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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...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 2/19/14
Ignoring threats As editor of Victor Sheymov’s book Tiebreaker, which Bob Jones wrote about in his column “Russian Spy Comes In From The Cold,” I...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 2/12/14
GMO profits Thank you to Bob Jones for voicing his concern about pesticides, proprietary seed and labeling of GMOs. These issues are so important not...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 2/5/14
Real cost of war It was heartening to see Charles Djou’s column “Hawaii Ties To Lone Survivor.” My daughter’s fiancé was sent to Afghanistan in...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letters to the Editor – 1/29/14
Sovereign state In his column “Getting Sensible About GMOs,” Bob Jones hoped that after “this session of the Hawaii Legislature is pau, the current fad...

Don Chapman
Letters // Letter to the Editor – 01/22/14
Pidgin power Kudos to Rasa Fornier for her Art & Stage column on “pidgin jedi” Lee Tonouchi. As his recent book award shows, he is...

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