Why the Monarchy isn’t Going Away

You have to have a fair degree of sympathy for Australian republicans at the moment. The narrative isn’t really going with them. Support for the royals in Australia doesn’t appear to be waning, even though it consistently lags a little behind those who want to see change. The breach in the walls of support that […]

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Take the Long View

So Australia has yet another new Prime Minister. It seems that no sooner have we settled into getting used to one leader of the country then we get a new one. Here’s the BBC’s attempt to set out the timeline… What’s driving all this turnover? If you work your way through the narratives and accounts […]

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Doug Wilson on Voting for Obama

Doug Wilson has an (as always) excellent piece on the place of politics in the pulpit including this gem: On the Obama question, the question is simpler and much more straightforward. He supports the killing of babies and therefore no consistent Christian may support him. That is not a partisan issue, and it only appears […]

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Santorum on Marriage and Children

A striking op-ed (first featured at Ricochet and also on his website) from Santorum, who is clearly seeking to solidify his position as the traditionalist conservative. Here’s a chunk of the argument, Marriage is, and has always been through human history, a union of a man and woman – and for a reason. These unions are special because they […]

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Governments good and bad, and the Christian.

A couple of interesting things in the news this week that I'll contrive to cobble together. First, earlier this week the Queen visited Australia. Not Sydney, mind you. It resulted in this interesting gathering of ladies… Her Majesty is easy to spot. The lady in the curious blue stripes is the Prime MInister of Australia, Julia Gillard, […]

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