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From Victoria Rollison
The legend of Icarus is a weirdo.
Jeb Bush Embraces George W. Bush’s Foreign Policy
You can talk of trading currency, share markets and stuff
Chocolate is spendable, as everybody knows
Not mentioned here are Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Sudan and a lot of "North" Africa...
Tony Abbott has admitted at the highest international level that Australia's policies towards China are driven by two emotions: "fear and greed".
The Prime Minister's candid appraisal of Australia's primordial motivations, given with a grin in private conversation with Germany's Angela Merkel last November, is a long way from the prolix platitudes of official documents.
And it sits in awkward contrast with Mr Abbott's personal assertions of friendship, such as the one that he made to his Chinese counterpart the following day.
Late in life, William F. Buckley made a confession to Corey Robin. Capitalism is "boring," said the founding father of the American right. "Devoting your life to it," as conservatives do, "is horrifying if only because it's so repetitious. It's like sex." With this unlikely conversation began Robin's decade-long foray into the conservative mind. What is conservatism, and what's truly at stake for its proponents? If capitalism bores them, what excites them?
The Federal Government has formally revealed it will not go ahead with a promised company tax cut for big businesses.
But nor will larger companies be forced to pay a levy that was designed to help fund the Prime Minister's dumped paid parental leave scheme.
from the Monthly ….
Peter Costello’s claim to “legendary treasurer” status rests on three pillars.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, pulled no punches Monday evening when he hammered home his message against a potential 2016 presidential candidate rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton. "Yesterday is over, and we are never going back," he declared in his formal announcement of his 2016 presidential bid.