The dead journalist that exposed Turkey was a US citizen. Wondering why the media refuses to cover her story? So are we.
Tony Abbott’s principal perceived strength over Malcolm Turnbull – his uncompromising approach to national security – is an illusion, according to a surprise national poll.
Malcolm Turnbull is already taking a very different approach than Tony Abbott to the public service.
EXCLUSIVE: The money federal government departments are saving through job cuts is being cancelled out by a massive increase in expenditure on high-paid consultants and contractors.
China — the world’s biggest polluter — will use this week’s UN conference in Paris to stake a global leadership claim on climate change.
By Richard O’Brien Today is ‘Don’t Give a Shit Day’ – a national day for not giving a shit about the planet. Today is that one day of the year when all Australians can afford to take their minds of the catastrophic impact of human-induced climate change. Forget this week’s news that global concentration of…
The United Nations top climate change bureaucrat has conceded the Paris climate talks will not keep global warming below two degrees, but agreed a price on carbon is the best way to not quite get there. Thom Mitchell reports.
A cross-section of Australia’s most prominent Christian leaders is imploring the nation’s politicians to “do the right thing” and release asylum seeker children from detention before Christmas.
Pope Francis lashes out at wealthy minorities during his visit to a crowded slum in Kenya’s capital.
AMMAN – (CT&P) – Presidential candidate and simpleton Dr. Ben Carson is visiting Jordan today in an attempt boost his foreign policy chops and prove to people he knows where it is, according to a spokesman within the Carson Campaign.
“I find when you have firsthand knowledge of things as opposed to secondhand, thirdhand, or fourteenth hand, it makes a much stronger impression,” Mr. Carson said in an interview before his departure, planned for late Thanksgiving Day on a charter aircraft.
“That’s why I never read any books other than the Bible. You just can’t be sure that anyone who writes something down knows what they are talking about. It’s much better to visit places, force your eyes open with toothpicks, and look around for yourself.”
In a surprise visit, he plans to go to the Azraq refugee camp in northern Jordan, where he will visit a veterinary hospital. He is bringing dog biscuits and chew toys to distribute to the puppies.
Although aides to Dr. Carson said that the visit to Jordan was his idea, rumors persist that he was asked to go by the CIA as part of a plan to confuse our enemies in the Middle East.
“Our intelligence services feel that if Carson roams around the Middle East making incoherent speeches and whispering weird shit about the pyramids, ISIS and other terrorist groups will make the assumption that they have already won and quit trying to kill us,” said Mike Morell, former deputy director of the CIA.
“The idea is, once our enemies see how inept and ignorant our presidential candidates are, they’ll assume we are already on the road to ruin and they’ll redirect their effort to other targets.”
Dr. Carson is expected to wander around aimlessly in the Middle East for a few days before returning to make idiotic statements back here at home.
In a surprise visit, he plans to go to the Azraq refugee camp in northern Jordan, where he will visit a clinic and a hospital. He is bringing soccer balls and Beanie Babies to distribute to children.
He specifically called out Mike Huckabee for his wildly inflated scare tactics.
The end of her period as outcast is significant, not least because it reflects the end of the ascendancy of ideology over civility.
Muslim and Jewish refugees share a similar experience in Australia – you can’t assimilate when you’re constantly being reminded that you’re something other.
Turkish warplanes have carried out a new wave of air strikes on northern Iraq in the latest assault on suspected targets of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (
The fate of 70 million people rests on the Mekong river. With crucial UN climate talks in Paris next week, John Vidal journeys down south-east Asia’s vast waterway and meets people affected by climate change, dams, deforestation and urbanisation
Devastating droughts, mass migrations and rampant xenophobia are only a preview of the dystopia to come
This is a brave and enlightened mental health package from the Turnbull Government. Now it must show the same diligence with the implementation.
A Sunshine Coast man is looking for single baby boomers to live on his sustainable farm.
Collapse of major private vocational education provider could see colleges close over next 48 hours.
