What Bernie Sanders should have asked Russell Vought

US Senator Bernie Sanders’s questioning of Russell Vought at a confirmation hearing exposed his own ignorance of religion and the US Constitution as well demonstrating the inherent illiberalism of political progressives. Russell Vought is Trump’s…


The Return of the Populist Left

Just when BREXIT and Trump made it look like right wing populism was set to take over the electoral landscape, along comes the leftist populism of Macron and Corbyn. Late last year it was like…



Australia’s Makarrata Moment

Indigenous leaders meeting in Uluru have rejected calls for mere recognition in Australia’s constitution and instead have proposed a formal treaty with Australia’s indigenous people. The Uluru Statement calls for Makarrata, a Yolngu word meaning “coming…




When LGBTI Advocates Sadly Go Cannibal

Journalist and gay right activist Shannon Molloy forced to quit NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby for being employed by News Corp. The Guardian reports that News Corp journalist Shannon Molloy was compelled to resign from…


Trump and the Media in Epic Death Match

One thing is clear. Trump and the media are involved in an epic deathmatch and only one of them will be left standing at the end. If Trump’s campaign operated in knowing collaboration with, or…



Is the Trump Presidency in a Death Spiral?

  With several scandals emerging, is Trump’s presidency in a death spiral from which he cannot recover? There are three things that are white-anting the legitimacy of Trump and his administration. First, executive attributes. Trump…