Andrew L. Urban

Just whose Palestine would Labor recognise?

8 January 2019 3:09 pm

How can some leading Australian politicians be so misguided and so wrong-headed as to call for the recognition of a…

Thugs welcome, bring guns

4 January 2019 10:49 am

The news is broadcast far and wide: California is a safe haven for foreign criminals, complete with instant welfare benefits…

Robert Mueller’s poisoned chalice

10 December 2018 5:19 pm

How would you feel, having spent almost two years and over $US30 million dollars, trying to prove that Donald Trump’s…

Cooling on climate catastrophe

6 December 2018 1:39 pm

No, 97 per cent of scientists do not agree on climate change. In fact, as climate writer Andy West’s new…

Derryn Hinch’s public sex offenders register would be outrageous

29 November 2018 11:57 am

In the wake of last weekend’s Victorian State election, Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party (probably with four shiny Upper House seats)…

Love is not love if you don’t toe the rainbow-coloured line

17 November 2018 6:13 pm

Love is not love, obviously, when a small activist minority of gay bullies intimidate a husband and wife publishing team…

What makes the Mullahs mad (let alone so many of their flock)?

16 November 2018 6:47 am

It seems that Islam is causing massive waves of mental illness around the world. If we collate the responses to…

Deport the terrorists – and their families too

12 November 2018 4:12 pm

If our existing laws can not protect us from harm, we must make new ones that can. Terrorists, even those…

Sorry, Australia, but Joko says “no”

31 October 2018 4:02 pm

Australia does not have the permission of Indonesia’s President to relocate our Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to West Jerusalem.…

Turnbull’s back – but his Labor supporters are gone

23 October 2018 12:06 pm

It would not be surprising if, in the aftermath of the Wentworth by-election, Coalition members mispronounced the name of the…

Malcolm, you promised… so go

20 August 2018 2:36 pm

Malcolm Turnbull’s backing off trying to bully his party into a NEGative plan has given the Liberals a golden opportunity…

Dumb and dumber

2 August 2018 12:42 pm

The venerable and much respected American columnist and commentator Charles Krauthammer famously noted that to understand US politics you have…

A quick quiz you can’t win

12 July 2018 6:21 pm

Who are these people? Without giving the quiz game away, here are some characteristics of people who belong to a…

Gun lore

10 July 2018 5:57 pm

I took the bullet in the chest and fell over dramatically, in what I hoped was slow motion, rolling down…

American mania

24 June 2018 2:55 am

America’s current crisis over illegal immigration, family separations and border policies generally, have highlighted and exacerbated the nature of America’s…

Memo Julie Bishop: get us out of the UNHCR

21 June 2018 7:29 am

Political leadership: leading the way on values with action. Doing what is right. Explaining and defending it clearly. Examples: this…

Donald Trump and the fury of the impotent

16 June 2018 10:19 am

The public moral disintegration and demeaning of an entire cohort of people reached its zenith with the globally televised meltdown…

Nukes 101 with Kim Jong-un

11 June 2018 3:35 pm

Kim Jong-un’s nuclear bluff looks like working. He and President Trump are on Singapore soil as I write, preparing to…

The great undiagnosed dysrationalia epidemic

8 June 2018 12:54 pm

I have long wondered why really intelligent people, like Malcolm Turnbull, say, and others, fail to see how irrational it…

The Parisites

5 May 2018 9:00 am

Last month it was two years since world leaders converged with self-congratulatory ceremony and chilled champagne to sign the multi…

Australia, a failing state

28 April 2018 9:00 am

According to the UN’s definition, ‘failed states’ are political entities that demonstrate little or no ability to provide their citizens…

Assad did it, not Putin

15 April 2018 7:28 pm

Last week’s chemical attack on dozens of his citizens – including children – has elicited no outrage from President Bashir…

South Africa deaths reveal the real racists

13 April 2018 10:09 am

The critics of plans to offer asylum to white South African farmers are morally bankrupt and stupid to boot. Morally…

Illusion of knowledge warming the planet

7 April 2018 9:00 am

In this the 30th anniversary year of the IPCC, we should look back and remember the original sin with which…

Illegal immigration fuels the new American civil war

6 April 2018 5:58 pm

Much of the anti-Trump media and their echoes in Australia must believe people are fools, given their propensity for misleading…