When an alleged neo-Nazi is invited on national television, we are obliged to look beyond the debate itself and into the conditions that produced it.
This year has seen a tremendous amount of nuanced, balanced, and completely sane debate across the political spectrum.
Chris Kenny thinks that political correctness has failed "the mainstream"-- but what on earth does this actually mean?
Won't everyone just shut up? But there are plenty more unanswered questions in last night's leaders' debate. Plus other campaign bites.
If plans for a televised debate eventuate this week, it will in one fell swoop eliminate one of the core issues at the heart of this election campaign: whether or not we should have one, writes Annabel Crabb.
"This election will determine whether the Prime Minister is to be elected by the people or by the powerbrokers. Whether Prime Ministers are to be chosen on the basis of the job they’ve done, or gender."