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Shutting up by shouting down

Mar 20, 2017 by

Last month, I was a participant in a Q&A panel on “Voluntary Assisted Dying” at the Australian Medical Association Victoria...

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How Communism became the disea...

Mar 16, 2017 by

Dedicated revolutionaries soon became privileged bureaucrats Richard M. Ebeling – The great German sociologist, Max Weber...

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Gender-affirming bathroom poli...

Feb 15, 2017 by

Medical experts speak out against supporting transitions for transgender children Michael Cook – A decision by the US...

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The increasingly convincing li...

Jan 23, 2017 by

It’s no longer a kooky theory proposed by marginal psychologists Michael Cook – The number of autistic kids is skyrocketing....

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The continuing saga of efforts...

Jan 6, 2017 by

A new journal article is a primer on the abuse of science. Priscilla K. Coleman – Our culture is in a worrisome state when...

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‘He’ and ‘she’ make way for ‘z...

Dec 29, 2016 by

One of the world’s greatest universities has succumbed to pronominal correctness Michael Cook – Reporting the lunacies of...

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Is Nelson Mandela’s dream fini...

Dec 22, 2016 by

The “Fallist” movement threatens to undermine his achievements Christopher Szabo – South Africa has experienced a wave of...

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French govt may ban pro-life w...

Dec 7, 2016 by

The Senate votes today on a bill banning ‘digital hindrance to abortion” Chiara Bertoglio – Can you be neither...

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The political power of rural U...

Nov 26, 2016 by

And that’s the way the Constitution designed it. Marcus Roberts – I said that I wouldn’t blog anymore about the...

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Do sex education programs work...

Nov 22, 2016 by

Reviews of world-wide research show that it does not reduce teen pregnancy rates or STI rates. Philippa Taylor Newly released last...

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Who is behind America’s After-...

Nov 4, 2016 by

The sinister initiative is a ploy to remove Christianity from schools. Massimo Introvigne – Over the last few weeks, American...

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America’s ghost legions of idl...

Oct 19, 2016 by

Male employment rate reaches Great Depression-era levels, with nearly 1 out of 6 working-age men no longer looking for employment...

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All the boxes have been ticked...

Oct 14, 2016 by

Today’s young women are over-achievers and the young men are under-achievers. Julia Vidmar – Whitehead, Barbara Dafoe,...

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How Christianity created the f...

Oct 7, 2016 by

The Christian roots of modern liberalism. Samuel Gregg – In many books that trace the development of Western civilization, “the...

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Why character no longer counts...

Oct 4, 2016 by

Biographies for children used to have lofty ambitions. Stephanie Cohen – American documentarian Ken Burns has written a new...

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Areopagitica Tasmania

Sep 29, 2016 by

A classic defence of free speech is relevant to today’s debate about hate speech Campbell Markham – I fear yet this iron...

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Understanding Generation Snowf...

Sep 12, 2016 by

A new book examines the origins of our fragile campus culture. Carl R. Trueman – When faced with the mewling and puking of...

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What’s wrong with social scien...

Aug 24, 2016 by

Did it all begin with Margaret Mead’s giddy portrait of guilt-free promiscuity in the 1920s? Denyse O’Leary –...

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Young men should turn their ba...

Aug 17, 2016 by

So what if women are dominating university admissions? Laura Perrins – Should there be a panic about women dominating...

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Disruptive kids can cost class...

Aug 10, 2016 by

High-school test scores, college enrollments, and early-adult earnings suffer. Jay Fitzgerald – Teachers, parents, and...

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