Across New Zealand and the world , PM Jacinda Ardern has justifiably won praise for how she has responded to the Christchurch attacks. There have been a few areas where the performance of the government has been less than stellar.
The government has signalled that its response to the Christchurch mosque shootings will proceed on two main fronts…
On Friday, March 15, New Zealand teenagers will be holding their own school strike against climate change, as part of the global action.
The history of harm done by the US military is now tending to obscure the harm that’s being done by the polar opposite impulse: American isolationism.
It seems naive to bemoan how state agencies spy on ordinary citizens without addressing how those agencies came to be the hired hands of the policies of the government of the day.
Oliver Godji, who records as Octavian, is a French/British/Angolan rapper based in London. As someone born in Lille, France, he didn’t qualify for welfare in Britain…
The ban on Spark using Huawei technology within their planned 5G phone and Internet network continues to raise more questions than answers.
Mahathir Mohamad has exposed how New Zealand is trying to make a virtue out of sitting on the fence over the South China Sea dispute
Brexit has left the British public looking like a nation of Wellington bus commuters.
Secretly taping your political leader and threatening to release the contents in public is not a good way to win clemency, or gain support from your team
In March of this year, the French economist Thomas Piketty published a paper tracing the political journey that the university-educated have taken across the political spectrum…
Free speech controversies rarely have to do with the opinions of those lacking a public platform.
These days, strike action is essentially a game of three dimensional chess, and the industrial stoppages coming our way in education are a case in point.
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.