‘The Gloriously Incompetent Politicians of Children’s Television’ 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

‘Australian Deputy Prime Minister Resigns Following Sex Scandal, Because Australian Politics Is a Mess Too’ 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

‘Australian Court Sacks Deputy Prime Minister and Four Other Members of Parliament in Citizenship Scandal’ 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