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Daily Review 23/01/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, January 23rd, 2019 - 16 comments

Daily review is also your post. This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Don’t forget to be kind to each other …

National’s Jami-Lee Ross problem

Written By: - Date published: 8:59 am, January 23rd, 2019 - 56 comments

Jami-Lee Ross has written a somewhat conciliatory facebook post which essentially confirms that he is not going to resign as an MP.

What Can This Government Really Do About the Economy?

Written By: - Date published: 7:35 am, January 23rd, 2019 - 108 comments

Why is it that right now some countries can have weak governments and the economies just surge ahead? Why is political agency shearing away from economic change?

Open Mike 23/01/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, January 23rd, 2019 - 161 comments

Open mike is your post. For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

Daily Review 22/01/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, January 22nd, 2019 - 80 comments

Daily review is also your post. This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Don’t forget to be kind to each other …

National starts political year beneficiary bashing

Written By: - Date published: 11:14 am, January 22nd, 2019 - 70 comments

National has kicked off the year by reverting to type and engaging in a classic example of beneficiary bashing based on a distortion of official statistics.

Open Mike 22/01/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, January 22nd, 2019 - 83 comments

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Enter Sandmann

Written By: - Date published: 8:32 pm, January 21st, 2019 - 220 comments

The young racist who was filmed smugly grinning at a native American elder has put out a statement justifying his actions. Trump will be proud. Bigly proud.

Daily Review 21/01/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, January 21st, 2019 - 16 comments

Daily review is also your post. This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Don’t forget to be kind to each other …

Housing affordability and urban form

Written By: - Date published: 3:07 pm, January 21st, 2019 - 35 comments

Hugh Pavletich thinks that Auckland’s housing crisis is because of restrictions on urban sprawl and that loosening up would be a good thing. I disagree.

Karma Cameleon

Written By: - Date published: 2:40 pm, January 21st, 2019 - 120 comments

Cameron Slater is seriously ill. The Whale Oil blog will carry on without him, but in the meantime, Cam is asking for help.

The stoopid it burns …

Written By: - Date published: 11:32 am, January 21st, 2019 - 80 comments

Donald Trump has tweeted that he wants there to be more global warming.

Open Mike 21/01/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:28 am, January 21st, 2019 - 99 comments

Open mike is your post. For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

Guest post: Epitaph for a species

Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, January 20th, 2019 - 69 comments

In a guest post Tony Veitch [not etc.] imagines his last few days as the world dies …

D Day for US shutdown

Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, January 20th, 2019 - 160 comments

Donald Trump is to make an announcement today concerning the shut down. And Buzzfeed has suggested that the Mueller Investigation has uncovered evidence suggesting that Trump instructed his lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress.

Open Mike 20/01/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, January 20th, 2019 - 82 comments

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How To Get There 20/1/19

Written By: - Date published: 6:53 am, January 20th, 2019 - 122 comments

Welcome to TS’s Sunday think piece. It’s a blank sheet, a tabula rasa, waiting for your thoughts on the future and How To Get There.

Family First thinks there is a Cafe porn watching crisis

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, January 19th, 2019 - 104 comments

Family First thinks that there is a crisis of porn watching at cafes. And has commissioned Curia to see if others think the same.

Open Mike 19/01/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, January 19th, 2019 - 141 comments

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Sroubek; Richie Hardcore Text Released

Written By: - Date published: 3:12 pm, January 18th, 2019 - 54 comments

The text sent by Karel Sroubek supporter Richie Hardcore has been released. Is it the knock out blow we were promised?

Is Brexit A Signal Of Decline?

Written By: - Date published: 7:15 am, January 18th, 2019 - 103 comments

What if Brexit is not a threat to democracy as a system of government or a threat to liberal values? And what if it is an example of British democracy’s best modern exemplars to the world of institutionalised democracy and the rule of all under the law since universal franchise was first granted?

Open Mike 18/01/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, January 18th, 2019 - 215 comments

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No confidence?

Written By: - Date published: 7:48 am, January 17th, 2019 - 22 comments

Live feed of the UK debate in Parliament.

National shafted us with the MOM privatisation

Written By: - Date published: 7:20 am, January 17th, 2019 - 318 comments

Five years on how are the benefits from the Mixed Ownership Model privatisation process the last Government engaged in working out?

Open Mike 17/01/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, January 17th, 2019 - 130 comments

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Well done Gillette

Written By: - Date published: 4:17 pm, January 16th, 2019 - 126 comments

Gillette has come out with this outstanding ad which for some strange reason has invoked a negative response from some.

Open Mike 16/01/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, January 16th, 2019 - 114 comments

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Beware the Ides of May

Written By: - Date published: 11:09 pm, January 15th, 2019 - 41 comments

It’s D Day for Theresa May’s Brexit plan. Will Jeremy Corbyn finally put her out of our misery?

Chinese Herald changed Herald articles to be more China friendly

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, January 15th, 2019 - 70 comments

Stuff has reported that its opponent, the New Zealand Herald, has via its Chinese version amended stories to make them more acceptable to the Chinese Government.

Open Mike 15/01/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, January 15th, 2019 - 88 comments

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Peters to Pence on the Pacific – a return to colonialism?

Written By: - Date published: 9:38 pm, January 14th, 2019 - 120 comments

Winston Peters went to Washington last December to see US VP Mike Pence and invited the US to engage more in the South-West Pacific without informing Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Patrick Smellie described this apparent oversight as “deeply worrying.” Even more worrying is what Peters said when he was there.

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