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CNN corrects ‘fake news’ story about Donald Trump and WikiLeaks

CNN corrects ‘fake news’ story about Donald Trump and WikiLeaks

Emily Watkins December 11, 2017 3 Comments

CNN has played into President Donald Trump's 'fake news' narrative by cocking up a story about his relationship with WikiLeaks.

Trump’s Jerusalem shock tactic serves no obvious purpose

Trump’s Jerusalem shock tactic serves no obvious purpose

Crikey December 7, 2017 11 Comments

If Trump's recognition of Jerusalem is the first step in his 'ultimate deal' for Israel-Palestine, then he better hope the next step reverses it.

Yale Diary: on the nauseating carousel of US bipartisanship

Yale Diary: on the nauseating carousel of US bipartisanship

vening.jack@gmail.com December 5, 2017 3 Comments

The former presidential candidate won't stop apologising for his 1988 loss, but has a strikingly clear message for lawmakers, writes Yale fellow Emma Shortis.

Company tax cuts won’t work in the US, and they won’t work here

Company tax cuts won’t work in the US, and they won’t work here

vening.jack@gmail.com December 4, 2017 19 Comments

Optimistic tax models put the average Australian at being 0.1% better off under the proposed company tax cuts. And the good news is they'll only have to wait 25 years for that tiny benefit to appear! Economist John Quiggin reports.

Kochs fund Time takeover

Kochs fund Time takeover

Glenn Dyer November 28, 2017 5 Comments

US media reports say Meredith plans significant jobs cuts at Time Inc after the companies are combined as part of a cost-cutting plan reached with the Koch brothers.

Crikey Quiz: can you tell the difference between Shane Warne and Donald Trump?

Crikey Quiz: can you tell the difference between Shane Warne and Donald Trump?

Charlie Lewis November 24, 2017 8 Comments

Can you tell the difference between one tanned, hair obsessed social media user and another?

US economy circling the drain

US economy circling the drain

Alan Austin November 23, 2017 3 Comments

The US debt has shot up almost $65 billion in two weeks. These, and other numbers, are raising eyebrows among observers.

Yale Diary: sexual harassment presents a defining political moment for America

Yale Diary: sexual harassment presents a defining political moment for America

vening.jack@gmail.com November 21, 2017 5 Comments

The recent swell of predatory men facing justice has been called a reckoning. Are we seeing the end of the patriarchy? Don't hold your breath, writes Yale fellow and freelance writer Emma Shortis.

US lays ground rules for Made In The NSA hack attacks

US lays ground rules for Made In The NSA hack attacks

Bernard Keane November 16, 2017 1 Comment

Stung by the loss of a trove of hacking tools, the US government has made public its rules for how it handles discoveries of flaws in computer systems used by businesses and consumers worldwide.

Trump’s new shock doctrine is many kinds of stupid

Trump’s new shock doctrine is many kinds of stupid

Crikey November 14, 2017 2 Comments

Following the recent terror attack in New York, US President Donald Trump wasted no time in blaming the green card lottery for the disaster, writes Ruby Hamad.