Thoughts on a Fire-Fighting Tony Abbott
During last week’s catastrophic NSW bushfires, Greens leader Adam Bandt reminded us of the very real human cost of worldwide Climate Change. Tony Abbott literally put out fires. Which politician was more guilty of politicising a tragedy?
Thirty Tons of Hash Set Ablaze? A Pothead’s Lament
These guys were just chugging along on a happy little boat filled with sticky goo that makes people good and dizzy. The vibe only went sour when the cops showed up. And now $400 million of hash is gone.
Robert Griffin III, Teenaged Runaway
Robert Griffin III is a suburban teenage girl wandering around the city at dusk with no bra. He is too naïve to be scared. He believes in himself too much. This can’t end well, The gap in knowledge is too great. The lessons won’t stick if they come any...
Trying to Report on the Sandy Hook Shooting
What do you say about a dead six-year-old? That’s what I was trying to figure out when I headed up to Newtown—the site of the most infamous shooting in years—earlier this week. Almost every resident I spoke to Monday reported some kind of connection...
Progress and Globalization in Bangladesh: The Tazreen Fashions Garment Factory Fire
The garment trade is at the forefront of the kind of industrial revolution that we are experiencing in Bangladesh today, which is why, if from the outside, we look like some Dickensian hellhole of sweatshops and smokestacks, the image is not altogether...