Alexandra Marshall

Women are dangerous

7 April 2021 1:34 pm

No one has done more damage to the employment prospects of young women than Labor and their feminist activist mates. …

Guys, your shirt is literally oppressing me

1 April 2021 11:09 am

We have come a long way since white chalk exercised the privilege of writing on blackboards.  I am pleased to…

For those who dare because it’s there

27 March 2021 1:15 pm

Russia is a weird place – not that anyone can blame them. It is an insane landmass, brutalised by geography…

Quotas are trash

26 March 2021 11:30 am

I’m sorry, but being in possession of a pair of chest-feeders should not double as a political qualification.  There is…

It’s Flannerying at the farm and we’re going under

20 March 2021 4:44 pm

Tim Flannery promised me a desert, but all I’ve got is this brand new murky-looking ocean full of confused kangaroos. …

Blood in the water

17 March 2021 4:00 am

Tibet is a glass of water balanced at the top of the world.  It occupies the crumple zone leftover from…

Milo comes out as straight, chaste and Catholic

10 March 2021 5:36 pm

Milo Yiannopoulos coming out as ‘straight’ is like taking the Social Justice final exam, where you have to sit down…

It’s only a small business

5 March 2021 4:06 pm

Covid is a mismanaged economic disaster that has done more damage to the financial, social, ethical, and legal structure of…

India caged by China’s belts and roads

21 February 2021 7:00 am

Joe Biden’s decision to consider lifting sanctions on terrorist-operated Iran has lifted plenty of eyebrows.  The Iran nuclear deal never…

The new necessity for civil disobedience

14 February 2021 6:00 am

The twenties are a difficult period for any century. We are no different, having reached the point where the stresses…

Please don’t eat me!

3 February 2021 3:56 pm

This just in. Scientists have taught spinach how to send emails.  Idiots at MIT, who never watched enough sci-fi horror…

Twitter’s new moderators: #Birdwatch or birdshot?

29 January 2021 4:05 pm

Birdwatching is a pleasant, passive sort of ‘niche’ activity. Avian enthusiasts go about their lives, keeping an eye out for…

Kelly’s heroes

28 January 2021 4:00 am

Craig Kelly’s existence poses an existential problem for the Liberal Party.  It is difficult to work out how far a political…

Say that you love me

22 January 2021 5:00 am

The only thing politicians fear is the media. If they own the media, they have nothing to fear.  This is…

Welcome to the Age of the Goldfish

14 January 2021 5:00 am

I hope you all have a good memory, because you are going to need it.  Modern political events are being…

The Great Purge

9 January 2021 12:33 pm

Beneath the noise of America’s Capitol Hill protests lurks the silent rise of Silicon Valley.  Tens of thousands of social…

Nancy Pelosi shows: gender is for bigots

6 January 2021 1:03 pm

Author’s Note: my editor refused to remove his (its) comments. Apologies. Stand and applaud, a great injustice has been corrected…

How good is ScoMo’s ‘new and improved formula’ national anthem?

2 January 2021 4:38 pm

Ever since Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s (ridiculous) decision to announce via Tweet the changing of Australia’s national anthem, the usual…

2020: The year in review with Alexandra Marshall

20 December 2020 5:00 am

If we have learned anything from 2020, it’s ‘don’t eat bats’. From Ebola to Covid, these winged Petri dishes have proved…

The Greens: we’re washed up

5 December 2020 1:25 pm

Can I interest anyone in a festive tea-towel?  The Australian Greens are flogging a new range optimistically titled ‘legends’ featuring…

The tests are in – and Kev’s caught bots

19 November 2020 7:40 pm

Poor Kevin Rudd, standing there in front of Twitter, holding up his little bot-infested petition.  I was going to write…

The fox among the pigeons

17 November 2020 6:29 pm

Our empty streets have been taken over by pigeons and politicians. The cooing mass scratches around inside the halls of…

Departures all round?

7 November 2020 5:24 pm

Shocking Chinese whispers came out yesterday that Vladimir Putin – supreme leader of Russia’s ‘totally not a dictatorship’ dictatorship –…

Marx’s zombies

29 October 2020 7:01 pm

It is time we start listening to our kids. No, I haven’t lost my mind… Social discord, previously dismissed as…

The Murdoch Royal Commission is one man’s inadequacy

23 October 2020 5:00 am

There is an unpleasant screaming and stamping of feet coming from aisle three where a toddler has been divested of…