Topic archives: donald trump

Tips and rumours

May 17, 2018 1

A huge expose from Reclaim Australia. No crisis at the NMA. Plus: oh lordy, that is not what 'Hallelujah' is about...

Sanctions-buster ZTE latest beneficiary of a Trump U-turn

May 14, 2018 5

Donald Trump's hard-and-fast policy positions only last until someone butters him — which is how Xi Jinping saved ZTE, a company guilty of trading with the world's worst regimes.

Trump’s ‘dumb luck’ decision-making may not last

May 10, 2018 8

Just when naysayers were starting to rethink Donald Trump's brinkmanship, he drives the US right over the edge. Does pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal prove it was all dumb luck?

Crikey Worm: battlelines drawn over ScoMo’s proposed tax cuts

May 10, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Labor prepares for battle over the government's proposed income tax cuts. Plus, a former player sues the AFL for sexual harassment. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods..

Korean cacophony makes clear-thinking on Trump impossible

April 30, 2018 5

In the absence of hard information, ludicrous, simplistic arguments, pro- and anti-Trump, are being projected onto the event by all sides.

Turnbull’s allegiance to the US creates regional tension with China

April 27, 2018 14

Between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, the whole region is on edge.

Tips and rumours

April 26, 2018 5

AMA all over the place on Medicare, Democrats miss the old Kanye, and the hunt for Anzac day hot takes.

Has Joe Hockey found his calling at last?

April 24, 2018 9

A man of limited success in his political career, Ambassador Joe Hockey has now found a role where he can use his strengths.

Razer: how to tell the baddies from the goodies in this Syria nightmare

April 17, 2018 36

Who are the baddies? Who are the goodies? Are there any goodies at all in this horrifying locus in which even allies clash?

There’s fat chance the US, France and UK actually want Assad gone

April 17, 2018 9

Is there any likelihood that the Atlantic alliance really wants Assad removed? It seems unlikely, considering they wouldn't know how to replace him.

Trump tax cut claims collapsing as even Republicans turn against them

April 16, 2018 14

As the US company tax cuts bypass workers, even some Republicans are horrified at the fiscal damage they have done.

Syria would test any president. It is far, far beyond the abilities of Trump.

April 12, 2018 28

As Trump contends with forever-mounting pressure at home, his already feeble hold on the Middle East continues to slacken.

Just what does it take to end a US presidency?

April 11, 2018 10

People who think every new Trump scandal will be the one to end him may be in for some bad news.

Crikey Worm: trade war reprieve as Xi extends peace offer

April 11, 2018

Good morning, early birds. China's President is the first to extend an olive branch in the China-US trade war. Plus, record breaking temperatures sweep the nation. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

On the paradox of American power, and Trump’s next move

April 10, 2018 24

Syria and the state of the US' economy represent two key challenges for Trump in the short term. If only the president had any power to address such things ...

The deplorable media misunderstandings of the Roseanne reboot

April 5, 2018 5

The political backlash to Roseanne, on screen and off, is playing into the hands of the network and ignoring all that we know about media.

Will Cambridge Analytica push Facebook to its Myspace moment?

April 4, 2018 1

As the fall of Myspace showed a decade ago, nothing is too big to fail.

Just how far did the US economy deteriorate in Trump’s first year?

March 28, 2018 3

Despite all the trumpeting to the contrary, the US economy slid last year into rockier territory than anyone expected, and it's not clear when — or if — it will reverse.

Razer: war won’t wait for our moralising fits over Stormy Daniels

March 27, 2018 64

It's time to face the fact: the obscenity of violence should overrule the Western "obscenity" of unruly women.

Crikey Worm: Greens warn their party is ‘flatlining’

March 27, 2018 3

Good morning, early birds. The US President orders the expulsion of 60 Russian diplomats. Plus, senior Greens figures in a panic, warning the party is about to "flatline". It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.