Wednesday 29th of June 2016

trapped in perdition ...

trapped in perdition ...

Returning to the United States in an election year, I am struck by the silence. I have covered four presidential campaigns, starting with 1968; I was with Robert Kennedy when he was shot and I saw his assassin, preparing to kill him. It was a baptism in the American way, along with the salivating violence of the Chicago police at the Democratic Party's rigged convention. The great counter revolution had begun.

the new prophet... shows the way to the promised land of GOP...

moses

Malcolm Turnbull has taken Bill Shorten to task after the Labor leader accused US presidential hopeful Donald Trump of being "barking mad".

no music to the minister's ears...

the whistleblower and the minister...

Whistleblower Edward Snowden wants Australians to care more about protecting their privacy, describing it as “the right to individuality.”

oil on water...

The ForstersThe Forsters

Benjamin Franklin was a polymath, a revolutionary and a lightning conductor. 

the dead cat strategy ...

the dead cat strategy ...

It’s called the dead cat strategy.  Here, according to Sam Delaney in the Guardian, is how Boris Johnson describes it:

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