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After El Paso, conservatives must disown white supremacist terror

After El Paso, conservatives must disown white supremacist terror

For more than a decade the mainstream right have been pumping out 'enemy within' politics directed at anyone with a mildly progressive agenda. This is their mess.

Australia is caught in the blast zone of rampant nationalism

Australia is caught in the blast zone of rampant nationalism

Within days, three global events have forced Australia to wake up to the reality of toxic nationalism.

US economy shows virtues of wage rises — but not company tax handouts

US economy shows virtues of wage rises — but not company tax handouts

New data on the US economy shows that Donald Trump's tax cuts for business had little benefit to the real economy — but boosting wages might help break Australia out of its GDP rut.

Robert Mueller: a perfectly normal man in imperfectly abnormal times

Robert Mueller: a perfectly normal man in imperfectly abnormal times

Mueller cannot make sense within a story that abandoned sense at the outset.

Trump and Johnson: parasites from the same bowel

Trump and Johnson: parasites from the same bowel

What Boris Johnson and Donald Trump have in common is less important than the phenomenon they represent.

No smoking gun in Mueller testimony, but both sides left sweating bullets

No smoking gun in Mueller testimony, but both sides left sweating bullets

Those hoping for some damning evidence to be laid on the table were disappointed, but they were always going to be.

The schoolyard power of Donald Trump's latest racist attack

The schoolyard power of Donald Trump's latest racist attack

We know that Donald Trump's a bully. But what can anyone actually do about it?

Why travel advisories are handy tools in a trade war 

Why travel advisories are handy tools in a trade war 

Are government travel advisories always about citizens' safety? There's often a bit more to it...

The WikiLeaks arrest is about the journalism, not the journalist

The WikiLeaks arrest is about the journalism, not the journalist

The debate over whether Julian Assange is a journalist or not serves no purpose other than to undercut future press freedom.

The case against Julian Assange

The case against Julian Assange

The US government has just unsealed the charge sheet against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Read it for yourself.