I love beer. I took to it at a young age. Being of Irish lineage, I was helped to sleep by Guinness.
OPINION: If the Middle East doesn't watch out we'll give up on them. We really will.
OPINION: If I were in charge I would be proposing an immigration policy, for example, that closely resembled a Bloody Mary.
OPINION: Getting teachers to help kids of all backgrounds succeed is compromised unless we can reward those who really deliver.
OPINION: There is something septic about historic sex allegations that have skewered British celebrities.
OPINION: Where are the citizens flooding our nation's streets to protest against the Islamic State's actions?
OPINION: MPs patronise voters by believing they know what we want.
OPINION: Dirty Politics has dominated the news for 10 days but interest is no doubt starting to wane.
OPINION: In my lifelong quest to be a Better Person I started walking to work this week.
OPINION: I first met Scout Fletcher when her old man, Nick, was laying bricks for me some years ago.
OPINION: Children make top customers with their lack of critical judgment, trust in adults and slavery to appetites.
OPINION: Frank may have forgotten where the story begins and ends, but the details between are all true.
OPINION: Politics is not for the faint-hearted. Politicians cannot remain both effective and unstained.
OPINION: Nicky Hager up against Cameron Slater as front line news is not exactly the clash of the Titans.
OPINION: No reasonable person wants to slam the door on foreign investment - Mike Yardley.
OPINION: Some of us remember the paranoia about the government security service, the SIS, in the 60s and 70s.
OPINION: If I were an older person I'd be scared to death of young people voting in large numbers.
OPINION: In this US supermarket, I feel like a Russian housewife discovering for the first time that there is a place where they don't queue for potatoes that ran out yesterday.
OPINION: Ah men. Ah women. Ah love. It does such damage. Here's the story of a friend.
It's overwhelming to meet your heroes, often they're dicks. Not Robin Williams, writes Michele A'Court.
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