Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category
Chicago, New York and other major American cities are considering proposals to prohibit e-cigarettes in public places. The move is another step by authorities to use public health as an excuse to treat us as less than autonomous individuals. About 4 million Americans use battery-powered cigarettes, according to the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association. The growing […]
In our cynical, downbeat era, we long for some Kennedy positivity. Read my spiked article in full here.
Far from being a socialist, New York City’s new mayor is Bloomberg Take 2. You can read my spiked article in full here.
Whenever a new problem emerges – and there have been a lot of them over the past year – President Obama seems to say that he had no knowledge of it before it was in the media. As the video here highlights, on issue after issue – from the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups to […]
I had the pleasure of discussing the US government shutdown and aftermath with Amanda Vanstone on ABC Radio National’s “Counterpoint” in Australia. You can listen to the interview here. I recommend that you check out Counterpoint, which provides a fresh take on the news from a fellow great Pacific country.
Today’s nudging elite poses a threat to our everyday freedoms. Read my spiked essay in full here.
As the shutdown rumbles on, the depth of America’s political crisis becomes clear. Read my spiked article in full here.
The US government shutdown will enter its 14th day on Monday, and the debt-ceiling deadline is on Thursday. Both political parties continue to blame one another. Some Democrats and their supporters, in particular, believe they are “winning” because certain polls, such as last week’s NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, find that more Americans blame the Republicans for the stand-off […]
The shutdown shows how lost and immature US rulers have become. Read my spiked article in full here.
After the US Congress and the White House were unable to reach agreement over the budget and keep government finances flowing, a “shutdown” was introduced this morning. Some 800,000 federal workers will be furloughed, and more than a million other employees will work without pay. Although the dispute could be resolved any day, many observers […]