Finance Minister Steven Joyce has been persuaded to pony up an extra $10 million to keep the jobs of 26 safety officers in the Police commercial vehicle investigations unit
Should Edgecumbe residents who don’t have enough (or any) insurance still receive assistance from central government – or not?
Now that America has found its greatness again the traditional way – by bombing someone – the misgivings have set in.
A policy rollout about appearances rather than urgency, driven more by National’s political need to guard its flank than the country’s best interests. Is there a pattern here?
It’s about time we cut the crap about Jacinda Ardern being only a show pony.
Now Labour has got a Jacinda Arden – young, smart, compassionate, politically and media adept – what on earth does it do with her?
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
Nice to see that former Internal Affairs Minister Nathan Guy has regained his memory about signing off on Peter Thiel’s bid for citizenship.
The Triumph of Trump.
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.
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 GOP’s post-election “UNIFIED.” tweet glossed over a few significant issues.
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.
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.
There’s no getting away from the fact that Trump’s victory makes the world a more dangerous place.
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
John Quiggin’s argument on market experiments seems especially relevant to this country at a time.