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Top Political Satire of 2012

EDITOR'S CHOICE

An editor’s selection of ten amusing political items from 2012 by PoliticOz. The Press Assesses the Gettysburg Address: “SEAN: No one says the man isn't a shrewd orator, Wolf. But what did he hope to accomplish …

Julia Gillard one year into her prime ministership, July 2011. © Kym Smith/Newspix & Illustration by Jeff Fisher

One Term in the Life of Julia Gillard

Julia Gillard

Two years is a long time in politics, especially if your name’s Julia Gillard. The Monthly has seen the rolling crises as well as the successes: from Gillard’s inability to sell her ‘story’ following the leadership …

Top SlowTV Videos of 2012

EDITOR'S CHOICE

SlowTV presents an editor’s selection of this year’s best videos. Michael Palin in Conversation On Obsession – David Grann of the New YorkerIndigenous Exceptionalism – Marcia LangtonAll That I Am – Anna Funder …

Best Australian Political Writing 2012

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Last May saw the launch of PoliticOz, the Monthly’s daily roundup of the nation’s political action. In a dramatic and often chaotic parliamentary year, PoliticOz pointed out the most clear-eyed commentators.They …

Our selection of highlights from Best Australian Political Cartoons 2012 (Scribe).

Best Australian Political Cartoons 2012

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Our selection of highlights from Best Australian Political Cartoons 2012 ($29.95), published by Scribe. Warren Brown, The Daily Telegraph  David Pope, The Canberra Times  Bruce Petty, The Age  David …

Best Image Galleries of 2012

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Ten of the best image galleries of 2012 from around the world as selected by the Shortlist Daily. Planet Fantastic: Stunning Images Of World's Most Incredible Landscapes– Daily MailThe 2012 Summer Paralympics– The AtlanticFinding …

Best Satire of 2012

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Ten of the most amusing reads of 2012 from the Shortlist Daily. Republicans consider welcoming people who believe in math and science “After disappointing results in Tuesday’s election, Mr. Priebus said that it was …

Top Reads of 2012

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Ten of the best reads from around the world as featured in the Shortlist Daily.How a high-speed rail disaster exposed China's corruption “He captured a wobbly snapshot of the digital speedometer at the end of the carriage; …

Top Monthly Essays of 2012

In 2012, the media struggled, news suffered and ephemera triumphed, while the Monthly maintained its dedication to essays and long-form journalism. From Wayne Swan’s broadside at vested interests to Catherine Ford’s expedition with Cape York’s …

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