Australia’s weird and wacky festivals

The Henley-on-Todd Regatta ranks among the country’s quirkiest events. AUSTRALIA has no shortage of weird, wacky or just plain crazy festivals and celebrations. From boat races on waterless rivers to car rallies in vehicles that are definitely dodgy, Skyscanner Australia takes you ringside for weirdly fun festivals in our country. Parkes loves the King so […]

Struggle St: Where are they now?

Young mother-to-be Billie Jo smokes a cigarette while going into labour. Courtesy: Struggle Street/SBS Billie Jo Wilkie and Bob Quinn say life has been hell since they filmed Struggle Street while high on ice, but after a year in prison Billie Jo has stopped taking drugs. Picture: Candace Sutton STRUGGLE Street’s most notorious star Billie […]

Newt Gingrich: Trump won the debate. Don’t believe the “Intellectual Yet Idiot” class

  After all my years in public life I am sickened by the intellectual dishonesty, arrogance, and smugness of what Nassim Taleb calls the Intellectual Yet Idiots. The IYI’s showed up immediately after the debate. They stacked the deck against Trump with Lester Holt’s one-sided questions and interventions. The Holt-Clinton team was glib, articulate, and […]

The golden toilet and the 2016 presidential campaign

  Editor’s note: The following column originally appeared on author Edward Klein’s the “Ahead of the News” blog. For more, click here. Monday night’s presidential debate at Hofstra University covered a wide range of topics except the most important one of all—how our country is swiftly becoming a decadent society that is undermining traditional American […]

If Trump’s record on women is fair game, then so is Hillary’s, plus 5 more debate takeaways

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, stands with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton before the first presidential debate at Hofstra University, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, in Hempstead, N.Y. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) 1. Somebody forgot to tell the moderator that he was supposed to moderate and not debate Donald Trump.  Lester Holt, of the Nobody […]

Horror that comes after Islamic State

Islamic State is weakening, but its collapse brings a whole range of new problems. Picture: Balkis Press/Sipa USA ISLAMIC State is weakening and headed for defeat in the Middle East as the western forces work to bring down the Syria-based terror outfit. It sounds like good news for countries like Australia whose military forces are […]

Millions splurged on footy feasts

Western Bulldogs fans Jodie and Mark Caldone and their sonsLachlan, 14 and Tyler, 10 and Bryce, 17 are preparing for a grand final barbecue. Picture: Kylie Else SAUSAGES, burgers, pies and beers will be top of the shopping list for millions of NSW footy fans as they prepare for their traditional Grand Final barbecues this […]

Hofstra issues “Trigger Warning” ahead of debate

Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump shakes hands with Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at the conclusion of their first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, U.S., September 26, 2016.  (REUTERS/Mike Segar) Heaven help the horrified snowflakes at Hofstra University.  A “Trigger Warning” sign was posted in the student center in […]

Two hairs vital in alleged killer trial

Robert John Adams arrives at the Supreme Court, he is accused of murdering Mary John Wallace in 1983. Picture: Daniel Adams. A MAN charged with the murder of a nurse who has not been seen in more than 30 years violently raped another three women in the years leading up to her disappearance, a trial […]