Well the battle has been won. The two-year long question of Romney or Obama has finally been answered and Barack Obama will not be evicted from his home in Washington.
But Adelaide’s own Robert Fletcher has left his home to work in the US. Instead of fighting campaigns here, he’s in New York recovering from the 18th District Congressional Battle where he’s been volunteering for Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney.
Live from New York City, he spoke to Angus Randall, and we apologise for the sound quality – sounds like there was a party going on!
It’s Tuesday and you know what that means, political discourse with the effervescent Dr. Erstwhile Truthwright.
With credentials such as Chief Executive of Outreach Services for the Vote Smart Democracy Institute (the Southern hemisphere’s leading profit oriented Democracy Think Tank), Dr. Truthwright comes highly regarded in his field.
This morning the Doctor touched on the big issues that have been plaguing the headlines in Australia and around the world. We heard about the EU bail out, those woeful Kardashians and Bieber babies as well as sexy politicians… if that’s even possible.
As always, for all your political needs, Dr. Erstwhile Truthwright has got you covered.
Is the decade-long War in Afghanistan nearly over? Barak Obama yesterday revealed the US will pull 10,000 troops out of Afghanistan by the end of this year and all 33,000 troops that were sent in as part of the surge in 2009, by September next year. The rest of the US troops are set to return home by 2014 when, Obama says, the Afghan people should be able to look after their own security. Andrew Phillips is a Fellow of the Department of International Relations and Tom Changarathil asked what he thought had prompted President Obama to make the decision.
In his regular interview Mike Boyd speaks to Tom Changarathil about the “State of the Union”. Mike covers the Republican Party’s possible nominations, the economy, the War on terrorism, Climate Change, Carbon Price, and the possible repeal of Obama’s Health Care Act if the Republicans win the 2012 election. Tom Changarathil asked Mike if the electioneering had started.
With substantial losses for the Democrats in US mid-term congressional elections, a prime ministerial tour of South East Asia on-going, council elections across SA and a Victorian state poll threatening to deliver yet another hung parliament, Matthew Agius helps us cut through the hype…