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US midterm elections: the houses divided

Although the Republicans retained control of the Senate, indications are that it's the Democrats who'll prove the bigger winners.


US midterm elections: the mess that trails Donald Trump is likely to leave the houses divided

US President Donald Trump’s job remains secure, but the electoral fates of many of his congressional allies are at stake.


Traditional masculinity is evolving – and young working-class men are leading the charge

Traditional masculinity is evolving, and young working-class men are leading the charge, despite the toxic attitudes of powerful men such as Donald Trump.


Financial illiteracy and the perils of the credit debt trap

The credit debt trap is a honey pot for financial institutions, and that becomes a problem mostly for the poor, says John Vaz.


The fight to keep it real: ABC cuts another blow to independent journalism

Further cuts to the ABC, suppression orders and anti-terror and surveillance laws are making it increasingly difficult for independent journalism to thrive.


US and North Korea – for the President, nothing trumps Trump

The US President's actions show he's more concerned with stroking his ego than pursuing his nation's best interests.


Beyond bogan: what happened to Australia’s working class?

Once seen as shapers of national identity, these days they're thought of as little more than disadvantaged. What changed?


A denuclearised Korean peninsula? Not quite yet

North Korea's leadership will never relinquish all of its nuclear capacity and the United States is dreaming if it thinks it will, writes Andy Jackson.


2018 federal budget: tax splash as Treasurer Scott Morrison shows us the money

Scott Morrison's 2018 federal budget is aimed at winning back middle Australia, with 10 million workers set to receive tax refunds worth up to $530.