As a powerful grassroots movement emerges, some want to use it for their own gain. The history of the Tea Party has important lessons on how to avoid that
The fury that is currently welling up against our demagogue president is a gorgeous thing. The women’s march on Washington bowled me over by its sheer numbers. The town hall meetings calling Republican representatives to account are delicious payback for decades of phony populism. The combination of the two is one of the healthiest political developments I have seen in many years.
But opportunism never sleeps, and with the rage and the resistance of recent weeks some far less noble characters have seen a chance to develop a new con. They’re up on the resistance bandwagon right now, rending their garments, shaking their fists, and praying that no one holds them responsible for the dead end into which they’ve steered us over the years. Inveighing loudly against Trump has become, for the people I am describing, a means of rescuing an ideology that has proven a disaster.
The sandwich chain suggests it will struggle post-Brexit as so few British people apply to work there.
BEIJING (Reuters) – China expressed concern on Thursday over revelations in a trove of data released by Wikileaks purporting to show that the CIA can hack all manner of devices, including those made by Chinese companies.
Confide has become a favorite among political staffers looking for secrecy. Unfortunately, it lacked plenty of basic security features.
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From immigration to climate change, transgender rights to women’s rights, here’s how protests against Trump have unfolded and who’s involved
Donald Trump’s approach to the presidency has meant people and legislation have been threatened in a variety of ways.
But on issues from immigration to climate to transgender rights, activists and organizations have been there to rally against Trump.
It’s time for Federal Parliament to modernise and reduce the number of sitting weeks so MPs can spend more time with their families, Liberal MP Alex Hawke says.
Republican plan aims to close trade deficit and raise revenue – but it could hurt importers and spark short-term job losses
In many ways, the Republican party’s plan to implement a “border adjustment tax” in the US is a virtual complement to the physical wall Donald Trump plans to erect on the Mexican border. Although the border adjustment tax has not seeped into public consciousness in nearly the same way as Trump’s wall, it could end up affecting the average American a lot more – and not necessarily in a good way.
On the surface, the basic idea is to slap a tax of, say, 20% on imports, and to provide tax breaks worth a similar amount on exports. Most populists’ gut reaction is that this must be fantastic for US jobs, because it discourages imports and encourages exports. Unfortunately, as many have pointed out, there is a loose screw in this logic, which is that the US has a floating exchange rate.
Luke Keary has put his hand up as an early contender for buy of the NRL season after firing the Sydney Roosters to a thrilling 28-24 win over Canterbury.
Briggs and Trials beat Nick Cave and the Avalanches to prize for their debut album, Reclaim Australia
AB Original – the hip-hop pairing of the rapper and actor Briggs and the producer Trials – has become the first Indigenous act to win the $30,000 Australian Music prize, beating shortlisted artists including Nick Cave and the Avalanches.
“It sucks to be them,” Briggs laughed, of their competitors. “Normally it sucks to be us!”