Politics

Politics

I was there

I was there

I was there on July 7, 1916 when the Labour Party was officially formed.

by × March 18, 2015 × 4 comments

News, Politics

TV3: Seemingly prepared to help the Nats with a dirty deal

TV3: Seemingly prepared to help the Nats with a dirty deal

I’m a big defender of our media. I’ve copped some flak for it, but I think that on the whole our reporters do a reasonably good job

by × March 9, 2015 × 0 comments

Humour, News, Politics

Key: "I dunno"

John Key: I don’t even know what the GCSB is

By New New Zealand News correspondent Charles Harrison In a belligerent press conference, John Key has admitted he isn’t sure what the GCSB does.

by × March 6, 2015 × 1 comment

Politics

3 tweets from ACT candidate for Northland, Robin Grieve, that tell you everything

3 tweets from ACT candidate for Northland, Robin Grieve, that tell you everything

Scientists trapped in record Antarctic sea ice retracing voyage of 100 years ago. What has happened to global warming? — Robin Grieve (@RobinGrieve4ACT) December 25, 2013

by × February 16, 2015 × 2 comments

International, Politics

American Political Batshit: Defense Spending

American Political Batshit: Defense Spending

The first thing that you have to understand about military spending in America is that we have to spend that money.

by × February 12, 2015 × 1 comment

Politics, Rights

Fisking Eleanor

Fisking Eleanor

So, hasn’t Eleanor Catton made a bit of a splash. In 18 months she’s gone from Cultural Golden Girl, praised by the Prime Minister as being super intelligent, to political pariah and one of those disgusting Green voters.

by × January 28, 2015 × 0 comments

International, Politics

American Political Batshit: Climate Change

American Political Batshit: Climate Change

For the sake of argument, let’s say that you are a 56-year-old lobbyist for the Chamber of Commerce, which is a DC-based trade association that influences lawmakers on behalf of enormous corporations.

by × January 28, 2015 × 3 comments

Politics, Rights

Honesty

Honesty

I’ve just returned from Australia for Wellington Anniversary weekend and it struck me how honesty seems to be a one way street.

by × January 20, 2015 × 2 comments

International, Politics, Rights

If you do not read this post then the terrorists will win

If you do not read this post then the terrorists will win

If we don’t continue to publish cartoons of Mohammad then the terrorists will have won!

by × January 15, 2015 × 5 comments

Humour, Politics

The time John Key invited me over for Christmas lunch with his family

The time John Key invited me over for Christmas lunch with his family

John and I had been hanging out a lot. In fact he’d been coming over to our house pretty regularly since he discovered I had an original Optimus Prime transformer. 

by × January 5, 2015 × 0 comments

International, News, Politics

The case for stricter surveillance laws/the case for fewer surveillance laws

The case for stricter surveillance laws/the case for fewer surveillance laws

On the afternoon the Martin Place Siege was happening, I tweeted the following (and no, don’t worry, it’s not flippant):

by × December 16, 2014 × 1 comment

Politics

The 4th Estate and Dirty Politics.

The 4th Estate and Dirty Politics.

By Scott Milne There has been quite a bit of discussion about the role of the press, and some on the left – me included – perhaps a bit critical of the role that the press has played in Dirty Politics.

by × December 15, 2014 × 1 comment

Politics

I was a Mormon, then I wasn’t: Jacinda Ardern

I was a Mormon, then I wasn’t: Jacinda Ardern

She’s pretty much everyone’s favourite Labour MP. Despite all the in-fighting and muck-raking and general ickiness that has beset the Labour party

by × December 9, 2014 × 1 comment

Politics

No bullshit: Andrew Little

No bullshit: Andrew Little

Andrew Little is straight up and down. He’s a man of no bullshit. What you see is what you get. He’ll give you answers that are honest and thoughtful. That’s the narrative that he wants to build.

by × December 2, 2014 × 10 comments

Politics

Chin up kids, it’ll be ok

Chin up kids, it’ll be ok

So the election of Andrew Little was met with a wailing of teeth from my Twitter feed.

by × November 19, 2014 × 3 comments

International, Politics

American Political Batshit: An Explanation

American Political Batshit: An Explanation

American Political Batshit: An Explanation by Adam Dawson

by × November 6, 2014 × 1 comment

Humour, Politics

The time John Key lied and said I threw an egg at an old man

The time John Key lied and said I threw an egg at an old man

It’s 3am and my children are safe and asleep. There’s a phone in my bedroom, on my bedside table in fact.

by × October 28, 2014 × 0 comments

Humour, Politics

When Russel Norman’s money was no good here

When Russel Norman’s money was no good here

In which our intrepid author continues his Gonzo adventures.

by × October 21, 2014 × 0 comments