The popular misconception of populism

The popular misconception of populism

Ingeborg van Teeseling

While we can question the acts of Trump and co, I contend that we've misread the rise of populism. In fact, I believe we should blame ourselves for confusing politics with entertainment.

While you were asleep: LNP blocks abortion, Warren Beatty's revenge, Pokémon turns 21

While you were asleep: LNP blocks abortion, Warren Beatty's revenge, Pokémon turns 21

TBS Newsdesk

Good Tuesday to you. What happened while you were asleep? Well, the LNP banded together to vote down an abortion bill in QLD, Warren Beatty continued to defend his actions and Pokémon turned legal.

TBS Boomers: What I've learned as a 50-something lesbian

TBS Boomers: What I've learned as a 50-something lesbian

Hedda Murray

I'm a 50-something lesbian and have been with my partner for 31 years, but when marriage equality rolls around, I won't be getting married.

Science sez: Want to get fit? Get into vapid exercise memes

Science sez: Want to get fit? Get into vapid exercise memes

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Georgia Institute of Tech says those who paint their social media with pithy exercise memes are more likely to stick to their exercise plan.

Fair work, fair pay: Three ways to level the playing field for workers

Fair work, fair pay: Three ways to level the playing field for workers

Andrew Wright

The recent changes made by the Fair Work Commission are but the tip of a rather large iceberg. Too long have we been the subject of political rhetoric, and I believe we should move toward actual change.

Oscars: Warren Beatty stooges Hollywood, Viola Davis joins exclusive company

Oscars: Warren Beatty stooges Hollywood, Viola Davis joins exclusive company

TBS Newsdesk

Well, the Oscars were god-awful until Warren Beatty gave the Best Picture award to the wrong movie. What else did you miss? Well…quite a bit.

The brutally honest resume of one Nathaniel Davis (me)

The brutally honest resume of one Nathaniel Davis (me)

Nathaniel Davis

After a recent study discovered that 56% of applicants were caught lying on their resume, I've decided to take it to the other extreme.

The nationwide DNA database already in place

The nationwide DNA database already in place

Ugur Nedim

Despite the best intentions of civil liberty groups, three nationwide DNA databases already exist in this country. Is it a case of smart policing, or the vestiges of nanny state thinking?

The necessity of judgement in the information age

The necessity of judgement in the information age

Verónica Pamoukaghlián

As we become more connected, I believe judgement will become a virtue. And I believe we should not fear to form an opinion, we should see it as an act of courage.

While you were asleep: Oscar noms fight Trump, Turnbull dooms Indonesia, Hayao Miyazaki returns

While you were asleep: Oscar noms fight Trump, Turnbull dooms Indonesia, Hayao Miyazaki returns

TBS Newsdesk

Happy Oscar morning, y'all. What else happened while you were asleep? Well, Turnbull doomed Indonesia with a selfie and Hayao Miyazaki unretired himself.

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TBS Boomers: A chat with Tony Barber

Tony Barber

Today we launch a brand-new section, TBS Boomers – a voice to the Baby Boomers of this land. To kick things off, we spoke with Australian television icon Tony Barber about the importance of luck, and what sage advice he’d give the teenage Tony.

Gretel Killeen- photo by AMC

It’s “Smugs” versus “Losers” in the game of love

Gretel Killeen

Love, as they say, is a losing game, and that is never truer than on this particular day of the calendar. But it’s not all bad. “Attached” doesn’t necessarily mean “happy”, so well done, us losers!

Akmal

TBS Ten with…Akmal Saleh

TBS Muse

We spoke with Akmal about his upcoming tour, the importance of conspiracy theorists and his thoughts on the return of Pauline Hanson.

Residents

The first six months of 2016 have been the warmest on record (17)

The popular misconception of populism

Ingeborg van Teeseling

While we can question the acts of Trump and co, I contend that we’ve misread the rise of populism. In fact, I believe we should blame ourselves for confusing politics with entertainment.

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The nationwide DNA database already in place

Ugur Nedim

Despite the best intentions of civil liberty groups, three nationwide DNA databases already exist in this country. Is it a case of smart policing, or the vestiges of nanny state thinking?

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