Michael Davis

Newspoll: the Liberals, not just Turnbull, are the problem

28 February 2017 11:10 am

With the latest Newspoll showing the Coalition trailing Labor 45 to 55 2PP and One Nation at ten percent otherwise, a mob…

The Liberal Party is beyond help

26 February 2017 4:08 pm

It probably doesn’t matter what I think, but the best course now is for Cory Bernardi and the Australian Conservatives…

Milo Yiannopoulos: too dangerous

22 February 2017 7:28 am

When it was revealed that Milo Yiannopoulos endorsed sexual relationships between old men and boys as young as 13 (yes…

Punk rock conservatism is bollocks

20 February 2017 5:55 pm

The idea that Trump’s ascendancy has made conservatism a ‘counter-culture’ has been put forward by several right-leaning persons I admire…

Chekists aren’t our chums

16 February 2017 7:31 am

BOSTON, UNITED STATES — Am I nuts? I feel like I might be nuts. On the one hand, unlike Tony…

That dinner, that beat up, that … yawn

14 February 2017 5:11 pm

‘Notorious controversialists make controversial remarks at controversial fundraiser’ is the lamest news story in a year already chock full of lame news stories. It…

Are you a conservative, or a Liberal Party diehard?

8 February 2017 12:41 pm

Since the formation of the Australian Conservatives, many of my hand-to-God conservative mates have been passing around a quote from…

No one loses from the Cory caper

6 February 2017 9:13 am

Since Tony Abbott’s ouster, the Liberal bosses’ efforts to purge conservatives from power has been in stark defiance to global…

Worst. Phone call. Evah. Really?

2 February 2017 4:08 pm

It’s impossible to say for sure whether this business about a phone call between Turnbull and Trump is true. It smacks of…

Trump is simply following John Howard over borders

31 January 2017 7:23 am

BOSTON, UNITED STATES — The anti-Trump alarmism is getting a bit tiresome. At this point, we have to assume the…

Another wrong note from the Australian Republican Movement

26 January 2017 9:16 pm

My compliments to the Australian Republican Movement for their smashing new advert. It was heartening to see so many Australians…

Muslim misogyny and the West

20 January 2017 7:35 am

If you haven’t already, do yourself a favour and watch the France 24 clip on Muslim misogyny Rita Panahi posted on her Herald…

About that Australia Day billboard…

19 January 2017 7:30 am

So. About this Australia Day-hijab-billboard thing. A billboard promoting Australia Day celebrations that featured two girls in hijabs has been…

Nationalism or neo-liberalism, just sell your case better

16 January 2017 1:06 pm

Surely you’ve all seen Tony Abbott’s punchy op-ed in The Australian, and the wee tiff it’s sparked within the Liberal government. In case not, here’s…

On sh-t art

8 January 2017 9:21 am

We’re now well into the thirteenth hour, where basically all modern art is the epitome of what’s wrong with modern…

Why we hate campaigning celebrities

6 January 2017 8:49 am

Admit it. For just a fleeting moment you thought to yourself, ‘I hope Trump does go on a fascist rampage,…

Obama’s destruction of Israel

30 December 2016 9:47 am

I remember a few months back Benjamin Netanyahu gave a striking order to his cabinet ministers: ‘First of all, the…

Politics 2016: everything’s changed but Australia

26 December 2016 9:22 am

BOSTON, UNITED STATES — Back in 2015, shortly after the coup that brought Malcolm Turnbull to power, I contributed to…

The alt-right rumble: round three

22 December 2016 9:47 am

In an article published here some weeks back, I criticised those self-described conservatives who drone on endlessly about the diabolical…

Je Suis Andrey

20 December 2016 10:09 am

This should be a time for mourning, not only for Berlin’s dead but also for Russia’s. Whatever our disagreements with…

The green autism

12 December 2016 7:19 am

Dear Leader slayed it on The Bolt Report the other day: With the same force we said ‘Stop the Boats’,…

Everything you always wanted to know about the Alt-Right* (*but were afraid to ask)

5 December 2016 7:16 am

BOSTON, UNITED STATES — The Alt-Right hysteria sweeping the Western world is as overwrought as it is alarming. On the…

My secret alt-right shame (as told to The Guardian)

29 November 2016 4:52 pm

I’ve been floating the idea of hoaxing The Guardian for years now. The plan was to pose as some emotionally…

ISIS’ new ally: the media

17 November 2016 2:48 pm

BOSTON, UNITED STATES — Further to our point about the left-wing media provoking anti-conservative violence, The Daily Mail reports: A…

Why President Trump means we can stop apologising

15 November 2016 7:18 am

My colleagues at my day job are, for the most part, aware that I do a bit of writing on…