The new Michael Jackson reckoning ought to serve as a lesson against blind faith — and wilful blindness. … More ‘The cardinal and the king’ for Crikey
Ranked-choice voting has been used in very few places in the US, but the system is surprisingly common and drama-free in other parts of the world.
… More ‘The somewhat absurd controversy over Maine’s ranked choice voting system, explained’ for Vox
Bush’s legacy, like that of William Horton, will always be tarred by the Willie Horton attack ad that elected him. … More ‘George H.W. Bush’s “Willie Horton” ad will always be the reference point for dog-whistle racism’ for Vox
Australians continue to memorialize this history with beers and sausages, as Americans memorialize theirs with metal and stone. … More ‘How the fight over Australia Day mirrors America’s Confederate Statues Controversy’ for Slate
Imagine what the death tally could have been if he had been able to get his hands on a gun, Australians asked in response. Fortunately, he wasn’t. Unfortunately, in America, there’s no need to imagine. … More ‘The Thousand Oaks shooter killed 12. An Australian knife-wielding terrorist killed one.’ for Vox
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