Surely in an election year, it is very much open to question whether the Maori Party’s collaboration with the National government is consistent with a viable, sustainable sense of kaupapa Maori.
If the self-interest involved wasn’t so blatant, the electorate deal between the Maori Party and Hone Harawira would be kind of poignant.
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
Nice to see that former Internal Affairs Minister Nathan Guy has regained his memory about signing off on Peter Thiel’s bid for citizenship.
So we now we know how much it costs to buy New Zealand 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.
I figure if this guy can write an inauguration poem, anyone can.
For many on the centre-left, populism is a dirty word, and shorthand for the politics of bigotry.
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.
Long before the earthquake hit, the dodginess of the government tax cuts programnme was evident in the language of its packaging.
One significant factor Morgan does have going for him is that doesn’t appear to regard success or failure in ordinary political terms.