Four years ago, as the last presidential election approached, I reported that polls suggested Trump was neck and neck with Hillary, even though mainstream media were saying she was a snap.
The Democrat's US Presidential nominee, Joe Biden, has made his first major decision of the 2020 campaign, choosing Californian Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate.
On Monday night, ABC’s 4 Corners did a Julian Assange update. Herewith my four takeaways:
The biggest threat to the planet isn’t fossil fuels. It’s fossil fools. Or as they are more commonly known: climate-change denialists.
Who’s the most dangerous man in America? Tough competition for sure, so let’s narrow it down to – who’s doing the most damage to America and the rest of the world?
I’m done with the Thrill of Shared Outrage (TOSO) about Trump’s America, so here instead are some facts and ideas that offer a glimmer of hope that America might yet be rid of him.
With Trump’s electoral victory, as well as the Brexit vote, many of the assumptions underlying the future of globalisation have been put into question. This indicates large components of the voting population want trade relations severed, borders enforced, and refugees more tightly screened.
While there’s plenty to be alarmed about with Drumpf (which is his German ancestors’ name), let’s examine some of the positives. There must be something good, right? The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is dead, for now. For Australia, it was a... Read More →
So with a single bound across the Pacific, Trumpery has come to Australia – or at least to our elected leaders, which is the troubling bit.
About 10 minutes after Donald Trump gave his acceptance speech for his remarkable election as US president, I was invited into the driver’s cockpit of the very fast train travelling from Madrid to Zaragoza, in Spain.
At the Byron Writers Festival last week, American satirist P J O’Rourke was a star drawcard, but the more he spoke the less drawn the crowd got.
So this week we’re being told the overuse of antibiotics has caused the emergence of a superbug. A woman in the US presented with a urinary tract infection and was identified as having a strain of E Coli that doesn’t respond to Colisti, our top-gun antibiotic.
One of the few myths that most Americans believe is that they are not a class-based society, but it is a myth. What’s happened in this election, so far, is that two old white guys – Sanders and Trump – set out to win their parties’ nomination with the same strategy.
Nope – it was already mad. Americans are angry mad at the fact that the government – and the corporates who run it – have their sticky fingers in everything their citizens do and everything they think, and all they get is another day older and deeper in debt.