A lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client, or so the saying goes. But what of a democratically elected prime minister who wilfully refuses to represent the broad sweep of the people, and particularly those who didn't vote for him?
When Carly Fiorina told a Republican debate audience what the country needs to have “the strongest military on the face of the planet”—50 Army brigades, 36 Marine battalions, at least 300 naval ships, a rebuild of the Sixth Fleet and an upgrade of “every leg of the nuclear triad”—it sounded a bit familiar.
The former prime minister thanks Ray Hadley and his listeners for their “support and encouragement”. Obviously. They are in furious agreement that nothing has changed with the change in the prime ministership. Hadley seems to concur with Abbott that he would have won a presidential-style victory at the next election. By implication – that whole leadership-change thing was pointless.
Jonathan Freedland is a babe... I mean he is a youngster. A young kid in an old lollypop shop. He traipse the already trodden path of why religion is blah blah blah... This was sorted out a long time ago in the "age of enlightenment" by mighty brainiac philosophers, including David Hume...
Thanks to the ludicrous yet frightening Living Safe Together booklet most of Australia knows about Karen, the women who became a ‘radical activist’ (whatever that is) by listening to ‘alternative music’ (whatever that is).
Events have conspired against Malcolm Turnbull in his first week in power in a way that may be irredeemable, writes Bob Ellis.
As the Abbott government casts around for a third version of its Medicare copayment policy, it’s surely time for it to ask the basic question: “Why are we doing this again?”
Amidst all the handwringing across the political spectrum, commentators of every type decry the deplorable conditions that prevail in the parts of the world that have been under attack by the US, NATO, and the historic colonial powers of Europe: Britain and France. That is to say jointly and severally the wealthiest countries on Earth concentrated in the North Atlantic region of the world. However, the vast majority of the text generated on this subject is truly tiresome.
disasters used to be a punishment from god, now they are profit making ventures for multinationals...
Somehow, the corporations that were given the aid money to rebuild Haiti or provide other services were able to absorb billions of dollars without doing much at all. Although, it should be noted, company profits have been healthy. Are they held accountable? Of course not. Disaster capitalism at its best.
FRC President Tony Perkins informed The Christian Post Wednesday that Trump, the current frontrunner among Republican presidential candidates, will not be attending FRC's Sept. 25-27 Values Voters Summit, even though other leading Republican candidates are scheduled to speak.
Tony Abbott, yesterday's man, as told by the caption of the picture, is deluded and the Murdoch press obliges to paint lavish praise on this gross embarrassment... "interestingly, nothing has changed" he claims... He should know that things don't change that fast... Except that he has gone, his mates have been shafted and a weight of crap has lifted from this nation shoulders. There is hope that Malcolm will make a few changes for the better on all the crap that Tony claims as his successes... Tony is deluded...
US House Speaker John Boehner will resign from his leadership position and give up his seat at the end of October.
Mr Boehner made the decision while praying on Friday morning - a day after hosting Pope Francis at Congress.
Fighting back tears, the 65-year-old said at a news conference that "turmoil" over his leadership would do lasting damage to the House.
Mr Boehner has been under pressure from the conservative wing of his party ever since he took the job in 2011.
He suggested a private moment with the pontiff was partly behind the decision.