James Allan

American criminal justice and the media

27 November 2021 9:00 am

On the Rittenhouse verdict

Musings on our universities

20 November 2021 9:00 am

They’ve never been worse

Lessons from Loudoun County

6 November 2021 9:00 am

The Virginia election has taken an unusual turn

Three comments on the United States

5 November 2021 2:45 pm

How many readers realise that of all 50 US States it is Florida that, as I write this, has the lowest rate…

They Ridd us of that turbulent academic

23 October 2021 9:00 am

My fellow commentators are all wrong

Australian notes

16 October 2021 9:00 am

What would happen after a loss? Here’s an important question to ponder. What direction would the federal Liberal party take…

ScoMo’s to blame, nobody else

9 October 2021 9:00 am

Our Covid despotism can all be sheeted back to the PM’s cowardice

Australian notes

2 October 2021 9:00 am

The human rights industry exposed If there is one thing this Covid pandemic has shown us it is the hollow…

What to do when you live under a despotic government?

22 September 2021 12:09 pm

Our Morning Double Shot editor takes a different view than I on the relationship between law and morality when it…

Voting 1 for ‘least-bad’

18 September 2021 9:00 am

Slim pickings at the polling booth, yet again

Lorraine Finlay, conservative governments and appointments

13 September 2021 1:27 pm

I want to point out a few short blunt truths about conservative governments and appointments to important posts such as…

Is Trudeau toast?

11 September 2021 9:00 am

The Canadian election campaign is not going as the Liberals hoped

Freedom fades

4 September 2021 9:00 am

Our politicians are allowing the biggest erosion of civil liberties in two centuries

Are our journalists just lazy? Or dumb?

28 August 2021 9:00 am

Covid has crippled a once-noble profession

The National Cabinet is a disaster

14 August 2021 9:00 am

The PM has created a presidential role for himself

The dishonesty of the political class

12 August 2021 4:00 am

Good public policy-making requires a wide swathe of opinions being stirred in the cauldron of competing ideas. The jurisdiction in…

Hart was right

7 August 2021 9:00 am

An old text sheds new light on our lockdown laws

Any conviction politicians out there? Hello?

31 July 2021 9:00 am

Conservatives have been betrayed by the hollow men and women

Can Do can – but at Amanda Stoker’s expense

27 July 2021 2:50 pm

My esteemed colleague Terry Barnes, here in the ethereal pages of the Speccie Australia, this morning wrote a ‘Double Shot’ briefing piece…

Flirting with the Marxists

24 July 2021 9:00 am

On Big Tech, the Democrats & censoring political opponents

The last thing we need is a bill of rights

20 July 2021 6:09 pm

Over a century ago the great American jurist James Bradley Thayer warned against handing social policy decision-making over to the…

The new religion of diversity

17 July 2021 9:00 am

Equity is merely Marx without the beard

Australian notes

3 July 2021 9:00 am

A Guide to Understanding this Pandemic We are all living through the worst inroads on our freedoms and civil liberties…

The Peter Ridd case: am I missing something?

2 July 2021 1:02 pm

Yesterday’s piece by Graham Young on the Peter Ridd High Court case got me thinking.  Not about Young’s thesis that…

Misjudging our Constitution

26 June 2021 9:00 am

Judicial activists invented the right to invalidate laws