Written By: - Date published: 10:56 pm, April 24th, 2017 - 60 comments
I took myself along to Dunedin’s March for Science last Saturday. There was a high point.
Written By: - Date published: 12:40 pm, April 23rd, 2017 - 17 comments
If politicians are meant to represent people, then shouldn’t they explore ways to ensure that the people they represent get represented in government?
Written By: - Date published: 3:40 pm, April 14th, 2017 - 81 comments
Firstly, remember how you’re meant to feel about even the mere accusation of the use of barrel bombs. Now put those feelings aside.
Written By: - Date published: 5:34 pm, April 12th, 2017 - 48 comments
If you’re determined to believe that western liberal democracy is essentially benign and only ever makes mistakes and honest mis-judgements, or is something that’s sometimes marred by an odd ‘bad apple’ or two, then this post on Syria probably isn’t the post for you.
Written By: - Date published: 4:59 pm, March 29th, 2017 - 28 comments
If you are absolutely determined to be one of the idiot legion who’re forever squirreling their heads deeper into sand, then don’t read this post.
Written By: - Date published: 2:05 pm, March 26th, 2017 - 17 comments
Not so much a tale of two cities as the tales we were spun in relation to one.
Written By: - Date published: 1:32 pm, March 3rd, 2017 - 25 comments
A refreshing shift in NZ’s political environment.
Written By: - Date published: 9:14 am, February 5th, 2017 - 45 comments
What to do when your erstwhile ally loses the plot?
Written By: - Date published: 1:11 pm, January 24th, 2017 - 135 comments
All this housing malarkey…are we over it yet?
Written By: - Date published: 10:51 pm, January 19th, 2017 - 41 comments
Some moment in time will be that moment in time when reality’s faced; when both actions and words accord with it. That moment might as well be this moment as opposed to any other.
Written By: - Date published: 11:59 am, January 16th, 2017 - 98 comments
In this glorious ‘go ahead’, ‘get ahead’ land of opportunity…
Written By: - Date published: 11:32 am, January 4th, 2017 - 188 comments
What have we become?
Written By: - Date published: 10:43 am, November 18th, 2016 - 7 comments
Two paths. One choice.
Written By: - Date published: 12:42 pm, November 13th, 2016 - 49 comments
A challenging and provocative piece on Trump’s election victory from an Arab perspective.
Written By: - Date published: 12:57 pm, October 31st, 2016 - 15 comments
The culture being addressed will be familiar enough to many here in NZ who deal with Work and Income. Government strategies to address that culture? Well, that’s another story. This isn’t just happening half a world away. It might as well be happening in another universe – back on the sane side of some looking glass NZ has fallen through.