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By Mark Bahnisch on August 26, 2011
As the Revolution in Libya appears set to succeed, a number of notions have become instant common wisdom, the most prominent of which is that “we” somehow have a responsibility to ensure that Libya does not become another Iraq.
By LP Administrator on August 26, 2011
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By Brian on August 26, 2011
Antarctica’s glacial movements Via Gizmodo researchers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena and the University of California, Irvine have made a map of every glacier on the continent, down to its individual shape and flow velocity, illustrating how water [...]
By tigtog on August 25, 2011
This week’s whimsy is brought to you by a timely warning on the perils of neglecting baobabs. Please share any bits and pieces you have come across recently that have surprised, delighted, intrigued or otherwise positively engaged you.
By Kim on August 24, 2011
I don’t always agree with Bernard Keane but I think he is right on the money on the question of the demographics and motivations of participants in right wing rallies such as the recent ones in Canberra, in his first [...]
By Mark Bahnisch on August 23, 2011
After campaigning against the Carbon Tax, BlueScope Steel is being cruelled by the lack of a proper Resources Rent Tax.
By Mark Bahnisch on August 22, 2011
The CPD suggests a return to evidence-based policy on asylum seekers. The question is: how do we get there?
By Robert Merkel on August 22, 2011
If you want a sense of the financial pain being felt by some shopkeepers at the moment, all you need to do is peruse the submissions to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into Australian retailing. Whether anything should be done about [...]
By tigtog on August 22, 2011
Our weekly (mostly) look at media spin tactics: the first question is always cui bono?
By Guest Poster on August 22, 2011
Am I the only person who is thoroughly sick of the neoliberals and right-wingers carping on about the evils of the welfare state? It was, after all, they who invented it.
By Mark Bahnisch on August 21, 2011
Since we don’t live by politics alone (I sincerely hope), what did people get up to this weekend? Join in, share some tales, regulars and lurkers all!