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The raging of the right, and progressives’ futile response

The raging of the right, and progressives’ futile response

The right is spinning wildly out of control, but we do need a joined-up serious conversation about how immigration, social development, urban planning and housing happen.

We need to build a mature, tolerant, compassionate nation

We need to build a mature, tolerant, compassionate nation

Crikey readers debate the problems with Australian discourse, and the potential formation of a federal ICAC.

Press Council to investigate Andrew Bolt column

Press Council to investigate Andrew Bolt column

The News Corp columnist's piece claimed a "tidal wave" of migrants was "changing our culture".

There’s something deeply wrong with Australian discourse

There’s something deeply wrong with Australian discourse

We now have a media and political culture in which the pressure is to be ever more extreme — which is why racism is now becoming part of "civilised discourse".

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

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

Really the only explanation for Andrew Bolt's remarkable (quantity, not quality) output is that he's a big ol' android.

Razer: it might be ‘unbiased’, but the ABC is not free of racist rot

Razer: it might be ‘unbiased’, but the ABC is not free of racist rot

The thugs who abused Sam Dastyari might be working class, but racism is maintained as it was started: by elites, for their own benefit.

Razer: how mainstream media became a clearing house for simplistic opinions

Razer: how mainstream media became a clearing house for simplistic opinions

The language of the era is strong and the tone uncompromised. To speak and, especially, to be heard in not only online forums but everyday exchange, we must increasingly trade in the coin of hyperbole.

Razer: why are right-wing snowflakes like Bolt so mad over this sacked kids’ entertainer?

Razer: why are right-wing snowflakes like Bolt so mad over this sacked kids’ entertainer?

After all, the workplace conditions that made her instant sacking possible have been championed by people like John Howard, Miranda Devine, Andrew Bolt, etc, for years.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

We found the apocryphal anti-marriage equality baker ... what is in Bolt's hands? ... surveys lost in the post ...

Razer: we need sound arguments, not ‘respectful debate’ (whatever the shit that is)

Razer: we need sound arguments, not ‘respectful debate’ (whatever the shit that is)

It would, of course, be true hypocrisy for a vulgarian like Helen Razer to urge for a new civility. So she won't.