Topic archives: helen razer

Razer: I believe Andrew Bolt is the first robot to pass the Turing Test

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.

Up Yours: telling deviant truths with Caitlin Johnstone

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.

Up Yours: epitaph shopping with Julian Burnside

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.

Razer: you can’t fix a problem like sexual harassment within existing structures

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.

Razer: ‘progressive’ journos gunning for Trump are a danger to peace

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.

Razer: think tanks? More like stink tanks.

January 23, 2018 8

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.

Razer: Wayne Swan is the closest thing Labor has to a Bernie Sanders (and that’s why they hate him)

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?

Razer: Trump was tragedy, Winfrey would be farce

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.

Razer: Dutton’s ‘African gangs’ rubbish breaks with old-school Howard bigotry

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.

Razer: Apple supplanting the Koorie trust in Fed Square is a very 2017 thing to happen

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.