Thursday, 27 November 2008 Tactics Comments Off on Managing the political deficit
To call such spending an economic strategy or even ‘Keynesianism’ is a joke.
Wednesday, 26 November 2008 Tactics Comments Off on Why they both now say it was Workchoices wot won it
Since the election the Liberals have been wrestling with the classic dilemma of a party that has lost its reason for existence. Hold on to that reason and you make yourself look irrelevant, drop it and make everyone wonder what you are for.
Monday, 24 November 2008 Media analysis Comments Off on Rats still blind one year on
There was only one political crisis in Howard’s first term – and that was a government that had come to power without a clue what to do.
Monday, 17 November 2008 International relations Comments Off on Why Bush will forgive Rudd
In a summit of twenty global leaders there are surely a few who are willing to use an international forum to moralise in a way that a Republican US President still cannot. And mishaps aside, Australia’s diplomatic service must be pleased that we have one here.
Janet Albrechtsen is so perplexed by Obama’s win she gives it the usual name sophisticated thinkers give to something they don’t understand, a paradox.
Americans have just elected a President who eighteen months ago the Australian Prime Minster said was the preferred choice of Al Qaeda.