Why does Dyson Heydon hold up a man complicit in history’s most shocking crime, who denied the Holocaust even after incontrovertible proof had been produced, as an exemplar of moral virtue?
Donald Trump is widely criticised for mocking a New York Times reporter’s disability, during a campaign speech in South Carolina.
East Timor’s most senior leaders accuse Australia of committing a crime and acting immorally after a spying scandal that rocked the relationship between the two countries.
Clive Palmer revives allegations against Mal Brough as Labor pursues the Special Minister for State over James Ashby affair.
Politicians are all corrupt; those few who do initially join to “help the people” either soon get corrupted, or are mulched out of the system. None are more corrupt than those who are at the very top of American politics, the so-called “survivors.” The Intercept’s Jon Schwarz …
A terminally ill woman is gaoled for unpaid fines of $3,622 and, rather than receiving urgent medical care, is treated with derision and contempt before dying.
Many Islamic State recruits have been far from devout Muslims, despite claiming that their victims’ lives are decadent and obscene.
Force will not wipe out Islamic State because it is a byproduct of a much bigger conflict that needs to be resolved first.
The video below has been going viral and I post it here in the hope that it gets even more of a push along. But first, the background. Nearly one in five British Muslims has some sympathy with those who have fled the UK to fight for IS in Syria, claimed the Sun, despite the…
A drone pilot who converted to Islam eight months after joining the Army says he faced discrimination, including being told to find another job if he wanted to practise Islam properly.
DES MOINES – (CT&P) – Presidential candidate and despicable asshole Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is vaulting into the Iowa caucus’ first tier of Republican candidates, a survey released Tuesday suggests.
A new Quinnipiac University poll shows despicable asshole Cruz taking 23 percent to pompous ass racist Donald Trump’s 25 percent among likely GOP caucus-goers. Former neurosurgeon, lunatic, and dunce Ben Carson and man-child credit risk Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) stand at 18 percent and 13 percent respectively, with the field’s 10 other asshole candidates all polling at or below 5 percent.
Cruz’s support has risen 13 points since Quinnipiac’s survey of the race last month, mostly at the expense of Dr. Ben Carson, who has steadily lost support nationwide as he continues to make it abundantly clear that he has no idea what the fuck he is doing outside an operating theater.
Cruz, known to his congressional colleagues as “Turd” or “that giant asshole,” has gone full bore Nazi in order to pick up as many evangelical supporters as he can in Iowa and across the United States.
However, if he wins the GOP nomination, Cruz will have to do it without the support of his fellow GOP senators, who consider him to be the most despicable asshole who has ever entered politics.
“I consider Ted to be a dirty, filthy, despicable asshole,” said Senator John McCain, when asked about Cruz’s character.
“I wouldn’t piss on Ted Cruz if were on fire,” said Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell. “He’s a putrid, festering, despicable asshole.”
Many members of the U.S. House of representatives feel the same way about Cruz.
In fact, former Speaker John Boehner once described Cruz as a “moldy, decomposing, rancid, unscrupulous, dishonest, despicable asshole.”
“The man is a walking hemorrhoid,” said Boehner.
Regardless of how his fellow politicians and most of the free world feels about Cruz, it is apparent that the Republican base in Iowa, which is heavily evangelical, thinks he just peachy.
Political pundits postulate that this is because they have been desensitized to despicable assholes after having been exposed to Representative Steve King (R-IA), a 24 karat asshole, for so many years.
In a dangerous escalation in the Syrian conflict, a Russian warplane has been shot down by Turkish fighter jets in Syria near the Turkish border, after it violated the nation’s airspace.
The shooting down of a Russian fighter jet on the Turkey-Syria border is a grave development that could push the world back towards the darkest hour of the Cold War, a foreign policy expert has warned.
“It’s my deep belief that any actions to the contrary in order to destroy the legitimate government [of Syria] will create a situation which you can witness now in the other countries of the region or in other regions, for instance in Libya, where all the state institutions are disintegrated. We see a similar situation […]