Much excitement about the Rudd government’s proposed resources super profits tax. Interpretations of Australian political behaviour once largely focused on class and religion and more recently on culture but economic ‘sectionalism’ deserves more attention.
Some worrying early signs for the Democrats this year. Polls have shown tightening of the race for the January 19 special election in Massachusetts to elect a replacement for Ted Kennedy. A Democratic loss in this reliably blue state would be a huge fillip to Republican morale. The tightening race in large part reflects the […]