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Liberal Leader contest: A Labor supporters' form guide

Trevor CookDec 1, 2009

This is a day that few ALP supporters could have dreamed would ever come to pass. The Liberals tearing themselves to pieces over policy

The Liberals face self-destruction

Trevor CookNov 28, 20092 Comments

In the first decade after Federation, the conservative forces (Deakin's protectionists and Reid's free traders) opted for fusion in the face of the growing electoral and parliamentary s

Crawford report a dull dud spiced by a big no to John Coates

Trevor CookNov 18, 20091 Comment

Today's media coverage is rightly hostile about the Crawford report, commissioned and welcomed by the Rudd Government, which recommends that Australia abandon its Olympic traditions and

Can Rudd save his ETS, or will it destroy him?

Trevor CookNov 9, 20094 Comments

Rudd is a control freak. His government is run along command and control lines (read Cameron Stewart's interesting piece in last Saturday's Australian magazine). His media strateg

We need the genes of illegal immigrants

Trevor CookOct 16, 20092 Comments

Immigration can improve the national gene pool: Geneticists have shown that there is literally su

Obama caught adrift in the media, lobbyist circus

Trevor CookOct 10, 2009

Awarding Obama the Nobel peace prize seems emblematic of the triumph of celebrity over

Even the GFC can't reverse the Left's decline

Trevor CookSep 29, 2009

In a recent issue of the new york review of books (Sept 24), Tony Judt described social democracy as the "ideology that dare not speak its name", s

Was "Balibo" sanitised?

Trevor CookSep 22, 20093 Comments

A few weeks ago, John Pilger made some interesting claims that the script of Balibo had been toned down to expunge Australian

Social democracy deracinated

Trevor CookSep 21, 2009

A new light on the hill | The Australian In Saturday's Australian Tim Soutphommasane had a long piece on where Rudd and Labor stand in ideological terms. Part w

Is Gerard Henderson a leftie?

Trevor CookSep 9, 20091 Comment

A new study seems to suggest so. The authors, Joshua Gans and Andrew Leigh, got some solid media coverage with their finding that the