Essentially, English ran a great FPP campaign last year, and if the political system hadn’t changed 25 years ago you’d count that performance as a success…
After various leftist media outlets spoke out against the inclusion of rape apologist Willie Jackson in the Labour Party’s election planning , The Daily Blog welcomed its new influx of male readers
On the left, there’s long been a tendency to attribute phenomenal powers of competence and technological expertise to its opponents on the political right.
Iran and the Trump administration are on a collision course over Iran’s testing of ballistic missiles.
Australia has had no less than four Trumpist political parties and may yet get a fifth. The good news is they have been surprisingly ineffectual.
The reality is that the President enjoys sweeping powers under the Immigration and Nationality Act
We got a less manicured and truer picture of Bill English at yesterday’s press conference
Nice to see that former Internal Affairs Minister Nathan Guy has regained his memory about signing off on Peter Thiel’s bid for citizenship.
Already, the White House has made it clear that the media are the new enemy that the new President’s supporters will be encouraged to unite against.
Team of charlatans, bigots and stunningly ignorant crackpots that Trump is appointing to head key federal agencies is alarming.
For many on the centre-left, populism is a dirty word, and shorthand for the politics of bigotry.
With hindsight, it is fascinating that so many mainstream news outlets chose not to publish the dossier for so long.
The really compelling modern evidence that the magic potion doesn’t work is the state of Kansas under governor Sam Brownback
Primarily, Meryl Streep’s critical speech last night at the Golden Globes was a defence of journalism and of journalists.
The UN resolution has been one of the most high profile achievements of our diplomacy on the world stage for many years.
I’m not even going to try and rationalise this surrender to a ‘best of’ listicle.
Last weekend’s Cabinet shuffle of the same old names around a few different chairs didn’t tell us much.
Leaving has been his finest gift to caucus, and to the nation. Would that it had been done sooner, but welcome that it be done at all.
Elsewhere in the world, media cutbacks and consolidation haven’t exactly ushered in a bright new era of more diverse, more substantial news coverage.
Key’s endorsement of English has turned this “contest” into a race for second place.
Last week’s conflict between Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and District Court judge Carolyn Henwood illustrated quite a few of the flaws in the system.
We all supposedly agree that the media is going to hell in a tabloid handbasket, but the trends to the contrary can be a bit harder to spot.
The configuration of rail, road and shipping likely to emerge in the longer term, post earthquake, still remains opaque.