Mark Phillips
Writer, journalist & communicator based in Melbourne, Australia. Author of Radio City: the First 30 Years of 3RRR-FM.

It was inevitable that Trump’s presidency would end this way: in scandal and ignominy, fear, loathing and shame

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Donald Trump hugs the US flag as he arrives to speak at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, on 2 March 2, 2019. Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

Trump lit the fuse, but scenes from the Capitol on Wednesday are the culmination of an unraveling of US democracy over 40 years

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A Trump supporter during the invasion of the Capitol building on 6 January. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images


The signs were there from the very start that 2020 was going to be a year we wouldn’t forget

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As we grapple with what has gone so wrong in contemporary America, revisiting Springsteen’s back catalogue helps to begin to explain it all

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Eric Meola’s iconic cover shot from Born To Run featuring Springsteen with Clarence Clemons.

Trump’s refusal to leave office peacefully is an imminent threat to democracy


Celebrate this brief moment in the sun, because storm clouds are already gathering after Joe Biden’s victory

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Supporters of Biden-Harris pose for selfies near the security fence on the north side of the White House on Sunday, a day after Joe Biden claimed victory in the 2020 election. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The US is sliding into oblivion as a failed state, and the election of Joe Biden won’t save it

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A pro-Trump demonstrator with the slogan ‘We The People’ tattooed on his arm carries a semi-automatic at a protest in Detroit on 6 November. A Michigan judge rejected the Trump campaign’s request to halt the count of mail-in ballots, ruling the claims were pointless because the tally was almost over in a state where Biden has already been declared the winner. Photo: Emily Elconin/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Only one thing is certain after all the votes are counted: the US will be even more polarised and divided following the 2020 election

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Tyrone Carter a former NFL player from Minnesota Vikings leads a group of kids who support presidential candidate Joe Biden take a knee and block the road near a polling place in Minneapolis, Minnesota on election day, 3 November. Photo by Kerem Yucel / AFP via Getty Images

In this news report relayed from the future, the current incumbent of the White House comments on the death of former President Donald J. Trump

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Asked for her views on the death of Donald Trump (pictured), President Ocasio-Cortez said “may he rot in Hell”.


Democracy itself is at stake in the US Presidential election

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