Rob Idol

Current Affairs Wrap: China’s landslide, Pauline’s nadir and the adventures of a stripper pole

What a week. We've seen the heights of horror in China, Pauline's new low and a wild ride involving a stripper pole. I'm afraid so.

   
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Rob Idol

Rob is an aspiring writer who balances his time between a “real” job and his passion for politics, social justice and all things creative. He has an MBA, an unhealthy obsession with current events, an even unhealthier obsession with pop culture and has been known to offer favourable food reviews in exchange for free meals. www.robidol.com.au

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We are inches from a new world war, and Clintonists are to blame

As the war in Syria becomes all the more serious, it’s easy to blame Donald Trump. However, we’d be wrong in doing so.

Here’s how Islamic extremism and the far-right feed off each other

They’re two vastly opposing spheres of political thought, but Islamic extremism and the far-right actually need each other to survive, to keep on hating each other. Here’s how.

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Current Affairs Wrap: London fire postmortem, Red red-faced, US’ stem cell breakthrough

In the news this week: hot bureaucratic fire emanating from London, Red’s skin turns pink and a new stem cell breakthrough in the US. Hooray for that.

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