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|An important essay by Richard Lindzen|
Of course, the climate system is driven by the sun, but even if the solar forcing were constant, the climate would still vary.
By Don Aitkin - 26/10/2018
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|Choosing abortion is the greatest regret of my life|
I named my baby later to acknowledge the child that I was still grieving for. I began to imagine the life she could have had.
By Madeleine Weidemann - 18/10/2018
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|Do we have free will?|
Unpacking Sam Harris’ belief that we don’t have control over our actions.
By Louis O'Neill - 5/11/2018
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|The knowledge of good and evil|
'When their relationship with God was disturbed, their mutual relationship was also disturbed; everything that belongs together disintegrated...'
By Peter Sellick - 13/11/2018
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|Time to go nuclear|
Lifting Australia’s ban on nuclear power can only be a good thing, providing new economic opportunities and an alternative pathway to clean and plentiful energy.
By Tristan Prasser - 29/10/2018
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|Man stupid, gorilla wise… Koko say so…|
Overwhelmingly, the comments are of the self-righteous, reactionary, Nature worshiping kind that belittles humanity and places the wisdom of the beast/Nature above humanity.
By Barry York - 2/11/2018
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|Trump rejects UN and UNESCO’s fictitious Palestinian state |
President Trump's National Security Adviser - John Bolton - has exposed the fiction that there is a legally-constituted 'State of Palestine'.
By David Singer - 18/10/2018
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|Religious schools and discrimination|
However, the call by Sheikh Taj Aldin Hilali, a Sydney based cleric, that independent Islamic schools should not allow homosexual teachers to work in their schools has opened up a can of worms.
By Kuranda Seyit - 23/10/2018
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|The warning we are ignoring|
Gross domestic product (GDP), the measure of economic activity, for instance, will actually increase as the climate gets worse.
By Keith Suter - 9/11/2018
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|The impacts of global warming are happening anyway|
Without stabilisation of population, more efficient utilisation of resources and reduction of pollution most of the same impacts are still going to happen.
By Eric Claus - 1/11/2018
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|Holey Bible arguments against Margaret Court|
What are the holes in Dr Robyn Whitaker's arguments against Margaret Court and Court's support for heterosexual marriage over Whitaker's backing of modern Christian families that include gay couples?
By Spencer Gear - 7/11/2018
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|Brothers in arms: the John Hunter story|
He wrapped him tightly in an army issue groundsheet and buried him on his back as if resting peacefully in the field of battle.
By Brian Murphy - 9/11/2018
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|Geo-engineering: acting in ignorance of the consequences|
Geo-engineering: acting in ignorance of the consequences.
By Tim Ball and Tom Harris - 6/11/2018
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|Is One Nation the site of Australia's Alt-Right?|
Many commentators have labelled this evidence of an increased return to an ultra-conservative entrenchment of racism and white superiority in Australia.
By Rob Cover - 24/10/2018
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|Hydrogen power: hype or hope? |
The report accepts costs need to be reduced and that will require a massive effort. It says more R&D, and, importantly, getting the market activated to generate experience with production processes.
By Geoff Carmody - 7/11/2018
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|Don’t let the terrorists and supremacists win|
If it is ok to be white, we should be able to say so even if white supremacists say the same thing.
By David Leyonhjelm - 31/10/2018
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|Coalition’s hands-off housing policy points to 2019 election defeat|
A combination of real wage growth, targeted land release, and reforms to negative gearing and capital gains concessions would deflate median prices.
By Blake Pepper and Glen Anderson - 19/10/2018
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|Malcolm's outrageous slings and arrows|
Mr Malcolm Turnbull has long portrayed himself as a man of great dignitas and auctoritas capable of standing above the fray of Australian politics
By Gregory Melleuish - 13/11/2018
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|Roaming domestic cats|
NSW law considers a cat a “nuisance” only if makes a noise that unreasonably interferes with your peace, comfort or convenience, or repeatedly damages your property. And the burden of proof is on you.
By Allen Greer - 30/10/2018
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|The importance of alternative media|
The media are a battleground where reformers struggle for attention, but are defeated with great regularity by the wealth and power of the establishment.
By John Avery - 30/10/2018
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|If Australia has compulsory voting, why are over 628,000 people missing from the electoral roll?|
Australia is one of a relatively small club of nations that makes voting compulsory. Other countries with compulsory voting are: Brazil, Argentina, Luxembourg, and Belgium.
By Michelle Coxhead - 12/11/2018
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|Why are good people blind to unethical institutions?|
The problem of knowing what is right and what is wrong has been compounded by the double speak describing unethical conflicts of interest that are systematically imbedded in Australian institutions.
By Shann Turnbull - 8/11/2018
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|Why Sco-Mo has got it wrong on Muslim leaders|
Firstly, 'extremist' and 'Islam' are two diametrically opposed concepts. To conflate these terms is an affront to the great world faith of Islam.
By Kuranda Seyit - 15/11/2018
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|President Xi's digital prison|
What he learned from the past was that the CCP would have to hold the society in an inflexible ideological vice.
By Felix Imonti - 25/10/2018
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|US shale has a glaring problem|
The WSJ analyzed 50 companies, finding that they spent a combined $2 billion more than they generated in the second quarter.
