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What is the Iran nuclear deal and why is Trump so huffy about it?

What is the Iran nuclear deal and why is Trump so huffy about it?

Charlie Lewis October 16, 2017 17 Comments

The "Iran Deal" has been long been described by Donald Trump as the "worst deal ever". So what does his refusal to re-certify the agreement mean?

Trump-backing US Congressman in hot water over Aussie company

Trump-backing US Congressman in hot water over Aussie company

Glenn Dyer October 13, 2017

A Republican Congressman and early Trump supporter is under investigation amid suspicions he gave a leg-up to an Australian biotech company

Rundle: seven years on, Obamacare proves a triumph of progressive politics

Rundle: seven years on, Obamacare proves a triumph of progressive politics

Guy Rundle October 11, 2017 11 Comments

Despite its diversions, the implementation of Obamacare was the right move, politically and policy-wise, which generated a class of people -- in their millions -- with something concrete to lose from its removal.

Razer: how the search for ‘truth’ after Las Vegas has been used to delude voters

Razer: how the search for ‘truth’ after Las Vegas has been used to delude voters

Helen Razer October 10, 2017 27 Comments

This US mass shooting, like other US mass shootings, has become what others have described with terrible precision as a Rorschach test.

Will the media coverage of Las Vegas lead to more mass shootings?

Will the media coverage of Las Vegas lead to more mass shootings?

Charlie Lewis October 6, 2017 14 Comments

By raking over every detail of a mass shooter's life, are we telling any loner with a grudge and a yearning for recognition that this is an option?

Yale Diary: fighting climate change in the elite liberal bubble

Yale Diary: fighting climate change in the elite liberal bubble

Bhakthi Puvanenthiran October 4, 2017 3 Comments

Blind, abiding faith in the American system is well and truly alive in some circles writes Emma Shortis in this new regular column: Yale Diary.

The US economy, like so much else in America, is doing poorly under Trump

The US economy, like so much else in America, is doing poorly under Trump

Alan Austin October 4, 2017 3 Comments

Trump's economic shortbus trundles along, but just barely.

What will happen with gun control under a Trump presidency?

What will happen with gun control under a Trump presidency?

Max Chalmers October 3, 2017 30 Comments

The simple fact is that the current administration is one of the most pro-gun Washington regimes in recent history.

Trump’s tax package is bunk. And you don’t have to take our word for it.

Trump’s tax package is bunk. And you don’t have to take our word for it.

Crikey October 3, 2017 4 Comments

The weight of evidence is turning against corporate tax cuts as Moody's blasts Donald Trump's proposal for tax windfalls for the world's biggest companies, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

Razer: Clinton’s book proves she is a compassionate, deeply delusional person

Razer: Clinton’s book proves she is a compassionate, deeply delusional person

Helen Razer September 14, 2017 16 Comments

Hillary Clinton is loving and honest. But she is also a profoundly shortsighted elitist living in a fantasy world.