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Entries from October 2012

See my column at Civil Beat: “Organized labor has different faces”

October 31st, 2012 · 14 Comments

Stop by Civilbeat.com and check out my Hawaii Monitor column for this week, which tries to give shape to my uneasiness over the Carpenters Union/Pacific Resource Partnership campaign against Ben Cayetano. The PRP ad campaign comes across as a form of digital bullying aimed at intimidating voters rather than educating them, spreading misplaced fears rather […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Labor · Politics

Common Cause Hawaii executive director to step down

October 31st, 2012 · 3 Comments

Nikki Love, who has steered the reemergence of Common Cause as a significant player in the local political scene, has announced she will be leaving the job by the end of the year. Love said, in an email: I will be stepping down from the position of Executive Director of Common Cause Hawaii by the […]

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Tags: Legislature · Politics

How to dig into a candidate’s contributors

October 31st, 2012 · 5 Comments

Now that the last batch of pre-election disclosure reports have been filed, there’s more digging to be done. Kirk Caldwell’s campaign raised $602,598.50 since the August primary election. Here’s a snapshot of those who gave $3,000 or more during this period. I’m starting there because this seems to be where the money is. You can […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Politics

Oops! Blooper hits Star-Advertiser front page

October 31st, 2012 · 13 Comments

There must be ghosts running around in the Star-Advertiser press room on this fine Halloween. What other explanation could there be for the colossal blooper in the top teaser planted above the fold right smack in the middle of the front page of today’s print edition of the S-A? To be accurate, the header is […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Media

Two alternatives to storm news and election coverage

October 30th, 2012 · No Comments

I just want to suggest a couple of things to check out when you need a break from obsessively following storm news and campaign updates. The Washington Post has issued an ebook, The Original Watergate Stories. It’s a no-frills book lacking such niceties as a table of contents, but with the original reporting arranged chronologically. […]

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Tags: Legislature · Media · Politics