Women’s March Speech.

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Date published: 3:58 pm, January 21st, 2018 - 43 comments
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Sometimes, someone just knocks it out the park. Viola Davis just knocked it out the park. (h/t Carolyn_nth)

Daily Review 22/01/2018

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Date published: 5:30 pm, January 22nd, 2018 - 1 comment

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Auckland Council by election hypocrisy alert

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Date published: 11:03 am, January 22nd, 2018 - 6 comments

The National candidate for the Maungakiekie Tamaki Auckland Council by election is complaining that if the Labour candidate wins it will trigger a costly by election. But he is ignoring the fact that the three current by elections have all been caused by National endorsed local government representatives resigning.

Solidarity

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Date published: 10:40 am, January 22nd, 2018 - 5 comments

History not forgotten.

Open Mike 22/01/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, January 22nd, 2018 - 153 comments

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High Country selloff scandal laid bare

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Date published: 2:11 pm, January 21st, 2018 - 32 comments

A feature in yesterday’s Domion Post Weekend lays bare the extent of the scandalous selloff of huge tracts of our high country. The tenure review of the high country has been conducted since 1992 to  privatise some of the land and also bringing parts into the conservation estate. The process has been followed by both National and Labour governments.

Obstructionist losers

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Date published: 7:30 am, January 21st, 2018 - 50 comments

Despite controlling all three branches of the Government the Republicans have failed to get a funding bill passed and the US Government is facing shut down.

Open Mike 21/01/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, January 21st, 2018 - 189 comments

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Cape Town

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Date published: 4:39 pm, January 20th, 2018 - 8 comments

A 100 day count down.

States United.

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Date published: 9:44 am, January 20th, 2018 - 9 comments

On how states in conflict, have seemingly and nevertheless, managed to share in the likely or possible creation of one common goal.

Why President Trump should be opposed by the left

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Date published: 8:22 am, January 20th, 2018 - 51 comments

Ten reasons why Donald Trump is anti worker and bad for America’s working class.

Open Mike 20/01/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, January 20th, 2018 - 131 comments

 

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Daily Review 19/01/2018

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Date published: 5:30 pm, January 19th, 2018 - 78 comments

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It’s time to embrace nanny state

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Date published: 1:45 pm, January 19th, 2018 - 20 comments

Rather than apologise, it’s time the Left and the new government embraced “nanny state” as a positive, just as the gay community claimed the previously pejorative term “queer”. A nanny state is clearly economically and socially more efficient. We should celebrate our nanny state and not apologise for it.

Congratulations Jacinda Ardern

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Date published: 10:59 am, January 19th, 2018 - 124 comments

Jacinda Ardern has announced that she is expecting her first child.

Local Bodies: Climate Change Just Got Personal

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Date published: 6:15 am, January 19th, 2018 - 25 comments

“At 46 degrees latitude south, New Zealand’s southern most city has regularly been experiencing similar temperatures to cities near the equator. When we were sizzling at 32 degrees, we equaled Cairns, were 2 degrees warmer than Jakarta and Suva and 6 above Nairobi. These cities are used to such temperatures and their ecosystems have adapted to it, it has been a severe shock to ours.”

Open Mike 19/01/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, January 19th, 2018 - 163 comments

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Daily Review 18/01/2018

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Date published: 5:30 pm, January 18th, 2018 - 138 comments

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Shock horror right wing think tank thinks NZ not very democratic

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Date published: 10:04 am, January 18th, 2018 - 74 comments

National’s cheerleaders are pushing an international report which suggests that New Zealand’s democratic system is only slightly better than average in world terms.  But the organisation behind the report and the methodology used need some checking.

Open Mike 18/01/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, January 18th, 2018 - 181 comments

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Daily Review 17/01/2017

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Date published: 5:30 pm, January 17th, 2018 - 57 comments

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Nuclear Options.

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Date published: 12:13 pm, January 17th, 2018 - 54 comments

What could possibly be wrong in opting for a nuclear option?!

Can This Government Regain Power on Its Policies?

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Date published: 11:46 am, January 17th, 2018 - 82 comments

The sixth Labour led Government has made a good start to its term. But what policy results will New Zealand have to vote for and campaign on in 2020?

Open Mike 17/01/2018

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Daily Review

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Date published: 5:30 pm, January 16th, 2018 - 11 comments

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Is it OK for a woman with an opinion to host TVNZ’s Breakfast?

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Date published: 11:03 am, January 16th, 2018 - 128 comments

It’s great news that Hayley Holt has landed a cool new gig hosting TVNZ’s Breakfast show. It’s not so great that before she even gets on the air we have to endure the pontification of some pundits about whether or not it’s “OK”, given she stood as a Green Party candidate in the 2017 election. […]

Ko te reo te mauri o te mana Māori

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Date published: 10:56 am, January 16th, 2018 - 67 comments

The language is the life force of the mana Māori.  Which is why the Government and the Opposition should pledge support to ensure it survives and thrives.

NRT: Spain refuses to respect Catalonia’s election.

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Date published: 10:22 am, January 16th, 2018 - 12 comments

Idiot/savant on Spain’s love of democracy.

“Politics isn’t a game”

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Date published: 6:25 am, January 16th, 2018 - 26 comments

Branko Marcetic on a piece in the Herald about why Trump’s first year wasn’t that bad.

 

Thought for the day

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Date published: 6:12 am, January 16th, 2018 - 14 comments

Satire vs bullying.

Open Mike 16/01/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, January 16th, 2018 - 106 comments

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