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 16, 2020: Don’t count Joe Biden out Just yet
February 9, 2020: Discussing election security with the FBI’s former top cyber official
February 2, 2020: GOP allows Trump off the hook with no Senate impeachment witnesses
January 26, 2020: Count down to the Iowa Caucuses
January 19, 2020: On insomnia and the Gen-X midlife crisis – can we have it all?
January 12, 2020: On freedom and the size of government – Does small government increase liberty?
January 5, 2020: Iranian Escalations
December 22, 2019: Living through impeachment
December 15, 2019: FBI Watchdog reveals major problems with FISA process
December 8, 2019: On nuclear nonproliferation and dealing with NoKo
December 1, 2019: On gratefulness and mental health this Thanksgiving
November 17, 2019: A brief history of impeachment
November 10, 2019: As a new HIV strain is announced, a look back at Magic Johnson’s impact on the disease
November 3, 2019: NYC Marathon advice from the 1983 men’s champion, Rod Dixon
October 27, 2019: a Farewell to bridge builder, Rep. Eijah Cummings
October 20, 2019: Trump decision to hold G7 at his own property is self-dealing from the Oval Office
October 13, 2019: The Catholic Church and the Supreme Court deal with old rules and new realities
October 6, 2019: The Trump-Zelensky phone call and Giuliani foreign policy. An abuse of office or a strike against foreign corruption?
September 15, 2019: Remembering the courageous on 9/11, and lessons for the New York City Marathon
September 1, 2019: Will James Comey be remembered as a liberator or a leaker?
June 29, 2019: On the fake news “joke” between Trump and Putin at G20 on the anniversary of the Capital Gazette shooting
June 23, 2019: The summer solstice and the pagan legend surrounding it remind us of presidential elections and zero-sum games
June 15, 2019: The Central Park Five, the wrong side of history, and non-apologies
June 8, 2019: The decline of the NRA as young Americans grow up fearing school shootings
June 1, 2019: What Walt Whitman teaches about the calamity of the present
May 12, 2019: The origins of Mother’s Day – tales of epidemics past and present
May 5, 2019: Exploring the New York measles epidemic and the propaganda driving it
April 28, 2019 On Joe Biden’s long tenure and whether experience is a liability in 2020
April 21, 2019 The Mueller Report is out and we’re about to find out if the President is above the law
April 14, 2019 Julian Assange’s arrest and the important difference between a publisher and a hacker
April 7, 2019 Pay parity in sport still a huge problem in lead-up to Women’s World Cup Soccer tournament
March 31, 2019 Mueller Probe’s end creates more questions than answers
March 24, 2019 Angry Democrats speak of shaking up institutions in lead-up to 2002
March 17, 2019 What St. Patrick’s day can teach us about fear of the other
March 10, 2019 On International Women’s Day, shining a light on the invisible women
March 3, 2019 Michael Cohen’s betrayal, the Iago who determined to speak out
February 24, 2019 Jussie Smollett and the narratives we want to believe
February 2, 2019 New York abortion law passed to cement Roe’s protections
January 27, 2019 Examining social media’s responsibility for social harms
January 20, 2019 A new Gillette tag line, fathers and sons, and the Trump Tower cover up
January 13, 2019 The national security risk in the government shutdown
January 6, 2019 Freshman Class in the House of Representatives an opportunity to leave group think behind
February 10, 2019 Two Trumps after the State of the Union
December 30, 2018 Looking back on a political year: Will populists become the new elites?
December 23, 2018 Compiling a global naughty and nice list in time for Christmas
December 16, 2019 Fables of Boiling Frogs with Michael Cohen and Donald Trump
October 14, 2018 President Trump widens the gender gap in US politics
October 7, 2018 On Trauma and Memory: a personal story of childbirth
September 30, 2018 New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern shows the US there is another way to lead at the UNGA
September 23, 2018 The Kavanaugh confirmation, a #MeToo Minefield
September 16, 2018 Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Maria, and Hurricane Mannafort
September 9, 2018 Kaepernick, Nike, and Future-Proofing your business
September 2, 2018 John McCain’s passing reminds us of the not-so-lost art of friendship
August 26, 2018 Mollie Tibbetts’ death a shameful political football in immigration debate
August 19, 2018 Cuomo tells us America was never “that great”
August 12, 2018 A year after Charlottesville, Unite the Right marches on Washington
August 5, 2018: Americans reaching across the partisan divide with the American Dialogue Project
July 29, 2018: Michael Cohen turns on Trump. The beginning of the end?
July 22, 2018: Helskinki as “Hellsinki” – Putin meets Trump.
July 8, 2018: Scott Pruitt and the administration’s tolerance for swampiness
July 1, 2018: Another conservative Supreme Court Justice is the stuff of nightmares for angry Democrats
June 24, 2018: Pragmatism, not politics, will solve issues at the border.
June 17, 2018: Separating families and inhumanity at the border
May 27, 2018: Democrats join teachers’ fight for pay, resources
May 20, 2018: New CIA Director, “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques” and the price of a glass ceiling
May 13, 2018: New York titans Trump & Schumer clash over Iran deal
April 29, 2018: A caravan of refugees and a border “crisis”?
April 22, 2018: Women rock in the month of Aphrodite!
April 8, 2018: Sex and the City and politics mash-up in NY Governor’s race
April 1, 2018: Census question a flashpoint in immigration debate
March 25, 2018: John Bolton & tariffs — a return to 1930′s isolationism.
March 11, 2018: Kids take the U.S. government to court over climate change.
March 4, 2018: White House departures a symptom, and cause, of chaos.
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