Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, January 21st, 2018 - 34 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 8:00 am, December 19th, 2017 - 78 comments
Left and right are used to predicting the accelerated decline of America, but are we now seeing it before our eyes and in our lifetimes?
Written By: - Date published: 4:37 pm, December 9th, 2017 - 75 comments
If ever anyone needed a reason to insist on secularism…
Written By: - Date published: 6:54 am, December 7th, 2017 - 50 comments
Donald Trump is expected to controversially announce the movement of the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Written By: - Date published: 8:07 am, December 4th, 2017 - 147 comments
Donald Trump’s response to news of the arrest of Michael Flynn suggests that charges closer to the office of the President may be close.
Written By: - Date published: 8:32 am, December 1st, 2017 - 22 comments
From tweeting fake anti muslim videos to supporting the Senate race of an alleged child molester who was banned from a mall because he was so creepy to acting to remove his Secretary of State for thinking that he is a moron to passing a bill that will help the rich and hurt the poor while denying this is the case the Donald Trump White House is a chaotic place.
Written By: - Date published: 7:42 pm, November 29th, 2017 - 98 comments
David Fisher has written an in-depth article for the Herald that suggests that John Key’s promise, three years ago, that the Government had cancelled the Speargun project which would have allowed for the mass surveillance of New Zealanders was not actually correct.
Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, November 24th, 2017 - 49 comments
With socialist governments in rapid decline right across the world, and just a very few social democrat governments re-emerging after many years out of power, it’s useful to remind ourselves of what governmental combinations are working well.
Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, November 16th, 2017 - 41 comments
There are major similarities between Helen Clark’s decision to accept into New Zealand refugees from the Tampa boat and Jacinda Ardern’s pushing for New Zealand to accept refugees based on Manus Island.
Written By: - Date published: 10:30 pm, November 15th, 2017 - 338 comments
What’s with the academic panic epidemic about China? Two in our media in the same week, referencing each other with vague warnings about the Chinese bogey. It’s not quite Lionel Terry in Haining Street again; more likely in my view a case of singing to someones else’s geopolitical tune. No prizes for guessing whose.
Written By: - Date published: 12:31 pm, November 13th, 2017 - 29 comments
US democratic activists have conducted a number of reviews on what went wrong at the last election. The conclusions they have reached could helpfully inform New Zealand political activists on what to do in 2020.
Written By: - Date published: 6:33 am, November 7th, 2017 - 200 comments
Maybe it’s time to broach the elephant in the living room.
Written By: - Date published: 2:42 pm, November 2nd, 2017 - 12 comments
In terms of style and approach Jacinda Ardern is radically different to Donald Trump.
Written By: - Date published: 7:24 am, October 30th, 2017 - 73 comments
More trouble for Donald Trump as it is expected someone in his camp will shortly be charged with offences by the special prosecutor Robert Mueller.
Written By: - Date published: 3:14 pm, October 12th, 2017 - 19 comments
The massive artillery barrage at Passchendaele was supposed to cut the German wire and make advance easy. All it did was churn up the mud though which so many doomed New Zealanders slogged and died. A monument to military incompetence and political disaster. These days they prefer bombs, which are equally deadly and equally futile. Its time we said no more.