The Canberra Times reports that Australian leaders are usually hesitant to weigh in on issues animating Washington, often to the chagrin of their voters. But new Australian PM Anthony Albanese showed a willingness to buck that trend, commenting on this week's Texas school massacre, "It is just astonishing that it continues to happen ... The US democratic system in their Congress and their Senate needs to act on this." USSC non-resident senior fellow Bruce Wolpe is quoted in the article.