David Long

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…

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…