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Modern liberals echo the rhetoric of 1950s conservatives

Modern liberals echo the rhetoric of 1950s conservatives

We never set out to be our parents, but whether we want to admit it or not, even the most notable of liberal minds are now dangerously close to Pa’s conservatism.

Current Affairs Wrap: Trump government shuts down, Australia Day debate turns vicious, Wallaby complains about commute

Oh, the week that was. The Trump Government decided to down tools, death threats were sent to an MP who wanted to change the date, and one Wallaby decided to drive to work.

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Current Affairs Wrap: Donald’s new, new low, McLaughlan faces allegations, let there be memes

The more things change, the more they stay the same. In the week just gone, Donald crashed through the floor, an actor faced sexual harassment allegations and memes swept in to save us from ourselves.

Current Affairs Wrap: Trump’s taxing move, Melbourne CBD attack, Australia’s biggest meth bust

The last work week of the year would unfortunately not go quietly, as Donald Trump eviscerated the taxation system, complicated violent sped through the Melbourne CBD and history was made at the end of a cuff.

Current Affairs Wrap: Middle East close to war, Hanson takes on Dastyari, and man escapes gas chamber with own brand

It’s been a rather violent week, punctuated by the abuse of Sam Dastyari, assumed peace in the Middle East and the prohibitive standards of decorum.

Current Affairs Wrap: Harvey secures his legacy, Skydiving accident claims three, Tim Cahill’s questionable gesture

Another week, another questionable set of choices. This week Harvey Weinstein became a verb, friends became past tense, and Tim Cahill (almost) became a a pariah. Almost.

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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.

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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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