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#15. Ken Carpenter writes a Letter from New York

The New York art scene was marked by a number of remarkable events this spring, and some important, worrisome issues came to the fore.

First, the auctions. 2,808 more words

Ken Carpenter

New Speaker pushed to his limit

The Political Weekly: There was a new Speaker but the parliamentary rabble was back to its rowdy best.

The New Daily.


Bronwyn Bishop Appears Clapped Out

Former House of Representatives speaker and the MP most likely to be named Australia’s next Minister for Aviation Bronwyn Bishop appears to be all clapped out. 202 more words

The UnAustralian

Abbott: is the cur taking a whipping?

This could well be wishful thinking on my part, however…

Yesterday, as I watched the anointing of the new Speaker of the House of Representatives, I could have sworn I saw in the face and body of Prime Minister Tony Abbott the sullen demeanour of a whipped cur, already plotting his devious revenge. 581 more words


Class Warfare Illinois Style

Illinois has deep financial problems. This is a well known fact. Illinois pensions are underfunded by somewhere between $100B and $250B – depending on whose numbers you believe. 311 more words

Illinois Financial Crisis

Pension perk for Illinois' new school boss.

Illinois state school superintendent Tony Smith.

In 2010 the state legislature under the direction of Speaker Madigan created a Tier II for teacher pension system. 378 more words


RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

The temperature in the car was reading 35 degrees as we travelled at a snail’s pace around the M25. But with the air conditioning and radio on full blast, spirits were high as 1st July had been a date in our diary for months; we were finally going to the… 672 more words