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The 10 truths the left can never admit

The 10 truths the left can never admit

What truths cannot be uttered on the left? Just as there are things that can never be admitted on the right, so too are there unmentionable things on the other side.

Who killed the liberal dream? (Spoiler: it wasn’t ‘fake news’)

Who killed the liberal dream? (Spoiler: it wasn’t ‘fake news’)

At what fucking point are we going to concede that “people just need to be better and read less fake news” is an irrational centrist dream, and no kind of solution at all? Helen Razer asks the question.

Rundle: Trump is the end of the left as we know it

Rundle: Trump is the end of the left as we know it

The progressive class lacks the numbers to enforce its will, and is being hubristic about its power to dictate social policy and control institutions indefinitely.

Poll Bludger: why the ageing population is about to decimate the Coalition

Poll Bludger: why the ageing population is about to decimate the Coalition

As baby boomers get older, they tend to keep their political beliefs. And that is bad news for conservatives.

‘Suck it up, comrades’: young Whitlam would have been a Green today

‘Suck it up, comrades’: young Whitlam would have been a Green today

Sorry Labor, the Greens are the modern-day heirs to Gough Whitlam's legacy, writes NSW Greens convenor Hall Greenland.

Rundle: farewell to Tony Benn, the ‘right’ sort of leftie

Rundle: farewell to Tony Benn, the ‘right’ sort of leftie

Both the Left and Right have come together to celebrate the life of Labour Party MP Tony Benn. But they wouldn't have liked him as much while he was still making policy.

Watch your language: why the climate change case has to be personal

Watch your language: why the climate change case has to be personal

In his winning entry for the Gavin Mooney Memorial Essay Competition, Sydney GP Tim Senior argues at Inside Story that language has been getting in the way of action on climate change.

Pope Francis’ 122-year-old radical Left proposal

Pope Francis’ 122-year-old radical Left proposal

When both parties are to the Right of the Catholic Church, one of the most conservative institutions in the world, you have to start to wonder: where have all the Lefties gone?

Don’t blame Abbott — the Left loves to lose

Don’t blame Abbott — the Left loves to lose

Progressives need to be aware that this is a long game, and while the conservatives have won the battle, it's progressives who always win the war.

Turning Left

Turning Left

Crikey readers talk about real left-wing values and engage in metallurgical one-upmanship.