James Allan

Voting 1 for ‘least-bad’

18 September 2021 9:00 am

Slim pickings at the polling booth, yet again

Lorraine Finlay, conservative governments and appointments

13 September 2021 1:27 pm

I want to point out a few short blunt truths about conservative governments and appointments to important posts such as…

Is Trudeau toast?

11 September 2021 9:00 am

The Canadian election campaign is not going as the Liberals hoped

Freedom fades

4 September 2021 9:00 am

Our politicians are allowing the biggest erosion of civil liberties in two centuries

Are our journalists just lazy? Or dumb?

28 August 2021 9:00 am

Covid has crippled a once-noble profession

The National Cabinet is a disaster

14 August 2021 9:00 am

The PM has created a presidential role for himself

The dishonesty of the political class

12 August 2021 4:00 am

Good public policy-making requires a wide swathe of opinions being stirred in the cauldron of competing ideas. The jurisdiction in…

Hart was right

7 August 2021 9:00 am

An old text sheds new light on our lockdown laws

Any conviction politicians out there? Hello?

31 July 2021 9:00 am

Conservatives have been betrayed by the hollow men and women

Can Do can – but at Amanda Stoker’s expense

27 July 2021 2:50 pm

My esteemed colleague Terry Barnes, here in the ethereal pages of the Speccie Australia, this morning wrote a ‘Double Shot’ briefing piece…

Flirting with the Marxists

24 July 2021 9:00 am

On Big Tech, the Democrats & censoring political opponents

The last thing we need is a bill of rights

20 July 2021 6:09 pm

Over a century ago the great American jurist James Bradley Thayer warned against handing social policy decision-making over to the…

The new religion of diversity

17 July 2021 9:00 am

Equity is merely Marx without the beard

Australian notes

3 July 2021 9:00 am

A Guide to Understanding this Pandemic We are all living through the worst inroads on our freedoms and civil liberties…

The Peter Ridd case: am I missing something?

2 July 2021 1:02 pm

Yesterday’s piece by Graham Young on the Peter Ridd High Court case got me thinking.  Not about Young’s thesis that…

Misjudging our Constitution

26 June 2021 9:00 am

Judicial activists invented the right to invalidate laws

Why the Twits cannot be taken seriously

23 June 2021 7:09 pm

Did you see the recent Pew surveys in the United States about Twitter?  Twitter users make up under a tenth…

Pravda rides again

19 June 2021 9:00 am

The press is becoming unfree

ScoMo is no Marcus Aurelius

10 June 2021 1:21 pm

Fans of Outsiders – Sky’s best current affairs program – will recall Ross Cameron and his love of the great Roman Emperor…

Fight to win or don’t fight at all

1 June 2021 2:00 pm

Here are a few quick thoughts on the Christian Porter saga.  First, though, let me say bluntly what regular SpecOz…

So have the Republicans really turned away from Trump?

29 May 2021 9:00 am

The right-of-centre fights back

A cynical Budget devoid of principles or beliefs

22 May 2021 9:00 am

What’s the point of voting for the Liberals?

Sic ’em, Triggs!

15 May 2021 9:00 am

Let’s sool the Human Rights Commissions onto the Woke

Abandon all principles ye who enter the Libs

8 May 2021 9:00 am

Morrison’s ‘pragmatism’ is destroying conservatism

Good government needs a good opposition

4 May 2021 12:00 pm

Here’s a quick point more than a few people overlook.  What a government can and cannot do politically depends in…