Category Archives: Politics

Winston Churchill argued for a United States of Europe

Well, this was a treat. In his famous “Let Europe Arise” speech, Winnie passionately argues for the hope and necessity of a United States of Europe, and the vision of its hundreds of millions of citizens living in peace and … Continue reading

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European Army

Simon Whistler of Visualpolitik argues for an integrated, responsive, agile European army makes sense. “Don’t spend more – spend smarter.” I like this channel!

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Your barber or cab-driver in the Senate?

“This American Life” details how hard it was for a young idealistic Democrat to stick to his political ideals and core policies in the face of the pressure from his own Democratic party to secure campaign funds. In other words, … Continue reading

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US Supreme court row reminds me why I don’t like Bills of Rights!

The Guardian today reminds me that while I’m all for human rights, I’m notĀ for a Bill of rights for Australia. It’s just not the best mechanism for ensuring human rights: trusting and engaging with the democratic process is. A bill … Continue reading

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Forget Left V Right, meet Up V Down-wing!

Wow, I’m having flashbacks to my peak-oiler days. “Left” and “Right-wing” versus “Up” and “Down-wing”. I used to have time to read and discuss this stuff. Those were the days! This great article from Slate discusses how elements of both … Continue reading

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Brexit – what a mistake!

I really enjoyed this summary from “The Conversation” (a youtube channel, not the Australian think tank website).

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How Trump Junior’s emails change everything

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