Friday 18th of January 2019

John Richardson's blog

on political advisers ...

on political advisers ...

held to account ...

held to account ...

getting out of our own way ...

getting out of our own way ...

poor "Auntie" ...

poor "Auntie" ...

 

sacré bleu …

sacré bleu …

 

on "white trash" ...

on "white trash" ...

Donald Trump’s presidency feels both unprecedented and oddly familiar

when a date cannot be changed ...

when a date cannot be changed ...

those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it …

those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it …

Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. It seems the passage of time has isolated all but those familiar with the atrocities of the last World War from the warning signs that signal the rise of malevolent power.

the cost of a one-eyed Cyclops ...

the cost of a one-eyed Cyclops ...

American Psycho ...

American Psycho ...

Kim Jong-un’s offer to re-open the hotline with South Korea cannot be seen as merely a ploy to wedge ROK and the United States, as so readily claimed last Tuesday by Nikki Haley, United States Ambassador to the United Nations.  

from the Cuckoo’s Nest …

from the Cuckoo’s Nest …

Author and columnist Michael Wolff has written this extracted column about his time in the White House based on the reporting included in Fire and Fury. 

New Year Greetings from Turd Blossom …

New Year Greetings from Turd Blossom …

As Australia suffers the stewardship of a man apparently devoid of vision, inspiration and the self-confidence and character to truly lead, the word “hypocrisy” will forever define the prime ministership of Malcolm Turnbull.

there’s our “special friends” & everyone-else …

there’s our “special friends” & everyone-else …

The government’s plans to address foreign influence in Australian life provide an opportunity for the first time to define the level of Israeli activity designed to influence the making of our foreign policy. George Brandis didn’t plan this. But it is likely to be an outcome.  

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