October 6, 2017 38
The public sphere, in this country and others, has been undermined by an unwillingness to defend it, even as the ground shifts beneath it.
October 5, 2017 33
Milquetoast Theresa May looks closer to political death everyday, leaving the helm of the Good Ship Tory (and Britain) up for grabs.
September 28, 2017 27
The media hall of shame is now giving out same-sex marriage plebiscite showbags: On the Monthly blog, Sean Kelly says that non LGBT people should stop making comments on the Yes case’s piss-poor strateg-, sorry, on the Yes case’s strategy. If the Yes vote loses, it won’t be anything to do with strategy, it will […]
September 27, 2017 32
Evidence that the nation-state is crumbling as an organisational precept for our world abounds: in the Catalonian referendum, the Kurdish election and Trump's war with the AFL.
September 25, 2017 12
Crikey endorses neither political violence nor tercets.
September 21, 2017 8
The management of Federation Square's decision to censor a political rally held by the "Stop Adani" movement will hurt Labor in Victoria.
September 20, 2017 10
More tired attacks on universities and cheap tit-for-tat undermine the integrity of free speech in Australia.
September 19, 2017 66
Honest John has re-emerged to help bolster the case against marriage equality. But will it work?
September 15, 2017 11
Murphy was no radical socialist, but he was a fighter, for equality, for progressive political change, and for elected government against shadow operatives.
September 13, 2017 26
In attempting to keep Liddell going, Turnbull’s government has gone to war against every single principle of capitalism and the free-market.
September 12, 2017 20
Does the fact that it’s a same-sex hate fuck remove the force of non-consensual sexual violence? Kind of but not really.
September 8, 2017 41
There is a sense, palpable and here now, that mass culture will die out with the baby boomers, with gen X.
August 29, 2017 51
The question remains as to why the ABC ever thought Tom Switzer would be appropriate to present such a show in the first place.
August 28, 2017 12
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.
August 22, 2017 34
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.
August 21, 2017 5
Intentions and outcomes are often divergent, as can be seen in these mix ups along the same-sex marriage campaign trail.
August 21, 2017 23
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.
August 18, 2017 4
Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest has successfully fought off a mining lease from a rival miner on his land. However, in doing so he may have set a precedent that can work against him.
August 18, 2017 20
Another day, another WikiLeaks beat up. Guy Rundle dissects the latest headline which cried conspiracy.
August 14, 2017 29
The road towards marriage equality requires those campaigning for Yes to remain cogent, balanced and on point.