Howard vows to debate himself if Kevin Rudd won't. How does this play out? Guy Rundle ponders the possibilities.
Barry Cohen records somewhere that one of the last decisions the Whitlam cabinet made concerned the fate of "Old Sydney Town", the deathful 1788 theme park. If come November 24 John Howard is history, then history – specifically the new curriculum – will play a similar role. Labor would hopefully sling it overboard immediately, writes Guy Rundle.
No doubt the lights are burning and the heads are aching in Labor HQ as I write, as the wonks pour over such figures as are available, desperate to find a hole in the $34 billion great new tax giveaway, writes Guy Rundle.
Members of Scandinavia's Australian expat community are currently in training in a secret location for a daring raid to rescue one of our own - our Mary, Princess of Denmark, prisoner of the castle, writes Guy Rundle in Uppsala.
Day Two of the election John Howard had to have (possibly after checking with constitutional lawyers for any get out) and News Limited is already in full spin mode, from both those with a modicum of respectability (Paul Kelly), to the ratbags (Piers Akerman), writes Guy Rundle.
Beazley pere was one of Labor's old guard, who saw much of the Whitlamite liberalisation as anathema. Guy Rundle looks back.
Howard's new reconciliation isn't aimed at Australia - it's aimed at Bennelong. He doesn't want the ultimate shame of a double lay-down misere. Holding a slice of Sydney and then resigning from it will count as a victory, writes Guy Rundle.
The announcement of Doris Lessing, the author of The Golden Notebook, as the winner of the 2007 Literature Nobel is a surprise to many but a worthy choice, writes Guy Rundle.
According to reports, the much awaited new history curriculum will be pretty similar to the way we've been teaching history before, writes Guy Rundle.
With General Petraeus declaring the surge a success - only 1000 civilians recorded murdered this month - just as the car bombs begin again, the whole Iraq thang may go into a whole new phase thanks to two issues facing Turkey, one a tragedy, the other farce, writes Guy Rundle.