Michael Davis

The real Gosford Anglican Church outrage

22 August 2016 7:49 pm

None of us are wanting for a reason to abhor Nick Folkes’s stunt at the Gosford Anglican Church. It was…

#blackfathersmatter

17 August 2016 7:56 am

Milwaukee, Wisconsin is recovering from brutal rioting. The unrest grew out of protests over the death of Sylville K. Smith,…

Faster – higher – stronger – more politically correct

12 August 2016 7:35 am

I’ve been an avid fencer since prep school. Back then I wore the whole get-up – the jacket, the mask,…

The conservative case against an Abbott return

1 August 2016 11:33 pm

They say a man’s always promoted to his highest level of incompetence, and Australian voters saw to that in 2013.…

The PM and the common touch

14 July 2016 11:40 pm

It truly pains me to say this, but Niki Savva was quite right (Ah! Where are those pills?) Niki Savva…

How Malcolm’s mates let him down

4 July 2016 11:28 am

As I type, Malcolm Turnbull’s media allies are no doubt gearing up to blame the ‘Del-Cons’ for the humiliating defeat…

Will July 2 give us a dinky-di UKIP of our own?

30 June 2016 12:52 am

The most intriguing and under-reported titbit that emerged from last year’s #libspill came in the form of an offhand comment…

Australian notes

4 June 2016 9:00 am

I love Malcolm, but where is he when you need him?   ‘This isn’t the Malcolm Turnbull Australians thought they…

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Multicultural notes

21 May 2016 9:00 am

‘Once upon a time there was a kingdom where people of all races and nationalities got along in perfect peace…

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Conservative notes

7 May 2016 9:00 am

I’m not going to survive much more of this Republican Primary. It’s not the infighting, the blowharding, or the underhandedness…

Forget the republic, bring back the monarchy

9 April 2016 9:00 am

The Prime Minister, to absolutely no-one’s surprise, has no plans to observe the Queen’s ninetieth birthday next month. Well, that’s…

Trump Derangement Syndrome

26 March 2016 9:00 am

Have you heard of Bush Derangement Syndrome? Though only first diagnosed in 2003 by Dr Charles Krauthammer, an American psychiatrist…

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Bush notes

27 February 2016 9:00 am

‘Most dynasties are defined and circumscribed by region,’ goes a 2001 op-ed in the Washington Post. ‘The Roosevelts rode as…

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Primary notes

30 January 2016 9:00 am

My heart sank when I read the PM arrived in Washington, DC just a few days after I left. God…

An Aussie Trump?

9 January 2016 9:00 am

It was as if an occult hand, glutted on Yuletide spoils and reports from the frontlines of the War on…

Clash of uncivilisations

28 November 2015 9:00 am

Aussie conservatives, it’s time to take a long, hard look in the mirror. Malcolm Bligh Turnbull’s just put us to…

On ‘muscular liberalism’

7 November 2015 9:00 am

David ‘Bacon Whoopie’ Cameron is now the most conservative head of government in the English-speaking world. Let that sink in…

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Drunken notes

24 October 2015 9:00 am

I’m a bit drunk, so let’s just get this over with: I love Malcolm Turnbull. Now, hold your tomatoes, proles.…

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Blue blood notes

10 October 2015 9:00 am

My sole dream in life is to be a champagne socialist. It irritates me no end that there’s no apparent…

Syrian Anzacs

19 September 2015 9:00 am

Let me be the bastard who states the obvious: there’s no refugee crisis in the West. There’s an economic refugee…

Joe for Prez

5 September 2015 9:00 am

‘The key thing I wish to say today, is we are putting the band back together.’ Thus spoke Peter FitzSimons,…

Self-loathing at first sight

15 August 2015 9:00 am

Fresh out of a Bachelor of Arts program and brimming with useless postmodern gobbledygook, I feel I’m uniquely qualified to…

Orange glow

18 July 2015 9:00 am

I’ve been having a good think about King Billy and the Glorious Revolution. Well, I’ve been trying—my brain is a…

Bottom drawer

11 July 2015 9:00 am

I’m sure I wasn’t the only one panting over the Daily Express’s report that ‘Vladimir Putin “wants” to reinstate Russia’s…

Let Charles do the Recognising

27 June 2015 9:00 am

While campaigning for the ‘No’ vote in the 1999 republican referendum, monarchists found themselves received most warmly in regional Australia,…