My Latest Twitter Updates

  • "Far from holding schools accountable, testing resulted in massive cynicism": http://is.gd/c9txr – the cautionary tale of Diane Ravitch. #
  • RT @danupoyner: Despite all the handwringing & sensationalism in the media, my bet is still for an increased Labor majority at the election. #
  • There's another prognostication filed away in my "predictions" folder…! @danupoyner #
  • Swan glides in to rescue Rudd: http://is.gd/c9vJW – Laurie Oakes says don't look for the Treasurer's leadership ambitions on eBay. #
  • @downesy Isn't this the same media that castigated the girl and her parents for their reckless irresponsibility last year? in reply to downesy #
  • @Chrisquirk You can read the full story on Combet here: http://is.gd/c9Bl7 – worth a read. in reply to Chrisquirk #
  • Audio: Kevin Rudd talks about how he'll feel when the polls bounce back: http://is.gd/c9IVp #
  • Audio: Kevin Rudd welcomes home Jessica Watson: http://is.gd/c9IZP #
  • Audio: Jessica Watson disagrees with the Prime Minister: http://is.gd/c9JfE #
  • .@empatt Sad is the land in need of heroes… in reply to empatt #
  • You're not acting like yourself on Twitter, say psychologists & sociologists: http://j.mp/cDHQ8B /via @Twitter_Tips #
  • Why are political memoirs so disappointing?http://bit.ly/buTOoY #
  • @JudeEkerick I'm quivering with excitement as I wait for the live blogging of this report… in reply to JudeEkerick #
  • @jillianblackall In fact, I have no idea who I am… in reply to jillianblackall #
  • @JudeEkerick Graphs: the ultimate expression of marinating yourself in the data. (*quiver*) in reply to JudeEkerick #
  • In Utah, A Tough Year for the Overdog: http://is.gd/c9YvU – Michael Barone looks at why Democratic & GOP incumbents are in trouble this year #
  • Barone has apparently visited every one of the 435 electoral districts in the US House of Reps. How do I get a job like that here? #
  • UK Telegraph reports Watson has $700,000 deal to become a News Ltd "ambassador": http://is.gd/c9YZW – no wonder she disagreed with Rudd… #
  • Meanwhile, the UK is about to experience hot "ice cream weather": http://is.gd/c9Zfu – temperatures about to top 20C… #
  • New UK Home Secretary wants an "atmosphere in which people feel able to stop gangs of youths blighting neighbourhoods": http://is.gd/c9ZvQ #
  • Of course, the Home Secretary, Theresa May, knows all about lawless, marauding gangs in her Maidenhead, Berkshire seat: http://is.gd/c9ZSF #
  • Mind you, in Vic, law & order electioneering makes Labor & Liberal indistinguishable: http://twitpic.com/1nz0qo http://twitpic.com/1jlmu0 #
  • @lapuntadelfin But I thought it was "new politics"… in reply to lapuntadelfin #
  • Day 3 in office and UK Foreign Secretary William Hague flies to Washington. Interesting @NewsHour interview here: http://is.gd/ca18w #
  • RT @JOJEHARVEY: THE NEW CON-DEM CABINET representing Britain. Millionaires: 23, White: 29, Black: 0, Asian:1, Men: 26, Women: 4, LGBT: 0 #
  • The End of the Party: The Rise and Fall of New Labour: http://is.gd/ca2Fd – an enticing review of Andrew Rawnsley's new book on Blair-Brown. #
  • British Labour MP with largest majority of any seat in the House of Commons is stabbed at constituency surgery: http://is.gd/ca3av #
  • .@empatt 20-person Cabinet: 16 Male, 4 Female, 19 White, 1 Asian, 1 LGBT; 2 millionaires that I'm aware of; 18 married, I think! #
  • .@empatt Overall ministry: 23 Male, 7 Female, 19 White, 1 Asian – no change to other characteristics?! #
  • Can Eton still produce a first-rate prime minister: http://is.gd/ca6RI – some marvellous lines in this piece. I liked the Balfour quotes. #
  • @tsvnq It's a common term in UK politics – MPs often have a Saturday morning surgery to meet constituents. in reply to tsvnq #
  • Colin Powell turned down Obama's offer of Cabinet post as Secretary of Education, according to new book out next week: http://is.gd/caapi #

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