Murdoch-free current affairs, free of charge, with independent opinion: Donald Trump reflects America’s madness; Queensland Premier versus Rupert Murdoch; Edna Ryan, trail-blazing feminist and socialist, remembered; Labor’s right-wing salutes Susan Ryan (no relation whatsoever to Edna Ryan); Pages from history: attempted assassination of Arthur Calwell recalled by Bob Gould and Wayne Haylen; plus Quotes of the…

Stay indoors, practise social-isolation and wear a mask when you go outside. This Notebook edition falls on the 21st anniversary of Tiananmen Square on June 4. Let’s hope Chinese mainlanders with a TV set watch the unfolding events in Minneapolis, Washington DC, New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Philadelphia and elsewhere. Read independent (non-Murdoch) current affairs…

Stay indoors but stay informed. Check out alternative, non-Murdoch, current affairs. This week’s menu includes: Trump takes USA from hero to zero; Stop rorters from exploiting the pandemic; Two new dictionaries show how language is being Americanised; Debut of the word “sportswashing”; Didn’t Australia get gold for “sportswashing” at the Sydney Olympics?; Opus Dei enthusiast…

Stay in indoors but stay connected: Follow current affairs that’s important and professional, and it’s FREE: Baroness Scotland’s scramble to hold onto Commonwealth job; Britain’s Windrush crime; Baroness Scotland’s curious Commonwealth allies; Sharan Burrow, ex-ACTU boss, makes friends in Saudi Arabia, the Arab Gulf’s bloodhouse; When famous sayings were really famous; List of great sayings. “Baroness…

A menu of current affairs and commentary: What happened to film lighting? Ruby Princess scandal revisited; Quality bookshops losing out; Julian Assange’s big surprise; Time to replace dying capitalism?; Edward Snowden emerges from isolation; Maurie O’Sullivan said it first; The Australian’s headline blunders; Uncensored views of young Donald. Movies in the dark One bonus arising from…