We’d like to welcome you to INQ, Crikey’s ambitious new inquiry journalism initiative. Starting June 24, INQ investigative reporting — lifting the rocks, connecting the dots, following the money trail and exposing misuse of power — will appear regularly in Crikey.
We look forward to sharing this exciting new phase with you.
Tamsin Creed, Publisher
Groundbreaking economist Alan Krueger, adviser to two US presidents, died last month — but his work lives on in local debates about minimum wage and inequality.
Good morning, early birds! Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other prominent liberal figures have received suspicious packages believed to contain explosives, the government seeks to challenge child medical evacuations from Nauru and Manus, and crossbenchers hit out at potential coal subsidies. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Who will not wear the lapel pin?! Scott Morrison remembers to remind colleagues to remember how he reminds himself to remember whose side he is on. Thoughts, Dr Freud?
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.
Pat Cunnane was deputy director of messaging in the Obama administration. We asked him how he'd go about handling the current lot.
People who think every new Trump scandal will be the one to end him may be in for some bad news.
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.
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.
Certain media outlets have developed an unhealthy obsession with Donald Trump's sanity and intelligence, as well as becoming fixated on technocratic qualifications.