Posts from The New Tasman for 10/05/2011

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published 10/05/2011
In which I belatedly attempt to politely deconstruct Chris Trotter’s diagnosis of Labour’s predicamentOct 05, 2011 01:59 am | Phil

Bluntly put, I am buggered if I know why Chris Trotter’s Auslander post has earned the attention it has.  Trotter’s central argument — that the contemporary Labour Party is dominated by technocrats who have lost touch with their traditional “working class” voter base, and that this explains their current dire standing — is not merely ...

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Verbal catasrophesOct 04, 2011 02:29 am | Phil

I blogged, some would say too aggressively, against the nomination of Kris Faafoi as the Labour candidate for the seat of Mana. My primary objection was the treatment of local party members at the hands of Party HQ; a secondary objection is a deep-set suspicion about the suitability of minor celebrities, especially journalists, to electoral ...

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Travel day…so enjoy a video intermissionOct 04, 2011 12:38 am | Phil

And for balance

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Is Hekia Parata throwing Mana?Oct 03, 2011 01:20 am | Phil

On paper, Hekia Parata should be favored to win the seat of Mana if opinion polls are a true indicator of her party’s support.  Parata lost the by-election by little over a thousand votes at a time when Labour’s party vote was tracking in the 32 percent range — it is now closer to 28 ...

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Obama’s HomojoOct 02, 2011 01:52 am | Phil

Forgotten how much you love President Obama? Check out the last couple of minutes of Obama’s speech to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) National Dinner in DC last night. Umm. Who’s gonna beat this guy again?

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Debate over DSM-V a riveting intellectual joustOct 01, 2011 03:37 am | Phil

The fifth iteration of the psychiatric ‘bible’ — the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM-V) — is due for release in 2013. The draft is now available online here if you have a spare 400 hours or so. The DSM-V is an immensely consequential and ambitious document because, like its forebears, it attempts to slot the vast and infinitely variable ...

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The Sober “Celebration” ConundrumOct 01, 2011 02:23 am | Phil

UPDATE: Might buy a pair of shorts too. Five years ago today I had my last drink.  It was at the Rising Sun Hotel in Richmond, an inner-city Melbourne suburb famous, among other things, for an abundance of such pubs.  Since I would have been several hours into my nightly blackout, I have not the ...

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Fenton Affair Sheds Helpful Light on Little-Known ConditionSep 30, 2011 04:18 am | Phil

Calling for a boycott of the Mad Butcher because he likes and admires New Zealand Prime Minister, John Key — a man with the highest approval ratings since the invention of polling — is a fairly instructive case study in a little known corner of political psychopathology.  While Darien Fenton has subsequently  apologised for the comments she ...

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