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As a dual US/Aust citizen I am in the unusual position of being interested in politics on both sides of The Pond

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Diaries published: 17 (1902 days since last diary on Mon Mar 15, 2010 at 04:44 PM PDT)

Comments posted: 200 (1901 days since last comment on Mon Mar 15, 2010 at 08:48 PM PDT)

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Total Recommends: 98

Total Comment Ratings: 426

Most Recommended Diary: Obama's Big Table, 14 comments, 30 recommends

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robertbe's Most Recent Diaries:

This diary on the Australian health care system mentioned a thing called a "double disolution" as a key to how ...
by robertbe
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Mar 15, 2010 at 04:44 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
This diary is partly in response to this post by Andrew Sullivan where he uses the phrase "Late Empires"
by robertbe
Comment Count 83 comments on Mon Aug 31, 2009 at 05:53 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
You've got to love Nate Silver and the other folks at They keep digging out lumps of clarity whilst every one else is flinging mud and going stark staring ape droppings. They'...
by robertbe
Comment Count 2 comments on Sun Aug 23, 2009 at 04:31 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
I never entirely got my head around Obama's decision to go with Joe Biden, and I kind of like the guy, but it's clear he's not successor material, and Obama knew that when he picked him. So, I can'...
by robertbe
Comment Count 57 comments on Sat Aug 01, 2009 at 04:22 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
Watching the US health care debate from 10,000 miles away in Australia has been fascinating as well as frustrating. I have friends in the US, UK and Canada and when we all compare our lives one ...
by robertbe
Comment Count 16 comments on Sun Jul 26, 2009 at 04:46 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
A quick couple of links to Joshua Green's excellent work over at the Atlantic Monthly postgaming the Hillary campaign from original sources, along with a few brief thoughts on the important and ...
by robertbe
Comment Count 22 comments on Tue Aug 12, 2008 at 05:55 PM PDT with 9 Recommends

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