This new page points to material posted on political websites, initially in Australia. It can be accessed by clicking the Blog Watch link in the upper right margin under 'site pages'. It is provided as a service along the lines Crikey provides Richard Farmer's Breakfast Media Wrap, which make perusing the daily online newspapers much easier.
As many visitors to political blogs are unable to visit daily, the updates will be in weekly batches, so that users can see the whole week at a glance. Where possible links are provided. The sites will be grouped under three categories initially: psephology, political, and social/economics
The sites listed to date are:
The Poll Bludger
The Political Sword
The Piping Shrike
Social and economics blogspots
On Line Opinion
Time will tell if I can keep this page sufficiently up to date.
Around two years ago, The Political Sword published Is Donald Trump mad? In November of last year, we published Is Donald Trump crumbling? It could be argued that Trump’s recent behaviour warrants another such article. But why bother? We’ve said it all before, as have columnists the world ...
Who knows if the pages of Morrison’s Bible might be missing the pages that discuss ’do unto others as you wish them do to you’? Those words are one version of ’the golden rule’ which is a tenet of most religions according to Wikipedia. His years as Immigration Minister and then Treasurer demonstrate...
Since 2015, Australian telecommunications providers have been required to keep the metadata relating to your and my electronic conversations, internet searches, text messages, emails and so on for a period of two years. Apparently, our ‘security’ depends on the government of the day knowing that the...
No ‘heedless’ is not a misprint; nor should it have been ‘headless’, although some might prefer that descriptor with poultry overtones! ‘Heedless’ signifies an alarming propensity so many politicians exhibit – the capacity to ignore evidence that does not align with their entrenched beliefs, their u...
It was in 2012 that The Price of Inequality by Nobel Prize winner Joseh Stiglitz was published in America and the United Kingdom. In 2013 it was distributed worldwide by Penguin Books. This seminal work, tellingly subtitled How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future was widely acknowledged.As ...
The dictum is not to talk about religion and politics in polite company. If you share that belief, read no further.
Religious freedom is an interesting concept. A quick search came up with no current law in Australia that makes a belief in any faith tradition illegal, and anti-discrimination legisl...
It seems that most Australians have been affected in some way by cancer. The chances are you know a cancer survivor, remember someone who didn’t survive, have sympathy with someone undergoing treatment or have a friend or relative that knows someone who has been affected in some way.
One thing in c...
Another title might have been Democracy according to Hayne, as it was The Honourable Justice Kenneth Madison Hayne AC, QC, Royal Commissioner in the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, who in his address to The Melbourne Law School on 26 J...
Dedicated observers of the political scene in Australia owe much to Niki Savva. Although she has been a political correspondent for News Corp Australia since 2010, she really made her mark as a significant author when she penned two critical exposés in which she fearlessly uncovered the labyrinthine...
We’ve all seen the movie or read the book that has, as a part of the plot, a group of relatives who are reluctantly invited to the wedding only because they are family. Frankly, no one really likes them due to their boorish and overbearing attitudes. Stereotypically, while giving the (usually unwar...
Have you noticed the growing bond between President Trump and PM Morrison?
Morrison has always been fulsome in his praise of Trump: “He says what he's going to do and then goes and does it; I can always rely on President Trump to follow through on what he says.”During his recent visit to US aircr...
If you have a memory that is better than the media and Coalition Government hope you do, you would probably remember when the Rudd ALP Government, challenged by what are arguably similar economic conditions to those today, primed the economy with a three pronged approach. The theory was that there w...
Often when I pray I wonder if I am posting letters to a non-existent address.C. S. Lewis
Often when I pray I wonder if I am posting letters to a non-existent address.
All issues are political; politics is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.George Orwell
All issues are political; politics is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.
I think the Prime Minister has embarked on a journey and he has no idea where he's taking us.John Hewson
I think the Prime Minister has embarked on a journey and he has no idea where he's taking us.
Where the populace rise at once against the never-ending audacity of elected persons.Walt Whitman
Where the populace rise at once against the never-ending audacity of elected persons.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumberJoseph Goebbels
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber
the best slogan scummo has is labor and the greens. Albo needs to work on dumping the greedy narcissists
the loonies are extremists work on unseating brandt everyone has forgotten the arsehole that preceded him so get a good candidate now. One that will walk and talk the electorate.
Do take a look at the new Featured Video up the page. It features the inspirational address of Greta Thunberg to world leaders at the UN Climate Action Summit, September 23, 2019.
Who could fail to be impressed by the earnestness and competence of this exceptional young wo...
This article in the Sydney Morning Herald by John Hewson: Your honeymoon is over, PM: it's time to fill the policy vacuum underscores the contention in this piece that Coalition politicians, especially Morrison and Frydenberg are heedless to our deteriorating ec...