Is the Australian Prime Minister in trouble? In the wake of a major state election loss, Tony Abbott has been forced to overhaul his policy program, trim his ambitions—and tamp down talk of a parliamentary coup.The previous Labor government in Australia collapsed in infighting; it was replaced after a troubled and short period of power by the resurgent Liberals (Americans would call them the conservatives). Now the Liberals are flirting with implosion. Doubts over Abbott’s competence mount and state election losses raise fears in the party of a national defeat.Australia had a good run during the long commodity boom. But as the cycle turns, clouds are gathering over the economy. Budget choices are getting harder, and more political turbulence seems to lie ahead.With Cameron in a tough fight in UK, Harper facing a hard slog for elections later this year against resurgent liberals (in Canada, they use the word “liberal” the way we do in American politics) and now Abbott in trouble in Australia, much of the Anglosphere seems to be heading to port even as the 2014 midterms tilted power toward the right in the U.S.Fortunately, left, right, and center somehow manage to get along reasonably well in the English-speaking world, internationally if not in domestic politics.