The now former governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama or Ahok, was sentenced for two years jail for blasphemy against Islam. His imprisonment is the clearest example yet of Islam ruling a supposedly modern...

Black Pigeon Speaks is a rising star of the internet. He has the ability to convey a lot of information very succinctly and without fuss, and he gets to the heart of the threat...

The last couple of weeks have seen some very sensible moves on the libertarian and conservative side of Australian politics, with Cory Bernardi's Australian Conservatives joining forces with Family First, and Mark Latham joining...

I have always had sympathy for our national anthem. It cops a fair bit of unwarranted criticism in my opinion. Australians just don't seem to like the pomp and grandeur of a national anthem,...

Yesterday on my podcast episode I discussed a recent conversation I had with someone about tricky topics. The usual stuff these days – climate change, government mandated diets, that sort of thing. Regular commenter Amanda...

Doctor Who is a curious beast. When it works it can have jaw dropping plot twists, incredible emotional beats and, most importantly, be incredibly entertaining. When it doesn’t it is just embarrassingly bad. While a lot...

Today's topic is domestic violence. If I keep this up I'll be a shoo-in for the Melbourne Writers' Festival! I'm perfect in all other ways: Part aboriginal (1/128th is still a 'part', whitey), and...

There is an anecdote in Augustine’s great work ‘City of God’ of a conversation between Alexander the Great and a famous pirate named Diomedes. It was written 700 years after the events were supposed...

The comments thread on the XYZ Facebook page has been very pleasing over the last couple of days in response to Connor Murphy's Food for Thought about a black rugby player who dared to...

Sarah Hanson-Young is back to her usual self today, attacking Bill Shorten for releasing a jobs ad that features predominantly white people. Below is the tweet and image and question: Without further comment please see the...

Editor's note: This article was published at www.pushingrubberdownhill.com a few days ago, but it is telling today in the wake of Macron's win. Via Tim Newman a post by Francis Turner on the second round...

Sam Thaiday is in a spot of bother, the Brisbane Broncos prop made a series of comments on The Footy Show that were not ideal from a public relations perspective. During the segment about...

I am constantly amazed by the Australian government's ability to find new and short-sighted ways to betray and damage the Australian people. The latest of these dangers is the new temporary parental visa. The details...

The French people will decide this weekend who will be their new President, Marine Le Pen or Emmanuel Macron. Le Pen represents a clear break from the status quo for France and for Europe. If...

The establishment media are scrambling these days. Not only are they floundering financially as the internet destroys their business model, they are also losing their century-long control over the narratives that people use to...

Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron squared off yesterday in the final Presidential debate in preparation for the poll on May 7. Our friends over at Reddit have delighted in Le Pen's "she'd be...

Listeners of Melbourne's Gold FM would have noticed that its breakfast hosts Jo and Lehmo have gone a little regressive-left in recent times. This morning was beautiful. A listener quiz was held, as breakfast radio is...

I am not a theologian and certainly have no interest in breaking the peace of Westphalia, but every now and then I despair at the state of Catholicism. Of course, Protestantism isn't exactly prospering...

It’s not often that my mind gets blown, on an intellectual level I’m talking here, but Sarah Hoyt’s piece titled Such the Womb was one of those mind blowing moments for me. Particularly how...