David Seymour can’t handle criticism

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Date published: 8:21 am, January 14th, 2019 - 112 comments

ACT MP David Seymour has lashed out on Facebook at Dianne Khan apparently for successfully fact checking him.

Open Mike 14/01/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, January 14th, 2019 - 90 comments

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How To Get There 13/1/19

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Date published: 7:00 am, January 13th, 2019 - 153 comments

Welcome to TS’s Sunday think piece. It’s a blank sheet, a tabula rasa, waiting for your thoughts on the future and How To Get There.

Open Mike 13/01/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, January 13th, 2019 - 95 comments

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President Peaches

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Date published: 11:22 am, January 12th, 2019 - 149 comments

I’m moving to the country, gonna eat a lot of peaches! Donald Trump has yet another bizarro, almost Freudian, moment as his threat to invoke a national emergency to fund his wall falls flat. Peaches, people! Not impeachment, peaches!!!

Legalize it!

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Date published: 9:55 am, January 12th, 2019 - 51 comments

A new poll shows solid support for legalising cannabis. Is the 2020 referendum a done deal?

National has lots of questions

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Date published: 8:30 am, January 12th, 2019 - 38 comments

National asked 40,000 questions of Ministers last year. This seems excessive.

Open Mike 12/01/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, January 12th, 2019 - 156 comments

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Open Mike 11/01/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, January 11th, 2019 - 201 comments

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New Zealand needs a Government that understands climate change

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Date published: 9:58 am, January 10th, 2019 - 47 comments

In an opinion piece in Stuff National Spokesperson on climate change Todd Muller has cast doubt on National agreeing to a political consensus on climate change.

Brexit: Tories Lose Control of the House and the Process

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Date published: 8:50 am, January 10th, 2019 - 67 comments

Another day, another humiliating defeat for Theresa May. Surprisingly,  the news is no better for Jeremy Corbyn.

Open Mike 10/01/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, January 10th, 2019 - 197 comments

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Emergency Wall

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Date published: 11:30 am, January 9th, 2019 - 28 comments

President Trump is preparing the ground to use the State of the Union address to declare that the Congress delaying funding of the wall on the Mexican-U.S. boundary is a national emergency.

The Bigliest shut down ever

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Date published: 10:34 am, January 9th, 2019 - 95 comments

Donald Trump in the longest presidential temper tantrum every is refusing to reopen the US Government unless Congress agree to funding his Mexican Border wall.

Elizabeth Warren and Foreign Policy

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Date published: 8:45 am, January 9th, 2019 - 17 comments

An analysis of recent public comments made by Elizabeth Warren and the possible implications for New Zealand of a Warren Presidency.

Open Mike 09/01/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, January 9th, 2019 - 274 comments

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Russell Brand’s New Year’s Revolutions!

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Date published: 10:05 am, January 8th, 2019 - 35 comments

Russell Brand has a some advice for people making New Year’s resolutions. It’s funny, sweet and particularly positive.

Mood of the workforce shows urgent need for change

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Date published: 8:00 am, January 8th, 2019 - 81 comments

The CTU has released the results of its recent cost of living and income survey. The results suggest that urgent change is needed.

Open Mike 08/01/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, January 8th, 2019 - 151 comments

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Julian Assange and the Streisand Effect.

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Date published: 6:45 pm, January 7th, 2019 - 160 comments

Wikileaks has tried to silence media organisations on behalf of Julian Assange. Why is a ‘transparency’ organisation opposed to free speech and have they made things worse for the Aussie hacker?

UPDATE: The list has been leaked. Link in post.

Caption contest

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Date published: 10:00 am, January 7th, 2019 - 74 comments

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Drug testing at music festivals

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Date published: 9:00 am, January 7th, 2019 - 18 comments

Police Minister Stuart Nash has said publicly that he wants to see all New Zealand music festivals to have drug testing kits by next summer.

Open Mike 07/01/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, January 7th, 2019 - 240 comments

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Open Mike 06/01/19

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Date published: 10:53 am, January 6th, 2019 - 166 comments

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National just wants to have some friends

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Date published: 9:55 am, January 6th, 2019 - 63 comments

National clearly needs new friends if it is to regain power. Could the nutty New Conservatives be a possibility?

The wonder of e-bikes and e-scooters

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Date published: 7:00 am, January 6th, 2019 - 20 comments

The rise of cycleways, e-bikes, and e-scooters is steadily revolutionising commutes around Auckland, especially Central Auckland. Like public transport the economic reasons for commuters are easy to understand. You don’t get ridiculous parking costs or the lousy variable commute times of fat footprint cars jammed up on crowded roads.

How To Get There 6/1/19

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Date published: 6:55 am, January 6th, 2019 - 146 comments

Welcome to TS’s Sunday think piece. It’s a blank sheet, a tabula rasa, waiting for your thoughts on the future and How To Get There.

Dance MF Dance!

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Date published: 7:28 pm, January 5th, 2019 - 32 comments

Three women have made their mark in US politics this week. One danced, one swore, one made the House her home.

Farrar criticises Genter for not solving National’s transport safety mess quickly enough

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Date published: 10:17 am, January 5th, 2019 - 119 comments

David Farrar has accused Julie Anne Genter of saying she can do nothing about the road safety when she said nothing of the sort.

Open Mike 05/01/19

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Date published: 7:00 am, January 5th, 2019 - 279 comments

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Political punditry in 2019

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Date published: 8:57 am, January 4th, 2019 - 79 comments

The media has recently reviewed its predictions from last year and made a few new ones.  How did it go?  And what is going to happen in the next 12 months?

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