Weird! Well, in 2013, thanks to a bizarre trick of electoral maths, a bunch of candidates from so-called “micro parties” found themselves elected to the Australian Senate despite receiving a minuscule number of votes. One of those lucky few was Ricky Muir, a candidate for the Motoring Enthusiasts party. While the rest of the country was still figuring out how the hell it had happened, Swan went digging into Muir’s past and unearthed a video of the soon-to-be senator running around a campsite hurling kangaroo faeces at his brother while laughing hysterically. … [Read more...] about Who is Jonathan Swan, the reporter who grilled Trump? And what do kangaroos have to do with it?
In Hiroshima, Hersey chose his subjects carefully: the widow raising kids, two doctors, a German Jesuit priest, the young woman working to support her parents, and the Rev Kiyoshi Tanimoto. If you read between the lines of the book, Hersey’s subjective choices of who to include, and how to unfurl carefully culled details through his subjects’ eyes, did not just give the book its emotional power. Taken together, these choices laid out a clear point of view against the atomic bomb. Hersey’s son told the New Yorker that the journalist had “a strong sense of right and wrong”, which colored his approach to reporting and writing the story. … [Read more...] about Daughters of the bomb: my reckoning with Hiroshima, 75 years later
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Aviation industry buckles up for turbulent times Virus drives airlines to 'worst' year on record How recession means jets end up in 'boneyards' The US filing is tied to a separate action filed in a British court, where Virgin Atlantic obtained approval on Tuesday to convene meetings of affected creditors to vote on the plan on 25 August. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Crisis-hit Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy