March 29, 2018 52
Really the only explanation for Andrew Bolt's remarkable (quantity, not quality) output is that he's a big ol' android.
February 27, 2018 27
Helen Razer shares a long car ride with an Australian journalist who's not afraid to step on the toes of more than a few in the American media.
February 6, 2018 10
Burnside, as you likely know, is a barrister, a refugee advocate and a man with an honourable alphabet of letters appended by others to his name. He's also a fighter and dogged correspondent who seems to thinks a lot about death.
January 30, 2018 10
For all their honourable intentions and punishing labour, journalists of this #MeToo movement may not be helping as many women as they think.
January 25, 2018 14
Even as purportedly progressive outlets continue to report Trump-Putin conspiracy theory as fact, the tanks roll toward Russia and the money rolls out.
January 23, 2018 9
Ahh think tanks. The intellectual breadth they bring to public life is astounding! You've got your unvarnished neoliberalism over here, and then your compassionate neoliberalism over there. And ... well, that's about it actually.
January 18, 2018 18
Are Labor insiders leaking against Wayne Swan because he is the Labor politician who most resembles a Sanders or Corbyn-type, and, therefore, must be stopped before Millennials notice?
January 11, 2018 48
Oprah Winfrey is a neoliberal moraliser whose advice to the many to “visualise” their better fortune is at fundamental odds with welfare spending. She should not be president.
January 9, 2018 35
Howard was a man whose bigotry may have been truly driven by policy. Peter Dutton is perhaps a politician driven by bigotry alone, writes Helen Razer.
December 21, 2017 43
A building currently being used by the Koorie Heritage Trust is being demolished to make way for a huge Apple store. Well merry bloody Christmas.
December 19, 2017 14
There were very few signs of light in the West this year, but, in the effort to grow up, Helen Razer figured she could spot at least three.
December 14, 2017 31
The frequent claim that the ABC has been dumbed down has itself been dumbed right down. But that doesn't excuse the ABC's decline.
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.
December 7, 2017 13
The minute you consider enjoyment unethical, you open the risk of craving it for unsound reasons.
December 5, 2017 25
I never supposed I would tire of calling people stupid, and yet ... Helen Razer reflects on the phenomenon of stupidity.
November 30, 2017 17
The “story” of media sexism has been gorging on its own self-interest for so long, what we have is a culture industry so utterly fixated on its own declining labour conditions, it rarely bothers to report on anybody else’s.
November 28, 2017 26
If only we were as critical of US influence as we were that of the Chinese.
November 23, 2017 11
A recent change to 68 supermarkets has been reported in a way that eclipses the need for broad structural changes, writes Helen Razer.
November 21, 2017 15
Some are born to outrage. Others have it thrust upon them. Introducing a new series from Crikey's provocateur-in-chief Helen Razer ...
November 21, 2017
Helen Razer interviews "the bastard" Chris Graham.