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Date published: 9:39 am, December 17th, 2017 - 126 comments
Categories: making shit up, same old national, Satire, spin
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  I don’t often admit that there is anything that the right do better than the left, but, credit where it’s due, there are a few things. Chief amongst them are dog whistling and wedge politics. These are calculated political silencing tactics that use language to belittle the left and make us appear alienated from […]

The Herald is obsessed with the latest Colmar Brunton poll

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Date published: 10:17 am, December 17th, 2017 - 29 comments

The Herald’s weekend political comment includes detailed analysis of the Colmar Brunton poll, now a week old, but ignored the details of the mini budget.

Open Mike 17/12/2017

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Date published: 6:00 am, December 17th, 2017 - 130 comments

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NRT on submitting on the End of Life Choice Bill

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Date published: 1:05 pm, December 16th, 2017 - 247 comments

“If you care about the bill, I encourage you to speak up about it.”

Doofus of the week – Jami Lee-Ross

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Date published: 7:30 am, December 16th, 2017 - 66 comments

Jami Lee-Ross wins the award this week for trying to hold up the passage of a law designed to make sure kids get enough to eat just so he could eat his lunch and then throwing the most amazing of temper tantrums when he did not get his way.

Open Mike 16/12/2017

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Date published: 6:00 am, December 16th, 2017 - 108 comments

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Daily Review 15/12/2017

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Date published: 5:29 pm, December 15th, 2017 - 53 comments

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James Shaw: a stocktake on climate change action in Aotearoa – livestream announcement 11am

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Date published: 10:39 am, December 15th, 2017 - 33 comments

Spoiler alert: We need to do better.

Media response to Labour’s budget

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Date published: 8:42 am, December 15th, 2017 - 114 comments

Media response to the new Government’s mini budget has been overwhelmingly positive.

Open Mike 15/12/2017

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Date published: 6:00 am, December 15th, 2017 - 131 comments

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Daily Review 14/12/2017

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Date published: 5:30 pm, December 14th, 2017 - 115 comments

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The Minister of Finance’s Mini-Budget

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Date published: 8:59 am, December 14th, 2017 - 87 comments

Big day today as Labour’s mini budget is announced.

World Bank to stop funding oil and gas exploration

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Date published: 6:15 am, December 14th, 2017 - 29 comments

It is time for all of the institutions, countries, investors and individuals who are still in the Paris Agreement to stop funding fossils – once and for all.

– Stephen Kretzmann, Executive Director of Oil Change International

Take abortion out of the Crimes Act

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Date published: 6:10 am, December 14th, 2017 - 50 comments

Abortion is still a crime in NZ. It’s time to change the law so that women don’t have to lie about their mental health to get the health care they need.

Open Mike 14/12/2017

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Date published: 6:00 am, December 14th, 2017 - 120 comments

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Daily Review 13/12/2017

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Date published: 5:38 pm, December 13th, 2017 - 47 comments

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National’s Standards

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Date published: 2:59 pm, December 13th, 2017 - 74 comments

It’s great to see Chris Hipkins abolishing ‘National Standards’ as a matter of priority. This policy was nothing but an unfortunate bit of populism from the previous government, and a Prime Minister in John Key who specialised in band-aid solutions to problems that required stitches. While it may have made some people feel better that it […]

The Alabama senate race

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Date published: 2:44 pm, December 13th, 2017 - 45 comments

The Alabama Senate election results are starting to feed through with Democrat Doug Jones slightly ahead of Republican Roy Moore in the Republican stronghold after very early results.

The Herald thinks Jacinda Ardern is a Marxist

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Date published: 8:38 am, December 13th, 2017 - 202 comments

The Herald has equated Jacinda Ardern’s desire to temper the worst excesses of capitalism with the full embrace of marxist communism.

Open Mike 13/12/2017

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Date published: 6:00 am, December 13th, 2017 - 126 comments

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Daily Review 12/12/2017

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Date published: 5:30 pm, December 12th, 2017 - 35 comments

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Moving on after FJK

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Date published: 12:53 pm, December 12th, 2017 - 64 comments

One year after resigning as Prime Minister and nine months since leaving parliament, a look at FJK’s fine legacy.

It was one year ago today

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Date published: 11:45 am, December 12th, 2017 - 74 comments

It was one year ago today that John Key formally resigned as Prime Minister.

Sea level rise: coming to a town near you

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Date published: 10:52 am, December 12th, 2017 - 39 comments

From Newsroom:

“We now see building new suburbs on land prone to liquefaction in much of the country as foolish … We should see allowing new subdivisions on vulnerable coastal land as equally foolish.”

– Commissioner for the Environment, Jan Wright

National needs a friend

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Date published: 8:30 am, December 12th, 2017 - 43 comments

National is pondering one of the realities of MMP.  Without friends its chances of becoming Government are very limited.

Why Malcolm Turnbull is nearly right

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Date published: 7:30 am, December 12th, 2017 - 27 comments

Malcolm Turnbull is proposing law changes in Australia to try and minimise the effect that China is having on Australia’s democratic system. He may not be wrong in doing so.

Open Mike 12/12/2017

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Date published: 6:00 am, December 12th, 2017 - 150 comments

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Daily Review 11/12/2017

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Date published: 5:30 pm, December 11th, 2017 - 39 comments

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The failure of “right to buy” policies

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Date published: 3:03 pm, December 11th, 2017 - 19 comments

Not only did National’s policy to sell off state houses fail, but now we’ve found out a similar Thatcher policy in the UK just handed many social houses to private landlords. Should we consider making it harder to sell off state houses in New Zealand?

#WeAreBeneficiaries fundraiser

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Date published: 1:00 pm, December 11th, 2017 - 5 comments

Artist activist group We are Beneficiaries are writing a report to share the stories they’ve been collecting from beneficiaires with the new Ministers to help make a case for change.

Shaking the Tree

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Date published: 11:35 am, December 11th, 2017 - 69 comments

When an apple tree is shaken, pips can fall to the ground and germinate. And then things grow back more or less as before.

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