For many years NZ First’s Shane Jones was one of Labour’s most reliably pro-business MPs. Yet today he presents as an anti-corporate crusader. Branko Marcetic assesses his record and asks whether supporters should trust his dramatic conversion.
There are so many issues facing the nation but one rises above them all. Madeleine Chapman goes on a quest to find the worst seat in the House.
Labour is getting crapped on from the left and right after loosening its restrictions on people making capital gains off KiwiBuild houses
The PM must swiftly condemn China on its mass detention of minority groups if her UN speech talking up the virtues of kindness and justice is to hold credibility
Trump has proven once again that he is an impressive electoral campaigner with a crude but effective grasp of strategy – and shown that scaring people works
Howdy, and welcome to The Spinoff's live blog of the 2018 US midterm elections, brought to you by Catherine McGregor, Toby Manhire, Alex Braae, and maybe some of your other mates at The Spinoff.
There is an enormous mismatch between the size of the damage caused by tobacco, alcohol and unhealthy food and the amount invested in preventing that damage
The time to start tuning in, the races to look out for, the chances of a Democratic 'blue wave', and why today's result could completely alter the course of American politics.
If anyone in Pittsburgh lacked motivation to get involved in the midterms, Trump’s ham-fisted response to the synagogue shooting provided it, writes a New Zealander living there.
Days out from critical midterm elections, Tim Watkin attends a Donald Trump rally, where it's not about facts and figures, but tribes and theatre.
New Zealand has a severe lack of political polls and, without polling, political coverage relies on the opinions of a few Wellington-based journalists. Michael Appleton explains why that's a bad thing.
The big announcement was funding for 600 new staff in schools to assist students with learning needs as the prime minister addressed an adoring crowd at the Dunedin Town Hall
For 15 years justice advocate Roger Brooking has been campaigning for prison reform with an increasing sense of despair. Now, for the first time, he sees reasons to be hopeful.
These exercises tend to set up by those who have a pretty clear idea of the outcomes they want, and they're likely to be dismissive if they're not duly delivered