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Rundle: with Glen Campbell’s death, we mourn mourning

Rundle: with Glen Campbell’s death, we mourn mourning

Guy Rundle September 8, 2017 41 Comments

There is a sense, palpable and here now, that mass culture will die out with the baby boomers, with gen X.

Don’t mention the climate: what’s missing from Houston floods reporting

Don’t mention the climate: what’s missing from Houston floods reporting

Crikey September 4, 2017 4 Comments

Media reports like the phrase "once in 50 years" to describe catastrophic weather events. But as earth and paleoclimate scientistDr Andrew Glikson writes, those events are no longer rare. And we know why.

Corporate tax cuts to drive CEO windfalls, not jobs

Corporate tax cuts to drive CEO windfalls, not jobs

Bernard Keane September 4, 2017 13 Comments

What do companies that pay less tax do with the money? The US experience is that little of it goes to investing in new jobs. Instead, CEOs benefit.

The Donald is wrong — talking is the only way to deal with North Korea

The Donald is wrong — talking is the only way to deal with North Korea

Professor Damien Kingsbury September 1, 2017 11 Comments

Wars are always ended by some form of negotiated settlement. That means that, at some point, talking must be the answer.

Happy warmonger Trump joins the circle of a perpetual war

Happy warmonger Trump joins the circle of a perpetual war

Bernard Keane August 23, 2017 18 Comments

While the foreign policy establishment applauds Trump's conversion to military intervention, they never ask the question of why the War on Terror has been such a spectacular failure.

Greenwald: Trump black hole distorts the politics that surround him

Greenwald: Trump black hole distorts the politics that surround him

Helen Razer August 22, 2017 6 Comments

Helen Razer continues her discussion with Glenn Greenwald, explicating how Trump's excessive personality distracts from the political framework that props him up.

Rundle: Bannon’s exit leaves power and ideas vacuum in Trump’s White House

Rundle: Bannon’s exit leaves power and ideas vacuum in Trump’s White House

Guy Rundle August 21, 2017 23 Comments

Steve Bannon's departure marks the end of considered policy making in the White House, however nefarious. The directionless remains could be a threat not for what they can get done but for the political void they create.

Rundle: more bollocks broadcast about WikiLeaks

Rundle: more bollocks broadcast about WikiLeaks

Guy Rundle August 18, 2017 20 Comments

Another day, another WikiLeaks beat up. Guy Rundle dissects the latest headline which cried conspiracy.

Rundle: Trump giving voice to America’s white nationalist past (and present)

Rundle: Trump giving voice to America’s white nationalist past (and present)

Guy Rundle August 16, 2017 28 Comments

Donald Trump all but rescinded his initial condemnation of the Charlottesville horrors. Knowingly or otherwise, his actions are playing into a white, Christian nationalism that has a deep rooted history in America.

Who said it, Donald Trump or Kim Jong-un?

Charlie Lewis August 16, 2017 2 Comments

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have been playing a dangerous game of brinkmanship. Can you identify which grandiose, terrifying statement comes from which egomaniac?