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How and why the courts were able to smack down Trump's Muslim ban for a second time

How and why the courts were able to smack down Trump's Muslim ban for a second time

Michael BradleyMar 23, 20172 Comments

A lot of it had to do with a particular constitutional clause concerning the separation of church and state.

Francisco 'Lu-Olo' Guterres set to win East Timor's presidential election

Francisco 'Lu-Olo' Guterres set to win East Timor's presidential election

Professor Damien KingsburyMar 22, 20171 Comment

Preliminary polls show the former guerilla fighter seems headed for a resounding victory.

When did the batshit right start to sound so left wing (and vice versa)?

When did the batshit right start to sound so left wing (and vice versa)?

Helen RazerMar 21, 20178 Comments

Who knows? Next week, Peter Dutton may claim, like the execrable Steve Bannon, that he is a Leninist, writes Helen Razer.

East Timor's democracy put to the test

East Timor's democracy put to the test

Professor Damien KingsburyMar 20, 2017

The real question now is whether East Timor will be able to establish a viable opposition after today's election.

Papal scorecard: Francis has revolutionised global thinking

Papal scorecard: Francis has revolutionised global thinking

Michael Hewitt-Gleeson Mar 20, 201718 Comments

Peope Francis has shown a remarkable ability to create change in the oldest multi-national organisation that teaches the world how to think, writes Vaticanologist Michael Hewitt-Gleeson.

What to do about foreign political donations?

What to do about foreign political donations?

Graeme OrrMar 17, 20173 Comments

Any reform needs to balance political equality, liberty and integrity, writes professor of law at the University of Queensland Graeme Orr.

Manus refugees have just been betrayed by the one institution that gave them hope

Manus refugees have just been betrayed by the one institution that gave them hope

Michael BradleyMar 17, 20174 Comments

The PNG Supreme Court seemed like an ally for the asylum seekers on Manus Island when it declared the offshore detention camp illegal. But now it has determined that PNG can deport these desperate people back to the countries they fled in the first place.

So is Brexit happening or what? And will Scotland leave the UK before it does?

So is Brexit happening or what? And will Scotland leave the UK before it does?

Isabelle AmyMar 16, 20171 Comment

Considering that no state has ever left the European Union before, the process is murky at best, explains Crikey intern Isabelle Amy.

Walk on the Wilders side: Geert ground down, but Le Pen won't be so easy

Walk on the Wilders side: Geert ground down, but Le Pen won't be so easy

Alan AustinMar 16, 20172 Comments

No, Geert Wilders will not be prime minister of The Netherlands. But there is another very important right-wing contest coming up, writes freelance journalist Alan Austin.

Can the far-right tide marching through Europe be stopped?

Can the far-right tide marching through Europe be stopped?

Professor Damien KingsburyMar 14, 20172 Comments

And will the Netherlands be able to stop Geert Wilders?

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