A look back across twenty years of commentary on the Iraq war and its consequences.
NSW two weeks out
Nominations have closed for the New South Wales state election, with the Coalition seeking to extend its 12 years in office.
Further adventures of neoliberalism
Jim Chalmers opens up a debate, yet again, on "neoliberalism". An attempt at clarification.
Happy birthday, Coalition!
There's no cake, but Australia's Liberal-National Coalition marks its centenary. There may be lessons in its longevity, or it may be sui generis.
A Greek lesson for Australia Day
Australia Day reminds us that national unity cannot be manufactured artificially, a lesson also illustrated by the story of the last king of Greece.
The fertility crisis revisited
Should we be concerned about falling fertility rates? A look back at the debate of 2005-07.
Loose ends for Christmas
Tying up some electoral loose ends as we head into the holiday season.
The teals and the heartland revisited
Independent candidates in the Victorian election fell well below expectations. That allowed the Liberal Party a modest recovery in its heartland, in contrast to the disaster at federal level.
Will they ever learn?
Saturday's Victorian election showed the Liberal Party's failure to learn the lessons of history – even its own history.
Further thoughts on Victoria
Independents and minor parties had a field day at this year's federal election; it's not clear that the Victorian election will suit them quite so well.