Written By: - Date published: 11:39 am, February 23rd, 2017 - 116 comments
That Orwell was ahead of his time.
Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, February 19th, 2017 - 27 comments
This week’s Economist looks at the resurgence in the business of the more effective mainstream media in the US. But the effect reaches all the way over here. Even I’m reading more on a the ongoing debacle that is the incompetent Trump White House. Good reporting and perfect reading for the summer season and I suspect that it is impacting all of the blogs at present.
Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, February 18th, 2017 - 60 comments
With former adversaries USA and Russia now the best of friends and with China now emerging again as the preeminent economy in the world the question is will the transition of power be handled smoothly?
Written By: - Date published: 2:32 pm, February 15th, 2017 - 10 comments
Our long Oliver-less nightmare is over.
Written By: - Date published: 9:35 am, February 15th, 2017 - 35 comments
Over in the United States of Trumpsville National Security Advisor to the Trump White House Mike Flynn, who famously said that Hillary Clinton should be locked up for threatening national security by having a private email server, has been sacked for threatening national security and for lying to the vice president.
Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, February 10th, 2017 - 33 comments
The Herald informs us that Key is going on the speaking circuit and will go back into finance (not that he ever left). Like John Howard before him, he also intends to carry on chairing the International Democratic Union of right-wing parties. Not a surprise.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, February 9th, 2017 - 65 comments
If you can’t punish the Liberal power-holders in society directly, what do you do?
Written By: - Date published: 7:42 am, February 9th, 2017 - 52 comments
With these deep divisions exposed the party is clearly in total disarray.
Written By: - Date published: 1:29 pm, February 7th, 2017 - 23 comments
So apparently the PM managed to get through a 15 minute call without “upsetting” Trump. That’s where we set the bar these days.
Written By: - Date published: 8:11 am, February 3rd, 2017 - 70 comments
Diplomacy in the age of Trump is going to be a real blast. Just ask Australia.
Written By: - Date published: 9:15 am, January 31st, 2017 - 62 comments
Understanding shock events is part of the solution.
Written By: - Date published: 1:49 pm, January 30th, 2017 - 3 comments
The PM may not know where he stands but the Mayor of Wellington does.
Written By: - Date published: 9:38 am, January 29th, 2017 - 149 comments
Welcome to the new America.
Written By: - Date published: 12:40 pm, January 27th, 2017 - 186 comments
Being human, Linda Tirado, and lessons for New Zealand.
Written By: - Date published: 10:25 am, January 26th, 2017 - 65 comments
This is what an unfettered right-wing government looks like.
Written By: - Date published: 12:37 pm, January 24th, 2017 - 52 comments
“Donald Trump signs anti-abortion executive order surrounded by men”
Written By: - Date published: 8:39 am, January 24th, 2017 - 70 comments
US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order withdrawing the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement and leaving the agreement effectively dead in its tracks.
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, January 23rd, 2017 - 195 comments
The Trump / Spicer claim that the inauguration crowds were “the largest audience ever to witness and inauguration, period” are such an obvious lie that it seems unhinged. But there could be method to the madness.
(Update: Apparently in Trump speak these are “alternative facts”.)