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.
Apart from the creation of a futures market in toilet paper, pasta and rice, the Coronavirus may also have a few positive political effects here and overseas.
Firstly, the messaging from the government regarding protection of you and those around you seems to be based on the recommendations from th...
No sooner had I completed a piece titled: How would YOU revive the economy? than it became redundant. A quick glance through it will show why it dated so rapidly.
Like me, do you ponder why it took the dramatic events of recent days, of which you are all well aware, to bring about what can ...
Recently I watched an episode of Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery where she ‘delivered’ Gillian Triggs back to her high school and university while discussing various elements of Triggs’ life. Towards the end of the program, Zemiro invited Triggs to read some of the commentary made about Triggs in her r...
Ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus is attributed with the maxim that ‘change is the only constant in life’. If he came back to life now, you would hope he wouldn’t be surprised to see the maxim is as accurate now as it was 500 or so years before the modern era when he was alive.
We don’t react we...
Although recent public opinion polls have suggested that some people are losing faith in democracy, how many would prefer another style of governance? Very few! Yet our Australian democracy does have one telling defect: usually, we have a chance to vote for a federal government only once every three...
You would think after a month or two, Senator McKenzie’s ‘own goal’ in the allotment of sporting grants would have subsided. If anything, the stench is now worse than when McKenzie’s largess to shore up political positions first came to light. In Senate hearings, an executive of the Australian Audit...
People the world over are understandably alarmed by the recent eruption of a novel coronavirus (now named COVID-19) and its spread to countless countries, bringing in its wake widespread disruption, chaos, panic, illness and death. Previous coronavirus infections: SARS - Severe Acute Respiratory Sy...
The Australian Federal Police have dropped the investigation into the political ‘hit job’ Federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor failed to execute on Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore. For those who came in late, we noted last December.
Morrison has also spent a considerable amount of political capit...
Naturally enough in the wake of the catastrophic bushfires that have affected most states since last October, there has been a national discussion on theories that, according to their proponents, would have reduced the risk of bushfires starting or would allow us to more effectively attack the ragin...
Sometime in the future when Australia is finally taking real and meaningful action on climate change by reducing emissions across the board (and hopefully we aren’t all suffering a reduction in quality of life due to the compressed timeframes and drastic action required to obtain a result), it would...
The Festive Season is over. Christmas, with all its seasonal trappings, delighted and enriched us. The joy of being with family and friends remains a cherished memory. The summer break refreshed us. Now, the prospect of another long year looms. What does it hold?
How well will the pleasures we’v...
This blog site traditionally has a look back at what we commented on in the past year as our last article come December. This year, we’re going to break the cycle and look at what Prime Minister Morrison should be considering over the next month or so instead of asking ‘how good is the cricket?’. Th...
Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing.Bernard Baruch
Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing.
Deals are my art form. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.Donald Trump
Deals are my art form. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.
Imagine there's no heaven, It's easy if you try, No hell below us, Above us only sky.John Lennon
Imagine there's no heaven, It's easy if you try, No hell below us, Above us only sky.
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.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.Noam Chomsky
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
I disagree with 80 of this but the main problem is that the underlying assumption is too simplistic and hence completely misses the real explanation.
Day 7 of quarantine and the fear of coved has jumped in intensity with the announcement of the cash splash to private hospitals whose skill and expertise is delivering babies, removing ingrown toenails and haemorrhoids.
We missed an opportunity to take health back to public owne...
Exactly. I haven’t been here for years but do have a new website up and running. I had hope to put it in the URL to not directly promote it.
The closet MMTers are coming out of the woodwork and MMT is being proved correct!