Ferguson's "interrogation" of Hillary Clinton on Four Corners last night marks a watershed moment (not in a good way) for political journalism.
October 12, 2017 29 Comments
The first two are essentially quick-fix drugs or peppy self-help. Only the third has the power to heal and instruct over the long term.
October 10, 2017 27 Comments
This US mass shooting, like other US mass shootings, has become what others have described with terrible precision as a Rorschach test.
October 5, 2017 4 Comments
The CEO and founder of Facebook is a rare and billionaire type to be sure, but one, thanks to his habit of being very typical very publicly, we can now identify.
October 3, 2017 26 Comments
If there is no party in this nation ready with both an economic plan for an uncertain future and a true aversion to bigotry, we can expect to see PHON exert its influence.
September 28, 2017 11 Comments
Last Saturday, US journalist Bret Stephens brought his blandishments to local media in a nice American accent. Helen Razer was not impressed.
September 26, 2017 13 Comments
The language of the era is strong and the tone uncompromised. To speak and, especially, to be heard in not only online forums but everyday exchange, we must increasingly trade in the coin of hyperbole.
September 21, 2017 20 Comments
After all, the workplace conditions that made her instant sacking possible have been championed by people like John Howard, Miranda Devine, Andrew Bolt, etc, for years.