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Fran Kelly


Don't bore us with your talk of policy

Margot Saville in Monday’s Crikey excoriates the NSW Liberals’ campaign launch for listing too many policies: Power bills, fast trains, police stations, is this what state politics is reduced to — a laundry list of focus-group findings? Where’s the vision, the passion? Why is the campaign just “It’s Time” rather than “Vote for Us Because […]

Punditocracy: Week 1

This site owes its existence to the sheer amount of flimsy reasoning and evidence-deprived political arguments that clog up our media — especially, but not limited to, the opinion pages of the major newspapers and their online blogs. Now that an election has been called, we can expect that amount to increase by an order […]

Women: Emotional and superstitious

While visiting African nations in her role as US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton was asked the following question: Thank you. Mrs. Clinton, we’ve all heard about the Chinese contracts in this country. The interference is from the World Bank against this contract. What does Mr. Clinton think through the mouth of Mrs. Clinton and […]