Chris Ashton

Trump’s evangelical supporters are on the wrong side of history

19 January 2017 2:19 pm

“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from…

Is the defender of the faith quailing?

30 December 2016 5:48 pm

Firstly, let me say in response to that headline, I doubt it. The Queen has spoken frankly throughout her life…

Nothing to do with Islam? Not again, Dopey Dan?

23 December 2016 2:44 pm

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews thinks that a man can say he’s a woman, and that makes it so. Recently, his…

Journos for censorship: the curious, confused Age

16 September 2016 7:58 am

About the same time as I was finalising the leading article for last week’s Spectator Australia, a boffin at the Age was doing a…

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Sub standard

7 May 2016 9:00 am

The criticism of Australia’s $50 billion project to replace the Collins-class submarines came as a surprise to no one, least…

Latte sipper of the Year

6 February 2016 9:00 am

There is something deeply soviet about the Australian of the Year awards. The idea that the state might annually pat…

Wealth obsessed

30 January 2016 9:00 am

To great fanfare, Oxfam has again launched its annual report on wealth and inequality. This year, as with past editions,…

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Borderline insanity

23 January 2016 9:00 am

Feeling disappointed That – and I quote – is how the NSW Greens are feeling, according to their Facebook page.…

Charlie n’est plus Charlie

16 January 2016 9:00 am

Lighting candles, signing condolence books, leaving floral tributes and cards – these things have become de rigueur after the all…

ICAC makes a (fake) tit of itself

9 January 2016 9:00 am

‘I am determined that my Government will be free of… doubt and suspicion; that from this time forward the people…

United we fall

21 November 2015 9:00 am

It certainly has been a big week in the Muslim world. The biggest news, of course, was the highly successful,…

Someone’s knockin’ at the door…

10 October 2015 9:00 am

Section 501 of the Migration Act has had a bit of a workout in recent days. First, American singer Chris…

Not so splendid chappies

3 October 2015 9:00 am

Another day, another Fairfax article on the omnipresent risk to the mental health of homosexual teenagers. A fortnight ago it…

Grounding jihadists

5 September 2015 9:00 am

‘JIHADIS GROUNDED’ the headline said, ‘Gang of five would-be terrorists stopped at Sydney Airport.’ I’m sure I wasn’t the only…

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It’s a liver!

25 July 2015 9:00 am

Yet another abortion ‘scandal’ has hit headlines in the US. Using the familiar hidden camera recording genre, pro-choice activists posed…

Qui est Charlie maintenant?

11 July 2015 9:00 am

It was just over six months ago that the world woke up to the news that gunmen had opened fire…

Bottom Drawer

27 June 2015 9:00 am

Nick Jensen threatens to divorce in protest of gay marriage in Canberra CityNews article – news.com.au headline Nick Jensen’s op-ed…

The silence of evil

11 April 2015 9:00 am

‘…….   ……     …..’ That is a direct quote. Verbatim. The last words of Germanwings flight 9525 copilot Andreas Lubitz. Silence.…

Getting the misery right

4 April 2015 9:00 am

Oh what a circus, oh what a show! Argentina has gone to town, Over the death of an actress named…

Bottom Drawer

21 March 2015 9:00 am

‘What’s an erection?’ my four-year old daughter asked on our way to her school. I almost veered off the road.…

The Forgotten Lawyer

7 March 2015 9:00 am

‘I have been a lawyer for 46 years. I have never had any suggestion of impropriety or work that was…

Freedom of speech, but…

21 February 2015 9:00 am

Was the Copenhagen gunman actually trying to highlight the absurdity of arguments against absolute freedom of speech? Probably not, but…

Charlie, the Prophet and the Pope

17 January 2015 9:00 am

Much has been made in the last few days about the supposed ‘equal opportunity satire’ of the left wing French…

The real War on Christmas

13 December 2014 9:00 am

One of the long, drawn-out religio-cultural battles in the United States is over Christmas. In fact, it’s a War on…

The difference a day or a few foetal grams can make

25 October 2014 9:00 am

Whenever I hear of a piece of legislation as a possessive proper noun, I wonder as to the tragedy that…