In the wake of the Comey testimony, one of Donald Trump’s White House defenders has claimed in her boss’s defence: “The President is not a liar.”
Tillerson’s sober re-assurances to PM Bill English that the US remains committed to global and regional engagement count for very little.
Rex Tillerson will be welcomed in style – even though he could fairly be called the least influential person in decades to hold the post.
Naturally, Trump has framed his decision as a patriotic duty. Yet the withdrawal will do next to nothing to restore American jobs and communities.
One of the myths of the conservative right is that poverty is primarily a state of mind, and that welfare only corrodes the mindset necessary for people to pull themselves out of poverty.
Will New Zealand still be willing to pursue its recent trade overtures to Iran, now Donald Trump has singled out Iran as the main source of terrorism and instability in the Middle East?
English has not got the foggiest idea what benefits this deal stands to bring right now, in a month’s time, or by year’s end – much less longer term out until 2030.
How useful a thing really is National’s programme of building 34,000 houses, as a solution to the crisis of housing affordability? Answer: not very.
As yet, there has been less traction for forms of the gig economy such as Uber in Latin America. This may be about to change…
It would be nice to know (a) what the guy in Pyongyang is thinking about all this and (b) what an achievable strategy goal for the US might look like.
Hawai’i’s pro-Bernie, Assad-dealing Congresswoman meets her public
Now that America has found its greatness again the traditional way – by bombing someone – the misgivings have set in.
Why is New Zealand taking part in military war games aimed at our main trading partner?
Without an independent inquiry into this incident it will remain a blot on our military record, and on any subsequent Anzac Day celebrations of the exploits of our troops abroad.
A 30-ish black r&b musician from a middle class family in St Louis managed to recreate the world of white teenagers, at a time when the very notion of a “teenager” had just been invented.
Do yesterday’s election results in the Netherlands have any lessons for our own election campaign this year?
Labour leader Andrew Little chose to appoint Winston Peters – and not Greens’ leader James Shaw – to Parliament’s committee on the security and intelligence services.
It’s about time we cut the crap about Jacinda Ardern being only a show pony.
Iran and the Trump administration are on a collision course over Iran’s testing of ballistic missiles.
As the President continues trying to throw the immigrant-and-refugee baby out with the bathwater, there is increasing attention on the man behind the curtain.
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
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 repeat the best after you, everyone says so.
I figure if this guy can write an inauguration poem, anyone can.