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Australia Fiscal Crisis: Massive Deficit Overwhelms Julia Gillard's Government

Sheldon Filger | Posted 07.16.2013 | World
Sheldon Filger

The real lesson here is that governments during the ongoing global economic crisis have consistently displayed a poor ability to project their revenue stream, even in as short a time span as one year. This leads to the transcending economic lesson of Australia's current fiscal mess.

Feint Praise

Paula Gordon | Posted 11.24.2012 | Politics
Paula Gordon

When the plutocrats and their minions abuse the average citizen, it is called "oppression." When the oppressed presumed to assert their rights as citizens, the Republicans call it "class warfare." We call it justice ... or, the American way. No feints in that.

Foreign Leader Warns Of GOP 'Cranks And Crazies'

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

CANBERRA, Australia -- Australia's deputy prime minister warned Friday that the greatest threat to the U.S. economy are the "cranks and crazies" in th...

Rioters Set Fire To Several Buildings At Australian Detention Center

AP | By KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 06.20.2011 | World

SYDNEY -- Asylum seekers and other detainees at an Australian immigration center set fire to several buildings, climbed onto rooftops and hurled tiles...