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April 26, 2019
Graham Preston, who has been assaulted and abused on countless occasions, for daring to express the wrong opinion, was arrested again two months ago.
Law & Liberties - Jim Dowling - 9 comments
 
Throughout mosques, coffee shops and markets in Malaysia, there has been an atmosphere of hope and anticipation by many for change that goes all the way back to when Mahathir Mohamed dismissed Anwar Ibrahim.
International - Murray Hunter
 
By the end of the 2010s, the U.S. is now the world's biggest crude oil producer, having surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia to claim the crown.
Economics - Tsvetana Paraskova
 

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

A country bathed in the blood of decades of communal violence continues to teeter before the next provocation, the next inflammatory message.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 6 comments
 
Rural migrants will find a welcome in China's smaller cities, and the growth of cities on the perimeter of megacities will ease pressures and spur the economy
International - Zegang Ren - 2 comments
 
The result of the Israeli election has demonstrated that the Israeli public’s movement to the right is now consolidated.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 9 comments
 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Religious people generally bristle at the charge that their cherished beliefs belong in the same category as fairies, or dragons, or flying spaghetti monsters.
Religion & Spirituality - Natasha Moore - 20 comments
 
'And if Christ is not risen,' said the Apostle Paul, 'then our preaching is empty and your faith is in vain'.
Religion & Spirituality - Spencer Gear - 26 comments
 
Gothic architecture did not always share the enchanting mystery that has made structures such as Notre-Dame de Paris the subject of gooey adoration.
Religion & Spirituality - Binoy Kampmark
 

Thursday, April 18, 2019

In fact, while the oil market is moving very much in an upward direction, not everyone believes that it will last.
Economics - Nicholas Cunningham
 
Some religions fool themselves. Can't they see that personal behavior, ethics, and morality all dwell in the domain of the individual?
Religion & Spirituality - Ian Nance - 43 comments
 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Many newspapers have been forced to adapt with a large number cutting their news coverage
Feature - Peter Curson - 6 comments
 
Transjordan (renamed Jordan in 1950) has always been the key to resolving competing territorial claims by both Arabs and Jews in former Palestine.
International - David Singer - 12 comments
 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Who gave these news-gatherers the special mission of interpreting the facts relating to particular public issues, let alone being self-appointed to represent the public.
Feature - John de Meyrick - 12 comments
 
The Uniting Church is in a crisis. Its membership is in decline but the church bureaucrats ignore the signs of impending doom.
Religion & Spirituality - Keith Suter - 13 comments
 

Monday, April 15, 2019

My hope is that what we are experiencing is the teething pangs of what is still a very new technology, and that with more instances like this, common-sense and tolerance will reassert themselves
Feature - Graham Young - 39 comments
 
What is astounding is that the public and officialdom all were more concerned about having the latter two charged, while there was no real desire to charge the instigator of all this (Connolly).
Law & Liberties - Brendan O'Reilly - 9 comments
 
The pursuit of Assange was 'because he has exposed wrongdoing by US administrations and their military forces.'
Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 29 comments
 

Friday, April 12, 2019

For daring to share some scripture passages on his own social media page, Australian rugby star Israel Folau has been given the boot – all in the name of tolerance and inclusion of course.
Law & Liberties - Bill Muehlenberg - 125 comments
 
None of us asked to be born at a time of crisis, But we have been born at such a time, and history has given us an enormous responsibility.
Environment - John Avery - 12 comments
 

Thursday, April 11, 2019

The Australian National Imams Council should state publicly that, when it comes to the law, in Australia Islam is no different from any other religion when it comes to the law
Law & Liberties - Laurence Maher - 48 comments
 
In today's less rigid milieu, many forms of personal habit are no longer governed by established societal attitudes but rather stem from a less sensitive interest in the reactions of others.
Society - Ian Nance - 5 comments
 

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Works such as David Goodstein's On Fact and Fraud: Cautionary Tales from the Front Lines of Science (2010) show scientists as fallible creatures prone to careerism and the posterity disease.
Environment - Binoy Kampmark - 3 comments
 
