It ain’t easy (or ethical) being green in Lancaster, California

It ain’t easy (or ethical) being green in Lancaster, California

January 17, 2018 3

Lancaster, California, has set the benchmark for aggressive, business-focused, non-partisan emissions reduction. But not everyone is happy with the conservative Mayor's questionable methods of achieving it.

Yale Diaries: the role of historians in Trump’s America

Yale Diaries: the role of historians in Trump’s America

January 17, 2018 1

Among the crises present the annual meeting of the American Historical Association, the question of historians' responsibility to explain -- and answer for -- the Trump presidency was a prominent one, writes Yale correspondent Emma Shortis

What does it take to turn a city green?

What does it take to turn a city green?

January 16, 2018 2

The Republican mayor of Lancaster, California, is showing that it’s possible for a city to thrive amid the Green revolution, even if it takes some light fascism.

Razer: seven times those hawks who called for civilian blood were totally adorable

Razer: seven times those hawks who called for civilian blood were totally adorable

January 16, 2018 21

In an era where the formally debased are redeemed by Trump's vulgarity, most of our effort goes to inventing a peaceful, prosperous past that never, ever was.

Why truth has nothing to do with the WikiLeaks upload of <i>Fire and Fury</i>

Why truth has nothing to do with the WikiLeaks upload of Fire and Fury

January 15, 2018 31

WikiLeaks' mission of speaking truth to power seems to have turned into something much more petty and vindictive.

Walmart’s tax cut-funded generosity exposed

Walmart’s tax cut-funded generosity exposed

January 15, 2018 3

Unfortunately for spruikers of company tax cuts, the news from the US isn't as promising as they would like you to believe.

Business Council tactics come straight from Republican playbook

Business Council tactics come straight from Republican playbook

January 15, 2018 16

The Business Council is taking its cue from Republicans in wanting unfunded company tax cuts to be paid for by ordinary Australians through health and education cuts.

Trump’s economy failing dismally to catch the global tailwinds

Trump’s economy failing dismally to catch the global tailwinds

January 10, 2018 4

Trump's usual enthusiastic bellowing about economic progress under his administration belies the real danger of ignoring America's failure to keep step with the rest of the world.

LEAKED: Oprah announces 2020 White House run plus cabinet position for Dr Phil

LEAKED: Oprah announces 2020 White House run plus cabinet position for Dr Phil

January 10, 2018 11

Finally, the world can witness the final rise to power of the queen of daytime TV, thanks to writer and satirist Ben Pobjie.

Korea talks are just one step on the long and treacherous road to peace

Korea talks are just one step on the long and treacherous road to peace

January 9, 2018 3

North and South Korea will sit down to discuss participation in the upcoming Winter Olympics amid some of the highest tensions in recent memory. But will the gesture be enough?