Less than four days into Australia’s sterling effort to be the first member of the 'Coalition of the Willing' to invade itself, and it looks as if the initiative is failing before it has even started, writes Guy Rundle.
Last week, the Howard Government imposed a de facto apartheid system on Australia. You may want to argue that this was necessary, desirable, a last resort, etc, etc, but first you have to acknowledge that this is apartheid, writes Guy Rundle.
With EU aid and diplomatic contact starting to flow back to the increasingly inaccurately named Palestinian authority, a message has been sent to insurgent groups in the Middle East – if you want engagement it is not democracy, but its opposite, that is required of you.
Were there any doubt that the atmosphere in Surry Hills is reminiscent of the last days in the Nixon White House ('Goddam you, Switzer pray with me you little Swiss boy! Get on your knees, Heidi!') Chris Mitchell’s rambling response to his sundry critics here and elsewhere has dispelled it.
You don’t have to go far into Little Children Are Sacred, the report on child abuse in Aboriginal communities, to be shocked and appalled.
The utter absence of anything resembling news in recent poll results has forced the pundits to start examining the nature and conditions of the vacuum, writes Guy Rundle.
With the victory of Hamas in the tussle for the Gaza strip several things have come to pass. The first is that the whole region is tipping towards a point in which there are more non-states than states, ie. chaos.
Day three in The Australian’s increasingly whacky war on the "psychotic left" and so far it’s proving highly entertaining, writes Guy Rundle.
It’s a measure of where Iraq is at these days, that it doesn’t seem like a big news week when all that’s happened is the revelation that the US is arming Sunni Arab militia who are willing to fight al-Qaeda groups inside the country, at the same time as the Speaker of the Parliament is ordered to take a holiday after getting his bodyguards to beat up a stroppy MP.