"Do no harm - Do good" is the universal guideline that will resolve current ethical conflicts
Political Philosophy - Peter Bowden - 13 comments
 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Labor's policy on electrical vehicles (EVs) is probably good politics but it offers little substance in support of its optimistic targets.
Environment - Alan Davies - 20 comments
 
It is essential that we create global governance systems that can deal with disasters and enforce rules relating to energy use.
Environment - Peter McMahon - 4 comments
 
UN Jew-hatred will be re-ignited when Trump inevitably focuses his attention on Judea and Samaria, the UN's falsely-designated 'Occupied Palestinian Territories'.
International - David Singer - 14 comments
 

Monday, April 8, 2019

The idea that God loves the world so much as to make a supreme sacrifice has been replaced by the idea everything will turn out fine.
Religion & Spirituality - Spencer Gear - 28 comments
 
While no one was looking, rising commodity prices were generating rising tax revenue.
Economics - Michael Knox - 3 comments
 
A proposed High Speed Rail connecting Melbourne with Sydney and Brisbane is getting favourable press, but what are the hurdles?
Nation Building - Ross Elliott - 17 comments
 

Friday, April 5, 2019

Does Australia sufficiently value older people and ageing?
Society - Rex Drabik - 12 comments
 
Ill-conceived thought-bubbles on resource use weaken rural support for the coalition.
Environment - Mark Poynter - 11 comments
 
Such a Trump proclamation would blunt the rising tide of rabid Jew-hatred within the United Nations, UNESCO, the United Nations Human Rights Council and the European Union.
International - David Singer - 11 comments
 

Thursday, April 4, 2019

There appears to be a route for a fully gravitational aqueduct with an ideal gradient of 1:5000.
Nation Building - David Stockwell - 6 comments
 
The Baltic States have been members of NATO for fifteen years, but NATO may not offer them as much security as they assume it does.
International - Adomas Abromaitis - 24 comments
 

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

A WA Labor government school program, Inclusive Education WA, exposes children to descriptions of high risk sexual practices.
Education - Greg Donnelly - 8 comments
 
The third world, and Africa in particular, needs to be persuaded that it is it in its absolute best interests to put in place measures that will help to reduce – or at least plan and control – population growth.
International - Guy Hallowes - 16 comments
 
Barnaby Joyce proceeded with the project without allocating one cent of government funds to it. This means that his in-depth commitment to it has been Nil. It was simply a vote getting stunt.
Nation Building - Everald Compton - 3 comments
 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

We have police strike forces formed to establish criminality and perhaps lay charges, and yet at my sleepy suburban high school, years later, such abuses were still occurring.
Law & Liberties - Verity Jackson - 17 comments
 
Mainstream analysis is again addressing the fact that the deal is being done to fund Crown Prince MBS's Saudi Vision 2030.
Economics - Cyril Widdershoven - 2 comments
 

Monday, April 1, 2019

Did Rushdie deserve to die? 'Yes, yes,' came the unequivocal response from Yusuf. Would you be his executioner? 'Uh, no, not necessarily...'
International - Binoy Kampmark - 14 comments
 
Elected to the NSW Legislative Council, former Liberal Democrat crossbench senator, David Leyonhjelm, outlines how he intends to proceed
Domestic Politics - David Leyonhjelm - 27 comments
 

Friday, March 29, 2019

This is not to say that Jackson is guiltless; we are simply left to build upon images of degeneracy that, when viewed from a distance, confirm the ledgers of the accuser.
Law & Liberties - Binoy Kampmark - 23 comments
 
The media has been virtually unanimous in its commentary. The photo has been widely applauded, while criticisms of it on the net have been almost universally condemned.
Sport - Brendan O'Reilly - 44 comments
 

Thursday, March 28, 2019

God is not an object in the universe and thus cannot be investigated or described in the same language that we use for other objects.
Religion & Spirituality - Peter Sellick - 35 comments
 
On any view, the US news media has utterly disgraced itself at every step of the Mueller probe.
International - Gray Connolly - 13 comments
 

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

A nation is traumatized with the fall of its most senior religious figure.
Law & Liberties - Murray Hunter - 36 comments
 
Page's surveillance could be the Democrat Party's Watergate – illegally acquiring Republican Party campaign information obtained under four FISA warrants.
International - David Singer - 9 comments
 

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