Winning friends and influencing people.
Social media can act like an online CV, so be careful what you share.
Poland and Hungary have recently clashed with Brussels over democratic freedoms, but economic drivers are at play, too.
Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey appear during a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Dec. 8, 2007.
AP Photo/Paul Sancya
Throughout American history, being a black celebrity has been a political act in and of itself. When viewed through this lens, the transition into politics for someone like Winfrey is more natural.
Stranger Things 2 aims to raise political issues but misses the radical roots of rainbow coalition politics in episode seven and instead falls into mainstream Hollywood traps of centrist politics.
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The makers of the wildly popular Netflix show, Stranger Things, have a political message as they allude to Trump with their hairy, orange Shadow Monster. But what are their actual politics?
The 1994 Employment Minister Simon Crean even had to be briefed by officials on the content of the policy when Working Nation was released.
Cabinet papers released today by the National Archives show Working Nation began as a rational exercise but was soon overtaken by a desire to make the policy everything to everyone.
There is a glaring need to reform Australia’s archaic wealth inequality statistics to make them commensurate with international practice.
The squeeze on wealth in the middle class by those at the top is a long established trend in international inequality data. But the ABS doesn't provide this information.
Slightly more optimistic economic figures gives Scott Morrison and the Turnbull government a boost heading into 2018, as the charts explain.
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Seven charts on the highlights from the government's mid year update of the budget.
Watered down higher education measures, a stronger employment rate and lower than expected debt levels are the highlights for MYEFO 2017.
The government hasn't abandoned its jobs and growth mantra in the budget update and remains optimistic despite lower growth and wages forecasts.
Here in the business and economy team at The Conversation, we love charts. This year we've made plenty of good ones with academics.
Sex worker art.
Amanda De Lisio
A unified voice that gets heard.
Rapper Eminem performs in Santiago, Chile, in 2016.
Eminem is back and raging at Donald Trump - but for once the president has not retaliated. Maybe Slim Shady is just a bit too much like his core supporters.
The incidence of poverty among people over 65 is decreasing in part because of increased labour force participation.
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There has been a substantial improvement compared to 15 years ago, when the incidence of poverty among the elderly was 32.4%.
Politicians like Malcolm Turnbull try to target middle class Australians.
Use our calculator to work out whether you're an "average" Australian where you live.
We're wildly off base when it comes to guessing crime rates and other important social matters, because we focus on the negative.
Young job seekers are more likely to be registered with Centrelink than older job seekers, while those aged 25 and over tended to rely more on social networks and employment agencies when looking for work.
Young and old job seekers use the same methods to look for work, but young people have the highest unemployment rates.
Post-war Australia experienced a boom with full employment and falling inequality.
State Library of Queensland
The federal government could restore its commitment to creating full employment in Australia, using its spending power to make up for any shortfall in private jobs as it did during the post-war boom.
Political reporter William D. Workman speaks at a GOP event in 1962.
Courtesy of South Carolina Political Collections, University of South Carolina
In the 1960s, white newspaper journalists exploited racial divisions to help build the GOP's southern firewall.
O-Week has changed drastically since the 1960s, especially the student newspaper reportage, which was much more provocative back then.
The University of Queensland
A new book from historian Sally Percival Wood explores how the politically active student media of the 1960s changed Australia socially, culturally and politically.
LNP and One Nation candidates are mentioned frequently alongside one another in tweets.
With Labor having largely defused the Adani issue, debate on Twitter in the final weeks of the 2017 Queensland election campaign has come to focus chiefly on the role of One Nation.
The paper recognises China will continue to dominate consumption of Australia’s minerals exports, tourism and education services.
AAP Image/Fairfax Media, Alex Ellinghausen
You will find no revisionism in this foreign policy white paper; the first foreign policy white paper since 2003 is firmly in the camp of the status quo.