Richard Cooke is The Monthly’s contributing editor.
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What is the lesson of Labor’s cautionary tale?
Unable to face the wicked problem of climate change, the campaign turns personal
Doomsday is nigh
The ALP’s policies are mild – why are they being treated as a mortal threat?
The humble meme merchant
The reasons for Clive Palmer’s resurgence are as inexplicable as its effects
The vision thing
So far, the federal election campaign of 2019 is a surprise return to the politics of yesteryear
News Corp: Democracy’s greatest threat
Denialism, nihilism and the Murdoch propaganda machine
The Teflon Kingdom
Saudi Arabia is confident it can buy out the West, and Australia is happy to oblige
Losing the plot: the American midterms
Tired of Winning
Caravan conspiracies, dead candidates and a miasma of acrimony … welcome to the 2018 US campaign trail
Through the hate tunnel
Grappling with the paintings of George W. Bush
Notes on some artefacts
Political discourse in America is becoming a semiotic hot mess
A shooting in Annapolis
The well-practised response to the violence at the Capital Gazette
The endless reign of Rupert Murdoch
After decades of influence, the media mogul isn’t so much a person as an epoch
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