Power couples throughout history: from the Ceaușescus to the Clintons… to the Kushners?
Class contempt, nannygates, and au pair faux pas. … More ‘The truth about political nanny troubles’ for Crikey
Spills have resulted in a change in the prime minister only six times in history, but note the change in frequency: 1971, ’91, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2018. The Twitter @WhoIsPM is truly no joke. … More ‘Australia Changes Prime Ministers for the Fifth Time in Eight Years’ for Slate
Even Ivers could see that the man and his manuscript had gone very far off the conservative deep end. … More ‘The Most Scathing Editor Comments From Milo Yiannopoulos’ Manuscript’ for Slate
The monocled little man who falls apart when his assistant goes on vacation, hiding in his underwear in his ruined mayoral office, clutching his jar of pickles. The self-centered, cigar-smoking womanizer flanked by models, who makes only the barest attempt to hide his corruption, holding his constituents in open contempt. The insecure man-children wearing sashes … More ‘The Gloriously Incompetent Politicians of Children’s Television’ for Slate
Here’s something that might make Americans feel slightly better (or not) about their country’s ludicrous leadership: Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has been forced stepped down from his post—again—following a litany of scandals surrounding his affair with his former media adviser and soon-to-be baby mama, Vikki Campion. That’s right, Mike Pence’s Australian counterpart not … More ‘Australian Deputy Prime Minister Resigns Following Sex Scandal, Because Australian Politics Is a Mess Too’ for Slate
Australia’s dual-citizenship saga has come to an explosive climax, with the Australian High Court on Friday deeming five of the seven politicians holding dual citizenship—dubbed the “Citizenship 7” by the media—ineligible to serve. Read more ‘Australian Court Sacks Deputy Prime Minister and Four Other Members of Parliament in Citizenship Scandal’ at slate.com