Topic archives: Barack Obama

Razer: Labor thinks it can woo voters by emulating Obama. Seriously.

December 12, 2017 9

The ALP, once ruthlessly efficient, is now just plain old ruthless. And a bit of Obama-style political coaching isn't going to change that.

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

October 11, 2017 11

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.

Smarter than your average Colbert: liberal media’s stupid obsession with Trump’s intelligence

May 18, 2017 20

Certain media outlets have developed an unhealthy obsession with Donald Trump's sanity and intelligence, as well as becoming fixated on technocratic qualifications.

Trump continues Obama’s double standards on leaking secrets

May 17, 2017 4

Donald Trump sharing secret information with his Russian handlers is a leaking tradition that is hardly unique to his administration.

Syria allows Trump the establishment love he craves

April 10, 2017 16

The one constant in Donald Trump's policy confusion is his craving for establishment love.

Trump donates $78k to National Park Service, whose budget he cut by a lot more than that

April 4, 2017

This donation will become a tax deduction for Trump.

Rundle: Trumpcare is deader than its ‘beneficiaries’ would have been, so what now?

March 29, 2017 20

Donald Trump's proposed replacement for Obamacare was a compromise that pleased no one.

Will Obama’s book deal make Trump jealous?

March 1, 2017 2

The publishing rights to books by Barack Obama and wife Michelle have reached the heady figure of US$60 million (nearly A$80 million).

Rundle: trickle-down economics and the flood of disadvantage

February 14, 2017 11

Were the Democrats and the left capable of exploiting it, not only would Donald Trump be in trouble, but so, too, would the whole right nationalist political project, and rather quickly.

Obama was not more moral than Trump, he was just less honest

February 9, 2017 38

Someone should have told us all to turn away if we did not care to see a true account of America’s brutal foreign policy.