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The death of liberalism and the rise of ‘authentocrats’

The death of liberalism and the rise of ‘authentocrats’

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: the coming facial dystopia, Communists vs Aliens, and the data on Australian sexual assault.

Some quick tips for Trump’s communication team, from Obama’s senior writer

Some quick tips for Trump’s communication team, from Obama’s senior writer

Pat Cunnane was deputy director of messaging in the Obama administration. We asked him how he'd go about handling the current lot.

Just what does it take to end a US presidency?

Just what does it take to end a US presidency?

People who think every new Trump scandal will be the one to end him may be in for some bad news.

Razer: Labor thinks it can woo voters by emulating Obama. Seriously.

Razer: Labor thinks it can woo voters by emulating Obama. Seriously.

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.

Rundle: seven years on, Obamacare proves a triumph of progressive politics

Rundle: seven years on, Obamacare proves a triumph of progressive politics

Despite its diversions, the implementation of Obamacare was the right move, politically and policy-wise, which generated a class of people -- in their millions -- with something concrete to lose from its removal.

Smarter than your average Colbert: liberal media’s stupid obsession with Trump’s intelligence

Smarter than your average Colbert: liberal media’s stupid obsession with Trump’s intelligence

Certain media outlets have developed an unhealthy obsession with Donald Trump's sanity and intelligence, as well as becoming fixated on technocratic qualifications.

Trump continues Obama’s double standards on leaking secrets

Trump continues Obama’s double standards on leaking secrets

Donald Trump sharing secret information with his Russian handlers is a leaking tradition that is hardly unique to his administration.

Syria allows Trump the establishment love he craves

Syria allows Trump the establishment love he craves

The one constant in Donald Trump's policy confusion is his craving for establishment love.

Rundle: Trumpcare is deader than its ‘beneficiaries’ would have been, so what now?

Rundle: Trumpcare is deader than its ‘beneficiaries’ would have been, so what now?

Donald Trump's proposed replacement for Obamacare was a compromise that pleased no one.