Andrew L. Urban

Undercurrents

16 February 2019 9:00 am

Former Melbourne detective Colin McLaren’s cold case book into the 2009 disappearance of Bob Chappell and the 2010 conviction of…

Everything you always wanted to know about socialism but were too woke to ask

4 February 2019 5:54 pm

It is the greatest, most tragic of ironies that those on the political Left, especially America’s election hopefuls such as…

unPresidented idiocy from the anti-Trump brigade

13 January 2019 3:46 pm

‘Not my President!’ can be heard echoing across the American leftscape, two years after Donald Trump’s inauguration, interspersed with ‘Let’s…

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…

An incontrovertible truth (or two)

3 December 2018 12:30 pm

My address to the Climate Change Conference, Katowice, Poland, December 2 – 14, 2018: Special greetings to Al Gore Al,…

Cursed by their own art

1 December 2018 9:00 am

Why do all our favourite, talented (e.g. Jim Carrey, Richard Gere), much acclaimed film stars (e.g. Meryl Streep, Sally Field)…

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…

No guilt, no apology

17 November 2018 9:00 am

Convicted of murder, Derek Bromley can teach us all a lesson about saying sorry when we are not guilty. And…

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…

Labor’s quagmire of incompetence

10 November 2018 9:00 am

A standard political tactic (of all sides) is to paint your opponents as inhumane or wreckers and wilful destroyers of…

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…

Lunch with Leo and Sir Francis

20 October 2018 9:00 am

I was having a chat with renowned Russian writer Leo Tolstoy and brilliant British empiricist and champion of the scientific…

Do we want a nation run like a union – or a booming business?

9 October 2018 7:49 am

The CEO of USA Inc, Donald Trump, has concluded the win-win-win US-Mexico-Canada trade deal; total US unemployment has dropped to…

How Ford denied Kavanaugh a defence

4 October 2018 8:56 pm

It isn’t that Dr Catherine Blasey Ford’s testimony to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee alleging attempted rape by Judge…

The media vs the people

29 September 2018 9:00 am

‘The separation of powers means that the legal system is answerable to no one,’ I said, speaking at the Sydney…

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…