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Coalition risks its majority in rush to skewer Bill Shorten over Sam Dastyari

So eager is the Turnbull government to increase Bill Shorten’s pain over Sam Dastyari’s China connections, that it has dialled to 11 its anti-Beijing espionage/influence warnings, potentially alienating swathes of voters in Bennelong this Saturday.

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Mercedes slaps down hypocritical Red Bull

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Brendon Hartley

President Trump Holds Live Teleconference With Military….

Re-Posted from The Conservative Tree House on November 23, 2017 by sundance

Earlier today President Donald Trump sat at a desk with large computer screen and a phone as he teleconferenced with troos stationed in Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkey Bahrain and aboard the U.S.S. 77 more words

Domestic Politics

The New Right: Fictitious Yesterdays and Fabricated Tomorrows

By Ovais Malik

In contemporary political discourse, doctrine and reality tend to be radically divorced from each other. We often hear from the New Right about the alleged glories of private enterprise; the wonders of the “free market”; and the incompetence of government intervention. 774 more words

Democracy

Neoliberalism and Its Upheaval

By Vladimir Ivlev

Peer through the lens of neoliberalism and you see more clearly how the political thinkers most admired by Thatcher and Reagan helped shape the ideal of society as a kind of universal market (and not, for example, a polis, a civil sphere or a kind of family) and of human beings as profit-and-loss calculators (and not bearers of grace, or of inalienable rights and duties). 1,878 more words

Democracy

Charles Kelley Has Full Circle Moment Performing 'Hold My Hand' with Darius Rucker at the CMAs

When Lady Antebellum joined Darius Rucker on stage to perform his hit “Hold My Hand” at the 2017 CMA Awards on Wednesday night, it was a full circle moment for bandmate… 337 more words

Celebrity

Unsurprising is Significant: Thoughts on 2017 Election Cycle

After the elections on Tuesday, there have been two primary strains of reaction: exuberant sigh of relief from Democrats/rising panic for Republicans, or, like FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver… 568 more words

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