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Chris Bowen wrecked all the fun

This could have been awesome, now it’s boring. Chris Bowen, you broke a nation’s heart:

Labor’s treasury spokesman Chris Bowen has withdrawn from the race to lead his party just 29 hours after launching his bid, after a deluge of senior figures threw their support behind Anthony Albanese.

It paved the way for a deal to install Mr Albanese unopposed, with finance spokesman Jim Chalmers as his deputy – though it is understood some in the party are still encouraging Mr Chalmers to run against Mr Albanese for the top job, and he is still considering that option.

Which means the only hope for internal fighting is from Jim Chalmers.

C’mon, Jim! Do it for the crowd!

Now she wants certainty over Adani … she must be worried

Nothing brings clarity to a leader like the threat of defeat. Suddenly Annastacia Palaszczuk gets serious about moving Adani forward.

More on why we can’t rely on renewables. Why do people still back this unreliable and rubbish technology?

Good riddance, Julia

How the hell did she make it in the Liberal party?

Read it and puke.

Must read: Antonio Gramsci

It pays to learn your opponents’ tactics. This is a great primer.

There’s little debate that modern-day American universities, public education, mainstream media, Hollywood, and political advocacy groups are dominated by leftists. This is no accident, but part of a deliberate strategy to pave the way for communist revolution developed more than eight decades ago by an Italian political theorist named Antonio Gramsci.

Described as one of the world’s most important and influential Marxist theorists since Marx himself, if you are not familiar with Gramsci, you should be.

Read it all.

And this is Gramsci in action:

Rosemary Clooney (b 1928)