Hi. Bernie Sanders has announced he's going to run for president; oh boy. Can the next couple of years' worth of infighting and rhetoric be predicted this far out? Sure. Have we used this title pun before already? Don't sure.
Venezuela still! As if the world wasn't already an unbearable cynical pit of fire, this serves as a reminder of the weaponisation of the humanitarian instinct and all the wars it has precipitated before. Luckily there are punchable billionaires in the frame to anchor you to the hellish reality.
As Brexit starts to resemble the sort of thing David Blane would do to himself in public we take a look at British exceptionalism.
Also! Lime scooters, Capital Gains Tax, and the www.righttoselfid.nz campaign.
The Taiping rebellion was the deadly one in the 19thC and the Boxer rebellion was the less deadly one in the 20thC. You don't need to write in about that but feel free to write in I guess? It would be nice to hear from you.
Princess Nokia - Biohazard Butterfly
Capone-N-Noreaga - Y'all Don't Wanna
Carly Rae Jepsen - No Drug Like Me
National have not had a great time with a recent poll showing them to have slipped behind Labour for the first time in twelve years of Newshub polls. Are things made better or worse by a new attack ad which appears to either consciously or accidentally push certain buttons of their detractors? Or is sometimes a sausage just a sausage?
In all the other news, oppositionitis is not contained to New Zealand as Democratic party infighting in the states highlights the never ending layers of ridiculousness engendered by the two-party system. And we, noted Venezuela experts, know exactly what is going on in Venezuela.
Ennio Morricone - The Ecstasy of Gold
Re-TROS - Hailing Drums
Thin Lizzy - The Boys are Back in Town