Charles RichardsonMar 13, 2017
Western Australia delivers a powerful lesson to centre-right parties about dalliance with extremists.
Charles RichardsonMar 10, 2017
Western Australia will be the first test of One Nation's support since its triumphant return to prominence last year. The Liberal Party appears to have learned nothing, either from the European parallels or from its own experience.
Charles RichardsonMar 7, 2017
The lesson of Macedonia is another belated vindication of Malcolm Turnbull's position in the 1999 referendum.
Charles RichardsonFeb 8, 20176 Comments
Cory Bernardi is an anomaly among Australian conservatives. That may lead to his rapid disappearance, or it may make him uniquely dangerous.
Charles RichardsonFeb 2, 20171 Comment
The Australian government baulks at condemning Donald Trump's barbarism, for fear that its own barbarism should be undermined.
Charles RichardsonJan 13, 20171 Comment
Three points to make as a supplement to Monday's post on 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.
Charles RichardsonNov 10, 20161 Comment
Donald Trump's victory comes courtesy of the electoral system, not the voters' choice. And that's not something unusual.
Charles RichardsonAug 11, 2016
The Senate will again reflect the variety of Australians' political loyalties rather well. The House of Representatives, rather less so.