OPINION: This prime-ministerial promotion of Colin Craig raises a number of disturbing questions about the health of New Zealand's democracy.
OPINION: Last week's uncouth display by National Party MPs in Parliament revealed as much about its authors as its target, Dr Russel Norman.
Encouraged to see themselves as little princesses, little girls grow up expecting their very own Prince Charming. Sadly, their brothers draw inspiration from the murders and rapes depicted in Game of Thrones.
Labour's new "Kiwiassure" policy neatly expresses the party's current strengths and weaknesses.
OPINION: What, if anything, should mothers tell their children about the meaning of Labour Day in 2013?
OPINION: If Winston Peters did not exist, Pakeha New Zealand would have to invent him.
Though we might be forgiven for thinking otherwise, the conduct of democratic elections is not the stuff of comic-books.
OPINION: Some are calling it irresponsible meddling; others talk about the need to regain control of our destiny.
OPINION: There is always a moment when we realise that power has shifted.
OPINION: The centre fills the politician's sky like the monoliths in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey.
OPINION: One of the great questions in life is: why do bad things happen to good people?
OPINION: Within minutes of Tony Abbott's crushing election victory being confirmed, the Australian-born media mogul Rupert Murdoch tweeted: "Aust election public sick of public sector workers and phony welfare scroungers sucking life out of economy."
OPINION: He is arguably one of the most dangerous men on the planet.
OPINION: It's sad really, this habit we have of treating politics as a contact sport.
OPINION: New Zealand was barely half-a-century old when it became a "Brand State".
OPINION: It is everywhere, coming at you, confusingly, from both the Right and the Left.
OPINION: The Bagram detention facility was a dark lake of evil, its opaque depths constantly replenished by a thousand tributaries of officially sanctioned moral depravity.
OPINION: If the progressivism and utopianism of the early 1970s was by no means universal, it was, nevertheless, entirely real.
OPINION: Political journalist Duncan Garner has been roundly criticised for incorrectly predicting the imminent resignation of Labour leader David Shearer.