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Germaine Greer tackles Margaret Thatcher

April 12, 2009

To mark the 30th anniversary of Thatcher's election Germaine Greer embarks on a signature personality assassination.

London, the city that votes on red buses

April 9, 2009

The problem for Boris Johnson is that the GFC has put the kybosh on many of the plans -- mainly public transport -- that would have put his stamp on the place.

Could Ireland become a failed state?

April 8, 2009

Ireland's woes should be considered an advanced warning system for all countries outside the US.

G20 washup: questions over the death of Ian Tomlinson

April 8, 2009

Footage released overnight casts a sickening new slant on the death of a bystander at last week's G20 protests in London, writes Andrew Crook.

BC-STV vs MMP: a psephological case study

April 8, 2009

The old British dominions of Australia, New Zealand and Canada make for an interesting psephological compare/contrast exercise, writes Malcolm Mackerras.

How Obama harnesses science

April 7, 2009

Obama's secret team of behavioural scientists gave him the keys to winning the election -- in white paper form complete with footnotes and peer-reviewed academic research. Nothing was left to chance.

Recession inspires US citizens to bear arms

April 7, 2009

In the last four weeks alone, six mass shootings have killed 47 people in the United States.

Are allied troops dying for an Afghan man’s right to rape his wife?

April 6, 2009

We have come to the end-point of the Afghan adventure. After eight years it is over, writes Guy Rundle.

The quick and dirty guide to what was agreed in London

April 3, 2009

Bernard Keane provides the pithy version of the G20 outcomes.

US back fiddling the books on GFC

April 3, 2009

As the G20 were preening and congratulating themselves, US regulators were hard at work changing their accounting standards to placate the likes of Citigroup, writes Glenn Dyer.