Category: Government

Have we seen the death of the conviction politician?

What happened to the world where ideology, values and beliefs actually mattered, where politics was a genuine contest of principles and ideas? Is it R.I.P for the conviction politician? Malcolm Turnbull’s ascension to the Prime Ministership was accompanied by high expectations – expectations that he would govern on principle and […]

Australia: Is this the end of the five cent piece?

Speculation is rife that the Turnbull Government’s first Budget could sound the death knell for Australia’s five cent piece. The Royal Australian Mint revealed during a Senate Estimates hearing in 2014 that it actually cost six cents to produce the five cent piece. “It is actually in decline, which is […]

US Admits Paying Terrorists For Services Rendered In Syria

When researchers such as myself have reported that the United States is funding al-Qaeda, Nusra, ISIS and other related terror organizations in Syria, we were not kidding. Still, despite the fact that even the U.S. government itself has admitted that it was funding terrorists– directly and indirectly through […]

Boehner surrenders keys to U.S. sovereignty

The Republican-dominated House has given President Obama what he wants: so-called “fast-track” authority to negotiate massive trade deals with other countries, cut Congress out of the negotiations and limit lawmakers’ participation to a simple yes or no vote when such treaties are concluded. And, if the Senate approves the […]

Obama’s Attempt at Dictatorship Blocked

Obama’s treasonous attempt to strip Congress of all power and to vest all power in the Executive has been blocked today. This was a major accomplishment for retaining some semblance of a democratic/republican process. Obama’s attempt to have all power vested in the Executive would have allowed him […]