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Missiles, Monash and No More War!

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MISSILES A week after the alleged chemical attack in Douma on April 7, the British journalist Robert Fisk walked the streets of this Syrian town in which fundamentalist Jihadists had recently been overpowered by government forces. Fisk interviewed a doctor named Assim Rahaibani who had been in the underground clinic when the “gassing” victims were

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Things you might have missed this week

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Are you ready for Prime Minister Peter Dutton? Last week, Fairfax political editor Peter Hartcher wrote that “Quietly, the Liberals’ expectation now is that Turnbull will not be leading them to the next election”. Hartcher is a mover-shaker in Canberra, and he also opined that while Julie Bishop had the numbers to replace Turnbull, Peter

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How do we do deal with problems like Donald Trump (and Michelle Guthrie)?

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  “I have switched off radio ABC local and RN entirely,” posted my friend Jen Jewel Brown yesterday. “Poetica, Hindsight, The Book Show, Bush Telegraph—fine, fascinating radio programs run over by the Guthrie machine. The obsession with dumping everything off iview after two weeks.…Our amazing public broadcaster is racing towards the cliff of irrelevance. Elders

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Why it’s so hard to dump Trump

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Surely Trump’s blown it this time, and we can go back to real life? A life in which the President of the United States is capable of arguing in whole sentences, and has real thoughts rather than explosions straight from the id about “grabbing pussies”, “crooked Hillary”, and “Mexicans are rapists”. But no, it seems no

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Oprah queue-jumps 40 Democratic candidates for President (here’s our guide to the stand-outs)

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In delivering her rousing Golden Globe Awards speech last Sunday, Oprah Winfrey made us ask if being a celebrity is sufficient qualification to be President, or are there experience and skill requirements? Does the President of the USA have to be able to identify all 54 countries in Africa, and be adept at managing a large staff of experts in many fields?

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