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Australia

Tony Abbott Replaces Trumbull as Leader of Aussie Opposition

December 1, 2009

The Australian Liberal Party (really conservatives) continued their ongoing game of political musical chairs today when the party ousted its leader Malcolm Trumbull and replaced him with Tony Abbott. Apparently, our Aussie conservative friends were unhappy that Trumbull agreed to support Kevin Rudd’s proposal for an expensive tax and cap scheme. Upon being elected, Abbott [...]

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At Least Australia Gets it Right

February 13, 2009

The Austrailian parliament rejected a $28 billion Keynesian Economic Stimulus Package by one vote.  This is a major blow to leftist prime minister Kevin Rudd.  Reuters reports that the bill will still likely pass, but be delayed.  Hopefully the report is wrong, and the Australian Senate has enough sense to keep their stimulus from passing, [...]

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Say Never Forever

January 19, 2009

With anti-semitism on the rise in recent years, especially in Europe, disturbing scenes like these have become increasingly common.  What’s even more troubling is that anti-semitism is socially acceptable enough in certain areas for people to shamelessly display their hatred out in the open.  Not that all anti-semites are content to confine their filth to [...]

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US Deaths in Iraq at All-Time Low

June 1, 2008

As the headline indicates, May 2008 saw the lowest monthly death toll for US troops in Iraq since March 2003 when the war began.  Nineteen soldiers lost their lives last month.  We hadn’t seen numbers that low since 21 soldiers died in the month of February 2004.  This is a testament to the successes we’ve [...]

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Rudd Defeats Howard

November 24, 2007

Kevin Rudd will become the new Prime Minister of Australia after his Labor Party defeated John Howard’s Liberals in today’s Australian Federal Election. After running a campaign in which he described himself as an economic conservative, Australian swing voters will be in for a huge surprise in the very near future, kind of like swing [...]

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Kevin Stuck in a Rudd?

October 18, 2007

The UK Spectator’s Coffee House has collected some articles showing that after just one week of campaigning in Australia’s General Election, Prime Minister John Howard’s government is gaining on the opposition Labor Party. One poll even shows Howard gaining nine points on the issue of which coalition leader would make a better Prime Minister. Now [...]

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Australian General Election of 2007

October 16, 2007

Prime Minister John Howard has called an election for November 24. Although we’d love to see him and his government win another term, it looks as though Howard’s government will be defeated by the Labor opposition and their leader Kevin Rudd. Howard is hanging his party’s fortunes on Australia’s economy, but his support for the [...]

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