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  • An odd case of defamation Down Under

    An odd case of defamation Down Under

    Whatever you do, don’t tell an Australian that they were “born with a silver spoon” in their mouth — especially not after the...

    • Sep 21, 2017 8:00 am
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  • A contradictory Trump speech

    A contradictory Trump speech

    For those who have been alarmed by Donald Trump’s retreat from traditional American values, there were reassuring moments on...

    • Sep 21, 2017 8:00 am
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  • When ‘inappropriate’ pertaining to Trump is just inappropriate

    When ‘inappropriate’ pertaining to Trump is just inappropriate

    I love words, but sometimes they just aren’t up to the job.

    Like the word “inappropriate”, which has been applied to...

    • Sep 20, 2017 8:00 am
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  • We need a Human Rights Act that gives people freedom

    We need a Human Rights Act that gives people freedom

    I sat on the Human Rights Commission for 13 years up until the end of 1998. The legislation was always a work in progress —...

    • Sep 19, 2017 8:00 am
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  • Still time to repent for American racism

    Still time to repent for American racism

    Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, begins tomorrow night. This is the season during which Jews make tshuvah — or engage in...

    • Sep 19, 2017 8:00 am
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  • Merkel cannot ignore Germany’s far Right

    Merkel cannot ignore Germany’s far Right

    Yes, it looks like a foregone conclusion. Chancellor Angela Merkel, the centre-right candidate — with an emphasis on centre —...

    • Sep 18, 2017 8:00 am
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  • 118-110? What was that?

    118-110? What was that?

    While ESPN’s Teddy Atlas and Stephen A. Smith were fired up after the bout between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Álvarez was...

    • Sep 18, 2017 8:00 am
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  • America’s great ally in fight against terrorism

    America’s great ally in fight against terrorism

    When a bomb exploded on a London Underground train yesterday morning, Donald Trump was quick to put the incident to his own...

    • Sep 16, 2017 8:00 am
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  • Natural disasters, small islands and globalism – a symptom of the times

    Natural disasters, small islands and globalism – a symptom of the times

    Aside from putting the world on notice that ocean warming and climate change dramatically have altered our ecosystem,...

    • Sep 15, 2017 8:00 am
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  • Counting the cost of promises

    Counting the cost of promises

    I got into politics in 2012, not because of some lifelong yearning to govern, but because I was profoundly concerned with the...

    • Sep 14, 2017 8:00 am
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