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Trumpcare down in flames

Written By: - Date published: 8:52 am, March 25th, 2017 - 39 comments

Good news (for those following the tragedy that is American politics).

1984

Written By: - Date published: 11:39 am, February 23rd, 2017 - 120 comments

That Orwell was ahead of his time.

John Oliver returns – calls Trump ‘a pathological liar’

Written By: - Date published: 2:32 pm, February 15th, 2017 - 11 comments

Our long Oliver-less nightmare is over.

New Zealand Second?

Written By: - Date published: 10:48 am, February 11th, 2017 - 13 comments

Trump handed his own arse by appeals court

Written By: - Date published: 1:34 pm, February 10th, 2017 - 42 comments

The stay on Trump’s Muslim Ban is upheld. He took it about as well as you would expect.

Low bar diplomacy

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.

Kansas ANZUS.

Written By: - Date published: 9:14 am, February 5th, 2017 - 45 comments

What to do when your erstwhile ally loses the plot?

Aussie Aussie Aussie, Ouch Ouch Ouch!

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.

English condemned

Written By: - Date published: 8:58 am, February 1st, 2017 - 25 comments

Interim PM Bill English is getting a hammering for his “weak and indecisive” response to Trump’s Muslim ban.

The constitution is screwed

Written By: - Date published: 4:10 pm, January 31st, 2017 - 117 comments

Trump goes full fascist and fires the acting Attorney General for daring to question his Muslim Ban order.

A PM but not a leader

Written By: - Date published: 8:35 am, January 31st, 2017 - 35 comments

Bill English has failed his first test of real leadership. Compare and contrast, English and Little’s responses to the Muslim ban.

Update: The image is Emmerson’s take in The Herald.

Will English speak up on Trump’s ban?

Written By: - Date published: 6:50 am, January 30th, 2017 - 133 comments

World leaders are condemning Trump’s Muslim ban. What does the PM of our country have to say on the matter?

Trump’s Muslim travel ban

Written By: - Date published: 9:38 am, January 29th, 2017 - 150 comments

Welcome to the new America.

Trump’s global gag law on abortion

Written By: - Date published: 12:37 pm, January 24th, 2017 - 52 comments

“Donald Trump signs anti-abortion executive order surrounded by men”

Starting out with an obvious lie

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”.)

Protest Marches

Written By: - Date published: 10:10 am, January 22nd, 2017 - 60 comments

The Sister Marches have been a huge success worldwide.

You Don’t Know How Lucky You Are Boys ….

Written By: - Date published: 10:10 pm, January 20th, 2017 - 10 comments

, Back in the US, back in the US…R

It Begins

Written By: - Date published: 6:02 am, January 20th, 2017 - 63 comments

Power Up!

Written By: - Date published: 10:51 pm, January 19th, 2017 - 41 comments

Some moment in time will be that moment in time when reality’s faced; when both actions and words accord with it. That moment might as well be this moment as opposed to any other.

TPP: An epitaph for self-interested treaties done in secret

Written By: - Date published: 1:23 am, November 23rd, 2016 - 39 comments

The misogynist buffoon, under-skilled charlatan and ignorant bigot that the Americans have elected to be their constitutional monarch for the next four years appears to have effectively killed the constraint of trade agreement known as the TPP. From a freer trade advocate, avid exporter, and labour movement supporter with a touch of green :- Good riddance.

As politicians go…(II)

Written By: - Date published: 10:43 am, November 18th, 2016 - 7 comments

Two paths. One choice.

I’m Arab and Many of Us Are Glad That Trump Won

Written By: - Date published: 12:42 pm, November 13th, 2016 - 49 comments

A challenging and provocative piece on Trump’s election victory from an Arab perspective.

Oh noes! The world’s not going to saved now!

Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, November 13th, 2016 - 49 comments

Bollocks. It was never going to be.

An interesting time for the Republicans

Written By: - Date published: 8:08 am, November 13th, 2016 - 55 comments

Trump is going to be a figurehead, not a president, leaving governance to an unfettered Republican machine. That machine is no friend of the disenfranchised, never was, never will be. How will Trump’s base react to being betrayed?

The Age of the Bitch.

Written By: - Date published: 3:03 pm, October 17th, 2016 - 113 comments

– time for misogynists to feel our anger.

DNC Day 3. Biden, Obama, and Trump Jumps the Shark

Written By: - Date published: 8:13 am, July 28th, 2016 - 88 comments

Day 3 of the DNC. Biden and Obama to speak later, Trump wishes he hadn’t spoken earlier. In what looks to be an embarrassing gaffe, the candidate of the 1%ers has requested help from Russia to hack Hillary Clinton’s emails. In a normal election, that would be political suicide. This year, who knows?

UPDATE: Barack Obama LIVE STREAMING NOW.

 

Jon Stewart on the Republican plan

Written By: - Date published: 6:43 pm, July 24th, 2016 - 12 comments

“The Republicans appear to have a very clear plan for America…” Stewart on fire and funny.

Snakes and ladders

Written By: - Date published: 7:17 am, June 25th, 2016 - 155 comments

Yesterday was a big day for both UK and US politics. Brexit revealed the political consequences of social inequality. Meanwhile in America the Trump Train is derailing.

Trump overtakes Clinton on average of polls

Written By: - Date published: 11:44 am, May 23rd, 2016 - 62 comments

For the first time Trump has overtaken Clinton on the average of polls. But don’t panic just yet.

Love Trump.

Written By: - Date published: 6:52 pm, May 20th, 2016 - 47 comments

A class in political sloganeering 101. Read and learn.

Le Pen, Trump, dark times

Written By: - Date published: 8:52 am, December 10th, 2015 - 73 comments

As the world meets in Paris, in desperate need of sanity and unity, the tides of political madness seem to be rising everywhere.

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