Australia lacks a single articulate, persistent fighter for change to empower the people. We just have frauds and fools. And we risk losing the populist moment.
You had to prove what we all knew. That at heart our rulers are exactly the self-serving, careerist status-hounds you told us you weren’t.
Politicians are building more barriers to repel the views of their voters, and a directionless centre-right is at the forefront.
Voters want doers, not talkers. On Western Civilisation, just as on everything else.
Indoctrination from school scolds – and the overweening hypocrisy of the gender, racial and other narratives they push – are creating spontaneous, if cynical, teenage conservatives.
Party machines and voting methods insulate our political class from voter accountability. Primaries can change that.
Be clear: comedy can be about politics, but the moment it is for politics rather than for humour, the comedy dies.
The failings of ministers and their offices ensure continuing bureaucratic failure. That the political class across all political parties sees this as normal and acceptable is an important reason that it is losing legitimacy.
Articles about personal or intra-party spats write themselves. Take a longer and broader view, however, and what we see is the bipartisan breakdown of political class legitimacy
Peta Credlin gets Trumpery story precisely backwards. The political class’ smug dismissal of voter concerns is a bipartisan sin.
By releasing a goal for NSW to be carbon neutral by mid-century, the state is falling into line with states such as South Australia. Beyond satire indeed.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good liquor cabinet, must be in want of reasoned argument. The first of seven sure-fire ways to become a ranting grump.
There can be no better or more welcoming approach to housing the remaining 8.000 Syrians and Iraqis than to dedicate a mere 30% of University-provided accommodation to doing good.
All of these are people #IllRideWith. For my safety? Perhaps. But more for engagement with their strength of character, and because they represent real bravery in a time of fakes.
No surprise Hume is up there as my favourite thinker. In short, bullshit leads to bad things.