Arthur Chrenkoff

Of course it’s all about the money

18 October 2018 11:21 am

An undiplomatic incident in a Canberra restaurant? Enough to get those delicate maiden aunts from the ABC and Fairfax holding…

The right to bear kangaroos

16 October 2018 5:56 pm

A friend and a reader from the United States, Chuck, has sent me this informative chart and asked about the…

Democrats damned by the Curse of Tay-Tay

14 October 2018 5:49 pm

Last week, country-turned-pop diva Taylor Swift finally broke her famous (or infamous, depending on your point of view) silence on all things…

Sydney, you can take your Opera House and…

12 October 2018 7:17 pm

As a member of a rather sizeable group of Australians who don’t live in Sydney and are not precious and…

Hitler: “Trump is Hitler.”

9 October 2018 9:00 pm

No, this isn’t like The Sun, discovering via ouija board before the 1987 British general election that Joseph Stalin intended…

How do I tell my poor darling daughter about Brett Kavanaugh?

7 October 2018 7:34 pm

This morning over breakfast, my eight-year-old said to me: “How can we live in a world where survivors’ stories are…

How Fred Flintstone flattened the Iron Curtain

4 October 2018 3:11 pm

On September 30 1960, at 8:30 PM, ABC network aired the first episode of “The Flintstones”. The late broadcast hour…

World, welcome to the middle-classes

2 October 2018 5:06 pm

While the media has been obsessing about Judge Kavanaugh, whatever President Trump’s latest rude tweet was and the ramblings of…

Michael Moore bombs

25 September 2018 7:45 pm

Trump Derangement Syndrome is flourishing on the bestseller lists – Bob Woodward’s Fear, anyone – but not so much on the…

No hot Halloween Handmaids for you

23 September 2018 4:32 pm

You all know of course by now that you can’t appropriate other cultures’ artefacts, but did you know you also can’t…

Australia, the public sector workers’ paradise

21 September 2018 2:36 pm

How many people are employed in Australia by all three levels of government? If you have answered “too many”, you…

Sorry Yassmin, but the market for Muslim moaners just got more crowded

19 September 2018 8:41 pm

It seems that the “young Muslim refugee woman with head covered who bags her adopted country and gets lionised for…

Aussie breasts spoil Deutsche fest

18 September 2018 1:11 pm

Is it still cultural appropriation when we do it to the people responsible for World Wars I and II? Whatever: Oktoberfest,…

The non-spy who didn’t shag me

14 September 2018 8:33 pm

Oh, not to be young and Russian in Washington DC. Politico reports: Nothing prepared the young Russians of Washington for the wintry…

Deep State Downer?

12 September 2018 8:13 pm

“Russiagate” has its genesis in a strange meeting in London in May 2016 between the then junior policy adviser on…

Sinking funds, not sinking islands

7 September 2018 9:27 pm

It’s good to see that Marise Payne has stepped into Julie Bishop’s shoes so deftly and is now humouring the…

Are sexy selfies a sign of oppression?

6 September 2018 8:15 pm

With all those bedroom eyes, duckfaces and cleavages splattered all over Instagram, Facebook and other social media — not to…

Letting the Islamists win by default

3 September 2018 6:06 pm

Radical feminism and radical Islam both agree that men have no self-control and women should be kept cloistered and separated…

Are you a sexual racist?

1 September 2018 5:35 pm

Everything is racist nowadays, so you won’t be surprised to discover that your sexual preferences and physical attractions may well be…

Seven reasons why Australia is a better friend to the US than Canada

26 August 2018 8:55 pm

On Saturday Donald Trump sent a congratulatory tweet to new Prime Minister Scott Morrison: This innocuous and pleasant message has…

The Liberal leadership and other circus acts

21 August 2018 9:36 pm

In a long and often bloody and tumultuous history of the Roman Empire, there are few periods like what has…

Sino sexbot subversion? It’s coming…

18 August 2018 5:24 pm

China is looking to dominate the American market in yet another sector: WMDOLL, based in China’s southeastern Guangdong province, develop AI-powered…

We have an euphemism problem on our streets

16 August 2018 7:23 pm

Modern law enforcement seems to be increasingly as much about policing language as policing crime. Some cynics might say more…

Facebook is not our friend

14 August 2018 7:04 pm

Facebook’s drive towards absolute transparency – of its users’ information, of course, not of Facebook itself – continues apace: Anyone who…

All the news that fits the agenda

13 August 2018 6:55 pm

Three stories over the past few days should have been huge. Instead, two of them made just a passing blip…