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Topic: Barack Obama

Why call-out culture and electronic tribalism hurts progressives

Centrist progressives worry that call out culture hurts their capacity to build consensus around change, however merited it may be.

Australians deserve an economic debate of substance, not dogma

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.

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in mail bomb scare

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.

Scott Morrison and the lapel pin of forgetting

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?

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

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?

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.

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

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

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