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Update on fake news

Charles RichardsonJan 13, 20171 Comment

Three points to make as a supplement to Monday's post on fake news and free speech.

Death claims two presidents

Charles RichardsonJan 12, 2017

Portugal and Iran each lose an elder statesman. One brought democracy to his country, the other helped to edge it in that direction.

Fake news and free speech

Charles RichardsonJan 9, 20174 Comments

Peter Singer suggests a partial remedy for the "fake news" epidemic, but it raises some deep problems.

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Parties, elections and political ideas across the globe from an Australian perspective

The normalisation of Europe's Greens

Charles RichardsonJan 9, 20171 Comment

As the centre-right backs away from the European idea, the Greens are picking up some of the slack.

What does Israel want?

Charles RichardsonJan 5, 20171 Comment

The season of peace and goodwill has produced little of either in the Middle East. But as a negotiated peace between Israelis and Palestinians looks ever more remote, no-one seems willing to spell out the alternatives.

The republic and the Republicans

Charles RichardsonDec 24, 2016

A republic threatened by the tensions of empire and the rise of authoritarian demagogues. Now, where have we seen that before?

World election news, part II

Charles RichardsonDec 16, 2016

More world electoral news (an occasional feature). Today Macedonia, Bulgaria, Italy and Gambia.

World election news, part I

Charles RichardsonDec 13, 2016

There's a lot happening in the electoral world. Today Romania, France, Iceland and Ghana; part II to follow tomorrow.

Election previews: Macedonia and Romania

Charles RichardsonDec 11, 2016

Two almost-neighboring countries in south-eastern Europe go to the polls tonight, in the last major elections of 2016.

America keeps counting

Charles RichardsonDec 8, 20166 Comments

Hillary Clinton's victory keeps getting bigger in terms of votes. But America seems stuck with a system where votes don't matter.

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