Mangosuthu Buthelezi deserves better than being dismissed as an apartheid stooge. But he deserves little praise as an advocate for human rights and civil liberties.
The young activist acted morally and intelligently when staging her protest against the deportation of asylum seekers from Sweden.
A new book attempts to cloak Tony Abbott in a political philosophy, but is not entirely convincing.
The 'party discipline' that has its roots in the Labor Party's precursor of the 1890s has stifled real political debate, making even the smartest politicians sound like hacks and act like sheep.