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Shaking Establishments: The Ocasio-Cortez Effect

July 20, 2018 - 18:30 -- Admin

Dana Milbank wrote it off as a victory of demographics, a minor, inconsequential point which left the “down-the-line liberal” Rep. Joe Crowley in its wake, a simple ploy that avoids any hard-headed analysis of the Democrats themselves. “The argument that there is a Democratic establishment resisting the progressive tide is a straw man.” This was…

Here is an ‘industry’ where true balance is missing

July 20, 2018 - 15:00 -- Admin

By Tony Andrews For full participation, just like any other Australians, First Nations need allies and support. Big business has a seemingly bottomless source of funds available to forward their own agendas. The union movement, though fairly limited in funds, has the passionate commitment and feet on the ground at election time and on the…

The Longman By-Election

July 19, 2018 - 15:30 -- Admin

    Longman is a federal electorate in Brisbane’s north held since the 2016 election by Susan Lamb for Labor. Lamb was born in Mackay, Queensland of a British father and Queensland born mother. Her own legal advice confirmed that she obtained British citizenship by descent at birth. So, she applied to renounce her British…

Descend into darkness …

July 19, 2018 - 15:06 -- Admin

“A fragment does not give us that continuously changing truth … ” (Anais Nin). We now live our lives in fragments. Small moments of awareness, like a penny peep-show of old. Wisdom and knowledge in photo-ops and literary grabs of no more than a thousand words … written in a witty and evocative hand. Hinting…

Power over the destiny of others is never given up easily

July 18, 2018 - 18:44 -- Admin

By Tony Andrews I’m coming from a perspective of almost complete ignorance about First Nation Australian people. Land rights, native title, pan-Aboriginal relationships, history, culture, political interaction with government … in fact, I’m pretty bloody ignorant about everything, except that I can clearly see things are not as black and white as we’re often led…

The conversation we don’t have but desperately need

July 17, 2018 - 17:45 -- Admin

By Sean Hurley We need to have a conversation about economics. Not the prototypical economic conversation; there’s no need to discuss regulation, interest, inflation, derivatives, or even the type of money we use. Our conversation should instead address the foundation of our modern economic system. Examine our economy from a broad perspective, without getting bogged…

Helsinki Theatrics: Trump meets Putin

July 17, 2018 - 12:26 -- Admin

The first official meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his counterpart Donald Trump was a fairly casual, unpeopled affair, absent bureaucrats and note takers. This was what both wanted in Helsinki, men who believe in the gold weighting authority commands  According to Masha Gissen of The New Yorker, their meeting reflected “their shared understanding…

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