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Chris Ford: Sir Paul Holmes 1950-2013 - an even sided appraisal of our preeminent broadcaster

I was wondering what to write in regard to Sir Paul Holmes especially in the wake of his expected passing.

Chris Ford: Obama and his second term - a huge task ahead

President Obama had the good fortune to be able to do his inauguration twice. The first came on Sunday when he was officially sworn in. The second time was on Monday at the U.S. Capitol building where he repeated his vows to the American people a second time.

Chris Ford: National's Cabinet reshuffle - Hekia Parata's still in but why is Phil Heatley and Kate Wilkinson out?

 I'm a bit surprised by today's Cabine reshuffle news.

Chris Ford: On Gareth Morgan and banning/killing moggies

Chris Ford: On Gareth Morgan and banning/killing moggies

Gareth Morgan has floated his latest environmentally friendly idea - ban and kill all family cats. 

Chris Ford: Garth McVicar and gay crime

Yesterday, I saw a posting on FB made by a gay FB friend of mine. This posting was a link to an American website where gay criminals were on display for all to see.

Chris Ford: Lance Armstrong does the right thing - and many years too late!

Chris Ford: Lance Armstrong does the right thing - and many years too late!

 Lance Armstrong has done the right thing - but many years too late.

Armstrong's confessional interview with Oprah Winfrey airs tomorrow (Friday) in the United States. However, Oprah has already helpfully told us that Armstrong has confessed but not in the way she was expecting.

Chris Ford: Take note climate change deniers - Aussie and New Zealand fires sign of things to come!

 Take note climate change deniers - recent fires in Australia and New Zealand are a sign of things to come!

Chris Ford: The Indian gang rape victim - the irony of being from a nation which had the world's second ever woman prime ministe

 In recent weeks we have heard the sad story about the vicious rape of a young 23 year old Indian woman on a bus. The details were horrific and her story gained international attention simply due to the fact that it took place in public.

Chris Ford: 2013 - What the political year has in store for us!

Chris Ford: 2013 - What the political year has in store for us!

 Happy New Year to all readers! What will 2013 be like politically?

Chris Ford: The Year That Was 2012 - Time for a cuppa and a breather

This is a long blog recounting 2012 as seen through my eyes, but here it goes...

After the year when the news never stopped (2011), it was the year (to paraphrase the late David Lange) when the news had a cup of tea and a breather.