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Razer: I had John Howard all wrong

Razer: I had John Howard all wrong

Either Helen Razer spent 11 years overthinking Howard, or Howard spent the last 11 learning to believe his own cack. Either way, his submission to the Religious Freedom Review is proof that one of them is bonkers.

Razer: 15 years since we declared war on Iraq, little has changed

Razer: 15 years since we declared war on Iraq, little has changed

Dissenters today are still treated exactly the same way by the mainstream press as they were 15 years ago at the beginning of the Iraq War.

Trump tariffs trade-off sheds some light on old lies

Trump tariffs trade-off sheds some light on old lies

When our large trade deficit with the United States is held up as the reason we dodged Trump's tariffs, it's time to revisit some old claims about trade with the US.

Razer: Dutton’s ‘African gangs’ rubbish breaks with old-school Howard bigotry

Razer: Dutton’s ‘African gangs’ rubbish breaks with old-school Howard bigotry

Howard was a man whose bigotry may have been truly driven by policy. Peter Dutton is perhaps a politician driven by bigotry alone, writes Helen Razer.

Sam Dastyari wasn’t the first to take Chinese money, just ask Howard

Sam Dastyari wasn’t the first to take Chinese money, just ask Howard

Chinese influence in Australia and elsewhere is being exert via "sharp power", and you wont have to look far to find those who are happy to play a part.

Sorry, conservatives, but even Howard would struggle now

Sorry, conservatives, but even Howard would struggle now

If only Malcolm Turnbull had the political skills of John Howard, dealing with One Nation and the Nationals would be easier, goes the argument. It doesn't wash.

The day John Howard didn’t like an anti-Muslim scare campaign

The day John Howard didn’t like an anti-Muslim scare campaign

John Howard is suddenly worried about scare campaigns targeting Muslims. So ... what's changed his mind?

Abbott lionises murderous thug, fans the flames of campus culture war

Abbott lionises murderous thug, fans the flames of campus culture war

Tony Abbott recently went out of his way to compare Paul Ramsay -- whose foundation is funding the establishment of the Ramsay Centre For Western Civilisation -- to ... Cecil Rhodes.

Rundle: Howard and Abbott are delusional, self-indulgent, climate-denying throwbacks

Rundle: Howard and Abbott are delusional, self-indulgent, climate-denying throwbacks

When you imagine the level of rage that Tony Abbott must be living with, the "climate change is good" speech makes perfect sense.

Solving gun crime is bigger than amnesties and crackdowns: violence prevention expert

Solving gun crime is bigger than amnesties and crackdowns: violence prevention expert

Broader factors need to be fed into the gun-control debate, argue those who study its Australian context.