Andrew L. Urban

The Dan Andrews protests v polls conundrum 

26 November 2021 2:11 pm

Ever since the Newspoll results on Saturday, I’ve been wracking (and wrecking) my brain trying to find a logical answer…

Here are some real justice issues for the climate warriors

10 November 2021 11:31 am

What a tragic shame that so much energy, time, resources and opportunities to really improve the lives of millions is…

Will we all have to take the knee?

31 October 2021 2:00 pm

If test cricketers such as Quinton de Kok can be compelled to ‘take the knee’ by their employer in order…

Remembering the Hungarian Uprising, 65 years on

30 October 2021 11:20 am

The world gasped 65 years ago this week as Hungarian protesters were mowed down by the secret police, starting a revolution that…

Climate and Covid: the fact checks we had to have

27 October 2021 2:56 pm

There is no relationship between lockdowns and virus control (eg, 35 studies reported in December 2020, in American Institute for Economic…

Road to damnation 2050 

25 October 2021 2:03 pm

I know how Net Zero 2050 ends. I’ve read the book. In Chris Brook’s excellent if devastating Road to Damnation*,…

COP this, climate sumiteers

20 October 2021 11:23 am

Man does not live by bread alone, an early revolutionary once advised his followers.  As Glasgow’s COP26 closes in on a discombobulated world, the…

Is Facebook really on the ropes?

7 October 2021 1:35 pm

It may be counter-intuitive, but American investigative and Pulitzer winning journalist Glenn Greenwald makes a strong argument that paints Facebook…

Big Tech has placed its bet – on the Genghis Khan of our time

29 September 2021 6:49 pm

The nineteenth-century Russian writer Alexander Herzen’s greatest fear when thinking about the future has come true. He said “What I’m…

The new provocateurs of Covid

28 September 2021 11:15 am

The extraordinary 1988 John Hillcoat/Nick Cave film Ghosts … of the Civil Dead is set in a slightly futuristic high-tech…

Beware Stumbling Joe’s mumbling, Scotty

26 September 2021 4:11 pm

When they were talking the other day in Washington the other day, did Joe Biden tell Scott Morrison his recipe…

Australia, we’ve got you cowered

24 August 2021 6:19 pm

If you didn’t already think so, the news that police have received thousands of calls from Aussies dobbing in other…

Dear (as in expensive) political leaders: you have failed

7 August 2021 5:41 pm

The fact that people vastly overestimate the number of deaths from Covid as recent polls have shown, is a signal…

The West must disown Big Tech Big Brother

5 August 2021 3:29 pm

Almost three weeks ago, Twitter suspended The Spectator Australia for 12 hours for a Tweet that paraphrased that wildly incendiary…

Question everything

15 July 2021 8:12 pm

On learning about the extension to Sydney’s lockdown until the end of July, my mind broiled with one big question:…

Truth on social media? Geoffrey Robertson is keen

5 July 2021 7:22 pm

Truth on social media? It’s a wonderful idea, one espoused by high profile human rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson on Sky…

Find the CO2

1 July 2021 7:16 pm

Man-made carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere is responsible for catastrophic climate change, according to climate alarmists. We must stop…

Dishonesty, thy name is Leftie

27 June 2021 6:01 pm

Now that two well-credentialed academics acceptable to the left have debunked Bruce Pascoe’s blindly acclaimed ‘history’ book Dark Emu as…

Cannes goes off the planet

19 June 2021 3:22 pm

Seemingly infected by Thunbergism, the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, set to run from July 6 – 17, has re-imagined itself…

How we flag our racial prejudice

31 May 2021 11:37 am

Australia is a systematically and institutionally racist country; that is the story peddled by the Australian Human Rights Commission at…

A quick science story for today’s school strikers

21 May 2021 12:01 pm

Geologist and author Ian Plimer was the special guest on Paul Murray Live on Tuesday, in to talk about hydrogen…

The science is unsettled? The SpecOz settled that years ago

28 April 2021 3:51 pm

The title of the new book, Unsettled, could refer to the effect it will have on readers who believe in…

Trick question: why test brick wall with head?

7 April 2021 11:42 am

The late and great American columnist Charles Krauthammer reminded his readers that to understand politics you have to remember that…

Biden does a Merkel on illegal immigrants. Oops

25 March 2021 1:28 pm

In 2015, Angela Merkel opened her heart — and Europe’s borders — to all comers wanting refuge and/or a better…

Taxpayers shouldn’t pay ABC fines

22 March 2021 2:09 pm

It’s down the line, I know. The trial hasn’t even started. But that doesn’t stop us looking ahead and being…