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AuthorJade D'Hack

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October 12, 2014

I think libraries should terrify those of us who wade about in politics. A library collates the stories of all our great fuck-ups and displays them next to thousands of truths we don’t have time to learn. A library is a snigger: Think we did bad last time? Well how’re you gonna do any better when there is still so much you do not know?

September 28, 2014

At last we’d found our fight. We’ve longed for politics to be the battling of ideas, but it isn’t, not normally. Decades of elections have been contested by incrementalism and managerial competencies.

September 21, 2014

It is odd writing a political column before an election, having no idea who will have won by the time this is read. But while I cannot know the winner, the loser is obvious. Those struggling most, who are most in need of the collective’s support – they cannot hope to have shouted the loudest when no one thought to give them a voice.

September 7, 2014

The Dirty Politics were no surprise. Aw sure, we were outraged, and as we went about demanding resignations we felt our due moral vindication. But the deepest revelation was that Whale Oil and its National Party friends had corrupted the moral heart of our politics, and we’d known that one for a while.

August 18, 2014

VUWSA’s elections should debate the future of higher education. But we care only about the future of the presidential office.

August 10, 2014

Last Tuesday, the Green Party announced their election policy for students. Higher education is failing us. The best they could offer was free bus tickets.

July 20, 2014

Police cars aflame, millions marching through the night. Tear gas and riot shields, black bandanas and aerosol paint. This was meant to be Brazil’s Carnival World Cup, but before the football started, it seemed more like a carnival of chaos.

July 13, 2014

We’ve finally won our atheist state. The current Prime Minister doesn’t believe in God; the one before him didn’t either.

May 26, 2014

Nobody really knows what monetary policy is nor do we understand how it works. Resident political commentator Jade D’Hack explains why it is important and the ways it affects our lives.