Category Archives: International

Obama seeks to follow in Whitlam’s steps

It does strike me that Obama would like nothing better than for the Republicans to try to impeach him, not just because it would create a great crusade to keep him President, but mainly just to distract from how colossally … Continue reading

Posted in Cross Post, Elections, International | 39 Comments

Running down your capital

A third world economy is not one in which everyone is poor, only most of the people with the elites still managing to do all right. The US is not there yet, but it is trying. This is an astonishing … Continue reading

Posted in Classical Economics, Economics and economy, International | 27 Comments

After the IRS the American left thinks it can do anything it wants

What is one to make of this? The chairman of the Federal Election Commission today blasted Democratic colleagues opposed to his effort to protect conservative media after they imposed rules on the publisher of Rep. Paul Ryan’s new book, opening … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom of speech, International | 32 Comments

If only 18c allowed us to speak as frankly in Australia …

(via JB and Kae)

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The rhetoric of the left

You think America has no further distance to fall. These are Elizabeth Warren’s 11 Commandments of Progressivism. Who’s Elizabeth Warren? Senator from Massachusetts and if Hillary doesn’t get the nomination, then she will. The only question is how long before … Continue reading

Posted in Hypocrisy of progressives, International | 112 Comments

Projecting much?

I have been receiving a lot of hate in the last few days. First following the repeal of the carbon tax – our progressive friends are hurting, having invested so much of their emotional energy in that policy. Then the … Continue reading

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Ronald Reagan on KAL 007

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295 people – including 27 Australians – murdered

Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 has been shot down over the Ukraine. The flight, MH 17, codeshare with KLM flight KL4103, from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur is a popular cheap route for Australians to travel back home from Europe and Britain. … Continue reading

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A bit of weekend news

Today’s main stories at It’s a big country but if you’re an American, all of these are coming to get you: In NSA-intercepted data, those not targeted far outnumber the foreigners who are The WaPo slides 4 months of … Continue reading

Posted in History, International, Politics | 28 Comments

They can get a new president but they can’t get a new media

A bit of lamenting on a shrinking presidency: He is not the commander-in-chief. He is the moral narcissist in chief. It’s not “I think, therefore I am.” It’s “I believe — therefore it is.” But most of the country seems … Continue reading

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