Too big to fail

Monday, 30 March 2009   International relations   2 comments 

In effect the US government is putting an economic gun to the head of the other major economic powers and doing to the rest of the world what the major US financial institutions did to it.

Bring back Costello now! Round 2

Wednesday, 25 March 2009   Media analysis   19 comments 

The Liberal party is being driven with one eye on the road in front and one on the rear view mirror – and it is getting increasingly confused which is which.

Dead centre

Monday, 23 March 2009   State of the parties   9 comments 

The fact is that, leaving aside metaphysical claptrap, any objective assessment would have concluded that this was an election that Labor should never have looked like losing.

Staring at nothing

Monday, 16 March 2009   Media analysis   10 comments 

The media’s refusal to see the depths of the Liberals’ political problems is why they keep getting the leadership dynamics wrong.

The period of domestic initiatives is now over and the global dimension to this crisis is now becoming unavoidable.

The ‘chasm’ between these two political supremos neatly summed up by the ease with which Pyne has flitted between both.

After off-loading responsibility for the downturn, Labor needs to convince why it can make a difference at all.