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Fake news, politics and what we think we know

Why are dangerous politicians like Trump, Putin and Pauline Hanson supported by millions of ...  
Understanding Orwell: His teachings in a time of extremes

The renewed embrace of George Orwell by the media and politicians reveals a deep misunderstanding ...  
Channeling love instead of fear

The antidote against politicians peddling hatred and fear is to listen with tolerance, respect and ...  
The great economic divide explained

Colin Cook discusses the failures of our economic system and why the gap between the "haves" ...  
Devil take the hindmost! Inside the IPA and Leyonhjelm's Libertarians

It's give that man a cigar, pass along the joint and to hell with the sniffer dogs, as Ross Jones ...  
Liberal attacks on Medicare are anything but Christian

With so many vulnerable Australians relying on quality public health care, a government claiming ...  
Sam Harris takes Noam Chomsky to task for equating Western crimes with 9/11

Sam Harris, author of best-seller The End of Faith, took Noam Chomsky to task for equating Western ...  
Militant suffragettes: Morally justified, or just terrorists?

Following the release of the film, Suffragette, La Trobe University's Janna Thompson asks whether ...  
Boycotting Sam Harris's ads: Atheist freedom of speech vs. religious censorship

To promote "controversial" atheist Sam Harris's upcoming Australian tour, a series of billboards ...  
Free speech vs Hateful speech: Striking the right balance

Freedom of speech is central to liberal democracy, but it does not extend to the right to under ...  
Abbott's expense inquiry looks to double down on Bishop Choppergate style rorts

PM Tony Abbott has set up an inquiry that looks to legitimise publicly funded jaunts to party ...  
Australian Skeptics Convention, 2014: Highlights

Entertainment editor John Turnbull casts a critical eye over the recent Australian Skeptics ...  
Open Letter to Antony Loewenstein from the women he disappeared

Progressive journalist Antony Loewenstein believes liberal feminism has let women down. Gaye ...  
Think For Yourself Interview: Skeptics Convention, Sydney, 28-30 November

The Australian Skeptics are holding a convention in Sydney. Entertainment editor and critical ...  
Losing our freedoms without a thought

We now have a new series of legislations limiting freedoms, but very little discussion about their ...  
Bernard Gaynor has been kicked out of the army. Good.

Following Major Bernard Gaynor's sacking from the Australian Army for his relentless homophobic ...  
The Progressive Except on Palestine phenomenon

While living and working in Israel and Palestine, filmmaker Kate Johnston has discovered an ...  
Seeking asylum — but no Pinochet praise

Memory and context have become victims of the political debate, says Dr Adam Hughes Henry, and ...  

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