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Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // What’s Wrong At UH? Where To Start?
Goodbye, Tom. Goodbye, Gib. Goodbye, Ben. Who’s next? Let’s get right to it: What’s wrong at University of Hawaii? Presidents, chancellors, coaches and athletic directors...

Bob Jones
Just Thoughts // Whither Polygamy; Uber Questions
Those of us who espoused same-gender marriage on the grounds that government should not control whom we marry find ourselves in a bit of a...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // A Monopoly’s Always A Good Buy
Why would a Florida mega-electric company want to buy a small, mid-Pacific electric utility? Simple. That small, mid-Pacific electric company enjoys a near monopoly of...

Bob Jones
Just Thoughts // Is It Time For A Constitution Rewrite?
Did President Obama defile the Constitution by halting some immigration prosecution, exempting some ObamaCare mandates and granting waivers to No Child Left Behind? Would a...

Jerry Coffee
Coffee Break // The Last Anti- Obama Tirade
In this column, I’m turning over a new leaf. I’m finished with my anti-Obama crusade. Mmmhmm, you might think; why would Coffee have an anti-Obama...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Chorister’s Confessions
Call this one: “Confessions of a Chorister Who Can’t Carry a Tune,” an ongoing tragicomedy in several acts. My 11 regular readers will remember some...

Bob Jones
Just Thoughts // Media Makes Up New Rules With Cosby
All that news media coverage of Bill Cosby’s alleged sexual misbehavior has made me a bit queasy. Had I been Washington Post‘s editor I’d likely...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Looking Forward (Mostly) To The Mail
I respond to the sound of the U.S. mail carrier’s truck like Pavlov’s dog to the ringing of the bell. Oh, I don’t salivate, but...

Bob Jones
Just Thoughts // Good Reasons To Support Sit-Lie
I’ll be sitting down Thanksgiving evening to a dinner with my wife and six friends, and I know I’m expected to feel a sense of...

Jerry Coffee
Coffee Break // Seeking Photos Of Vietnam Dead
Last week I was in our nation’s Capitol, and as is my usual routine, I spent some time at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. After...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Obama Doesn’t Deserve Impeachment
The national Republican Party enjoyed a terrific off-year election. The GOP grew its majority in the U.S. House of Representatives to 250, a near record....

Bob Jones
Just Thoughts // The Thrill Of Seeing Hot Lava Up Close
There’s nothing quite like witnessing, close up, a Big Island volcanic eruption and the subsequent flow of either smooth pahoehoe or craggy a‘a lava at...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Generally Speaking, Election Was A Yawn
Yawning was the order of general election day 2014. Did I miss anything that might excite? No, Democrats won every marquee race. Governor? Check. U.S....

Bob Jones
Just Thoughts // Post-election Notes To Political Players
Memo to: Pat Saiki, GOP State Chair woman Did you have a moment last Tuesday when you wished you were a Democrat? When you realized...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Praise And Revulsion In Gov’s Race
My deadline for submitting copy to MidWeek is Wednesday at noon. Occasionally, I nail it. (“Very occasionally,” my editor mumbles as she reads this.) So...

Bob Jones
Just Thoughts // Police Union Boss Part Of The Problem
I hope most of you readers will agree with this: That was a pathetic attempt by police union president Tenari Maafala to shift blame from...

Jerry Coffee
Coffee Break // Touched By Trade Center Memorial
One of the lasting realizations from our recent trip to Manhattan: The place is perpetually under repair or construction. It seems that at least half...

Bob Jones
Just Thoughts // Bad Ideas For Improving Education
Most everyone I meet has an idea how to make our education system better. The perception persists here that we have failing public schools turning...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Finding Votes Here, There, Everywhere
With a scant two weeks left before General Election Day 2014, Republican gubernatorial candidate Duke Aiona and wife Vivian found themselves lost on the eighth...

Bob Jones
Just Thoughts // Parallels For Hawaiians, Lakota Sioux
If you’re from Hawaii and familiar with our Native Hawaiian “tribal” or “kingdom” issue, it’s fascinating to visit South Dakota and get immersed in its...

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