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The 2020 debates are a hot dog eating contest 

The 2020 debates are a hot dog eating contest 

When your presidential race is more entertainment than competition, you can't defeat a hot dog champ like Trump.

Trump is right on Syria — it's time to stop the 'Endless Wars'

Trump is right on Syria — it's time to stop the 'Endless Wars'

Donald Trump is rarely right, and consistently inconsistent, but his resistance to 'Endless Wars' is sensible, as the hysterical reaction to his Syria decision reveals.

How Australia jumped on Trump's conspiracy bus

How Australia jumped on Trump's conspiracy bus

The government isn't being forthcoming about what lies ahead, but there are already plenty of weird twists and turns to reflect on.

With his promise to Trump, Morrison sells Australia's soul

With his promise to Trump, Morrison sells Australia's soul

The Australian government has offered its full support to Donald Trump's investigation of the FBI's Russia probe. The fact that the investigation is bullshit doesn't seem to matter.

The unfortunate legacy of Alexander Downer

The unfortunate legacy of Alexander Downer

The conservative, Queen-loving Alexander Downer will forever be remembered, in the US at least, as the Australian who kicked off the Mueller investigation. That's got to sting a bit.

ScoMo, Trump and the dangerous banality of bromance

ScoMo, Trump and the dangerous banality of bromance

Australians shouldn't be surprised by Scott Morrison's subservience to Trump. This is the exact situation we've been careening towards.

'I think he's still dangerous': capturing Steve Bannon's post-Trump career

'I think he's still dangerous': capturing Steve Bannon's post-Trump career

A new documentary, The Brink, follows former Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon as he searches for footholds for his murky brand of populism.

The media darling of Morrison's state visit

The media darling of Morrison's state visit

Sky News' Paul Murray was the only Australian journalist to score an exclusive interview with Donald Trump during Scott Morrison's state visit. Although calling it an interview might be a stretch.

Trump's tantrum highlights the reality that he's an economic wrecker

Trump's tantrum highlights the reality that he's an economic wrecker

Donald Trump is wrecking shareholder wealth with his wild attacks on his own appointees and an increasingly aggressive trade war with China.

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.