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Sharia and sexism — a sequel

21 February 2017 1:50 pm

Apparently, criticising or arguing with a woman who thinks that Islam is the most feminist religion is sexist: Business and community leaders…

Bill borrows from Trump’s protectionist playbook

21 February 2017 7:34 am

Donald Trump’s ascendancy has provided ample fodder for left-leaning politicians, GetUp! and other aggrieved members of the activist class seeking…

Punk rock conservatism is bollocks

20 February 2017 5:55 pm

The idea that Trump’s ascendancy has made conservatism a ‘counter-culture’ has been put forward by several right-leaning persons I admire…

Edward Gough Trump

20 February 2017 7:29 am

For many it was if the prophesied Messiah had finally arrived while others feared the anti-Christ had descended upon the…

How Asia thrives without open borders

19 February 2017 4:35 pm

The European Union, the United States and Australia have since the late eighties shared in the belief that the key…

Daniel Andrews’ “Education State” is bullying homeschoolers

19 February 2017 8:13 am

Everyone knows there is something wrong with our education system.  The failure of testing such as NAPLAN to improve learning…

The left’s sickening superiority complex

18 February 2017 10:28 am

They should be thriving, vigorous, durable dormitories. Instead, college campuses have become sickly ideological safe spaces for frail liberal indoctrination.…

“Free speech? You can’t handle free speech.”

17 February 2017 3:49 pm

Australia’s race commissioner Tim Soutphommasane is taking on an Orwellian mission this week, telling members of parliament they need to keep free…

We need to talk (sensibly) about Islam

17 February 2017 1:35 pm

The unedifying spectacle between self-styled Muslim feminist Yassmin Abdel-Magied and Jacqui Lambie on Monday night’s Q&A was a master class…

Our pols can learn a thing or two from the Kiwi cousins

17 February 2017 10:00 am

Today, Malcolm Turnbull visits New Zealand for his first leaders’ meeting with Kiwi Prime Minister Bill English. Trans-Tasman trade and whether there’s a future for the…

Fatuous fallacies

17 February 2017 7:33 am

I confess that my expectations when it comes to Liberal Party MPs are pretty low these days.   Many of them are quite content with…

Bede and Mary’s “Battle of Ideas”

16 February 2017 7:55 pm

Recently, the Young Liberals put together a publication called the “Liberal Review.” It was the type of exercise youth movements…

The Q&A sharia shout-out

16 February 2017 2:09 pm

The cool and hip, if occasionally shouty, face of young Islam in Australia, Yassmin Abdel-Magied, opines that if sharia law has got some…

Chekists aren’t our chums

16 February 2017 7:31 am

BOSTON, UNITED STATES — Am I nuts? I feel like I might be nuts. On the one hand, unlike Tony…

Rebooting democracy

15 February 2017 4:25 pm

Like prophets of old, McLuhan’s warnings “the media is the message” has gone as unheeded as the Buggles observation that…

The Libs go AWOL in the battle of ideas

15 February 2017 7:22 am

Cory may have abandoned us and Pauline might be nicking our base from under us, but at least we die-hard…

That dinner, that beat up, that … yawn

14 February 2017 5:11 pm

‘Notorious controversialists make controversial remarks at controversial fundraiser’ is the lamest news story in a year already chock full of lame news stories. It…

Do we have the faith to change the world?

14 February 2017 1:48 pm

Martin Scorsese’s Silence is not the kind of film that aspires to popularity. Partly this is because, as a viewing experience, it…

The myth of white male supremacy

14 February 2017 7:30 am

The contemporary Left has often embraced morally repugnant policies that are not truly socially inclusive, but that embrace a collection of separate identity…

Meryl menaced by the Trump terror. Again…

13 February 2017 6:28 pm

A few weeks after her moral preening and posturing at the Golden Globes, when she portrayed herself and her fellow jet-setting…

Victoria: elder abuse, euthanasia and the burden of proof

13 February 2017 2:06 pm

Anyone who cannot see that coercion and abuse of the elderly and infirmed confirms that assisted suicide and euthanasia can…

Why the feminist movement is failing women

13 February 2017 7:24 am

Watching the women’s marches around the globe, manifesting themselves around Washington DC on the day of the US Presidential Inauguration,…

The real story of the Q Society dinner

12 February 2017 10:38 am

Jacqueline Maley’s report of Thursday night’s Sydney Q Society dinner published on the Sydney Morning Herald’s website on Friday has…

An inconvenient record

11 February 2017 12:09 pm

I’ll tell you a tale and it won’t take me long, all climate alarmists are bastards. Not only do they…

Renewables: stupid is as stupid does

10 February 2017 2:54 pm

Recent (and frequent) power failures and ever increasing renewable energy targets by Labor States makes it seem like Australia is…