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Public Address 24/09/03 - Blog Bonanza!

PUBLIC ADDRESS 24/09/03 - Blog Bonanza!

Hitting Kids |Sep 24, 2003 11:08
Russell Brown's Hard News

Firstly, isn't it a bit rich for Act and National to accuse the government of "exploiting" the murder of Coral Burrows in musing about a potential change to the law on physical punishment? Should we count the times each party has weighed in on a tragic crime for the sake...,


Wistful |Sep 24, 2003 01:12
Rob O'Neill live in Sydney

The dead hand of John Howard is causing some understandable wistfulness among liberal types here. Many are appalled at his new order of ultra-conservatism, Australia's toadying foreign policy, measures that look designed to undermine state healthcare and to deliver monopoly to local media barons...,


High and low |Sep 23, 2003 21:34
Now playing in the Muse Lounge

I started rewriting the manuscript again. Not all of it; just the first part. Will. It. Never. End? Picasso once said works of art are never finished, just abandoned. I'd gladly abandon it if I could...,


Is your mama a lama? |Sep 23, 2003 15:11
Jolisa Gracewood in NYC

What do you get if you cross a papal visit with the legendary Simon and Garfunkel reunion? Maybe something like the Dalai Lama's talk in Central Park yesterday, during which the esteemed Buddhist with the steely twinkle in his eye spoke about peace and fortitude to an appreciative.,

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