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Is this the single most stupid ABC assertion ever?

19 April 2018 7:02 pm

As a venerable publication just shy of its190th birthday The Spectator has to eschew hyperbole (don’t use the Julia Gillard…

The monstrous evil of Nazi/Israeli moral equivalence

19 April 2018 4:21 pm

Gaza is the Warsaw Ghetto. The Israelis are Nazis. Palestinians are the victims of genocide. These are claims that are…

Has Kanye been recruited by The Greens?

19 April 2018 7:37 am

When news broke that Mike Pompeo reportedly had a secret meeting with Kim Jong Un, it seemed the world couldn’t…

Cities can grow without gridlock

18 April 2018 7:47 pm

Perhaps you’ve heard of the City of Melbourne’s misguided plan to ban non-resident cars from the CBD. It’s understandable: our…

Clementine Ford constructs justice

18 April 2018 4:00 pm

If there is no justice like justice through a feminist’s eyes, there is none. Yes, there have been calls for…

The scope of Trump Derangement Syndrome: revealed

18 April 2018 1:15 pm

Perhaps America’s leftist literatti should charge the President rent for living in their heads. CNN reports: Since January, each book…

How will history recall our climate catastrophists?

18 April 2018 9:40 am

We study history so as to not repeat it. There are many historical parallels with Australia’s current insanity on renewable…

Fifty shades of old school tie?

17 April 2018 5:41 pm

When you use your old school tie to bind your significant other to the bed: The world’s first dating app…

“Why do you hate the environment?”

17 April 2018 4:26 pm

Whenever I object to the government banning plastic bags or tripling my electricity bill, I’m always asked, ‘Why do you…

In defence of the expert

17 April 2018 1:05 pm

David Pearl’s recent Spectator feature on Professor Tom Nichols, a defence academic and Sovietologist at Harvard Naval College, suggested that…

Doubting Dawkins – even Darwin, too

17 April 2018 7:46 am

One of the most popular pieces in last Saturday’s Weekend Australian reported a controversial scientific hypothesis proposing that the evolution…

Hijacking Eureka

16 April 2018 6:09 pm

The Queensland Teachers’ Union decision to decorate every classroom in the state with the Eureka Stockade flag is blatant indoctrination…

Jerusalem: always the capital

16 April 2018 2:55 pm

On Wednesday, Israel will celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut, its national day commemorating the Israeli Declaration of Independence signed in 1948. This…

A sugar tax is “Do Something” Economics 101

16 April 2018 11:05 am

Britain’s recent implementation of a sugar tax has reignited the push for an Australian sugar tax, pointing to ‘science’. Often,…

Boundary re-draws have a silver lining for the Coalition, if not the poor PM

16 April 2018 7:56 am

In the world of political nerdery, nothing beats electoral redistributions. Who wins, who loses, new primary and two party-preferred margins,…

Assad did it, not Putin

15 April 2018 7:28 pm

Last week’s chemical attack on dozens of his citizens – including children – has elicited no outrage from President Bashir…

Syria strikes and a Stormy in a DD cup

15 April 2018 4:08 pm

The weekend’s raids on Syria have been seen by some as a Clintonesque wag the dog exercise. Older factor are…

Peter FitzSimons, the atheist fire-and-brimstone preacher

15 April 2018 12:05 pm

Don’t you find it interesting that the one guy in the media who was calling down fire and fury on…

2017 Thawley Essay Prize winners

14 April 2018 12:44 am

It is with great delight that we announce the winner and the runner-up of the 2017 Spectator Austraia Thawley Essay…

Buy Australian

13 April 2018 3:38 pm

It’s reported the NT government is to look at breeding donkeys for meat export to China. So we may soon…

Yassmin and Molly: a study in contrasts

13 April 2018 12:30 pm

The Sydney Morning Herald, January 21, 2004: Australian music guru Ian “Molly” Meldrum has laughed off a visa bungle which…

South Africa deaths reveal the real racists

13 April 2018 10:09 am

The critics of plans to offer asylum to white South African farmers are morally bankrupt and stupid to boot. Morally…

Why Australian Muslims must back conservatives (and conservatives back them)

13 April 2018 7:38 am

Australian Muslims have a cagey relationship with progressive political parties, it is inevitable then that Aussie Muslims will seek a…

Will the left luvvies ever forgive their Zuck?

12 April 2018 6:36 pm

I see a Tweet like this and have four instant takeaways: Twitter users skew heavily left. Apart from tweets from…

Turnbull’s Tulla link on the wrong track

12 April 2018 4:33 pm

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull today made up more than 50 years of time wasted by bureaucrats and government in planning…