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Fluid factism grips the world

Andrew L. Urban For holiday reading I dived into non-fiction books filled with facts and hard evidence (cod, salt, volcanoes, earthquakes), to escape the woke fictions of today’s irrational world. Sex is fluid, climate science is wrangled to support opposing … Continue reading

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Left-leaning leaders doom their parties

Andrew L. Urban. The evidence is in. Jeremy Corbyn has done as Malcolm Turnbull almost did and Bill Shorten definitely did and Anthony Albanese is now doing: destroy the governing prospects of their parties – by leaning too far left. … Continue reading

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Democrats on road to perdition

Andrew L. Urban. We are witnessing America’s arguably most destructive political convulsion as the Democrats’ move to impeach President Donald Trump. It is likely to end up as a valuable lesson in realpolitik for any party anywhere (including Australia) which … Continue reading

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Climate change – as it really is

Andrew L. Urban. The most important and useful essay this year on climate change is an op-ed by Dr Judith Curry writing for a Madrid paper coinciding with COP25, the UN Climate Change Conference this week in Madrid. Not only … Continue reading

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We are half reconciled

Andrew L. Urban. Senator Pat Dodson, often called the ‘father of reconciliation’, said last week that political leaders had failed to reconcile with indigenous people, despite doing so with nations Australia had gone to war with, such as Japan after … Continue reading

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Book review: The Delinquent Teenager

Andrew L. Urban. A bravado metaphor captures the reader’s imagination from the opening sentence: “This book is about a spoilt child.” We know from the cover that the book is an ‘IPCC expose’, so we know that spoilt child … … Continue reading

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Today in our world …

Andrew L. Urban. Things that may have happened in recent days or should have happened or maybe shouldn’t have happened or indeed shouldn’t happenĀ  … Melbourne City Council, not to be outdone by Sydney Mayor Clover Moore’s declaration of a … Continue reading

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US Democrats entertain Putin

Andrew L. Urban. There is a dog-leg shaped room in the accommodation wing of the Kremlin where Vladimir Putin retires to watch tv. The main room has a lounge and several armchairs, the big tv screen on the wall, and … Continue reading

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The good news from Hong Kong

Andrew L. Urban. Angered and afraid, Hong Kong rose up last week and told China’s communist bullies to shove their extradition plans up their red flag. It would have diminished Hong Kong freedoms and curtailed democracy. The bad news is … Continue reading

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Media failure drives climate change

Andrew L. Urban. Here in a nutshell, is the problem with the media’s coverage of climate change: on June 14, The New York Times‘ high profile David Leonhardt leads the online edition with an op-ed about heavy flooding in some … Continue reading

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