Flat White

In-depth analysis of the day’s news, plus stories and gossip from Australian politics.

Marx, mass murder and moronic Millenials

4 November 2017 2:38 pm

Forty-four per cent of Millennials would prefer to live in a socialist country, seven per cent in a communist country and…

Watching at Beersheba

3 November 2017 5:41 pm

It is hard to describe the feelings of being in Israel for this very special moment. Particularly, that of being…

Lessons for life from dying

3 November 2017 12:09 pm

Henri Joyeux was a strong, interesting, and intelligent man. He endured a difficult childhood and went on to serve in…

The kids aren’t alright

3 November 2017 7:41 am

It’s always amusing when you provide extensive evidence of X, then some academics respond only by exclaiming “there is no…

Cassie Sainsbury: when privilege breaks the narrative

2 November 2017 7:05 pm

So, the deal is done. Cassie Sainsbury, the 22-year-old woman from Adelaide caught with 5.8 kilos of cocaine, has been…

Against bum-pinching

2 November 2017 2:58 pm

BOSTON, UNITED STATES – Is bum-pinching acceptable in the workplace? That seems to be where the conversation veered here in…

There’ll be more Manhattan massacres with Trump derangement syndrome

2 November 2017 11:36 am

Eight people were killed in the latest terror attack in Manhattan. Sayfullo Saipov has been charged with federal terrorism offences.…

Turnbull approaches his political death

2 November 2017 7:28 am

The political end is nearing for our Prime Minister. After 22 Newspolls, an eight per cent two-party-preferred deficit, a sustained…

Martin Luther: the first modern man

1 November 2017 12:14 pm

Democracy, civil and religious liberties, in fact, much of Western Civilisation as we know it today, can trace its roots…

One hundred years of double standards

1 November 2017 7:28 am

We are remembering the one-hundredth anniversary of the Bolshevik coup d’etat, popularly misnamed the Russian Revolution (the real Russian revolution,…

Enough is enough: we are all Australians

31 October 2017 8:19 pm

After 50 years of unremitting failure in Aboriginal affairs, it’s time to say, “Enough is enough”! Our once boundless goodwill…

Wild rumour department: dual citizenship special

31 October 2017 6:44 pm

Spreading wild rumours isn’t responsible. It is, however, one of the simpler pleasures of life. In that spirit — and…

The Cash affair explained as Dan Andrews battles Greens behind the latte curtain

31 October 2017 12:45 pm

As usual, I seem to have a minority view on a political issue, but today I actually have two of…

Christopher pain

31 October 2017 7:32 am

Christopher Pyne has been in the federal parliament since 1993, or my second year at university. I only vaguely remember…

Celebrating a preserving revolution: remembering the Reformation 500 years on

30 October 2017 6:25 pm

When the Victorian Whig historian, Lord Macaulay, touched on the Glorious Revolution of 1688 in his magisterial five-volume tome, The…

“Please don’t take too long with your photographs…”

30 October 2017 1:04 pm

Canberra – particularly the Australian National University – has always been strong for Kevin Rudd. ANU was where he studied…

Here’s how porn is changing your brain

30 October 2017 7:28 am

The human brain is mind-bogglingly complex. It’s so complex that scientists acknowledge we’ll never fully comprehend how it works. One…

Looking for love in all the wrong places

28 October 2017 6:21 pm

Ze Koran, eet it not — ‘ow you say — a sexy book? Non! Non! French acting legend Gerard Depardieu revealed…

The dual citizenship judgment reveals Labor’s true character

28 October 2017 2:01 pm

They say a crisis brings out our real character. If we want an example of Labor’s character as a political…

Why stop at New England?

27 October 2017 5:45 pm

Why just stop at New England? Why not the whole country? Why not go to the people? The logic is…

Should meek mean weak?

27 October 2017 12:11 pm

I’ve come to the conclusion that conservatives in Australia are just too nice. Which is why they lose. Every… single……

Politics, transparency and Cash

27 October 2017 7:22 am

Imagine you are driving a car and collide with a cyclist. The front windscreen is smashed and the cyclist left…

Doing business with China without retreating on national security

26 October 2017 6:00 pm

China is a one-party state led by Xi Jinping, whose powers look like growing to that of a modern Stalin,…

How the cult of the expert weakens democracy

26 October 2017 7:10 am

A new survey from Pew Research Center, which asked 42,000 people in 38 nations about their attitudes towards democracy, has…

Very Lonely Planet’s guide to Canberra

25 October 2017 8:28 pm

The residents of Canberra have woken up this morning to a novel sensation: somebody out there actually likes their city.…