On Syria

February 13, 2012 0

So far, the fighting in Syria has largely been limited to its smaller cities – Homs in particular. Aside from a few isolated incidents the […]

On the predator society

February 3, 2012 0

In these last few days before Parliament opens and the cycle of normal political life resumes, significant stories are gaining coverage that they might otherwise […]

On the Labour leadership change

December 13, 2011 0

So it is to be David Shearer as leader, and Grant Robertson as deputy. With David Cunliffe, there were always two concerns. One, whether the […]

On the coalition agreements

December 12, 2011 0

Now that the three deals done to maintain the National-led coalition are all on the table, its pretty clear how shabby these arrangements really are. […]

On income inequality

December 7, 2011 0

The OECD report this week that has found New Zealand to have one of the fastest growing income gaps in the entire OECD will come […]

On charter schools

December 6, 2011 0

Since its inception. Act has been the party of American Crackpot Theories, so we should probably be thankful that the coalition agreement between Act Party […]

On the election outcomes

November 28, 2011 0

Well, at least the election has pinpointed the site of Labour’s Last Stand – on Saturday night, south Auckland was almost the only place in […]

On Information Shearing

November 25, 2011 0

“If God did not want them to be sheared, He would not have made them sheep” — Calvera, the bandit leader, explains the nature of […]

On child poverty

November 23, 2011 0

Last night, if you missed Bryan Bruce’s brilliant TV3 documentary on child poverty in New Zealand –or would like your relatives and friends to see […]

On the welfare reform proposals

November 2, 2011 0

Remember the so called ‘underclass? Remember when John Key in 2007 went walking down McGehan Close in Owairaka, and took 12 year old Aroha Nathan […]

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