Bob Harris is Back

by Harry on December 3, 2007

What a relief. December 1st show here.

Words fail me

by John Holbo on December 3, 2007

On the surface of it, Romney shouldn’t have to give a Mormon speech any more than Obama should have to give a Muslim speech.


Perhaps comments will be better.

Australia ratifies Kyoto

by John Q on December 3, 2007

Almost immediately after being sworn in as Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd has signed the instrument of ratification of the Kyoto Protocol. Of course, it’s only a first step, but one that seemed well beyond us only a couple of years ago.

The formal ratification process will take 90 days, but the effect is that Australia can take part in the Bali conference as a full participant, leaving only one significant holdout – the Bush Administration in the United States.

A significant side benefit for Australia is that our attendance at Bali as a participant rather than a spoiler will help to cement the improvement in our often fraught relationship with Indonesia, evident since Rudd replaced Howard.