Why do we bother to vote?
| 06 September 2013 | FEATURES |
As Australians queue up to cast their votes in a Federal election, it's time to pose the timeless question.
Mandate of the People
| 01 February 2013 | FEATURES |
Politics can be dirty, but it will be cleaner if decent people get involved.
The inability to truly debate
| 13 November 2012 | TIGER PRINT |
Ignorance: innocent or inexcusable
| 28 September 2012 | TIGER PRINT |
Yes, Boris, it’s you
| 31 July 2012 | FEATURES |
If these the times, then this must be the man, what?
What can a brain scan tell us about ourselves?
Can brain scans detect whether we lean politically to the left or to the right?
The politics of clothing choices
| 16 May 2012 | TIGER PRINT |
Does the appearance of a politial candidate matter?
| 25 October 2011 | TIGER PRINT |
The religious atheist
| 30 June 2011 | FEATURES |
The anti-religious atheist is the inspired prophet of a new religious movement.
Tony Blair’s journey to power
| 07 September 2010 | FEATURES |
Is this doorstop of a book a record of a journey from principle to pragmatism?
The ‘real’ reason Bayh is leaving
| 18 February 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |
Actually, Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh made it perfectly and startlingly clear why he’s leaving Congress in the press conference he gave when he dropped that bombshell announcement. Washington is a mess, it’s broken, mired in partisan political bickering, and nothing’s getting done for the people. In fact, the business of running the nation’s affairs is just one more business that’s gone bankrupt.
| 15 February 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |
Last week, President Obama angrily alleged that Republicans (though some of that bloc were conservative Democrats) were holding up confirmations on a bundle of his nominees to various posts, so he threated to make recess appointments if necessary. Within about a day he got his way and backed off, satisfied with the power of the threat.
Another Obama appointee in trouble
| 10 February 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |
Let’s see…..there are already calls for the firing or resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Attorney General Eric Holder, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. Now it’s an advisor on Faith-Based matters. Who blasted the Pope...
Defense of life, a controversial issue
| 09 February 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |
Imagine how we got to this point. In one generation, we’ve gone from abortion being unthinkable to the majority of civilized society, to the defense of human life being a controversial issue. I don’t know about you, but when I just let an idea sink in, the clarity and simplicity of its truth stands out.
| 03 February 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |
What a bizarre primary Illinois just had. After the Chicago Tribune editors ran a series on the ’state of corruption’ urging voters in the strongest terms to grab their brooms and shovels, shoulder the sword, marshall their forces and get out the vote to clean up ‘politics as usual’ once and for all…….the primary went down with a record low turnout. With the majority of the voters staying home, what they said was “I don’t care”, which is equal to saying ‘let the status quo just be’…
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