James Allan

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…

Unpacking racism

1 May 2021 9:00 am

Looks like we’re all racists, now

Professional sports are the wokest of them all

17 April 2021 9:00 am

How activism is destroying sports and sports journalism

Christine Holgate is a victim of Scott Morrison’s lack of principle, not her gender

14 April 2021 1:39 pm

My take on the current Christine Holgate saga is a bit pendulum-like.  I thought, and think, that the furore over…

Counter-factual history

10 April 2021 9:00 am

Five ‘sliding doors’ elections

Australian notes

3 April 2021 9:00 am

Time for a new centre-right party? Don’t you find it odd that many of the people now clamouring for some…

Save the last dance for Scott

27 March 2021 9:00 am

Will the Libs ever remember who ‘brung them to the dance’?

Five questions before you dare lock us down again

20 March 2021 9:00 am

How a leader who cares about civil liberties must act in a pandemic

Josh with the dosh

13 March 2021 9:00 am

Celebrating GDP growth is a nonsense

Hoist with their own petards

3 March 2021 3:49 pm

Let me be clear.  One either believes in basic natural justice and procedural fairness protections or one does not.  If you…

Prisoner diary

27 February 2021 9:00 am

My time in hotel quarantine

The decline of Arts and Humanities

13 February 2021 9:00 am

A massive ‘fail’ to our Anglosphere universities

The virus made us do it

5 February 2021 2:28 pm

Let’s be honest.  Mr Morrison and the Coalition right now are offering us all the sort of interventionist, huge spending,…

Humourless moral imbeciles

30 January 2021 9:00 am

The persecution of lockdown sceptics hurts everyone