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Chris Trotter

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Chris Trotter argues that the National Party’s political survival in the twenty-first century may depend upon its willingness to not only adopt Labour’s policies – but anticipate them
15th Mar 21, 10:15am
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Chris Trotter argues that the National Party’s political survival in the twenty-first century may depend upon its willingness to not only adopt Labour’s policies – but anticipate them
Whether it be defeating the fascist disease, or eliminating the Coronavirus, history teaches us that not all capitalists are bad, Chris Trotter says
8th Mar 21, 10:11am
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Whether it be defeating the fascist disease, or eliminating the Coronavirus, history teaches us that not all capitalists are bad, Chris Trotter says
To beat Covid-19, European New Zealanders need to stop taking for granted essential services provided by crowded migrant communities who reside, out of sight and out of mind, south of the Auckland Isthmus, between the Tamaki River & Manukau Harbour
1st Mar 21, 9:04am
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To beat Covid-19, European New Zealanders need to stop taking for granted essential services provided by crowded migrant communities who reside, out of sight and out of mind, south of the Auckland Isthmus, between the Tamaki River & Manukau Harbour
French politicians’ reaction to the terrorist atrocities committed on their own soil targets the very same philosophical currents excited and emboldened by New Zealand’s own terrifying tragedy
22nd Feb 21, 9:38am
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French politicians’ reaction to the terrorist atrocities committed on their own soil targets the very same philosophical currents excited and emboldened by New Zealand’s own terrifying tragedy
Those wondering why our Prime Minister was so willing to countenance breaking the Air New Zealand-Saudi contract should wonder no longer. Jacinda Ardern has sniffed the wind and smelled Joe Biden’s aftershave
15th Feb 21, 9:03am
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Those wondering why our Prime Minister was so willing to countenance breaking the Air New Zealand-Saudi contract should wonder no longer. Jacinda Ardern has sniffed the wind and smelled Joe Biden’s aftershave
Chris Trotter says MediaWorks’ decision to take Sean Plunket off the air raises some very disturbing questions about New Zealand’s political diversity
8th Feb 21, 6:02am
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Chris Trotter says MediaWorks’ decision to take Sean Plunket off the air raises some very disturbing questions about New Zealand’s political diversity
Climate Change Commissioner, Rod Carr’s advice to Jacinda Ardern’s Government is uncompromising. The measure of our success at coping with global warming will be determined by how profoundly New Zealanders are willing to change their way of life
1st Feb 21, 9:02am
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Climate Change Commissioner, Rod Carr’s advice to Jacinda Ardern’s Government is uncompromising. The measure of our success at coping with global warming will be determined by how profoundly New Zealanders are willing to change their way of life
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
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
Chris Trotter says the extraordinary images captured in and around the US Capitol Building mirror the worst images of America’s past
11th Jan 21, 9:05am
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Chris Trotter says the extraordinary images captured in and around the US Capitol Building mirror the worst images of America’s past
Chris Trotter says the powerful political metaphor of the Maori Party leading the despised and marginalised from danger to safety, is one Labour could have pre-empted by taking the uprising at Waikeria Prison much more seriously
4th Jan 21, 9:15am
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Chris Trotter says the powerful political metaphor of the Maori Party leading the despised and marginalised from danger to safety, is one Labour could have pre-empted by taking the uprising at Waikeria Prison much more seriously
Chris Trotter sees more radicals on the right than the left, and suspects Jacinda Ardern's extended appeal is bolstered by her promises to conserve and protect, appealing to deep-seated antipathy to updating changes, even necessary change
28th Dec 20, 6:02am
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Chris Trotter sees more radicals on the right than the left, and suspects Jacinda Ardern's extended appeal is bolstered by her promises to conserve and protect, appealing to deep-seated antipathy to updating changes, even necessary change
In this horrible year of 2020, we have learned some important lessons about the importance of leadership and the power of science, Chris Trotter says
21st Dec 20, 9:27am
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In this horrible year of 2020, we have learned some important lessons about the importance of leadership and the power of science, Chris Trotter says
Chris Trotter reflects on the life of Professor James R. Flynn, and the pursuit of truth and justice
14th Dec 20, 9:42am
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Chris Trotter reflects on the life of Professor James R. Flynn, and the pursuit of truth and justice
Chris Trotter questions whether Stuff is about to prove the veracity of the right-wing meme: 'Go Woke, Go Broke'
7th Dec 20, 9:16am
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Chris Trotter questions whether Stuff is about to prove the veracity of the right-wing meme: 'Go Woke, Go Broke'
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
Upsetting New Zealand’s most significant trading partner seems like a very silly thing to do. So, why, Chris Trotter asks, did Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta do it?
23rd Nov 20, 9:00am
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Upsetting New Zealand’s most significant trading partner seems like a very silly thing to do. So, why, Chris Trotter asks, did Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta do it?
Chris Trotter argues Labour is no longer a tradition. Rather it has become a brand – and Jacinda Ardern and Grant Robertson are changing it
16th Nov 20, 9:56am
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Chris Trotter argues Labour is no longer a tradition. Rather it has become a brand – and Jacinda Ardern and Grant Robertson are changing it
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
Chris Trotter argues the cannabis ‘Yes’ Campaign refraining entirely from extolling the intrinsic virtues of cannabis tells us a great deal about how deeply ingrained the puritanical 'anti-pleasure principle' remains in the New Zealand character
2nd Nov 20, 7:32am
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Chris Trotter argues the cannabis ‘Yes’ Campaign refraining entirely from extolling the intrinsic virtues of cannabis tells us a great deal about how deeply ingrained the puritanical 'anti-pleasure principle' remains in the New Zealand character
If National is to make it back to power, then it will have to re-learn how to organise and inspire the public’s political imagination, says Chris Trotter
26th Oct 20, 9:00am
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If National is to make it back to power, then it will have to re-learn how to organise and inspire the public’s political imagination, says Chris Trotter
Chris Trotter hears Jacinda Ardern calling the result a 'mandate to accelerate' but he wonders where to and what that means given her essentially conservative instincts that won over so many National voters
18th Oct 20, 10:14am
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Chris Trotter hears Jacinda Ardern calling the result a 'mandate to accelerate' but he wonders where to and what that means given her essentially conservative instincts that won over so many National voters
Chris Trotter looks at Labour's history with the Greens, and suggests in Auckland Central Jacinda Ardern should free her party’s supporters to shift their electorate vote to the Greens’ Chloe Swarbrick
12th Oct 20, 9:11am
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Chris Trotter looks at Labour's history with the Greens, and suggests in Auckland Central Jacinda Ardern should free her party’s supporters to shift their electorate vote to the Greens’ Chloe Swarbrick
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
Chris Trotter suggests New Zealand may be set for a period of heightened political divisiveness
28th Sep 20, 7:28am
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Chris Trotter suggests New Zealand may be set for a period of heightened political divisiveness