As we look at the abyss of modern day politics and quietly weep, as we look to take a break, let us note our privilege of being able to take that easy way out.
The Census data was telling, and the response of our elected officials more so. This week has been a week of reality checks, but hope lies in looking toward the future, and not fearing it.
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.
The two cases of Abdel-Magied and Quadrant display how quick we are to judge, and show our inability to differentiate between something worth our outrage, and something not.
Facebook has introduced measures to curb fake news, but unfortunately, those measures actually embolden the spread of fake news with users worldwide flipping a middle finger to the censor.
On the surface, it looks like Macron winning the French election over Le Pen is a victory for logic over populism. However, underneath the frosting, the same stale flavour exists.
The Adani issue has been discussed from so many angles, we tend to lose sight of the bigger picture, and indeed what we can do about it.
As 75% of the world’s population will be living in cities by 2050, American visionary Benjamin Barber believes we should tear down nations in favour of an advanced network of global cities
Three extremely different candidates, undecided voter bases and the threat of the countryside coming to town… The French election is more than a little confused, albeit entertaining, flip of the coin.
The wave of nationalism sweeping across the globe may sing a new song, but its chorus is a tale as old as time.
Fake news, whether we like it or not, is a reality. However, as a problem that is only going to grow larger, should we move to ban it? Or is that in itself, a silencing of free speech?
The PolitiScope podcast dissects the next great social question of our time: should we implement a universal income moving forward, or will that push us back?
Yesterday, the Turnbull Government reached peak Turnbull Government, in that they’ve become fluent in doublespeak, using it on multiple fronts.
Holland’s banding together to deny Geert Wilders prime ministership in the Dutch election yesterday is a bold example of what can be achieved elsewhere.
Lately, it seems that Canberra can only agree to disagree. So, I’ve taken the liberty of forming three policies that could pass without complaint.
This International Women’s Day, our Publisher Alexandra pays homage to 10 inspiring women across science, technology, medicine and politics who may not be household names – but who should be remembered as shaping our path.
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.
PolitiScope podcast speak to Robin Margo SC and The Big Smoke’s publisher Alexandra Tselios about Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Australia this week.
Last week, Tony Blair took it upon himself to change the minds of those who voted for Brexit. As he is one of those responsible for circumstances that enabled the vote, perhaps he should quietly slip to the background.
I recently returned home after years abroad, to find my country beset by stereotype. It’s time we question the truth – and our own thoughts – before lasting damage is done.
Cory Bernardi flying the coop is, for the most part, harmless. However, with the hen house door ajar, the next one to go could be the start of something serious.
As the recent Berkeley protest against Milo Yiannopoulos shows, we are facing a political future split into “the ‘Libtards’ vs the racists”, where neither camp will get anything done.