Richard Cooke is The Monthly’s US correspondent and contributing editor.
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Drugs are bad (part 2)
Panic about drugs has little to do with safety and a lot to do with moral prejudice
The cult of the arsehole
Australia should have a long, hard think about the kind of people we prioritise
Echolalia (part 1)
The war on drugs can’t be ended by logic, statistics or facts, because it’s not about drugs
Between the lines
Making sense of the adult colouring craze
Andrew Bolt’s anti-racism campaign isn’t going so well
Ne plus ultra
The ISIS attack on Paris can’t be shoehorned into existing narratives
A failure to differentiate itself from the Liberals has left the ALP with little to sell
A mature debate
Any argument will do when it comes to raising the GST
Stuck in flypaper
Australia has never come to terms with its role in the Iraq War. It doesn’t look like that’s going to change.
The small time
Thinking globally has to mean more than shipping refugees to Kyrgyzstan
How did Australian leadership get so unstable?
Something old, something blue
Julia Gillard has changed her mind on same-sex marriage. But has she reformed?
Nope, nope, nope
Why Australia won’t help the Rohingya
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