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.
Once again at the business end of a US election, the result will hinge on the same old bits of geography as always
“The Cubs Have A Smaller Chance Of Winning Than Trump Does”
Yet as we now know…yesterday, the Chicago Cubs concluded their incredible World Series comeback run with an 8-7 victory
Well, as Auditor-General Lynn Provost has just found in her long-awaited report into the Saudi sheep deal: plenty.
Apparently, the Police have deliberately abused the powers of detention they possess under the Land Transport Act…
What has aroused the ire of Act Leader David Seymour this time is the introduction of a Greens private members bill to the ballot process, “calling for a 15 cents levy on plastic bags to reduce pollution.”
To quote the distinguished Nobel laureate, “Something is happening here, and you don’t know what it is, do you Mr Jones?”
Since the GFC, the myth of the centre ground has been amply documented.
Arguably, the last thing New Zealand needs is for the current levels of dairy production to return to profitability anytime soon.
John Key’s rationale for refusing to throw the state’s resources behind reducing child poverty is the lamest excuse since “The dog ate my homework.”
John Quiggin’s argument on market experiments seems especially relevant to this country at a time.
At yesterday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode.
Prisoners may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law.