Welcome to For Your Information, where Helen Razer explains a topic of global, local or, occasionally, no significance.
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.
Between the Intellectual Dark Web’s Peterson, Ayaan Hirsi Ali or Sam Harris, and champions of the liberal resistance like Colbert or Nicholas Kristof, the only true disagreement is about language and representation and behaving better.
Crikey readers respond to Helen Razer's searing review of Hillary Clinton's Australian tour, and other stories from last Friday.
Hillary Clinton spoke to a 5000-strong crowd on a freezing Thursday night in Melbourne. Her observations on misogyny failed to adequately warm Helen Razer.
Arch-conservative Alexander Downer finds himself demonised as a left-wing agent of the Clintons as the far right struggles to discredit the investigation of Donald Trump.
There is no evidence of orchestrated “misinformation”. But it has become accepted alternative fact that “Russia” interfered in the US election.
Sarah Ferguson's "interrogation" of Hillary Clinton on Four Corners last night marks a watershed moment (not in a good way) for political journalism.