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Archive for October, 2008

Gordon Campbell’s Election Launch 2008 Review

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Gordon Campbell on whether not believing what the politicians aren’t telling you is any way to run an election The state of the economy - local and international – is now the dominating issue of the campaign, and that poses credibility problems for all involved. ...

Gordon Campbell on John Key’s economic package

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

The National Party has billed this tax package release as an “economic management plan,” which could land them in truth-in-advertising trouble with the Consumers Institute. The reality is far more modest. What we got yesterday was a ‘me too / and raise you some’ set of tax breaks that will ...

Gordon Campbell previews the Obama/McCain debate

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Gordon Campbell previews the Obama/McCain debate At least the ‘Town Hall’ format for today’s debate between John McCain and Barack Obama should play to some of McCain’s folksy strengths - which would be the first good news in a fortnight of terrible setbacks for the Arizona ...

Gordon Campbell: Post PREFU Preview Of National’s Tax Cuts

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Tax cuts are a flexible piece of political ectoplasm. To those who peddle them, as Paul Krugman once noted, there is hardly an economic ill for which tax cuts are not claimed to be the best possible medicine. Your economy is running a healthy surplus? Tax cuts are needed, ...

Gordon Campbell on the Greens election campaign launch

Monday, October 6th, 2008

Images Simon Scott Click for big version ***** Hard to credit such a thing from the Green Party, but their television ads were the star turn at the Greens campaign launch at Te Papa yesterday. For years to come, those “Vote For Me” spots with the child on the wharf ...

Gordon Campbell on Key and Clark refusing to debate

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

The debate about the television debates rages on. In the television election debates this year, it seems that Helen Clark and John Key will only be presented in a one-on- one format by TV3 and TVNZ. In effect, the networks ...