David Long

Deep State Downer, the Foreign Minister, the PM — and the Clinton campaign

25 September 2018 6:54 am

If there is one thing that a variety of media provides, it is diversity of detail and greater transparency. That…

Tinker, tailor, Downer, spy?

17 September 2018 7:14 am

It is a great pity that the Australian Senate does not have the same sort of inquisitorial role that the…

Socrates, the poets and the deplorables

10 September 2018 6:42 pm

Everyone who has ever read or even started to read Plato’s Republic, the philosophical text by that dead white male…

Trump Derangement Syndrome and the end of the West

6 September 2018 4:32 pm

If we assume for the moment that the zenith of Western Civilisation since at least the fourth century BC has…

Immigration: practice please, not theory

5 September 2018 11:26 am

When Steve Bannon, President Trump’s former strategist, described Australia on Your ABC as the “canary in the mineshaft”; that it…

Their ABC: a conservative – and male – free zone

31 August 2018 6:36 pm

When I was growing up, a popular folk song written and recorded by Pete Seeger lamented “Where have all the…

An obit for Malcolm, a prayer for ScoMo

29 August 2018 2:07 pm

Well, the King is not dead, but he has been put to rest. Even as he was on the way…

The real reason for the Fraser Anning anger

18 August 2018 2:48 pm

When Australia’s population was about to pass 25 million the Commonwealth announced that the person would most probably a migrant…

Multiculturalism isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

17 August 2018 7:56 am

You are not alone if you are worried about our governments’ obsession with multiculturalism. Most people only know it as…

Time to put free speech in the Constitution

13 August 2018 3:00 pm

I want your help. I want your help to give we the people the most important power there is, one that…

Weekend reading, weekend thoughts

5 August 2018 9:56 am

While The Weekend Australian has declined in size, it is still of a sufficient size to waste one’s entire weekend; unless…

John Winston and Winston’s Kiwi komedy kapers

2 August 2018 4:22 pm

The reaction of the New Zealand government to a speech given by our cricket-tragic ex-prime minister, John Howard to the…

Oh my darling Clementine!

26 July 2018 4:34 pm

It seems to have been finalised rather quickly, but a deal has been struck that merges Nine and Fairfax. There…

Downer, the Democrats and the Donald

25 July 2018 1:37 pm

It can be difficult for us Australians at this distance to understand the Democratic Party’s obsession with Donald Trump; especially…

Doing God

23 July 2018 6:02 pm

It was interesting to learn from Greg Sheridan in The Weekend Australian that there are some religious people in the Parliament.…

Pro-choice or pro-privileged, middle-class, hysterical women?

18 July 2018 5:25 pm

Queensland’s white, privileged ALP Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk emerge from her very working class electorate of Inala, to tell one of…

Judge Brett Kavanaugh v Your ABC

12 July 2018 3:14 pm

If you thought American politics was a passionate and emotive affair, President Trump’s appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the United…

Their ABC “the most trusted news source”? Here’s a theory

6 July 2018 4:12 pm

It was Abraham Lincoln who said, ‘You can fool some of the people all of the time and all of…

The sprig of 4 July at the heart of our constitution

4 July 2018 2:44 pm

Most Australians would know that today, July 4, is the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence of…

The Ramsay soap opera continues

1 July 2018 1:24 pm

While I am disappointed that the men of Ramsay Street, Tony Abbott and his Neighbour, John Howard… sorry, the Ramsay…

Are we banning single-use condoms too?

28 June 2018 10:32 am

I heard it on ABC News Radio so I am sure it is correct. The presenter interviewed Peter Whish-Wilson the…

The concept of the university

21 June 2018 5:32 pm

David Long writes: In the December of 2001, a group of about 70  past students gathered in the St John’s…

Another swamp that needs to be drained

15 June 2018 7:25 pm

Did you know that the Inspector General, the United States Justice Department’s watchdog for the FBI, released his report yesterday…

The Singapore spectacular

12 June 2018 2:24 pm

With the President-for-two-terms of the United States, Donald J Trump and the President-for-life, Kim Jong Un actually in Singapore for…

What Tony Abbott really meant about western civilisation

7 June 2018 4:46 pm

Because we can criticise episodes of the abuse of power by Western nations or the descent to nonsense by those…