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Marc my Words: Re-Booting our youth criminals

Friday, 15 February 2008, 2:32 pm | Marc Alexander

In a world that is seemingly an example of what happens when we all take leave of our senses, proposals like Brat camps, for the most belligerent of youth, are an oasis of hope. While it is to be expected that such initiatives will be seized on ... More >>

Marc My Words…a Molotov cocktail and the C word.

Saturday, 27 October 2007, 11:46 am | Marc Alexander

I should apologise in advance to those I will inevitably offend for this column. Regardless of the risk in doing so, I believe in both the right to free speech and the obligation sometimes to confront issues that many might prefer to overlook for ... More >>

Marc My Words - Political Comment

Friday, 19 October 2007, 4:27 pm | Marc Alexander

Marc My Words… 19 October 2007 Political comment by Marc Alexander Can I claim a deduction on my biggest dependent – the government? More >>

Marc My Words: Dead government walking

Friday, 14 September 2007, 3:47 pm | Marc Alexander

I wonder if Helen Clark lies awake at night questioning where she might have gone wrong? I suspect if she did, the answer might require more than a few sleepless nights. The heady days at the birth of her administration are now distant and clouded by ... More >>

Marc Alexander - Victims of crime

Monday, 10 September 2007, 9:10 am | Marc Alexander

Yesterday I suffered from second hand depression. I was, for some time, overwhelmed by a silence that went beyond words. Sitting again at yet another parole hearing, you'd think the familiarity would be somehow comforting. It wasn't. I hated sitting ... More >>

Victims of crime: Condemned to revisit tragedy

Sunday, 9 September 2007, 2:28 pm | Marc Alexander

Yesterday I suffered from second hand depression. I was, for some time, overwhelmed by a silence that went beyond words. Sitting again at yet another parole hearing, you'd think the familiarity would be somehow comforting. It wasn't. I hated sitting ... More >>

Marc My Words: Reading the tea leaves

Friday, 24 August 2007, 4:37 pm | Marc Alexander

Discerning the future trends in politics is often a futile exercise akin to reading the Tarot or the entangled entrails of sacrificed chickens. There are a number of imponderables and a cast of numerous characters that go to flavor the pot of public ... More >>

Marc My Words: Child Abuse Part Of Wider Problem

Friday, 3 August 2007, 10:32 am | Marc Alexander

Marc My Words… 3 August 2007 Political comment By Marc Alexander In the wrong hands an article on child abuse could be rolled up as a weapon More >>

Marc My Words: Parole

Friday, 27 July 2007, 4:36 pm | Marc Alexander

Some people give stupidity a bad name: the guiltiest of which are the liberal academics that, after years of incestuously indoctrinating themselves, need to validate themselves by trying to convince everybody else of their grand delusions. Unhappily their fertile ... More >>

The dawn of a new error

Friday, 20 July 2007, 1:55 pm | Marc Alexander

"We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavoring to stifle is a false opinion; and if we are sure, stifling it would be an evil still. - John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, 1859. More >>

Marc My Words - 13 July 07 'Green is the new red'

Friday, 13 July 2007, 3:13 pm | Marc Alexander

Its extraordinary how skewed the Left can be in this country. For years the Northern Territory of Australia has been plagued by the most appalling abuses visited upon the aborigines. Rampant sexual child abuse with the accompanying spread of disease; More >>

Marc My Words: Mob rule or Snob rule?

Friday, 6 July 2007, 2:43 pm | Marc Alexander

Democracy is a fragile thing. We take it for granted, rarely questioning why at times our elected parliamentarians choose not to hear the demands we expect of them. There are numerous examples: the grossly misnamed smacking bill was a classic. Poll after ... More >>

Marc My Words - 15 June 2007

Friday, 15 June 2007, 10:39 am | Marc Alexander

A government is often a group of like-minded people who individually can do nothing but collectively decide that nothing can be done. And then prove it with legislative interventions 'for the good of the people'. Time and time again we see this Labour ... More >>

When Facts Get In Way Of A Photo Opportunity

Friday, 8 June 2007, 7:21 pm | Marc Alexander

Folole Muliaga's death was a tragedy not only because of the devastating hole she leaves behind for her family but because it was preventable. More >>

Marc My Words… 1 June 2007

Friday, 1 June 2007, 4:56 pm | Marc Alexander

The countdown to the next general election has begun. Labour’s increasingly tenuous hold of the treasury benches has hit a slew of issues from which it is unlikely to recover. Some are simply the result of weariness after eight years at the helm of ... More >>

Marc Alexander: Time to rethink MMP

Monday, 28 May 2007, 9:17 am | Marc Alexander

There's been a lot of whinging about MMP of late. Some of it is simply a frustration that despite what a majority, or at least a sizeable minority, want from our government, we rarely get it. Whereas most New Zealanders used to presume that, despite the odd ... More >>

Marc My Words: A free market or a slave market?

Friday, 4 May 2007, 5:00 pm | Marc Alexander

There has been a disturbing trend by some commentators to gently yet persistently advocate an abandonment of free market principles of late. In one sense the spate of manufacturers either relocating their production overseas, or at least threatening ... More >>

Marc My Words - A penny for your Anzac thoughts

Friday, 27 April 2007, 5:16 pm | Marc Alexander

Anzac day has come and gone. We've had our yearly dose of solemnity honoring those that fought for our freedoms. But I wonder.what would they think of what we've done with it? More >>

Marc My Words: Socialism slavery w designer label

Friday, 20 April 2007, 5:28 pm | Marc Alexander

To some, the idea that a number of people get rich while others (usually themselves) do not seems obscene. It is often argued by people who hold such opinions that no society that prides itself on being egalitarian should ever allow a disproportionate ... More >>

Marc Alexander: A lesson in F words

Friday, 13 April 2007, 4:57 pm | Marc Alexander

When Education minister Steve Maharey swore in parliament the other day he ironically said in frustration what many amongst the voting public now think about his government. After eight interminable years, whatever limited patience we had for Labour to listen ... More >>





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