Written By: - Date published: 12:49 pm, July 19th, 2018 - 34 comments
It is Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday. Happy birthday to him. If he was alive today he would be 100 years old.
Written By: - Date published: 9:12 am, July 18th, 2018 - 75 comments
Mike Hosking appears to have entered into a particularly dark time.
Written By: - Date published: 10:40 am, July 16th, 2018 - 17 comments
It appears that Sacha Baron Cohen has succeeded in getting prominent Republicans to say stupid things about arming kids.
Written By: - Date published: 4:01 pm, July 13th, 2018 - 47 comments
In the space of a week England has lost in its goal of winning the world cup, had three senior ministers resign over May’s “soft” BREXIT proposal and now Donald Trump has effectively called for Theresa May to be replaced by Boris Johnson.
Written By: - Date published: 1:56 pm, July 9th, 2018 - 27 comments
The speed of the growing trade war between the United States and China will hit New Zealand. Our long term diplomatic arc, such that it is, was to follow a modernist impulse set after World War Two: that economic growth and democracy matched deep human impulses for freedom and prosperity together. China has never assented […]
Written By: - Date published: 11:32 am, July 4th, 2018 - 42 comments
* according to Alex Jones on Infowars.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, June 30th, 2018 - 57 comments
Not all the current government’s fault, but the arrival of the fuel tax this weekend heralds a number of very sharp rises in what we have to pay in order to run a car.
Written By: - Date published: 8:11 am, June 28th, 2018 - 44 comments
In a major upset the fourth ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives has lost a New York primary to a young latino woman who is a self described socialist as well as a Bernie Sanders supporter.
Written By: - Date published: 11:22 am, June 27th, 2018 - 13 comments
The United States Supreme Court decision to upheld Trump’s travel ban is but the latest example of bad news for international human rights we have had over recent times.
Written By: - Date published: 8:27 am, June 26th, 2018 - 213 comments
In which we discuss a number of quick hits: Trump thinks judges only exist to be bribed, Sarah Huckabee-Sanders can’t get a seat at a restaurant, and whether Godwin’s Law needs to be amended.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, June 23rd, 2018 - 74 comments
Germany has one of the very few national-level consciences on world immigration, but that is now under threat. The Trump administration and his allies appear to be actively working to topple Germany’s Angela Merkel in favour of the hard right.
Written By: - Date published: 9:41 am, June 22nd, 2018 - 40 comments
Day one of her life and New Zealand is basking in the birth of the Prime Minature.
Written By: - Date published: 8:27 am, June 21st, 2018 - 66 comments
Donald Trump has announced a “backdown” of the policy of separating children of refugees from their parents at the US border. Instead they will be imprisoned with their parents potentially for extended periods of time.
Written By: - Date published: 4:57 pm, June 20th, 2018 - 53 comments
The United States of America in its support for Israeli trashing of Palestinian rights and the withdrawal of support for the United Nations Human Rights Council as well as the mass incarceration of children of parents who have tried to enter the United States without permission is displaying concerning signs.
Written By: - Date published: 11:02 am, June 11th, 2018 - 44 comments
Donald Trump has chosen to insult Canadian leader Justin Trudeau and buddy up to North Korean leader Kim Jon Un all in the same week.
Written By: - Date published: 9:49 am, June 6th, 2018 - 39 comments
Perhaps the idea that it’s necessary to have national objectives and realistic plans to achieve them, is overrated. Seems to be working for Trump.
Written By: - Date published: 11:00 am, May 23rd, 2018 - 7 comments
On Thursday 31 May at the University of Auckland, the Fabians are hosting Max Harris on the topic “Is it time for an independent foreign policy?” What would be the costs of a really independent foreign policy, over the benefits of salving our conscience with greater national independence? And where does Trade fit in?
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, May 20th, 2018 - 20 comments
Aaron Schlossberg, American Attorney and Trump Supporter, and someone who thinks people speaking Spanish to each other in a New York restaurant poses some sort of existential threat to the Union is this week’s doofus of the week.
Written By: - Date published: 7:53 am, May 17th, 2018 - 17 comments
Donald Trump has had a few months of being lucky with some luck Foreign Affairs wins and good economic news. But his wreckage-trail of his consequences is becoming longer and clearer.