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Rundle: Jez is back, but Labour has a huge problem

Rundle: Jez is back, but Labour has a huge problem

Guy RundleSep 29, 20161 Comment

Jeremy Corbyn has survived the Blairites' best efforts to oust him, but the British Labour Party is deeply split between the multicultural knowledge class and the nationalist and communalist working class.

Down with after-work drinks -- a vile ritual that promotes sexual harassment

Down with after-work drinks -- a vile ritual that promotes sexual harassment

Helen RazerSep 8, 201614 Comments

What has long been well beyond me is the pleasure of the after-work cocktail, writes Helen Razer.

Fool Britannia: Turnbull two-times us on free trade and protectionism

Fool Britannia: Turnbull two-times us on free trade and protectionism

Bernard KeaneSep 5, 201612 Comments

The government's inconsistency on trade and protectionism render it incapable of dealing with the surge in economic populism.

Taxing times as US hypocrisy meets envy and exceptionalism

Glenn Dyer and Bernard KeaneSep 2, 20166 Comments

The US government is angered by the European Union acting as a "supranational tax authority" -- presumably because the US thinks only it can act as global corporate policeman, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Rundle: Apple tax scandal reveals the utter chaos of total capitalism

Rundle: Apple tax scandal reveals the utter chaos of total capitalism

Guy RundleSep 1, 201612 Comments

The pure capitalism that libertarians dream of will be upon us soon.

Rundle: the end of two-party politics

Rundle: the end of two-party politics

Guy RundleAug 30, 201615 Comments

Whoever can reformulate their party in a way that promises some new synthesis of global vs communal, open vs closed systems, becomes the legitimate representative of modernity

Is Cannes' burkini ban so different from Bondi's bikini one?

Is Cannes' burkini ban so different from Bondi's bikini one?

Michael BradleyAug 25, 201611 Comments

Parts of France have banned the modest Muslim swimming costume known as the "burkini". Is forcing women to disrobe in public really the way to stop radical Islam? Lawyer and author Michael Bradley looks at parallels to Bondi's infamous bikini ban in the 1950s.

Act II of the divine drama of George Pell

Act II of the divine drama of George Pell

Michael Hewitt-GleesonJul 28, 20166 Comments

With forces inside and outside the Vatican conspiring against George Pell, Pope Francis is in a bit of a pickle, writes Vaticanologist Michael Hewitt-Gleeson.

A decade late, way over budget -- yep, that's nuclear power

A decade late, way over budget -- yep, that's nuclear power

Glenn Dyer and Bernard KeaneJul 15, 20167 Comments

A new nuclear power plant in the UK is already facing budget blowouts and massive delays -- before any work has even started on it, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Put Bush, Blair and Howard in the dock for democracy's sake

Put Bush, Blair and Howard in the dock for democracy's sake

Bernard KeaneJul 14, 201614 Comments

The failure of Bush, Blair, Murdoch and Howard to be held accountable for the Iraq invasion contributes to the profound discontent gripping their countries.

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