If Trump wants an excuse to declare war or martial law, there’s a brief time-window for him to do it: if Democrats win on election day November 6, he could be mad enough to give it a go before January 6 next year.
Yet another triumph for our indefatigable prime minister. Now he has saved the nation – maybe the world – from the scourge of The Donald’s dastardly tariffs on steel and aluminium.
Michael Balson, Upper Wilsons Creek As if North Korea will launch a pre-emptive nuclear missile strike against the USA. As if we should all be living in fear. The biggest beat-up since Weapons of Mass Destruction – but a million... Read More →
Australia and America are both destinations for people of the world hoping to start a new life, free and full of possibilities. Both have populations rich in multiple ethnicities and backgrounds. But what do you do if the economy fails to deliver prosperity?
'There are innumerable ways this could end badly. I predict the Trump presidency will end with a nightmarish bang, accompanied by a massive chorus of drawn-out whimpers,' writes Phillip Frazer.
Adrian Gattenhof. Mullumbimby. While prime minister Trumble paced the ‘sidewalk’ waiting on Trump, Trump was celebrating the scrapping of Obamacare. Thereby Trump consigned the poorest and sickest Americans back to the die-in-the-gutter health system that seems to be the default setting... Read More →
Another distraction, but what a distraction. Donald Trump’s impulsive missile strike on the assets of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad threw a huge dead pig into the international ring, even more rivetingly as no-one – least of all Trump himself – has any idea how it will eventually play out.
Malcolm Turnbull should follow the sensible example of Donald Trump. No, this is not the message from Cory Bernardi, George Christensen and Pauline Hanson, nor the lunar right of Fox News and the Murdoch Press. It is the sober assessment of pragmatists.
Trump’s been president for 45 days and there are now two powerful groups in the USA out to fire him, writes Phillip Frazer.
Malcolm Turnbull declares determinedly that he is not a political animal. Well, perhaps not: maybe he is a political vegetable, silent and immobile, fed on copious amount of bullshit. It is hard to imagine a week that went so far off the rails, or one in which the management of hope and expectation went so awry.
Perhaps emboldened by the Trumpery of alternate facts, Malcolm Turnbull spent most of last week spruiking an alternate Trans Pacific Partnership.