Will he go early? No, not Howard... British PM Gordon Brown who is even now contemplating a years-early poll, to hit the Tories while they're back in the basement.
If the allegations now levelled at the parents of missing child Madeleine McCann turn out to be true, they have put up one of the greatest performances of all time, running a media campaign that went global.
There’s a lot of proxy wars going on at the moment, and one is over St George Orwell. St George bears little relation to George Orwell, the writer whose work is full of the contradictions of a bizarre period.
Judging by the numerous reports and excerpts of Noel Pearson's speech at the Melbourne Writers Festival, it would seem that Pearson is already preparing his excuses for the failure of the "national emergency," writes Guy Rundle.
Can we safely say that yesterday's withdrawal of British troops from Basra Palace marked the end of the Iraq war, in a loss for the coalition of the willing?
The lead article in today's Oz has "news" that the ALP has a "crushing" 59-41 2PP lead on the Coalition -- the same lead they had months ago, and the same lead they've had pretty much consistently since Rudd took over as leader of the Opposition.
And the winner of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival if.comedy award is... Brendon Burns! From Australia! Who?
In France they kiss on main street, Joni Mitchell sang - or so say the liner notes. Anyway, it will serve as a working summary of French politics, which has been transfixed this past week by contemplation of Nicholas "Sarko" Sarkozy.
Dubya's Vietnam/Iraq comparison was obviously intended as a way of avoiding discussion of an exit strategy. Defend your weak spots by attacking as audaciously, as ridiculously as possible, writes Guy Rundle.