David Long

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…

Give speech a chance

26 November 2018 12:25 pm

It’s time once again, good people, to take out your pen and paper (or your QWERTY keyboard and computer) and…

Mutti and Macron: a tragic tale of thwarted love

20 November 2018 4:45 pm

You probably thought it was not possible to accurately equate the relations between nation states with personal human relationships. That…

The age of unreason

19 November 2018 7:53 am

We have entered an age of unreason; an age when the evidence of our senses and the sentences and words…

Fcuk orf

14 November 2018 1:13 pm

I want to be upfront with this. There will be no beating around the bush. I want to see the…

What’s so bad about negative gearing?

8 November 2018 4:33 pm

As Scott Morrison tours the Queensland coastline, his mind is most probably wandering across a range of policies that he…

Literacy: a conservative value

2 November 2018 3:17 pm

Phonics is a way of teaching children to read that links the letters of the alphabet, syllables and words to…

Good luck with that religious freedom, ScoMo

1 November 2018 7:39 am

Scott Morrison really has his work well and truly cut if he intends to protect our religious freedom without antagonising…

Did George Soros buy you those koala suits, kids?

23 October 2018 4:51 pm

Have you ever wondered how much money is collected by those mobs of young men and women who patrol the…

Marriage à-la-mode

13 October 2018 3:54 pm

You have had plenty of time to think about it. Tell me, madam, why did you get married? You don’t…

Are the ABC FactCheck scales of justice weighted?

8 October 2018 7:33 pm

Last week your ABC ran a fact-check on a statement by Senator Matt Canavan — well, it actually had a…

Brett Kavanaugh has religious protections against lunatic left-wingers. We don’t

3 October 2018 6:24 pm

I am sure you all remember that old poem by the German Lutheran Pastor, Martin Niemöller. No? Then let me…

Sex, sexual harassment, and those left wing lunatic women

27 September 2018 1:26 pm

It seems that sex is on everyone’s mind these days. There is, of course, that great free intercourse provider, otherwise…

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…