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by Simon · 22/02/2017 9pm
Donald Trump and News Media go hand in hand. They've had a love hate relationship since Trump started raising hell on the New York property scene. For better, for worse, through thick and thin, you can rest assured that the news media have been loyally following Trumps every move. Donald Trump ...
USA Russia
by Owen LLewellyn · 20/02/2017 10am
"Never mind what they say, watch what they do." It's an old adage, and like most old adages helps us better understand the world around us. The relationship between the United States and Russia is one of the most important on the international stage. Several times in his election campaign Donald ...
Everyone I don't like is Hitler
by Dieuwe de Boer · 20/02/2017 9pm
Earlier this month, I got to experience the "new left" firsthand. Within five minutes of arriving at Aotea Square, the handful of police officers on the scene radioed for backup.
by Louie Jerome · 14/02/2017 10am
The transition in the Prime Minister’s office which saw Bill English replace John Key as National party leader was seen as a return to the governing party’s roots of social conservatism. Former Prime Minister Key was seen as a social liberal, free-marketeer who vocally backed gay marriage and ...
Vladimir Putin 2007 Munich Speech 10 years on
by Owen LLewellyn · 11/02/2017 9pm
Ten years ago this week, on the 10th of February 2007, President Vladimir Putin of Russia made a cut through speech at the 43rd Munich Security Conference. Exposing the hypocrisy of US/NATO/EU controlled international security policy, the speech was a concise, intelligent and insightful and pointed ...
Lady Justice
by Dieuwe de Boer · 17/02/2017 8pm
Last year, I got my first ever summons for jury duty. Some are excited by this and others view it with dread. I was in the former camp, not out of a special sense of duty, but because I wanted to experience our justice system for myself.
by Louie Jerome · 07/02/2017 6pm
New Zealand politics aficionados went abuzz this week over the Labour Party’s announcement that former broadcaster Willie Jackson will be a candidate in the 2017 general elections under their banner. Jackson is a perennial figure in Maori affairs, his stint as a talkback radio host was used to ...
New Zealand Poverty industry doesn't want to address fatherlessness
by Owen LLewellyn · 04/02/2017 4pm
The New Zealand government is considering a proposal to devolve the funding of the provision of various government funded services to local boards in certain demarcated regions.
by Louie Jerome · 03/02/2017 9pm
Liberal outrage is like a flavour of the month: it’s always something else every once in a while. The most recent flavour is with regards to President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting immigration from a host of different countries. The list includes Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, ...
Brexit, Theresa May, financial elite, military, UK Column, Trump
by Owen LLewellyn · 28/01/2017 5pm
For a while it looked like the elite would do anything to stop Brexit from happening. London will secede! The Supreme Court will block it! The Labour Party will block it! It seems now, though that reality has dawned on the political elite.

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