Why the fuss? Chelsea's body just did its bit

	 Chelsea Clinton

OPINION: In America they rejoice this week because Chelsea Clinton has had a baby, which makes Hillary Clinton - amazingly - a grandmother. You'll understand my confusion.

Going through a bad phrase


OPINION: Bereft of ideas of her own, the leech was seeking to pick the brains of others on the subject of our much abused friend the English language.

Lots left to be desired


OPINION: It's not the Labour Party it used to be, but, like a stray kitten on a cold day, I felt sorry for it.

Careful reflection after dirty campaign

Glenn Greenwald

RICHARD SHAW - The Dominion Post

OPINION: The dust will be settling post-election for weeks to come.

Waiting for fallout of bizarre election

Kim Dotcom

OPINION: What a campaign. Its most striking feature has been the attempt by agenda-driven activists to influence the outcome.

Waging war's enough to turn your hair grey

OPINION: The job seems to have won. I, Barack Obama, have become my office.

Eye on the prize

winston peters

OPINION: There has been a sea-change in New Zealand politics during the past week.

Sweet hypocrisy


While the babies sleep, Haydn Jones opens the pantry door on some dark secrets.

New etiquette for the elite

Miley Cyrus

OPINION: They used to have debutante balls, and now they have strip-a-thons.

Gawping without guilt not really looking

Traffic lights

OPINION: Cars were edging round the scene of the prang. They went slowly, partly for safety, but mainly so as to gawp.

Is this a taxing time to be rich?

house for sale

OPINION: Labour's tax policy will lead to higher taxes for the wealthy, though not nearly as high as when those famous Marxists Keith Holyoake and Jack Marshall ruled.

Social media spurs prejudice

OPINION: Social media's influence is what has made this the ugliest NZ election campaign in memory.

Hacking awful, plastic bananas worse

rosemary mcleod

OPINION: So they opened Pandora's box, and creepy-crawly things gushed out.

Books are better


OPINION: When on a plane coming in to land, I hold my book a little higher so I can be seen by those who've had to switch off their electric books.

Cycleway could start network

bike mayor

OPINION: The first stage of the Island Bay cycle way will proceed, but can it lead to a more cycle-friendly city?

Why spin when a wobbly works

Pam Corkery

Pam Corkery managed to turn the tide on to herself last weekend and make Crusher Collins look dainty.

A different game of two halves

iraq strap

OPINION: If the Middle East doesn't watch out we'll give up on them. We really will.

Soundbiting catchphrases

John Key

OPINION: Could we dispense with the phrase "I think you'll find most New Zealanders think/believe/know/want"?

Fear of lost votes hurts reo

Dave Armstrong

OPINION: My employer doesn't reprimand me for Maori greetings, unlike the boss of a woman in Whangarei.

Latta day saint overlooks facts

NIgel latta

OPINION: Nigel Latta is one of those phenomenons that happen when you're not looking. One day, no one had heard of him; the next, it seemed you couldn't turn on your TV set without seeing him.