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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Taxation

The poor face onerous rules while rich corporations avoid tax with impunity

‘The Political Bubble’ by Mark Latham

Books

Macmillan Australia; $32.99

Airwave wars

Sydney's CB radio scene is a battlefield

Bill Shorten and Tony Abbott at the opening of parliament, November 2013. © Gary Ramage / Newspix  

The people versus the political class

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The distance between us and our rulers is getting bigger

Let’s stop pretending the Liberal Party believes in free speech

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You'd need a heart of stone not to laugh at right-wing think-tanker Tim Wilson becoming a Human Rights Commissioner. Whatever the merits of his appointment, it’s an ace piece of industrial strength trolling by George Brandis, parachuting a culture warrior …

Credit Julia?

Feminism

Rewriting the Gillard years

The Tea Party takes its medicine

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For the other countries of the first world, a US government shutdown is a real curiosity. It might even be exciting, if it wasn’t for the consequences. We all have political problems, but only America deals with them by becoming Somalia for a while. …

What Labor hasn’t learnt

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The delusion continues post-election

A cabinet of sausages

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I once asked a right-wing poet (they exist) about the pitifully low number of female contributors published by conservative magazines. Why was it so? In response he took me on a long tour of the weak excuse department, trying everything from the historical …

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