Danielle is the Sunday Star-Times USA correspondent, with a weekly column exploring a variety of issues in the realms of current events, law, politics, and foreign policy. The Star-Times is New Zealand’s largest Sunday newspaper.
February 25, 2018: After Parkland, and reminiscent of the Greensboro four, lawmakers ignore teen activists at their peril.
February 18, 2018: Anger, calls for change, after yet another school shooting.
February 11, 2018: The Rob Porter scandal highlights our common foe – domestic violence.
February 4, 2018: Release of Nunes Memo, weaponizing intelligence for political gain, a grave mistake.
January 28, 2018: Donald Trump nearly appears in the Saturday Night Massacre, Part II.
January 21, 2018: The “Fake News Awards” cement the President’s attack on our institutions.
January 14, 2018: Lawyers will save us?! In the age of Trump, how lawyers, and institutions, will preserve and protect American values
January 7, 2018: Plastic straws and the new manifesto: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and….Refuse
December 24, 2017: Amidst our divisions, Christmas on common ground
December 17, 2017: GOP dodges a bullet after Roy Moore loses in Alabama
December 10, 2017: Pearl Harbor anniversary, a reminder of shared values and mutual faith
December 3, 2017: Justice for Kate? A verdict in the Steinle trial – the story of Donald Trump’s unwilling immigration poster child continues
November 26, 2017: Thanksgiving, rocket ships, and the uniquely American art of fantasy
November 12, 2017: Democrat victories are a repudiation of Trumpism, harbinger for 2018 mid-terms
November 5, 2017: In the wake of a terror attack in NYC, resolve reigns.
October 22, 2017: On Empathy, Leadership, and #MeToo
October 15, 2017: Trump’s America Moves From Reticence to Retreat
October 8, 2017: The Las Vegas Shooting, and Corporate Tyranny
September 24,2017: On North Korea Saber Rattling and Lessons of War from Tolkien
September 17, 2017: Confirmation Bias in Media – The Bias that Binds us
September 3, 2017: ”A tale of Two Countries” awash with Harvey and Irma: Hope Amidst the Hurricane
August 27, 2017: Happy Marriages and the Politics of Contempt
August 13, 2017: “Donald the Dove?” On the President’s broken foreign policy promises
August 6, 2017: Questions on Kids & Family to Jacinda Ardern Reminiscent of Clinton Double Standard
July 23, 2017: McCain proof that Heroes Walk Among us
July 16, 2017: On “that” meeting, Donald Trump Jr. and the Death of Socrates
July 2, 2017: The America’s Cup & America’s Birthday
June 25, 2017: OJ Simpson, Philando Castile, On America’s Divisions
June 18, 2017: America’s Pastimes? Baseball and Mass Shootings
May 28, 2017: Healthcare Nightmare could end in Socialist Pipedream
May 14, 2017: On the James Comey Firing, How Trump Threw Comey Under the Bus
April 23, 2017: The Trump Whisperer, Fake News, and Accosta Accosted
March 27, 2017: Opioid Addition – America’s Indiscriminate Killer
March 19, 2017: Campaign Rhetoric and the travel ban: Trump Sunk by his Big Mouth
March 12, 2017: Trumpcare puts Republicans in charge of Women’s Bodies
February 12, 2017: Celebrating a New Zealand hero, On Sumner, Spain, Sport, and Life.
January 22, 2017: The Women’s March and Inauguration Boycotts, American Endurance in the Age of Trump
January 8, 2017: As the GOP ruminates on destroying Obamacare, The High Price of No Healthcare
December 17, 2016: On spending the holidays in New York City, The Fairytale of New York
December 11, 2016: The Dakota Access Pipeline, Standing Rock, Environmental Justice, and Populism for all?
November 20, 2016: Looking toward a Trump Presidency, Trump’s America an Unclear Picture
October 30, 2016: Analysis of Trump’s “rigged election” claims, Is the U.S. Election Rigged?
October 23, 2016: On Obama’s use of his clemency power, Obama’s Quiet Last Acts: Addressing America’s drug War Mis-Steps
September 4, 2016: An homage to the changing seasons in New York City, End of Summer in the City
August 28, 2016: Evan Siegfried’s new book, GOP GPS is a road map for the Republican Party, One Millennial Republican’s Fight to Save his Grand Old Party
August 21, 2016: On New Zealand’s proposed changes to intelligence laws, What Price for Protection?
August 14, 2016: The Olympics, for a moment, reminds us we’re more united than divided
August 7, 2016: Dischord between Democrats On the TPP
July 31, 2016: At DNC, Hillary Clinton Makes History Her Story
July 24, 2016: After the RNC, Clinton looks to trump Trump with message of Experience, Stability
July 17, 2016: The legal and political ramifications of the non-prosecution of Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information, Hillary Wins Legal Battle but Trump Rallies in the Political War
July 3, 2016: Exploring America’s private border prisons. Prison Purgatory for the Desperate
June 26, 2016: In the wake of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, Democrats in Congress stage a sit in. Fireworks over Gun Control
June 19, 2016: Stasis in the Senate on Gun Control. The Aftermath of Orlando
June 12, 2016: Hillary Clinton makes history, becoming the presumptive Democratic nominee for President. Hillary: The Poster Girl of the 2016 Election
June 5, 2016: On the ethical dilemma of Zoos in the aftermath of the death of Harambe the Gorilla. Zoos – the Elephant in the Room?
May 29, 2016: Behind the curtain at the Republican National Committee – An interview with a delegate in the year of Trump. Behind the Scenes at the RNC
May 22, 2016: Discussing the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server and the stakes for the U.S. in an election year. America’s Future Hinges on an Email Set Up
May 15, 2016: On the Panama Papers, and the curious New Zealand Connection. The US-NZ-Panama Papers Connection
May 8, 2016: The TriBeCa Film Festival’s exploration of the nuclear threat brings home the dangers of a Trump Presidency as he clinches the nomination. The Apprentice with the Fear Factor
April 30, 2016: The “Acela Primary” and its destabilizing impact on the Republican race for its presidential candidate. Of High Speed Trains and Unpredictable Campaigns
April 17, 2016: The New York Primary race – Donald Trump wins big except in Manhattan, Cruz is a fish out of water, Clinton looks to secure a home-state win. Donald Trump Trips Up in a New York Minute