Woolwich Barracks

Holed-up within our immigrant Moslem communities is a cadre of violent Islamists.

By Gary Scarrabelotti 

Known to MI5, but deemed a "peripheral" player.

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Kevin Rudd’s Damascus road reversal

No soaring intellect – just hen-pecked, lonely and desperate to be a player.

Ditch the switch: why Rudd is wrong on gay marriage | by Michael Cook | The Drum | May 23, 2013

 

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‘Liberal imperialists’ just bleeding heart neo-cons

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

Top 10 warning signs of ‘liberal imperialism’ | by Stephen M. Walt | Foreign Policy | May 20, 2013

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Wayne Swan’s Palladian illusions

There really aren’t enough rich to soak, so let’s soak the grand kids.

By Lyle Dunne

The immediate post-Budget period is always a challenge for commentators and readers, drowning in commentary from various media, spin from both sides, and comparing the government’s proposals with those of the opposition. 

In fact, a Budget is really too big for a comprehensive response. Instead, here are a couple of aspects I haven’t seen commentary on – at least from this angle.

Labor’s Budget in an image: like the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza — a trick of illusion.

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Watershed budget

Labor cannot set the Coalition’s course from the grave.

By Gary Scarrabelotti

The Gillard government is dead and its budget should die with it. The next government needs to start with a clean slate.  

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