Razer: journalism is not a crime! Except, you know, when WikiLeaks does it.

Razer: journalism is not a crime! Except, you know, when WikiLeaks does it.

February 20, 2018 16

"An apparently unpleasant WikiLeaks journalist detained in a place we quite fancy? He can rot." So goes the thinking of the many who once proclaimed "journalism is not a crime".

Razer: Barnaby’s a hypocrite, so what? They all are.

Razer: Barnaby’s a hypocrite, so what? They all are.

February 15, 2018 26

As progressives commentators fret over Joyce's ethics and potential misdeeds, they miss the bigger picture: politics should be much bigger than politicians.

Razer: Q&A dresses up narcissism and calls it democracy

Razer: Q&A dresses up narcissism and calls it democracy

February 13, 2018 65

If you're wondering if Monday nights have changed, it's just business as usual: "A group of people fresh from the Qantas Club Lounge think about themselves, and the medium they inhabit in that moment, as democracy itself," writes Helen Razer.

Razer: true reporters, like the late Robert Parry, strive to be despised

Razer: true reporters, like the late Robert Parry, strive to be despised

February 8, 2018 13

Robert Parry, the reporter who uncovered the Iran-Contra affair, showed us that journalism at its best is not a popularity contest with the powerful.

Razer: State of the Union proves we’re on track for full-blown class warfare

Razer: State of the Union proves we’re on track for full-blown class warfare

February 1, 2018 28

Helen Razer imagines how the efforts of Jared Kushner, Stephen Miller and the ghost of Ronald Reagan made this 90 minute speech possible.

Razer: you can’t fix a problem like sexual harassment within existing structures

Razer: you can’t fix a problem like sexual harassment within existing structures

January 30, 2018 9

For all their honourable intentions and punishing labour, journalists of this #MeToo movement may not be helping as many women as they think.

Razer: seven times those hawks who called for civilian blood were totally adorable

Razer: seven times those hawks who called for civilian blood were totally adorable

January 16, 2018 21

In an era where the formally debased are redeemed by Trump's vulgarity, most of our effort goes to inventing a peaceful, prosperous past that never, ever was.

Razer: Trump was tragedy, Winfrey would be farce

Razer: Trump was tragedy, Winfrey would be farce

January 11, 2018 47

Oprah Winfrey is a neoliberal moraliser whose advice to the many to “visualise” their better fortune is at fundamental odds with welfare spending. She should not be president.

Razer: Dutton’s ‘African gangs’ rubbish breaks with old-school Howard bigotry

Razer: Dutton’s ‘African gangs’ rubbish breaks with old-school Howard bigotry

January 9, 2018 35

Howard was a man whose bigotry may have been truly driven by policy. Peter Dutton is perhaps a politician driven by bigotry alone, writes Helen Razer.

Razer: Apple supplanting the Koorie trust in Fed Square is a very 2017 thing to happen

Razer: Apple supplanting the Koorie trust in Fed Square is a very 2017 thing to happen

December 21, 2017 43

A building currently being used by the Koorie Heritage Trust is being demolished to make way for a huge Apple store. Well merry bloody Christmas.