February 21, 2018 23
In their disregard of a child on the way from the Barnaby affair, the right is stepping into the territory of post-Woodstock 1970s era cultural nihilism, which even progressives pulled back from eventually.
February 7, 2018 78
Everything Turnbull does now produces the sort of contempt one feels for someone living out an imaginary life on our time.
February 6, 2018 11
The only possible strategic response to this assault on workers' rights is wildcat strikes.
February 2, 2018 15
A recent op-ed dismisses the strength of Finnish education based on the fact that the language has phonetic spelling. There's a bit more to it than that.
February 1, 2018 5
Crikey understands that Feeney's electorate office in Batman, in Melbourne's inner north, was notified two days ago of his intention to quit.
January 30, 2018 13
An obsession with Trump is blinding us to what's really going on: one of the most important historical shifts of recent decades.
January 24, 2018 5
In which Guy Rundle looks back at the history of Meanjin and A.A. Phillips influential essay "The Cultural Cringe".
January 24, 2018 48
Without the US, the TPP is a less threatening beast, but a beast it remains.
January 23, 2018 21
The answer is twofold.
January 22, 2018 52
Australia Day was gone as soon as it could start to be questioned by more than a small minority of the population.
January 19, 2018 15
Michael Fullilove is an energetic and well-respected commentator, with the pale moon-tan of the true library-bound scholar.
January 18, 2018 19
For Victorian Labor, the spruiking for Apple is naked desperation in the absence of any real solutions to a thinning and precarious economic base.
January 17, 2018 14
In India, on the pavements, you will be stepping over the great grandchildren of the people your great grandparents stepped over. This is, quite simply, the failure of capitalism.
January 16, 2018 45
So the government is worried about China giving out "useless" aid to developing nations. Well, at least China doesn’t bomb countries to rubble before handing out the money.
January 10, 2018 9
Toby Young, like most of the right, deals with self-hatred by turning it on others.
January 9, 2018 18
"An army of angry warriors were moving slowly down the hill of featureless cul-de-sacs, Thirsty Camels, servos, and Relief of Mafeking Asian massage parlours." Guy Rundle imagines two hapless soldiers on the front line of the latest News Corp culture war.
December 22, 2017 6
Guy Rundle remembers a very Australian Christmas.
December 21, 2017 7
Guy Rundle imagines how the Bible might've appeared had it been partly written by Donald Trump.
December 14, 2017 7
People say it's the best of the Star Wars films for decades. It was by turns stirring and as ropey as an old Doctor Who episode.
December 13, 2017 7
Sol Bellear and Denis Walker were two mainstays of a movement that, for the most part, was about building black community.