Written By: - Date published: 10:40 am, January 22nd, 2018 - 6 comments
History not forgotten.
Written By: - 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.
Written By: - Date published: 9:44 am, January 20th, 2018 - 12 comments
On how states in conflict, have seemingly and nevertheless, managed to share in the likely or possible creation of one common goal.
Written By: - 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.
Written By: - Date published: 10:22 am, January 16th, 2018 - 12 comments
Idiot/savant on Spain’s love of democracy.
Written By: - 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.
Written By: - Date published: 9:24 am, January 14th, 2018 - 64 comments
We may think that we now live in more enlightened times where the scourge of racism is finally being dealt to and is no longer considered acceptable but recent events in Australia and the United States suggests that this is not the case.
Written By: - Date published: 3:31 pm, January 13th, 2018 - 89 comments
Caring and heartless.
Written By: - Date published: 6:25 pm, January 9th, 2018 - 42 comments
Maybe ‘circus’ would be more apt that ‘theatre’ with regards the Oprah spectacle.
Written By: - Date published: 10:29 am, January 9th, 2018 - 66 comments
Written By: - Date published: 2:38 pm, January 5th, 2018 - 23 comments
US reverses Federal marijuana stance.
Written By: - Date published: 9:24 am, January 4th, 2018 - 184 comments
Over the past 24 hours Trump has threatened war by comparing button sizes with Kim Jon Un and Steve Bannon has described Trump Campaign’s 2016 meeting with a group of Russians in Trump Tower as “treasonous” and “unpatriotic”.
Written By: - Date published: 8:20 am, January 2nd, 2018 - 168 comments
In what may be the first of a number of publicity stunts Rabbi Shmulay Boteach has placed a full page advertisement in the Washington Post condemning Lorde and New Zealand for showing solidarity with Palestine.
Written By: - Date published: 7:58 am, January 1st, 2018 - 181 comments
The New York Times has broken a astory suggesting that Australian Ambassador to the UK Alexander Downer informed the FBI that the Trump camp knew about the Russian hacking of Hillary Clinton’s emails four months before the 2016 Presidential election.
Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, December 31st, 2017 - 20 comments
In Australia the Murdoch press has chosen the Christmas down period to try and whip up some anti beneficiary hysteria. Jim Parker from the blog Failed Estate calmly dissects the figures and concludes there is no reason for concern.
Written By: - Date published: 11:54 am, December 30th, 2017 - 39 comments
…let’s ridicule Donald Trump.
Written By: - Date published: 1:35 pm, December 29th, 2017 - 3 comments
The alleged ‘thoughts’ of Scott Brown, the highly intelligent and very cool ambassador of the Partisan States of America to NooZiland. In an exposition of typical blinding intelligence, he tries to explain to his beloved Orange Lord what he is doing here (and in Samoa!).
Written By: - Date published: 9:19 am, December 26th, 2017 - 111 comments
An accidental tweet from a Government account has led the right to claim the existence of all sorts of conspiracies.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, December 26th, 2017 - 185 comments
New Zealand musician Lorde has announced that she will respect the boycott of Israel and not perform there.
Written By: - Date published: 8:31 am, December 22nd, 2017 - 250 comments
The United Nations has responded to Donald Trump’s threat to cut aid funding if it voted to condemn America’s decision to recognise Jerisalem as Israel’s capital by overwhelmingly support the decision.
Written By: - Date published: 10:31 am, December 21st, 2017 - 24 comments
Matt Nippert has made further revelations about Jian Yang including that he lobbied on behalf of an unsuccessful applicant for a security sensitive job with the New Zealand Defence Force and that he disclosed to Auckland University but not to Immigration that he had worked for a PLA University.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, December 20th, 2017 - 10 comments
New Zealand and Germany are both successful societies, with proportional democracies, strong economies, underpinned by strong public institutions and legal frameworks, and consistently believe that we are going in the right direction. But both countries rely on MMP and coalition governments. What will happen to the support parties?