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GUEST BLOG: Damon Rusden – The psychology of Trump’s victory

By   /  December 13, 2016  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Psychology tells us we have huge, indomitable confirmation bias. We find rational arguments to justify our intuitive position. Is it so hard to believe, when a candidate like triggers ALL of the modules in our morality matrix, that he won? That in a polarised election the one who ticks all the morale boxes was going to lose?

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All We Need Now Is Jack Bauer! Is America’s Deep State Attempting To Influence The Race For The White House?

By   /  November 9, 2016  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  7 Comments

If Assange is correct, then what we have been witnessing over the past week is an attempt by middle-ranking agents of the FBI’s New York field office to even up the scales on behalf of Donald Trump. Just how far these rogue elements are prepared to go to keep Clinton out of the White House remains to be seen.

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3 ways Trump wins

By   /  August 18, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

There is a lot of gloating at the apparent collapse of Trump’s campaign.

I hope they are right.

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GUEST BLOG: Kieran Kelly – It is not “Ridiculous” to Reject Hillary, Part 2: Bride of the Monster

By   /  August 15, 2016  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

A good argument can be made that voting for Trump or Clinton is essentially exactly the same thing.

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Why Donald Trump’s language tells us more than what he says

By   /  August 15, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

To win, Trump needs to get 7 out of 10 white male voters, and his spiteful angry reaction to being told he’s wrong is the exact same spiteful angry pride that you see erupt from many white men when they are challenged.

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Hillary Clinton, Progressive.

By   /  August 11, 2016  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  65 Comments

Why is this woman, this feminist, this progressive, demonised as some sort of fanatical neoliberal war goddess? Why do even New Zealanders who identify as “left-wing” claim to see no meaningful difference between Clinton and her Republican rival, Donald Trump?

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The Sanders movement does not end here

By   /  June 9, 2016  /  Keith Locke, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  11 Comments

From day one the Democratic Party establishment has been trying to count Bernie Sanders out of the presidential nomination race, using every trick in the book. The party leaders have been readily assisted in this by a tame mainstream media.

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