Category Archives: International

“The kind of thing they do in police states”

We are dealing with a potential American constitutional crisis of the most intense kind: Former CIA Analyst Says Barack Obama Is Behind the White House Leaks. Former CIA analyst and retired U.S. Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel Tony Shaffer in an … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, International | 59 Comments

“The global deal of tomorrow”

This is from Canada’s Financial Post: In the Trump era, the plan for a Canadian-U.K.-Australia-New Zealand trade alliance is quickly catching on. Here is the point but it’s an interesting article from end to end. These are the first and … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, International | 60 Comments

How’s it playing out in Canada?

The differences between the Dominion I left and Australia today are, as ever, not that great. We are one election way from a descent from which we will never thereafter ascend. I get stories from home all the time and … Continue reading

Posted in International, Politics of the Left | 21 Comments

“How is it playing out in Australia?”

That one’s from Canada, and this is from an old mate in the US: “What does the Australian press have to say about this?” These were their entire messages. What “it” and “this” are no one needed to tell me. … Continue reading

Posted in Federal Politics, International | 156 Comments

I reckon the deal is off

Do you believe it? The Obama Administration agreed to take thousands of illegal immigrants from Australia. Why? I will study this dumb deal! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 2, 2017

Posted in American politics, International | 248 Comments

Re-defeat communism

In breaking news the UK Parliament has voted to leave the EU. The British parliament has this morning voted overwhelming in favour of triggering the Lisbon Treaty article 50 and begin the formal process of leaving the European Union. It … Continue reading

Posted in International | 37 Comments

Translation to English

Here is an op-ed from the WSJ: There is much to be said for a foreign policy equivalent of stare decisis. To say so isn’t to argue against all change: Every policy should be reviewed regularly and revised as circumstances … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, International | 7 Comments

The WSJ speaks to General James Mattis

This interview is from 2015 but still pretty interesting. (HT: John Adams)

Posted in American politics, International, National Security | 18 Comments

CNN has been caught out

I think Trump has handled the CNN reporter is exactly the correct manner. While Americans have the right to a free press there is no obligation on anyone to pander to them or engage with their poor behaviour.

Posted in International, Politics | 33 Comments

New front in the war on terror

Posted in International, Libertarians don't live by argument alone, Terrorism | 26 Comments