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In-depth analysis of the day’s news, plus stories and gossip from Australian politics.

St Pauls can do better…

14 June 2017 7:06 am

I usually leave the sincere and polite explanations of why Daisy Cousens is confused to the wonderfully articulate Michael Davis.…

The men’s rights brigade break the media gag

13 June 2017 8:04 pm

After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill- the story ends; you wake up in your…

Somebody please show feminists the glass trapdoor

13 June 2017 4:31 pm

I’ve heard it all now. Literally, all. Moaning about the “glass ceiling” reached deafening dizzy heights after Clinton’s collapse. Today…

When racism’s not racism

13 June 2017 2:02 pm

Excuse me. I always though Wonder Woman came from the Amazon island of Themyscira. Apparently not. She’s Jewish. Israeli. And…

Australian values: are we all on the same page?

13 June 2017 12:17 pm

This week, the federal government will disclose its planned changes to Australian citizenship. The legislation being presented to parliament will…

Go home, Nanny, you’re drunk

13 June 2017 6:34 am

Thomas Jefferson in 1776, said ‘We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that…

Emmanuel Macron, the new Barack Obama

12 June 2017 9:10 pm

Eleven years ago, the US media started to produce glowing, servile reports about the junior senator from Illinois named Barack…

Thirteen reasons Jeremy Corbyn is a scumbag and a moral midget

12 June 2017 5:45 pm

In little less than a year, Jeremy Corbyn went from a -40 per cent net favourability rating against Theresa May’s…

Saudi Arabia: people in glasshouses shouldn’t throw grenades

12 June 2017 2:22 pm

A coalition of Arab nations lead by Saudi Arabia and the UAE, have cut their ties with Qatar over the latter state’s…

The war on St Pauls is a war on the West

12 June 2017 9:16 am

In a move that will surprise no one, the leftist media has once more targeted, cornered, and attacked an elite institution…

Christians should be more sex positive

11 June 2017 7:26 pm

Liberal-feminist authors have recently discovered a new favourite soundbite. We must, they insist, all be more ‘sex-positive’. For those of…

Greenpeace: criminal rabble or charity?

11 June 2017 2:53 pm

Why does a “charity” that promotes criminal behaviour still enjoy tax-deductible status? Early on May 29, Greenpeace activists illegally trespassed…

Islamist broken windows

11 June 2017 7:42 am

When Rudolph Giuliani was mayor of New York City, he took an approach to criminology called “Broken Windows”, generating respect…

Euthanasia: toxic messages feeding fear

10 June 2017 4:51 pm

I wrote recently about a play that ran in Melbourne called The Magnolia Tree and how the notion of being…

May made Malcolm’s mistakes

10 June 2017 1:54 pm

Prime Minister May’s election campaign succeeded in the near impossible through turning a projected 100 plus seat majority into minority…

Honey Badgers make me cringe

10 June 2017 8:49 am

I want to believe. I really, really do. I want to believe that all this post-conservative ‘New Right’ stuff. I…

Someone had blundered…

9 June 2017 3:27 pm

Less than two months ago, Theresa May made a strategic decision that was universally praised by the political commentariat as…

Malcolm and May: separated at birth?

9 June 2017 12:09 pm

July 2, 2016. Stable government. Fourteen seats lost. A majority of one. June 8, 2017. Strong, stable leadership in the…

Australia through Waleed Aly’s distorted lens

9 June 2017 7:35 am

Just how many careers can Melbourne academic and media celebrity Waleed Aly cram into his day?   Waleed, we now know, because his tag…

Six ways you’ve ruined your newspaper

8 June 2017 8:16 pm

From your favourite chipwrapper and mine. Vital news that demonstrates the importance of independent, quality media. Vital news that demonstrates…

An attack on Andrew Bolt — and all believers in free speech

8 June 2017 4:24 pm

I know Andrew Bolt moderately.  For a time I appeared on The Bolt Report.  I’ve had the pleasure of meeting…

The climate policy “discussion” sham

8 June 2017 12:54 pm

Hastily conceived panel discussions are seldom a good idea, yet that’s precisely what the Brookings Institute rushed into following President…

We are the boiling frog

8 June 2017 7:41 am

The growing influence of the state throughout the western world, buttressed by technological development and a crisis of confidence in…

School funding: time to cut out the middleman

7 June 2017 7:04 pm

A few days ago, I received the latest edition of the ‘The Butler Bulletin’ in the mail from my local…

The first Brexit

7 June 2017 3:37 pm

In coming days the world will watch the UK elections and ponder the result. And following on, inevitably, people will think…