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Can progressives actually defeat the Morrison government shitshow?

Can progressives actually defeat the Morrison government shitshow?

Yes, Australia is turning away from the hard-right. Yes, the federal government is in chaos. But Labor and the Greens can hardly sit back and assume a 2019 federal election win.

Being ashamed of Australia is a useless luxury

Being ashamed of Australia is a useless luxury

Progressives love to take shame in and disengagement from their own nation as both a necessary and sufficient political act. It isn't.

Australian progressives are stuck in an endless loop

Australian progressives are stuck in an endless loop

For all the words written and shared about diversity and representation, what's actually been done? And who's benefiting from the cyclic system of outrage and inaction?

Rundle: Victoria must move beyond smug progressivism, lest the right triumph

Rundle: Victoria must move beyond smug progressivism, lest the right triumph

If the left doesn't get its act together soon, the hard right will mobilise. And Daniel Andrews' Victorian government will be the first casualty.

Who’s afraid of the big, bad Greens?

Who’s afraid of the big, bad Greens?

Labor and the Coalition are both running scare campaigns over the Greens bogeyman. But there's a way for the progressive parties to get along instead.

Come in Spinner: death of the man who shaped the rhetoric of the Right

Come in Spinner: death of the man who shaped the rhetoric of the Right

Albert O. Hirschman's The Rhetoric of Reaction is important because it explains how conservatives oppose change and what sort of narratives they use to do so.