David Long

Abortion euphemisms

30 August 2019 4:14 pm

National Public Radio is the United States equivalent of the ABC, broadcast by the ABC every day of the week.…

Free speech first, then the right to know

21 August 2019 5:00 am

As most Speccie readers would know, I stand unashamedly for free speech; even speech that might offend or insult. Speech…

Je suis Fredo

18 August 2019 1:49 pm

I have pondered for some time why President Trump is so disliked by all the mainstream media. I am using…

The NSW abortion ambush: sacrificing humanity to wokeness

9 August 2019 1:11 pm

There is something slavish in the legislative efforts of the Australian state governments to pander to the demands of selfish…

Will Kristina Keneally join the Hong Kong barricades if the PLA tanks come?

8 August 2019 4:16 pm

If you have been following the news cycle in the USA, you will be aware of the mass shootings that…

It mightn’t be sexy, but manufacturing got us to the moon

21 July 2019 11:47 am

Almost forty years ago, in fact, during the time of the Hawke Labor government, Australia fell for a pea and…

Journalism is not a crime (but we’re more interested showing just how woke we are)

27 June 2019 5:00 am

If, like me, you believe in the fundamental right of free speech, you will also have concerns about how people…

What about John Setka’s freedom of speech?

17 June 2019 4:00 am

If, like me, you think free speech is the bottom line of a free society, and don’t care what is…

The real problem with the Australian economy

14 June 2019 1:56 pm

The unemployment figures came and went yesterday with just the usual passing mention. There is a real problem in Australia,…

A progressive ALP is unelectable

22 May 2019 1:37 pm

There used to be a line in the Lord’s Prayer which went: “But lead us not into temptation; and deliver…

Multiculturalism is the enemy of diversity

9 May 2019 8:04 am

The American motto E pluribus unum (“Out of many, one”) expressed perfectly the founding intent to mould a land of…

Rugby Australia has values – but Israel Folau has principles

12 April 2019 11:33 am

‘Doing your own thing’ seemed like such a simple, straightforward idea. It captured the whole idea of freedom in a…

Scott Morrison has just weeks to prove: is he a conservative or a con

15 March 2019 7:10 am

I don’t want to spend too much time on all these Newspolls that show that Shorten’s ALP is going to…

‘Corporate values’: any more than marketing?

11 March 2019 11:32 am

Have you ever wondered what ‘corporate values’ are? I must confess here that it is entirely possible that ‘values’ do…

Just to re-Itarate for Their ABC

6 March 2019 1:44 pm

Perhaps the government does have an eye on the women’s vote with its choice of Ita Buttrose as the new…

American Socialism and the coming Great Leap Backwards

5 March 2019 7:29 am

It was never going to be the case, even under the most perfect Marxist Communism, that the proletariat would rule…

Some sweet and sour takeaways for educational happiness

2 February 2019 6:16 pm

With Scot Morrison on the way out, Bill Shorten on the way in, and the economy on the way down,…

The empire – sorry, EU – strikes back

31 January 2019 5:06 pm

While it is always interesting to be a fly on the wall, it is also interesting to try to understand…

The Ramsay Centre: knowledge or nihilism

30 January 2019 4:43 pm

Everyone must surely be aware that the Ramsay Centre has held discussions with a number of Australian universities as it…

How to be a man? Be a boy first

15 January 2019 4:17 pm

Imagine for a moment that you have been given a special power. I don’t mean one of those super powers…

Santa can exist in all of us – and so can good

21 December 2018 9:27 am

There are some things that it is difficult to face up to on your own. Boring Hollywood movies is one…

Give it to me straight, Doc

18 December 2018 2:23 pm

Here’s a statistic you wouldn’t read about – at least not in any medical association playbook. John Hopkins University in…

Confucius say: relax

5 December 2018 7:43 am

You get a glimpse of the real purpose of education when you look at the liberal arts curriculum offered here…

Tinker, tailor, soldier, Mr Harbourside Mansion?

30 November 2018 4:22 pm

George Papadopoulos has gone to gaol, it seems, for lying to Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller. Scott Morrison is going into…

Apocalypse not

29 November 2018 4:12 pm

I have read that Pope Francis believes that climate change is such a big danger to the planet that it could turn…