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Rundle: the No campaign reveals its secret weapon

Guy Rundle September 19, 2017 66 Comments

Honest John has re-emerged to help bolster the case against marriage equality. But will it work?

Rundle: Lionel Murphy fought for equality, and was pursued obsessively by those who hated him

Guy Rundle September 15, 2017 11 Comments

Murphy was no radical socialist, but he was a fighter, for equality, for progressive political change, and for elected government against shadow operatives.

Rundle: venceremos, comrade! Turnbull goes to war against capitalism.

Guy Rundle September 13, 2017 26 Comments

In attempting to keep Liddell going, Turnbull’s government has gone to war against every single principle of capitalism and the free-market.

Rundle: Ben Law’s ‘hate-fuck’ tweet was definitely a bit rapey (but I still liked it)

Guy Rundle September 12, 2017 20 Comments

Does the fact that it’s a same-sex hate fuck remove the force of non-consensual sexual violence? Kind of but not really.

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.

How the right destroyed an ABC gem to push their Stalinist agenda

Guy Rundle August 29, 2017 51 Comments

The question remains as to why the ABC ever thought Tom Switzer would be appropriate to present such a show in the first place.

Rundle: Australian iconoclasm and the decaying edifices of the right

Guy Rundle August 28, 2017 12 Comments

Following the US movement toppling statues commemorating controversial historical figures, Guy Rundle, argues that our own Australian iconoclasm exposes the right's lack of imagination outside of their ossified Anglo-Celtic past.

Rundle: why change on Australia Day needs to come at a national level

Guy Rundle August 22, 2017 34 Comments

While the Yarra and Darebin councils' decision to stop honouring Australia Day has the best intentions at heart, encouraging councils to act unilaterally could ultimately backfire on the campaign for an indigenous treaty.

Rundle: own goals for both sides on marriage equality debate

Guy Rundle August 21, 2017 5 Comments

Intentions and outcomes are often divergent, as can be seen in these mix ups along the same-sex marriage campaign trail.

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.