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View commentsView articleMail-in ballots have corrupted the electoral process
The last thing America needed to see were legal actions by teams representing the Republicans challenging the election results on November 3, 2020.
By David Singer - 20/11/2020
514 hours ago
View commentsView articleCOVID-19 shouldn't kill cash!
Cash hasn’t been very useful during the Covid-19 season. Under the shadow of lockdowns, many stores and restaurants have become delivery-only services. Cashless payments have become not just convenient but indispensable.
By Mal Fletcher - 27/11/2020
64 hours ago
View commentsView articleSkewed responsibility: Australian war crimes in Afghanistan
A 'warrior culture' also comes in for some withering treatment, which is slightly odd given the kill and capture tasks these men have been given with mind numbing regularity.
By Binoy Kampmark - 27/11/2020
176 hours ago
View commentsView articleSweden eschewed lockdowns. It’s (still) too early to be certain it was wrong.
We have been told that Sweden has become a cautionary tale and does not qualify as a model that Australia ought to pay attention to, nevermind follow.
By Andreas Ortmann - 24/11/2020
928 hours ago
View commentsView articleSeeing deeper and farther
Rod Dreher wrote his latest book to relay to us the warnings of others about a looming soft totalitarianism in the West.
By Ralph Bowles - 26/11/2020
632 hours ago
View commentsView articleChina's rivers of sand
With twenty percent of the world’s population China has only seven percent of the fresh water. It, though, controls the fresh water needed by three billion people in Asia and will not share it.
By Felix Imonti - 26/11/2020
82 days ago
View commentsView articleThe danger to our democracy is the Republican Party
While I cheer Biden's victory in the presidential election, I lament the state of the union Trump is leaving behind.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 25/11/2020
102 days ago
View commentsView articleMight Taiwan be the next Franz Ferdinand moment?
Amid escalating US-China rivalry, Taiwan is considered the most likely trigger for a hot war. Should it occur, Australia would be caught on the horns of a dilemma.
By Alan Dupont - 25/11/2020
72 days ago
View commentsView articleThe sine wave in politics
First there were kings and nobles and knights and peasants. While the kings had the power, and were supported by the knights, there was nothing much the peasants could do.
By Don Aitkin - 23/11/2020
62 days ago
View commentsView articleWhy do scientists disagree about climate change?
What we would do for industries like smelting, for air travel and for back-up for hospitals and other critical users of electricity I don't know.
By Don Aitkin - 12/11/2020
842 days ago
View commentsView articleHumanity's response to escalating global cruelty
Rees makes clear from the outset, current cruelty is worldwide, deliberate and escalating.
By Ken Macnab - 24/11/2020
44 days ago
View commentsView articleWe’ll need to pay a higher defence premium under Biden
In return for being one of the US's most reliable allies, Australia expects and hopes, that in the event of any serious threat to our borders, the US will come to our aid.
By Graham Young - 17/11/2020
375 days ago
View commentsView articleCovid offices and the religion of remote work
Masks can prove liberating. The hidden face affords security. Obnoxious authority breathes better, hiding in comfort.
By Binoy Kampmark - 23/11/2020
25 days ago
View commentsView articleA significant test for multilateral diplomacy
As a forum for multilateralism, ASEM is expected to become a real driving force for the future, consolidating its role as a dynamic facilitator in key areas of interregional cooperation.
By Ioan Voicu - 20/11/2020
57 days ago
View commentsView articleAnnual Indigenous Higher Education Update
Higher education has been quite a success story for Indigenous people, particularly for urban women.
By Joe Lane - 19/11/2020
78 days ago
View commentsView articleA dedicated obsession: Washington's continuing Iran sanctions regime
One dogma that is likely to persist in US foreign policy during a Biden presidency will be the sanctions regime adopted towards Iran.
By Binoy Kampmark - 19/11/2020
48 days ago
View commentsView articleCOVID-19: notes on Trump 52-'platitudes matter'
After predicting a landslide against Trump and getting a 10% increase in his vote as well as a reduction in the Demcrat majority in the House, the mainstream media has now officially given up on Trump voters.
By Arthur Dent - 18/11/2020
109 days ago
View commentsView articleThe future of economic policy
The art of economics consists in tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but for all groups.
By Peter Fenwick - 18/11/2020
310 days ago
View commentsView articleIs culture enough? Christianity and art
We can trace the museumisation of church art to the process of secularisation aided by the interest in comparative religion.
By Peter Sellick - 17/11/2020
310 days ago
View commentsView articlePetitions, probes and Rupert Murdoch
Australia has given the world two influential and disruptive exports in the field of media.
By Binoy Kampmark - 13/11/2020
711 days ago
View commentsView articleHas Boris Johnson lost his ‘brain’?
The most talented strategist in British politics has been expelled from Number 10 Downing Street.
By Keith Suter - 16/11/2020
712 days ago
View commentsView article‘Bushfires’ Royal Commission – a predictable disappointment
Unfortunately, the RC was not designed to seriously act on the major issues that could more substantially reduce the bushfire threat, such as land management and fire-fighting practices.
