Arthur Chrenkoff

Switching off a nation: no-coal Germany

14 February 2019 6:42 pm

In 19 years’ time, Germany will have no more coal mines and coal power plants, bringing to an end hundreds…

Alexandria’s new Children’s Crusade

11 February 2019 8:34 pm

Ben Shapiro twitted last week that he is “increasingly convinced Trump created AOC in a laboratory to provide a comic…

Crazy Rich Commies

7 February 2019 7:59 pm

There nothing new or surprising in the fact that the self-proclaimed friends of the workers are living it up while…

Fr Rod: don’t give them your poor yearning to breathe free

6 February 2019 3:16 pm

Gosford’s finest continues to deliver, this time with this insightful critique of American society gleaned from, presumably, The Hunger Games:…

January 26: the least worst day for Indigenous Australians?

26 January 2019 2:00 pm

There is no doubt that Stone Age hunter and gatherer societies, having ruled the roost for hundreds of thousands of…

Wait a day, then comment

23 January 2019 7:27 pm

The mainstream media – let alone social media – are so good at generating instant outrage that I now have…

Peter Costello: smirk back in langour

21 January 2019 8:26 pm

Nostalgia has strange powers. With Kelly O’Dwyer pulling the pin on her federal parliamentary career and vacating the previously ultra-safe…

No meat and two veg?

20 January 2019 7:01 pm

As the social mediaverse keeps discussing pros and cons of Gillette’s new ad, here comes PETA with the creepiest possible…

Is Tim Soutphommasane Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in drag?

14 January 2019 6:00 pm

At “The Sydney Morning Herald”, the former race discrimination commissioner Tim Sensitive-About-His-Name sings the praises of one of the new…

Politics is getting nastier because we’re getting dumber

3 January 2019 5:57 pm

An intriguing argument from a British politician and writer Dan Hannan: The fall in IQ scores in the West is…

Cirque du Sharia

1 January 2019 12:27 pm

Perhaps rejoicing at Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the US forces from Afghanistan, the Taliban are working hard not to…

Underage #LoveWins in Germany

27 December 2018 4:44 pm

No age of consent? No problem. According to Die Welt, Germany’s Supreme Court has ruled it unconstitutional for the Fatherland…

Men are so good they even make better women

15 December 2018 11:47 am

This weekend, the Miss Universe competition might go where no man (ahem) has gone before: Miss Universe is breaking new ground…

Why the Liberal Party is bound for the exit

11 December 2018 4:03 pm

Try as I might I can’t imagine any possible, even unlikely, scenario where the Coalition government in Canberra manages to…

The UN climate watermelons want a slice of us all

7 December 2018 7:22 am

Earlier this year I wrote about the important distinction between supporters and activists. When we look at left-wing political, social, economic and…

The Incumbent Preservation Society

4 December 2018 5:09 pm

The leaders on the way out (I was going to write “outgoing” but it would have been confusing because in…

Fifty shades of red

3 December 2018 8:43 pm

Normally socialism, er, buggers you through high taxes, over-regulation and social control: A growing wave of sex-positive feminists are working to…

Your social credit has been declined

29 November 2018 7:35 pm

I prefer to live in a country where I can rate my government and not the other way around – but…

Caution: gay people crossing

27 November 2018 4:49 pm

First we’ve had skirts put on pedestrian crossing lights’ little people, because apparently, unlike children, some adults think that stick figures…

Their ABC’s latest magic pudding economics

22 November 2018 7:00 pm

You may be tempted to stop reading after the oxymoron “Bernie Sanders’ economic adviser”, but if you are as tolerant…

Is that Thanksgiving turkey “he”, “she” or “ze”?

21 November 2018 2:37 pm

Life imitates Portlandia: Proof positive: It’s time to buy your turkey. But this year, you can also read about your…

No sex, please, we’re Millennials

19 November 2018 6:21 pm

Social and religious conservatives rejoice: teenagers and young people today are having far less sex than a generation ago; teenage…

Escaping the academic inquisition

17 November 2018 4:18 pm

That we have ever come – or, rather, come back – to this point again is the sad indictment of…

Forget the poleys, save the Inuit

15 November 2018 3:21 pm

No matter how much CO2 we pump into the atmosphere, the big white bastards simply aren’t starving and drowning fast enough:…

Don’t mention the jihad?

13 November 2018 7:39 pm

It seems a lot of people are pretty unhappy that Scott Morrison has dared to speak of “the radical and dangerous ideology…