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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.