United States of America
By tigtog on January 12, 2012
Most of what we’re seeing in the MSM is just presidential horse-race reporting, of course. Why don’t we see if we can do better?
By tigtog on January 1, 2012
“Any hope that the Obama administration would roll back the constitutional excesses of George Bush in the war on terror was extinguished today.”
By Robert Merkel on November 18, 2011
There’s been lots of discussion of what the de-facto basing of up to 2,500 US Marines at a training area in the Northern Territory means. There’s been blather about Guam, Okinawa and Chinese missile strike capability, for instance. Perhaps the [...]
By Robert Merkel on November 16, 2011
It seems like this is foreign policy week – or, perhaps we’ll call it “fall into line with the USA” week.
By Mark Bahnisch on October 22, 2011
After the Occupy Melbourne event was forcibly (and it appears, disproportionately violently) cleared by the Victorian Police at the instance of Melbourne Mayor Robert Doyle, Dr_Tad has been reflecting at Left Flank on some of the criticism of the actions [...]
By Kim on October 17, 2011
#Occupy X has come to Australia. The various actions in a number of capital cities don’t seem to have the drawing power that #Occupy Wall Street and its various viral spinoffs in the United States have, but that’s no particular [...]
By tigtog on October 1, 2011
The protests have been, by almost all accounts, peaceful, even if the protestors didn’t have a permit. The NYPD is nonetheless making mass arrests, using mace, and manhandling protestors. That kind of disproportionate response should scare all of us
By Brian on September 19, 2011
John Quiggin in his Australian Financial Review column last week told us that 1% of the US population now commands 25% of all income in the United States. He also said the many Republicans want to allow the payroll tax [...]
By Brian on August 17, 2011
President Barack Obama recently told members of Congress and the public: If we don’t come to an agreement, we could lose our country’s triple-A credit rating, not because we didn’t have the capacity to pay our bills – we do [...]
By Mark Bahnisch on August 7, 2011
Political and military power lags behind economic power, but the bill falls due. This could be the way the hegemon ends, not with a bang but with a Tea Party.
By Mark Bahnisch on August 2, 2011
The US debt ceiling bill is a triumph for the Tea Party. It represents the victory of the wealthiest 1% over the rest of the citizenry.