Category Archives: Politics

Jordan Peterson and Brett Kavanaugh

One of the major major flaws on the right is the reluctance to the point of refusal to back its side in a fight. Donald Trump is almost unique in his willingness to contest on every patch of disputed territory. … Continue reading

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“Bullying” is the very essence of the political process

From A Snowflake’s Guide to Politics. See if you can see a pattern. Here is the first definition of “arm twisting” that comes up on Google. It’s from The Cambridge Dictionary: arm-twisting noun [ U ] UK ​ /ˈɑːmˌtwɪs.tɪŋ/ US ​ /ˈɑːrmˌtwɪs.tɪŋ/​ behaviour in which you try to make someone do something by threats or … Continue reading

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My agenda for our new government

This is the agenda for the new government. 1) Balanced Budgets, Easing of Business Regulations and a Sharp Reduction in Public Spending Modern macro, that teaches that spending, of itself, is the basis for economic growth, higher employment and rising … Continue reading

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New PM: Scott Morrison

Posted in Australian Story, Conservative politics, Politics | 621 Comments

Turnbull will not stand if party room votes for a spill

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Leadership Challenge Forum 2018

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The voice of reason

Laura Jayes has an excellent op-ed in the Daily Telegraph: People nodding along with the broader sentiments are sick of being branded racists for wanting to have a discussion on it. Australians aren’t racist, they just want to hear their … Continue reading

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She’s a witch. Burn her II

Andrew Bolt points out that the Basic Instinct story has changed. Yesterday: “It is alleged that you and [a staff member] attended Mr Jason Clare’s office at Parliament. Mr Clare was sitting on the floor playing with his son. [The … Continue reading

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She’s a witch. Burn her.

Like half the country I have been reading stories about Emma Husar day after day, after day, after day … Some of the stories are scandalous. She bought toilet paper. She brought her dog to work. A staffer picked up … Continue reading

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Rule of law or majoritarianism

So we propagandise ourselves all the time. One powerful piece of propaganda is that we live under the rule of law and not the rule of men.* Sometimes, however, that argument becomes somewhat threadbare.  Take the case of Trump v … Continue reading

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