Tony Abbott's decision to ration his and his government's media exposure is unlikely to work, but it's a welcome attempt to break free from the frenetic media cycle and get on with governing.
Helen Razer would have all aspiring lefties undertake an education in Keynsian economics. But lawyer Josh Bornstein wonders, are modern-day Keynsians really leading the campaigns Razer would support?
Lindsay Tanner's claim that the ALP stands for nothing is out. Labor's problem lies in what it does stand for.
Thanks to Keating and Costello ... Gillard on the bland side ... The International Monetary Fund ... A closer look at deep space ...
With the Gillard government being consistently outgunned and just plain monstered in public debate, it has more cause than ever to regret the departure of former finance minister Lindsay Tanner.
Former Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner remembers the favourite music of his youth, calling the 60s and 70s "a period of intense cultural creativity broadly equivalent to the Renaissance."
With the inimitable Lindsay Tanner about to rule on the merits of Crikey's Slideshow Alley initiative, we thought it was time to bring out the big guns and shine a light on three instances of pollie and media egregiousness over the week that was.
Here we go again. The Gillard government now has to defend not only its carbon pricing plan, but also its apparent hypocrisy in spending some $25 million of taxpayers' money to promote it.