By Nicholas Cunningham - 26/10/2018
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|Should the US stop enabling Israel?|
They created what is effectively an apartheid state in the West Bank by applying different laws, different roads to travel, and a different security apparatus, all designed to suppress the Palestinians.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 22/10/2018
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|Embassy disappearances: Jamal Khashoggi and the foreign policy web|
Three powers tussling over image and appearance; all engaged in a wrestle over how best to seem the least hypocritical.
By Binoy Kampmark - 19/10/2018
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|America must not live and die by the gun|
All we hear from Trump and his stooges in Congress are hollow and insincere expressions of sorrow and condolences to the families of the victims.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 14/11/2018
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|John Gray and the malady of 21st century liberalism|
The underlying assumption is that the Western faith in reason to liberate humanity has lost its underlying authority, and now we are free-floating down the rapids, possibly towards Niagara Falls.
By Jason Beale - 14/11/2018
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|Netanyahu is destroying both Israel and the Palestinians|
The unity of purpose between Israeli and diaspora Jewry is crumbling, the social and political divide among Israelis is dangerously widening, and the prospect of living in peace and security is becoming increasingly untenable.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 17/10/2018
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|Politicians with trustworthy eyes|
Discrimination is a part of life. Indeed, I don’t believe I’ve ever met anyone who doesn’t discriminate in one way or another.
By David Leyonhjelm - 17/10/2018
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|What the Fed changes and what the Fed doesn’t|
■ The Fed tells us that the US growth this year will be higher at 3.1% but rates will still peak at 3.4% in 2020.
By Michael Knox - 19/10/2018
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|Jordan jumps on Trump bandwagon leaving PLO way behind|
Jordan has now signalled its preparedness to replace the PLO by publically supporting Trump in an article written in the Jordan Times by Walid Sadi.
By David Singer - 24/10/2018
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|Isn't long-term planning for urban public transport a no-brainer?|
The Rail Futures Institute's Melbourne Rail Plan is the sort of comprehensive metropolitan plan that the Government's failed to release, preferring instead to pull out ad-hoc projects just before the next election.
By Alan Davies - 23/10/2018
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|Diyanet: Erdogan's Islamic vehicle to the Balkans|
Erdogan has put in the field two state organizations, Diyanet and the Turkish Development Agency (TIKA), as vehicles through which Turkey could enhance its Islamic influence in the Balkans.
By Alon Ben-Meir and Arbana Xharra - 25/10/2018
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|The disgruntled former prime minister|
Attempting to maximise the effect of his deposition, Turnbull began a campaign of ennobling self-effacement and cleansing.
By Binoy Kampmark - 16/11/2018
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|The thoroughly modern university and the many uses of hate speech|
Disagreement, debate, disputation, and 'difference' was central to the life of the university.
By Laurence Maher - 15/11/2018
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|The Saudi butchery in Yemen and the world’s apathy|
The cold-blooded killing of the journalist Khashoggi, however gruesome, pales compared to the brutality and gross human rights violations Saudi Arabia is committing in Yemen.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 29/10/2018
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|Trump’s withdrawal from the INF treaty could signal a new nuclear arms race |
Not surprisingly, Trump's allies within the European Union and Japan have criticised the decision to withdraw, fearing that it could lead to a new nuclear arms race.
By Glen Anderson and Blake Pepper - 15/11/2018
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|Losing users: Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook problems|
Facebook, the all-gazing, accumulating system of personal profiles and information, poster child, in fact, of surveillance capitalism, is losing users.
By Binoy Kampmark - 5/11/2018
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|Property taxes are about to fall (and why this is bad news)|
The remarkable thing is just how dependent State Governments have become on property taxes – chiefly stamp duty on transfers.
By Ross Elliott - 1/11/2018
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|The panic into quality|
This is not that bear market, this is a bull market correction. The reason we know this is not a bear market is that we have two tests.
By Michael Knox - 2/11/2018
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|Erdogan’s hooligans came knocking on NYU’s doors|
What's outrageous about this episode is that we here in the US, where freedom of speech and assembly are guaranteed by the constitution, are threatened by Turkish citizens who were given the privilege to live in our country.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 6/11/2018
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|Government hasn't dug itself out of school funding hole with PIT yet|
The policy and technical issues should have been thoroughly examined and debated well before any formal adoption of the PIT measure.
By David Robertson - 8/11/2018
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|The tyranny of fashion: shredding Banksy|
This is a world, of transaction, appearance and display, based on conceit and seduction, the toying by the super star artist with the necessarily gullible.
By Binoy Kampmark - 22/10/2018
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|Inside the black box: Paul Romer’s endogenous growth theory|
Romer’s analysis begins with the insight that innovations are based on ideas and an intrinsic characteristic of ideas is that they are non-rivalrous.
By Flavio Romano - 31/10/2018
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|Politicised victimhood: Ukraine's Holodomor, genocide and intent|
These measures do raise a question: whether the term genocide has been all too readily pressed into usage, when intent to do so must be the only reasonable inference on the evidence.
By Binoy Kampmark - 12/11/2018
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|Boomers go bust in power|
The 2019 election will be fought out between two Generations Xers in the shape of Scott Morrison (born 1968) and Bill Shorten (born 1967).
By Gregory Melleuish - 16/11/2018
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