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Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 6/4/14
Whose book? Thank you to Bob Jones for his column “Keep Religion Out Of Science Education.” As a Jew, I find it beyond amusing that...

Don Chapman
Column // Pritchett, Lanai Among New Contributors
This is an exciting time at MidWeek as we tweak our content. Some might wonder why we would bother to tinker with the most popular...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 5/28/14
Misspent money Your fine editorial cartoonist Dick Adair’s drawing of a laied-off nurse of St. Francis Hospice – departing with an empty wheelchair, as she...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 5/21/14
History matters I noticed that two of the people who answered your question: “What’s the most useless thing you learned in school?” Their answers were...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 5/14/14
Here’s to history In last week’s Poll, two of the five people quoted say that history was the most useless thing they learned in school....

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 5/7/14
Campaign cash Dan Boylan’s recent column complaining that politicians are for sale unfortunately failed to mention HB1481, the campaign spending bill that was recently killed...

Don Chapman
Column // Two Totally New Things
With this issue, I’m pleased to say, MidWeek introduces two new features. Each offers something totally different in these pages. The first is on religion...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 4/30/14
Buy/rent a pol Dan Boylan is absolutely correct about the buying (or maybe just renting) of politicians with the ever-loosening rules on contributions. Why do...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 4/23/14
Informative read I’ve just finished reading Don Chapman’s fascinating and informative series on Myanmar. Mr. Chapman writes as well as anyone I’ve ever encountered, with...

Don Chapman
Column // Scarred But Hopeful In Myanmar
This is the third in a three-part series. The long-suffering people of Myanmar see their military rather differently from the way we Americans tend to...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 4/16/14
Try a staycation In his column “Obama, Lincoln Travel Costs Draw Ire,” Dan Boylan notes that “Obama has taken a truckload of grief for every...

Don Chapman
Column // Pleasant Surprises In A Myanmar Visit
This is the second in a three-part series. Flying into Myanmar, the last thing I expected was to fall in love … with a river....

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 4/9/14
Trades change too Mahalos for Chad Pata’s cover story on climate change, featuring the PICCC collective – this is of course a vital issue for...

Don Chapman
Column // Myanmar Boat Ride Turns Into More
It is a country with two names, one historically familiar, the other not so much. It’s home to 135 different ethnic groups, some currently in...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 4/2/14
Sovereign still! In his column “Eyeing The Sovereignty Struggle,” Bob Jones notes that “The state Supreme Court has said: ‘To date, no sovereign native Hawaiian...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 3/26/14
Pyrrhic victory Jerry Coffee gave his usual anti-Obama rant in the Feb. 19 issue. In it he recites a very touching quote by Defense Secretary...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 3/19/14
Language lesson Jade Moon wrote that Hawaiian language almost died because Hawaii schools banned it from 1896 to 1986. In October, Mufi Hannemann blamed “political...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 3/12/14
Sovereignty In his letter “OHA not pono,” Gerhard C. Hamm writes, “Ua Mau ke Ea o ka Aina i ka Pono - the Life of...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 3/5/14
GMO follow-up May I comment on the three issues Bob Jones raised in his column “Getting Sensible about GMOs”? 1) Pesticides: The two main GMO...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 2/26/14
Play down Bob Jones’ column “Should UH Sports Really Be Division I?” hits the nail on its head. For $400,000, coach Norm Chow hasn’t done...

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