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Any normal candidate would have run a mile from Guy Williams, rightly fearing the humiliation the comedian would be straining every muscle to inflict upon his victim. But, as Chris Trotter writes, Leo Molloy is not a normal candidate
18th Jul 22, 8:00am
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Any normal candidate would have run a mile from Guy Williams, rightly fearing the humiliation the comedian would be straining every muscle to inflict upon his victim. But, as Chris Trotter writes, Leo Molloy is not a normal candidate
Nothing in politics is ever settled, writes Chris Trotter. The hands of history’s clock can go backwards, as well as forwards
4th Jul 22, 8:07am
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Nothing in politics is ever settled, writes Chris Trotter. The hands of history’s clock can go backwards, as well as forwards
A United States forced to live by the beliefs and values of the 18th and 19th Centuries cannot hope to go on leading the 'Free World,' or to compete economically with nations focused fearlessly on the future, Chris Trotter argues
27th Jun 22, 9:22am
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A United States forced to live by the beliefs and values of the 18th and 19th Centuries cannot hope to go on leading the 'Free World,' or to compete economically with nations focused fearlessly on the future, Chris Trotter argues
Six years on from the Brexit and Trump votes, the emerging model of globalisation means that America First is likely to be more enduring than hard Brexit
18th Jun 22, 9:30am
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Six years on from the Brexit and Trump votes, the emerging model of globalisation means that America First is likely to be more enduring than hard Brexit
Gareth Vaughan on World War III; why a SWIFT ban matters; Goldman Sachs, Feng shui & lies; a Tongan bitcoin dream; and how to make a proper tinfoil hat
3rd Mar 22, 9:57am
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Gareth Vaughan on World War III; why a SWIFT ban matters; Goldman Sachs, Feng shui & lies; a Tongan bitcoin dream; and how to make a proper tinfoil hat
Economist Brian Easton recommends Michael Lewis' take on the public-private interface problems of the US health system, which dismisses Trump as a 'co-morbidity' in the face of Covid
10th Jan 22, 11:58am
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Economist Brian Easton recommends Michael Lewis' take on the public-private interface problems of the US health system, which dismisses Trump as a 'co-morbidity' in the face of Covid
A recent opinion piece by the Herald’s John Roughan raises the question of how far society should go to bring right-wing extremists back into the fold of political acceptance. Chris Trotter offers an answer
25th Jan 21, 8:30am
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A recent opinion piece by the Herald’s John Roughan raises the question of how far society should go to bring right-wing extremists back into the fold of political acceptance. Chris Trotter offers an answer
Gareth Vaughan on the central bank propping up a share market, an obituary for a failed presidency, trusts slipping through the crackdown cracks, the buy now pay later bubble & Iran's struggles with bitcoin mining
24th Jan 21, 6:31am
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Gareth Vaughan on the central bank propping up a share market, an obituary for a failed presidency, trusts slipping through the crackdown cracks, the buy now pay later bubble & Iran's struggles with bitcoin mining
Economist Brian Easton says all nations have shadows; some acknowledge them. For others they shape their image in uncomfortable ways
18th Jan 21, 9:13am
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Economist Brian Easton says all nations have shadows; some acknowledge them. For others they shape their image in uncomfortable ways
Chris Trotter says as anybody with the intestinal fortitude to brave the commentary threads of local news-sites, large and small, will attest: the number of Trump-supporting New Zealanders is really quite astounding
18th Jan 21, 8:43am
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Chris Trotter says as anybody with the intestinal fortitude to brave the commentary threads of local news-sites, large and small, will attest: the number of Trump-supporting New Zealanders is really quite astounding
Even as Trump’s violent mob laid siege to the US Capitol, he repeated the Big Lie that the election was stolen. David Cay Johnston says the justification for removal now is overwhelming
8th Jan 21, 10:30am
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Even as Trump’s violent mob laid siege to the US Capitol, he repeated the Big Lie that the election was stolen. David Cay Johnston says the justification for removal now is overwhelming
The 2020 Interesties featuring the National Party, Adrian Orr, Jacinda Ardern, Donald Trump, David Seymour, NZX, Ashley Bloomfield, David Clark, Daniel Andrews, COVID-19, Judith Collins & more
20th Dec 20, 6:02am
