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.
Well the London 2012 Olympics logo is finally here – and everyone hates it., writes Guy Rundle from London.
Iraq could not get much bloodier, but it could be about to get a lot more interesting, as Turkey may be only weeks away from a major incursion across the northern border.
Dutch TV's Big Donor Show turned out to be a hoax designed to highlight the lack of organ donors in the Netherlands, but whether the hoax will serve its claimed ends remains to be seen.
Trouble on the pampas – or whatever geographical term is relevant to Venezuela – with news that Andrew Bolt is banging the drum about a petition inviting Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to come to Australia and inspire us.
With the abduction of five Brits – one specialist and four security personnel who, the papers said, erroneously, were guarding him – from inside the Iraqi Finance Ministry, life is getting tougher for the vast army of foreigners ripping off bli ... er ... helping the country in its transition to democracy.