Richard Cooke


Richard Cooke
Richard Cooke is The Monthlys US Correspondent and Contributing Editor. He is also The Saturday Paper’s sports editor.



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Letting Catholic priests into Australia was a mistake

blog

Centuries of failed migration policy must not be repeated

Image of Donald Trump

Bonfire of  the narratives

Politics

How did American democracy come to this?

James Lovatt

A game theory

Society

Lovatts Crosswords gave its profits to employees. What went wrong?

One Nation under Pauline

blog

Media heat obscures weak support for the played-out Pauline Hanson

Spending discipline

blog

Using money to shape messaging is being cemented as a permanent feature of conservative budgets

Jonathan Franzen

Canon fodder

Culture

An interview with Jonathan Franzen

A tissue of lies: Paul Sheehan and “Louise”

blog

The most perfunctory of checks would have shown Paul Sheehan’s allegations were almost certainly untrue. But he couldn’t help himself.

The boomer supremacy

Politics

The dominance of baby boomers is becoming total

Drugs are bad (part 2)

blog

Panic about drugs has little to do with safety and a lot to do with moral prejudice

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