By Mark Poynter - 11/11/2020
1312 days ago
View commentsView articleWhat to do about the worst type of government: local
From the infamous Boss Tweed of Tammany Hall notoriety of New York City in the late 19th century, to the present, council maladministration, if not outright corruption, has too often been co-driver with council governance.
By Philip Lillingston - 10/11/2020
812 days ago
View commentsView articleThe effects on deficit – Trump vs Biden
Trump cuts tax, Biden lifts tax: both add deficit stimulus.
By Michael Knox - 16/11/2020
312 days ago
View commentsView articleWinnowing fan of the woke
Who would have thought the New York Times would ever come out against the secular state?
By Edie Wyatt - 13/11/2020
513 days ago
View commentsView articleAustralia’s migration advice industry in disarray
Australia’s Department of Home Affairs has fragmented the profession into two distinct categories, leaving many free from scrutiny and not subject to governance or the profession’s code of conduct.
By Murray Hunter - 12/11/2020
814 days ago
View commentsView articleClimate change, models, recent long-term temperature data and energy policy: is Covid-19 affecting our leading minds?
Having an opinion about climate change, let alone declaring it, is now the centre of personal, political and international disputes.
By Charles Essery - 6/11/2020
4916 days ago
View commentsView articleClimate change/polster failings are now secondary to the universal postal ballots in US 2020 election
The 2020 US election may have damaged the global reputation of democracy more than anyone could have imagined.
By Charles Essery - 11/11/2020
1216 days ago
View commentsView articleNormalization alone is not a path for Israeli-Palestinian peace
The normalization of relations between Israel and Sudan is another step forward toward the establishment of a comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 9/11/2020
1516 days ago
View commentsView articleBiden's victory: a eunuch presidency beckons
A Joe Biden presidency promises to be a return, not a progression. But a glance at the US electoral map suggests no easy pathway to political amnesia.
By Binoy Kampmark - 10/11/2020
2216 days ago
View commentsView articleDemocrats need to galvanise the working class to ensure future victories
As a Biden-Harris victory becomes apparent in the United States Presidential race it's well to consider the various stratum of voters and how they have determined the result.
By Tristan Ewins - 9/11/2020
918 days ago
View commentsView articleMeanwhile, back at climate change…
I keep seeing suggestions that now we know how to deal with Covid-19 (do we?) it's time to deal with the biggest threat of all, climate change.
By Don Aitkin - 30/10/2020
5018 days ago
View commentsView articleThe people's treaty
In 90 days the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons enters into force in internation law.
By Daryl Le Cornu - 6/11/2020
2818 days ago
View commentsView articleThe US Republic, Trump and the authoritarian fear-mongering club
It's an oxymoron with a long history: American democracy. In referring to the United States, it does not exist.
By Binoy Kampmark - 5/11/2020
1119 days ago
View commentsView articleI want my American dream back
Never has it occurred though to the multitude of Americans that one man, in four short years would nearly shatter everything that America stood for.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 5/11/2020
2520 days ago
View commentsView articleNo end in sight to Rohingya crisis
The challenges facing the Rohingya people have unfortunately continued following their arrival in Bangladesh.
By Beenish Ashraf - 29/10/2020
1222 days ago
View commentsView articleUS Election 2020: are the analytics correct?
A friend runs bets for a small group of us who are interested in world politics. In 2016, I was a newbie-maverick by forecasting Brexit, the UK Election and worst of all (in friends eyes) the Trump win.
By Charles Essery - 4/11/2020
1722 days ago
View commentsView articleDo elites rule at the ABC?
Is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation too focused on the interests of a relatively small group of people in the inner cities of Sydney and Melbourne?
By Peter West - 29/10/2020
4523 days ago
View commentsView articleQueenslanders vote for safe pair of hands
Presented with two parties offering no clear vision of the future, voters opted for certainty by voting for incumbents and voting for border closures.
By Graham Young - 4/11/2020
1023 days ago
View commentsView articleDriven underground by Christianity
Strangely enough for a work that centres on the secret, esoteric and arcane, 'The Secret Teachings' is largely concerned with the methodical application of rational logic.
By Peter McMahon - 3/11/2020
624 days ago
View commentsView articleGoogle meets the Sherman Act
This month, the US Department of Justice summoned up the courage to use Section 2 of the Sherman Act in filing an antitrust lawsuit against Google.
By Binoy Kampmark - 3/11/2020
325 days ago
View commentsView articleSmugglers are gonna smuggle
Across the Tasman, the New Zealand Customs Service is increasingly concerned at the record volume of illegal cigarettes entering the country through Malaysian criminal syndicates.
By David Leyonhjelm - 30/10/2020
2025 days ago
View commentsView articleThe United Nations is a paper tiger
The Armenia and Azerbaijan war is a superb example of the UN's problems. This war is a territorial dispute over the Armenia-backed breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, located inside Azerbaijan.
By Peter Bowden - 2/11/2020
426 days ago
View commentsView articleMainstream media avoid investigating Obamagate and Bidengate
Bidengate raises questions concerning alleged corruption by the Biden family including his son Hunter Biden and Joe Biden's claim that he had no knowledge of his son's business activities.
By David Singer - 2/11/2020
326 days ago
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