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The 2020 Interesties featuring the National Party, Adrian Orr, Jacinda Ardern, Donald Trump, David Seymour, NZX, Ashley Bloomfield, David Clark, Daniel Andrews, COVID-19, Judith Collins & more
Chris Trotter asks whether the global commitment to combatting climate change is compatible with the US-Israeli strategy of protecting Saudi-Arabia and its Persian Gulf allies from Iranian influence
30th Nov 20, 8:30am
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Chris Trotter asks whether the global commitment to combatting climate change is compatible with the US-Israeli strategy of protecting Saudi-Arabia and its Persian Gulf allies from Iranian influence
Chris Trotter reflects on the outcome of an extraordinary US election, and delves into the cautious approach from Jacinda Ardern and Grant Robertson in NZ despite their big mandate
9th Nov 20, 8:00am
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Chris Trotter reflects on the outcome of an extraordinary US election, and delves into the cautious approach from Jacinda Ardern and Grant Robertson in NZ despite their big mandate
Gareth Vaughan on why 'Mini Mike' should take Trump's debt off Deutsche Bank's hands, what happens if Trump tries to sue his way to victory, US states portrayed by photos, the chaotic unravelling of Jack Ma’s US$35 billion IPO and more
7th Nov 20, 5:54am
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Gareth Vaughan on why 'Mini Mike' should take Trump's debt off Deutsche Bank's hands, what happens if Trump tries to sue his way to victory, US states portrayed by photos, the chaotic unravelling of Jack Ma’s US$35 billion IPO and more
Peter Dunne reflects on the ongoing US presidential election and the uncertainties ahead
6th Nov 20, 9:34am
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Peter Dunne reflects on the ongoing US presidential election and the uncertainties ahead
DC Report's Terry Schwadron reflects on Trump and Biden duking it out over a hopelessly divided nation, saying the election results tell us little about what direction Americans want for their country
5th Nov 20, 10:02am
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DC Report's Terry Schwadron reflects on Trump and Biden duking it out over a hopelessly divided nation, saying the election results tell us little about what direction Americans want for their country
LIVE: US Election results as they come in. America on tenterhooks. Biden now appears close to victory - but the Trump campaign is signalling all sorts of legal challenges
4th Nov 20, 1:07pm
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LIVE: US Election results as they come in. America on tenterhooks. Biden now appears close to victory - but the Trump campaign is signalling all sorts of legal challenges
Mercer's David Scobie takes a look at the upcoming US Presidential Election from an investor's perspective
20th Oct 20, 2:10pm
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Mercer's David Scobie takes a look at the upcoming US Presidential Election from an investor's perspective
Roger J Kerr says the foreign exchange markets are not showing any great nervousness ahead of the election
12th Oct 20, 8:51am
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Roger J Kerr says the foreign exchange markets are not showing any great nervousness ahead of the election
Roger J Kerr says we are in for a wild and volatile ride over coming weeks as the markets attempt to fathom out what all this means for the Presidential election
5th Oct 20, 8:41am
Roger J Kerr says we are in for a wild and volatile ride over coming weeks as the markets attempt to fathom out what all this means for the Presidential election
Chris Trotter says Donald Trump’s hospitalisation reminds us that what happens in Washington matters in Wellington
5th Oct 20, 8:00am
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Chris Trotter says Donald Trump’s hospitalisation reminds us that what happens in Washington matters in Wellington
Brian Fallow takes a look at how the US presidential election may play out and warns it's likely to be messy, including for financial markets
15th Sep 20, 10:08am
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Brian Fallow takes a look at how the US presidential election may play out and warns it's likely to be messy, including for financial markets
Gareth Vaughan on natural rate of unemployment dogma, justifying equity bull markets, Melbourne battles on, from tourism to nappies, and the US electoral tinderbox
4th Sep 20, 12:33pm
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Gareth Vaughan on natural rate of unemployment dogma, justifying equity bull markets, Melbourne battles on, from tourism to nappies, and the US electoral tinderbox
Gareth Vaughan on time up for America, governments touted as tourism's saviour, probe into oil price crash, weak bank earnings & environmental lessons COVID-19 could teach humanity
12th Aug 20, 8:55am
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Gareth Vaughan on time up for America, governments touted as tourism's saviour, probe into oil price crash, weak bank earnings & environmental lessons COVID-19 could teach humanity