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Frenchman with a forked tongue

Today in The Australian “Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism,” France’s President Emmanuel Macron declared on Armistice Day, before adding, in a thinly disguised swipe at US President Donald Trump, “those who say ‘my interests first, regardless of others!’ … Continue reading

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The Diabolic Policy Dilemmas Created by Previous Energy Policies

Regulatory measures – subsidies for wind/solar – have wrecked the Australian market, driving up prices and increasing supply costs.  And the policies have created wind and solar capacities that have on-going effects, which cannot be unwound by simply allowing the … Continue reading

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The red and blue of the US mid-terms

The US mid-terms: a victory for Trump? Many on the right felt relief at the outcome of the US mid-terms, where the message was that the incumbent President predictably loses support.  The House loss was said to be modest and … Continue reading

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It’s a mess, but history shows that the US can rebound

Today in The Australian The American people spoke on Tuesday, but quite what they said will remain contentious for years to come. What is certain, however, is that American politics will be as tumultuous in its next phase as it … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Justinian the Great: Defending the Indefensible

Malcolm is getting ready to vigorously defend his legacy, starting with an appearance on Q&A (says it all). One might have thought you had to have a legacy before you could defend one (a positive one that is). Which begs … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Justinian the Great: The Race that Stops the Government – Wentworth Stakes

With the spring racing carnival in full flight it is timely to check the form guide of Morrison stables for the remainder of the carnival. While all the attention today is on the race that stops the nation, being a … Continue reading

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Still not back, but need to comment on the “Cameron Affair”

As previously advised, Spartacus has hung up the keyboard and taken a seat. But sometimes it is important to stand up. And today is one of those days. There have already been 2 posts and numerous comments on Catallaxy about … Continue reading

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Leninist logic says China must be checked, and soon

Today in The Australian As Bill Shorten noted in his address to the Lowy Institute on Monday, China is likely to remain Australia’s largest trading partner “for the foreseeable future”. However, that doesn’t mean our interests are necessarily aligned.

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A good day for wind apart from the choke point

Yesterday was a good day for wind after a slow start. Across the 24 hours from 6am yesterday to 6am this morning the supply ranged from 0.8GW to 3.2GW. The average for the day was about 44% of capacity which … Continue reading

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Brian Owler

Brian Owler is a first rate neurosurgeon and is the Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children. In that role he has saved the lives of many children. It is a critical role and there are few … Continue reading

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