Category Archives: Politics

UK Election Open Thread

I’ve taken all of this, including the title, from our Canadian sister-blog Small Dead Animals. Welcome to the 2019 general election, a pre-Christmas present few British voters seem anxious to unwrap. Current seat distribution: General election 2019: A really simple guide. … Continue reading

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“Enough, enough, let’s get this done”

It’s a real ad.

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Wild mauling for Hayne

Daniel Wild tears Kenneth Hayne a new one this morning: Far from being a disinterested arbiter of banking regulation, Kenneth Hayne’s comments about climate change have proven he is just another left-wing representative of the Canberra swamp and the wrong person … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, Politics | 23 Comments

Everyone’s a winner, baby

Turner Prize judges unanimously vote to give art award to all 2019 finalists.

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Their holy mission is to use the coercive power of the State

This has set the left ablaze: Attorney General William P. Barr Delivers the 19th Annual Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture at the Federalist Society’s 2019 National Lawyers Convention. It is almost impossible to have imagined more destructive despicable people than … Continue reading

Posted in Philosophy, Politics | 75 Comments

Them’s fighting words

Craig Emerson landed a few heavy hits on the Greens today in an AFR op-ed. When I entered parliament in 1998, attacks on “economic rationalism” were all the rage on the progressive side of politics. I showed Bob Hawke a … Continue reading

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Lefties eating each other: Comedy edition

David Penberthy is always worth reading – a lefty who is slowly being mugged by reality. Today he comments on the politics of the current bush fires. In 2019 a natural disaster is a chance to share damning CSIRO data … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Hypocrisy of progressives, Politics, Uncategorized | 56 Comments

He makes Jackie Chiles look like Ninian Stephen

Back in September, Professor Ben Matthews – a former top legal adviser to the anti-Catholic Royal Commission (and an ABC-published expert) – judged the likelihood of an appeal being granted to Cardinal George Pell. Is Cardinal Pell’s application to appeal … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Pell’s case off to the High Court

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A Kirkian Defence of Libertarianism

Jonathan Cole’s A Kirkian Critique of Libertarianism has nothing to do with the captain of the Enterprise but a lot to do with the future of freedom. It also has relevance to the nature of Catallaxy. Dating back to founder … Continue reading

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