Mungo MacCallum is a political journalist and commentator. His books include Run Johnny Run, Poll Dancing, and Punch and Judy. Visit his blog, The View from Billinudgel.
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Bombs over Raqqa
Australian military involvement in the middle east is all about politics at home
The law of the jungle
Will the Productivity Commission let employers loose to pillage?
Cowards of conscience
Tony Abbott’s opposition to same-sex marriage is based on nothing more solid than his feelings
Time to assimilate
Adam Goodes may return to the footy field this weekend, but racism in Australia will not disappear
Leaders in retreat
Tony Abbott is trying to con the states on tax reform
What’s wrong with a child talking about politics?
Playing the ban
Tony Abbott’s Q&A saga continues
If conservatives are distracted by same-sex marriage, perhaps they should get it out of the way with a vote
Scenes from a culture war
Zaky Mallah and the Qanda quandary
Render unto Caesar
The Pope’s encyclical raises questions that Tony Abbott can’t dodge forever
Knocking back the bling
The Queen’s Birthday holiday and its honours are relics we’d be better off without
Time to vote and move along
Tony Abbott is more pig-headed than prime-ministerial on marriage equality
Tony Abbott’s refusal to fix super rorts for the rich is sheer folly
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