James Falk

Rollicking Ruddick?

13 October 2018 9:00 am

I first saw John Ruddick speak about party reform in 2011 as part of his quixotic run for NSW State…

Deeply, profoundly superficial

11 October 2018 1:57 pm

Well, it’s going to be an irritating few months before the next NSW election. We had hints of it with…

Why our pissant political class can’t do populism properly

27 July 2018 2:18 pm

For political tragics, the western world has been a marvel over the past five years. A popular groundswell demanding self-determination…

The NSW Liberals destroy themselves along with the nation

20 July 2018 7:53 pm

Well done, New South Wales Liberals, well done. You weren’t content with sentencing the people of NSW to years under…

Professional politics: in the name of the people, with contempt for the people

29 June 2018 11:30 am

Politicians are building more barriers to repel the views of their voters, and a directionless centre-right is at the forefront.…

Wankery and Western Civilisation

19 June 2018 7:51 am

So, the fading prospect of a few dozen more kiddies quoting Locke and being able to distinguish between Mannerist and…

The indoctrination factories may be less effective than we fear

4 June 2018 7:50 am

Chat to any spirited teen and it’s clear schools are like medieval villages run by humourless priests.  Independent thought threatens,…

It’s time for primaries

2 June 2018 9:00 am

Political class failure undermines the standing of our governments. Every ignored voter concern, project failure and moment of spin leaves…

We don’t need right-wing comedy

4 May 2018 12:44 pm

There can be nothing more stupid than a demand for right-wing comedy. Nonetheless, towards the end of a recent Menzies…

Have we outgrown Yes, Minister?

13 March 2017 8:32 am

Part of the implicit deal between the ruling class and the ruled is that people are willing to overlook moderate…

It’s not the just Liberals. It’s the political class

2 March 2017 7:14 am

It is certainly convenient and natural for media and political insiders to focus on the personal conflict between Abbott and…

The right is to blame for Trumpery too

8 November 2016 11:59 am

Explaining Trumpery in terms of the attitudes of the Left alone gets the story precisely backwards. Yet that is what…

Mike Baird: beyond satire

4 November 2016 11:37 am

On September 29, after the South Australia’s electrical power collapsed, I wrote satirically of a fantasy New South Wales premier…