Opinion

Let’s speak about, not shout about, abortion

Heaven is filled with boys and girls, who though unwanted by their earthly parents, have been welcomed by a Father who is committed to their eternal good and joy. On Line Opinion Murray Campbell Every year in Australia 10,000s of children are aborted, a practice that is not only supported by the law in some states, but it is something celebrated by many Australians. Over the weekend Jane Caro has come out to defend and… Let’s speak about, not shout ... Read More »

This is the most dangerous time for our planet

We can’t go on ignoring inequality, because we have the means to destroy our world but not to escape it The Guardian Stephen Hawking As a theoretical physicist based in Cambridge, I have lived my life in an extraordinarily privileged bubble. Cambridge is an unusual town, centred around… This is the most dangerous time for… Read More »

As this week’s ‘glue-in’ in parliament shows, the story of protest has no end

History shows that many protest movements are marked by long phases of apparent futility, until something finally changes The Guardian Clive Hamilton What is remarkable about Wednesday’s Parliament House protest against detention of asylum seekers is that there has not been a lot more of it. In the history of protest it was a… As this week’s ‘glue-in’ in parliament shows, the story of… Read More »

This is the most dangerous time for our planet

We can’t go on ignoring inequality, because we have the means to destroy our world but not to escape it Stephen Hawking The Guardian As a theoretical physicist based in Cambridge, I have lived my life in an extraordinarily privileged bubble. Cambridge is an unusual town, centred around one of the… This is the… Read More »

We’re under siege from a new breed of intellectual: The pseudo academic

Iain Dooley shows us how to deal with the paranoid delusional ravings of pseudo academics, like the Alt-Right in America and Australia’s serial pest, Malcolm Roberts. Independent Australia Iain Dooley THE PHENOMENON has made its mark across a huge range of topics, aiming to convince us that climate change is fake, Muslims are amassing at our borders crying out for blood, and that Hillary Clinton and George Soros are funding teams of left wing protesters in the U.S. who just want to ... Read More »

Parliament protesters played into the government’s hands

Wednesday’s and Thursday’s over-the-top protests at Parliament House could not have been more poorly timed. The Canberra Times David Ellery They made the rapid passage of a multi-million dollar security upgrade that will effectively deny visitors access to the building’s roof-top lawn almost a foregone conclusion. The plans, revealed by Fairfax earlier this… Parliament protesters played into… Read More »

Aliens Don’t Exist, But They Tell Us A Lot About Atheists

Lacking any evidence of an actual alien, Hollywood’s aliens speak more about the modern psyche fueling the imaginations of their designers. The Federalist By Peter Burfeind  In his movie “Expelled,” Ben Stein challenged Richard Dawkins about the remarkable phenomenon of life on planet earth: how … Aliens Don’t Exist… Read More »

Support the answer to our drugs problem

There wasn’t a lot of support for Greens leader Richard Di Natale this week after he claimed that the war on drugs had failed and so, Australia should decriminalise drugs. The Examiner It was an audacious, bold call – one that was quickly slapped down by leading medical experts across the country. The Australian Medical Association jumped out of… Support the answer to… Read More »

Simon Jenkins: How liberals paved way for populism to emerge

I have no tribe. I have no comfort blanket, no default button that enables me to join the prevailing hysteria and cry in unison, “Of course, it’s all the fault of X.” The Irish Times <img src=”http://b.scorecardresearch.com/p?c1=2&c2=8946263&cv=2.0&cj=1″ /> Simon Jenkins Meanwhile we everywhere see the familiar landscape clouding over. There are… Simon Jenkins: How… Read More »

America Needs More Energy To Power Its Manufacturing Resurgence

Due to a confluence of technology, existing infrastructure, workforce, rule of law and markets, America is on the verge of a massive manufacturing boom that will boost domestic energy demand while adding jobs and lifting incomes. The Daily Caller Chuck DeVore The fuel for this coming boom is simple: the… America Needs More… Read More »