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Rundle: Howard and Abbott are delusional, self-indulgent, climate-denying throwbacks

Guy Rundle October 12, 2017 72 Comments

When you imagine the level of rage that Tony Abbott must be living with, the "climate change is good" speech makes perfect sense.

Solving gun crime is bigger than amnesties and crackdowns: violence prevention expert

Sally Whyte October 4, 2017 2 Comments

Broader factors need to be fed into the gun-control debate, argue those who study its Australian context.

From Blackout Bill to Juliar: why pejorative nicknames don’t work in politics

Bernard Keane September 26, 2017 16 Comments

A good political nickname will resonate with the electorate because it reflects a well known aspect of a politician's character. But they rarely do anything more than that.

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?

Marriage equality would be a victory for ‘respectable’ gays, but what about the rest of us?

Crikey September 15, 2017 8 Comments

This is the pinnacle of marriage equality as respectability: promoting queers as literally indistinguishable from heterosexuals. But this is exclusionary, writes freelance writer Benjamin Riley

Hinch’s Senate Diary: heartrending stories from pelvic mesh inquiry

Derryn Hinch August 31, 2017 3 Comments

Derryn Hinch reflects upon the pelvic mesh Senate inquiry and why political name-calling is ramping up already.

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.

What would happen to Donald Trump Jr in Australia?

Charlie Lewis July 19, 2017 1 Comment

If Donald Trump Jr had been a staffer for a politician in Australia, what would have happened? Quite possibly nothing much at all.

Howard defends Trump, says he believes even less in climate change these days

Margot Saville July 14, 2017 39 Comments

John Howard has told Paul Kelly at the United States Studies Centre that Australia can trust Donald Trump because the issues with his presidency are just a matter of “style”.

EXCLUSIVE: Ten other major controversies from the Midwinter Ball

Crikey June 16, 2017 3 Comments

Crikey is breaking down these walls of silence!