OPINION: An instinct for transparency is making things a little more difficult for Government.
OPINION: The Key-led Government finds itself in a rut, with polls indicating a drop in support.
OPINION: Prime Minister John Key deserves some credit for his handling of the GCSB's illegal spying, but work still must be done.
OPINION: The John Key Government turned a corner this week - its mild murmuring in favour of foreign investment became an out-and-out cry for more.
OPINION: There's a wonderful chaos about a parliamentary conscience vote. Backbenchers hitherto unworthy of much interest are suddenly the equal of their leaders.
OPINION: Some ministers just couldn't contain a spot of gloating when almost unbelievable quarterly growth figures emerged this week, writes John Hartevelt.
OPINION: What's Winston up to?
OPINION: After success at last year's general election, the Green Party's next big thing must be the local body polls next year.
JOHN HARTEVELT - The Dominion Post
OPINION: Yet another education minister's political aspirations now lie shredded on the floor of Parliament's debating chamber.
OPINION: An austerity Budget? Don't be silly, Finance Minister Bill English says.
OPINION: The apparent proximity to National that won the Greens some popularity last year has virtually evaporated, and yet their support is stronger.
OPINION: We've seen the what. Now voters are entitled to ask, what about the how?
OPINION: It's going to take more than angry diplomats and the threat of a citizen's initiated referendum to knock this Government from its course, writes John Hartevelt.
OPINION: As we know, since it's still being so thoroughly picked over, the country had a rough year in 2011.
JOHN HARTEVELT - Sunday Star Times
It's a bitter charge. Being labelled a liar must be the most sinister tag a politician can carry.
OPINION: John Key is over-exposed on a number of fronts, but nowhere more so than at Pike River.
OPINION: Forget about the impact of an All Blacks loss on polling day. There's a lot more risk in fiscal failure.
OPINION: Is there a secret National Party plan to bore the electorate into handing it a second term?
OPINION: If ever there was a time that voters could accept increasing the tax on something "bad", it's now.
OPINION: National's rhetoric has been effective, but rhetoric won't placate voters forever.