America, government, and the tough question of gun control

There is no doubt that gun control in the United States is a tough and important question and,…

A Tale of Two Horse Races

Tuesday’s a big day, in both the US and Australia.  In the States, we’ll finally know the winner…

Taxes, flooding, and an Australian idea

As the water recedes, and the East Coast is faced with the significant clean up after Hurricane Sandy,…

Paul Ryan and PCOS

This is a bit of an overshare. It’s the kind of thing that would usually be private. Unfortunately,…

Iowa: what it really means (and what it really doesn't)

There’s a bit of confusion coming out of the contest in Iowa.  Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum were…

Seven mistakes Aussies make when talking about US Politics

As we turn to the Iowa caucuses, and talking about US politics, there are a few mistakes that…

How to fix the American political situation, in one easy step

Are you ready for it? Vote. It’s as simple as that. Vote in the general election. Vote in…

Why Michelle Bachmann could be President

 Once upon a time, I counted myself a Republican.  It’s a true story.  And not just a Republican,…

On "celebrating" death

All over my facebook today, people are citing the fake MLK quote about celebrating death and making quite…

2010 may not be a disaster

I’ve long suspected that 2010 won’t be nearly as much of a disaster for the Democrats as many…

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