Donald Trump continues to confound his opponents … How Rupert Murdoch promoted Trump’s takeover of New York and then America … China’s star continues to rise … Labour MP who challenged Israel … Paul Ramsay’s bequest runs off the rails … Great Crashing Bores & Festival of Dangerous Ideas Trump’s crash crusade When Donald Trump…

Malcolm Turnbull’s “terror” alert deconstructed … Why Canberra is absorbed with WA State Election … Mike Baird returns to banking vomitorium … Dr Gallop promotes laughably fatuous UK regulations … Great Crashing Bores … ISIS missile system or AFP fantasy? If you ever wondered what a home-grown piece of “fake news” looks like, turn to…

Jackie Lambie is Tasmania’s very own Trumpette … Cory Bernardi and Pauline Hanson become “friended” … Bob Hawke finally deserts Israeli lobby … Why Brexit will break Prime Minister Theresa May … Donald Trump’s invitation to Buck House stirs storm of protest … Brenda has always welcomed dictators in the past … Great Crashing Bores…

Cory Bernardi embraces political oblivion … Mr Harbourside Mansion makes vitriolic attack on Mr Billionaire Poodle … The Rise of Trumpism: A lesson from history … Who wants to be a Roman Catholic? … In praise of a health crusader …Author Kate Grenville writes anti-perfume book … Adelaide’s village idiot Senator Cory Bernardi made headlines…

Rupert Murdoch expands his empire (again) … British PM Theresa May in Murdoch’s pocket … Aleppo and Mosul: tale of two cities … Australia drawn deeper into Middle East quicksand … Phillip Knightley’s take on war correspondents … Rupert Murdoch: local and global This week Rupert Murdoch secured full ownership of my local paper, The…

A farewell tribute to Cuba’s President Castro … ABC moralists prompt “no platforming” of dead painter Donald Friend …Trump V Clinton: war goes on … Women pollies break Euro-ceiling … Guest contributor Judith White writes: This Sunday, in Cuba’s easternmost city Santiago, Fidel Castro will be buried in the Santa Ifigenía cemetery. When I was there last…

Italy welcomes ascension of President-elect Donald Trump … Trump overshadows Italian referendum on December 4 … How the Italian Mafia funded Silvio Berlusconi … Casino billionaires to celebrate inauguration of “Silvio” Trump … plus Festival of Dangerous Ideas and Great Crashing Bores The Italian Connection Italy’s political and media class were the only ones in…