Slobodan Praljak

Slobodan Praljak

Slobodan Praljak killed himself today and all I can think is…well, good riddance to a terrible human being. Background from the ICTY: Praljak was informed of the fact that members of the armed forces were removing and placing in detention the Muslim population...
Missing Keating

Missing Keating

I never voted for the guy nor for his party but, man, was Paul Keating a great politician. In the House of Representatives he would regularly flay the conservatives who opposed him and he held the entire chamber in his hand when he delivered his insults during...
Ian Collins & News.com.au Shill for Kim

Ian Collins & News.com.au Shill for Kim

The editorial team at News.com.au have dropped the ball entirely and published a piece that does little more than offer a pro-North Korean take on the world, extolling the beauty of the place and the happiness of the people while ignoring the reality of a totalitarian...
Wintry Walk

Wintry Walk

At the end of the afternoon today I decided to take a walk to settle my stomach after a very late lunch/early dinner of broccoli, lardons, and cheese. It was a great feed, you see, and I looked forward to the chance to enjoy the wintry air before heading back home to...
The Rudd Error

The Rudd Error

Amongst all of the nostalgic pieces around this past week on the tenth anniversary of Kevin Rudd beating out John Howard in the 2007 Australian Federal Election and taking his place in The Lodge have been some interesting discussion threads on /r/australia on Reddit....
Mitt Ain’t It in Alabama

Mitt Ain’t It in Alabama

As the Ray Moore debacle in Alabama draws closer to its car-crash like conclusion – because who can look away, honestly? – there is a lot of interesting commentary out there reflecting on just whether the new Senator will be a guy who is rumored to be more...