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Just Thoughts // Good Man, But Not For Supreme Court
The nomination of Kailua High School grad Michael Wilson to the Hawaii Supreme Court should be rejected by the state Senate – and I hope...

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Just Thoughts // Revising Public Workers Laws
Count me – the son of a union family – among those who would support some version here of Wisconsin’s Act 10, which curbs the...

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Just Thoughts // Galápagos, Hawaii Comparisons
The volcanic Galápagos Islands, 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, have had permanent human habitation only since 1833. So their 30,000 residents have an...

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Just Thoughts // Should UH Sports Really Be Division I?
I haven’t been comfortable with University of Hawaii sports program financing for many years. I loved the old Fabulous Five of basketball; then we learned...

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Just Thoughts // Russian Spy In From The Cold
He’s a Russian spy come over to our side. Victor Sheymov is a former high-level KGB operative who fled to the United States. Now he’s...

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Just Thoughts // The Country Doctor Of Ko’olauloa
The 1909 film Country Doctor was a tear-jerker in which a small-town American physician was torn between staying bedside with his gravely ill daughter and...

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Just Thoughts // Our Combat Vets Deserve More
I get very huhu about the casual way Americans treat people in the armed services, war veterans and those still posted in Afghanistan. Many in...

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Just Thoughts // Getting Sensible About GMOs
I’d hope that by the time this session of the Hawaii Legislature is pau, the current fad of claiming that genetically modified food poisons our...

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Just Thoughts // Anticipating Oscar Picks And Pans
I was a juror last October for Hawaii International Film Festival’s European entries: three great films and eight pieces of semi-dreck; one flick of gay...

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Just Thoughts // Union Sways State’s Prison Policy
Our state prisons are overcrowded, lack adequate mental health treatment and cost us too much. But Hawaii voters and law-makers seem stupefied about what to...

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Just Thoughts // Wishful Thinking For The New Year
Happy New Year. But it begins with 47 million Americans on food stamps. Nothing to be happy about. Ringing in the new year Jan. 1...

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Just Thoughts // Christmas, USPS Mahalo And Bus Ads
Merry Christmas. (I’m not a “Happy Holidays” kind of guy.) Most American colonists had no holiday greeting at all. Puritans, Calvinists and Quakers considered Christmas...

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Just Thoughts // A Look At Development Plans
I’ve lived here 51 years and have been a reporter on and witness to all the Oahu development that began our sprawl, crowding, bad architecture,...

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Just Thoughts // Catching Up To New Realities
Let’s face it, this mixed plate of same-gender marriage, civil unions, sexual partnerships and children picking their gender identity is tough chewing, swallowing and digesting...

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Just Thoughts // Senate Race A Proxy For Governors
Here’s a question I’ve been hearing a lot lately: “Who do you think will win the Brian Schatz/Colleen Hanabusa race?” I say, “I have no...

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Just Thoughts // Talking Turkey At The White House
This week and Thanksgivings 2014, 2015 and 2016 are President Obama’s last times to pardon turkeys. It’s a meaningless gesture when you consider that Americans...

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Just Thoughts // Remembering Military C-rations
This pre-Thanksgiving column is dedicated to every GI whose combat-zone holiday meal was C-ration ham with lima beans, beef slices with potatoes and gravy, and...

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Just Thoughts // A National Embarrassment
It would be wrong to label Hawaii police union president Tenari Ma’afala as the village idiot for his anti-same-gender-marriage and patently homophobic remarks last week...

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Just Thoughts // Beware Parking On Private Roads
So why don’t the parking meters on that short Kaheka Street extension between Ala Moana Hotel and the shopping center honor handicap parking? Carol Egan...

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Just Thoughts // The Legislature’s Social Laggards
It’s become very clear from the polls (and especially polls of young voters) that the Catholic Church, the Mormon Church and the legislators who are...

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