With Patrick McHenry leading the House as speaker pro tempore, spending and legislative options appear limited.
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A major crisis abroad may exacerbate internal divisions within one of the US’s major political parties.
Despite a lighter lockdown, Sweden hasn’t avoided the damaging economic disruption experienced elsewhere.
The mortuary in Girona, Spain, one of the countries hardest hit by coronaviurs.
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An expert on forensic science explains the critical role of coroners and pathologists in the COVID-19 crisis, as many cities struggle to manage the soaring number of dead bodies.
There is no shortage of dubious slippery slope arguments.
People are right to be skeptical when it comes to many slippery slope arguments used by those against euthanasia. But some of them are valid and shouldn’t be dismissed as ‘bullshit’.
ABC’s Q&A subtly but importantly changed the nature of the euthanasia debate.
It’s possible the difference between Australia and the Netherlands (where euthanasia and assisted suicide are legal) lies more in the way we think about what we are doing than what actually happens.
When former leaders take the public stage, nostalgia hits for voters.
Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull’s appearances on Q&A last night were always going to make a splash. High-profile media appearances by Rudd and Turnbull inevitably prompt speculation among the media…
The Q&A audience deserves better.
Across Australia tonight, thousands of Australians will aim their tweets at the ABC’s flagship forum Q&A in an attempt to get some brief screen-time on the program. Joining with their tweeps, they…
Archbishop Peter Jensen believes “homosexual lifestyles” are dangerous. He’s wrong.
Some people are ignorant. There are no cases, however, of ignorance being listed as the cause of death on someone’s death certificate. On the ABC’s Q&A program on Monday night, Archbishop Jensen agreed…
Liberal MP Sophie Mirabella has been criticised for her failure to respond when GetUp director Simon Sheikh collapsed on Q+A.
By 9AM yesterday I’d been called a Sophie Mirabella apologist. Of all the very many slurs I’ve ever been subjected to, that one came as one hell of a surprise. And I just thought I was defending every…