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Jacinda Ardern’s Harvard University Commencement speech

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Video and transcript of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s speech at Harvard.

Daily review 27/05/2022

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Top Gun

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Date published: 8:33 am, May 27th, 2022 - 17 comments

The new version of Top Gun out now is sure to give rise to little think-pieces about how comparable the situation in the Ukraine is or is not to Desert Storm in Iraq or any other US-military led war. Or isn’t.

Open mike 27/05/2022

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Date published: 6:00 am, May 27th, 2022 - 42 comments

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Daily review 26/05/2022

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How Russia Loses

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Date published: 2:05 pm, May 26th, 2022 - 45 comments

Even after just four months it is time count what Russia has lost and will continue to lose.

If not now then when?

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Date published: 8:23 am, May 26th, 2022 - 43 comments

Yet another school shooting has occurred this time in Texas with 19 children and two teachers shot.  And this weekend the NRA is holding its annual Convention in Texas and Donald Trump is one of the guest speakers.

Open mike 26/05/2022

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Daily review 25/05/2022

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Date published: 5:30 pm, May 25th, 2022 - 8 comments

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Wood announces boost to Coastal shipping

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Date published: 9:47 am, May 25th, 2022 - 36 comments

Transport Minister Michael Wood has announced funding to increase coastal shipping services in New Zealand in a move that will decrease highway congestion, reduce wear and tear on roads, improve employment, support regional development and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Why Is New Zealand So Strong?

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Date published: 7:00 am, May 25th, 2022 - 36 comments

As New Zealand signs up to another alliance to shore up our economic security in the face of fast retreats in economic globalisation, it’s worth taking stock of why New Zealand’s economy is so strong.

Open mike 25/05/2022

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Daily review 24/05/2022

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Open mike 24/05/2022

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Daily review 23/05/2022

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Date published: 5:30 pm, May 23rd, 2022 - 17 comments

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How to get the progressive government we want

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Date published: 9:59 am, May 23rd, 2022 - 95 comments

What if instead of waiting for a new left wing party to arise, the left worked with the three progressive parties we already have in parliament?

Open mike 23/05/2022

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Open mike 22/05/2022

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The Australian Election

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Date published: 7:08 pm, May 21st, 2022 - 66 comments

Post for people to comment on developing news about the Australian election.

The terrorist ‘heroes’ of Mariupol

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Date published: 4:44 pm, May 21st, 2022 - 128 comments

The mass surrender of over 2000 members of  the extreme nationalist AZOV battalion in Mariupol is a major win in the fight against global race-based terrorism.  These extreme nationalists share the same ideology as the Christchurch and Buffalo assassins. Efforts to combat extremism have focused on the influence of social media on individuals. Insufficient attention is paid to organising centres such as AZOV.

The time that Roger Douglas was right

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Date published: 10:30 am, May 21st, 2022 - 39 comments

Roger Douglas may have caused New Zealand a lot of harm through his policies and actions but there was one occasion where if a policy he had helped to introduce had been retained New Zealand would be a much better place.

Open mike 21/05/2022

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Daily review 20/05/2022

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The Media and the Australian election

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Date published: 2:03 pm, May 20th, 2022 - 28 comments

I cannot understand why in Australia Scotty from Marketing still has a fighting chance of remaining as Prime Minister.  But the recent tightening in the polls suggests that this is a possibility.

The Goldilocks budget

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Date published: 9:25 am, May 20th, 2022 - 24 comments

How was the 2022 budget?  Was it the worst since Ruth Richardson’s mother of all budgets or the best since the first Labour Government gave everyone a Christmas bonus in 1935?

Open mike 20/05/2022

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Daily review 19/05/2022

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The politics of high inflation – can governments do anything?

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Date published: 10:46 am, May 19th, 2022 - 13 comments

It is clear that we will continue to face these economic challenges with tools that are ill-equipped to face the problems. Only a truly international response can create an economy that delivers for all.

Budget Day: there are real alternatives

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Date published: 9:34 am, May 19th, 2022 - 9 comments

Budget Day, where our centre left neoliberal government straddles the line between compassion and BAU. Given the pressures of climate, the pandemic and global instability, what are the real alternatives?

Budget Day!

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Date published: 8:15 am, May 19th, 2022 - 50 comments

Today is budget day.  What surprises will Grant Robertson announce to address the country’s many and varied problems.  Will Christopher Luxon and Nicola Willis be able to sound like they actually understand what is in the budget?  Stay tuned for 2 pm …

Open mike 19/05/2022

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