A Teensy Little Gloat

Despite the morbid prognostications of Mr Mackerras and the left-wing locos, I said before the Higgins and Bradfield by-elections that both seats would be retained easily by the Liberals, that neither would go to preferences, and that there was a chance both candidates would be returned with increased majorities. I even gave a fairly detailed …

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The Date of Christmas

A common view about the date of Christmas goes something like this: “Well, it was a pagan festival, something to do with the sun, and the Christians pinched it to try to make their religion more popular.” This is one of those things people just ‘know’. But like many things everyone ‘just knew’ at one …

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