The National position on compensation over the meth contamination scare is incompatible with the party's values, and reeks of weak and desperate leadership
The Tax Working Group’s first report cautiously backs a capital gains tax, but has been stymied from the start in addressing a massive and inequitable loophole
Not for the first time, NZ First has scuppered government plans – and the party's leader keeps proving he has all the leverage.
Following the another hard-hitting exposé on Jacinda Ardern in the international media, Danyl Mclauchlan reports that life isn't all trips down the road or chasing ducks in the park with her ragtag bunch of mischievous friends.
The dear old Book Council has released its annual survey of New Zealand reading habits, and claims that on average we read 35 books a year. 35! Danyl Mclauchlan asks what the devil is going on.
The upcoming visit of the US intelligence whistleblower appears to have some on the right reassessing their commitment to free speech and open debate. How quickly they forget.
In the second part of our series about forgotten objects with outsize influence on New Zealand history, Danyl Mclauchlan visits the Reserve Bank to inspect Bill Phillip's MONIAC.
The idea of liberalism has been thrust to the fore amid debates over free speech. Yet the biggest threat to liberalism may be the failure of elites to make its systems work for the rest of us
Likability was the catalyst that made new government possible, and it's hard to sympathise with National's recently discovered attachment to the importance of substance, writes Danyl Mclauchlan
The burghers of Wellington have been lashed by storms, almost certainly because the whale is angry about something. How might they seek absolution?
Danyl Mclauchlan reads the 1977 Bob Jones on Property, and wonders about the role it played in creating today's housing market.
The scrap between National and the speaker is an example of the Nash Equilibrium, and points to an altogether deeper sorrow and madness
The country is changing. And in contrasting herself from her predecessor and advocating for this change, the PM is wielding her awesome and terrible powers of virtue-signalling.
Claims in Deborah Hill Cone column cast doubt on the prime minister and her squeeze, who stands accused of being cringey and having a name ending with the letter ‘e’. Danyl Mclauchlan digs deeper
If you remove computational algorithms which reveal discriminatory assumptions, you’re not removing discrimination, you’re just making it less transparent.
Danyl Mclauchlan investigates the strange philosophy of number one best-selling author and thinker Jordan Peterson, author of 12 Rules for Life.
No one has ever produced a political exposé quite like Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, writes Danyl Mclauchlan.
Novelist Danyl Mclauchlan describes his experiences and processes his thoughts after working on the Greens campaign in election 2017.