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Bob Jones
Just Thoughts // Where’s The ‘Community’ In HCDA?
The public interest and government-and-business interests are not one and the same, but it seems to be harder and harder for the public interest to...

Larry Price
The Right Price // The Art Of Political Gamesmanship
Sometimes the most damaging proposals are not bills, but resolutions. If a bill passes, the governor then signs it and it becomes law. New bills...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // The Supreme Court And Plutocracy
In 1972, a source nicknamed Deep Throat famously told Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward to “follow the money.” Woodward and reporting partner Carl Bernstein did,...

Bob Jones
Just Thoughts // The Scoops On Bhutan And Nepal
I’ve returned from traveling through Nepal and Bhutan last month just in time to file my U.S. and Hawaii taxes. Do you wish you could...

Jerry Coffee
Coffee Break // Remembering A Heroic POW
Some of you more “seasoned” readers may re call the infamous “Hanoi March” in June 1966, in which we American POWs, cuffed together in pairs,...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Obama, Lincoln Travel Costs Draw Ire
President Barack Obama and his family spend their Christmas vacations in Hawaii. Why not? It’s warm, it’s sunny, and – the whackos’ rumors not withstanding...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Honolulu City Council’s Revolving Door
Something about the Honolulu City Council makes its nine members want to leave it. Not all of them, understand. Kymberly Pine, Carol Fukunaga and Ron...

Larry Price
The Right Price // Smoke Is In The Air
According to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser (3/26/14), the discussion about making marijuana easier to obtain is alive and well at the state Capitol. A helpful group...

Bob Jones
Just Thoughts // A Different Kind Of Island Life
The photos with this story are the ones that keep me reminded of one of the happiest times of my life. They were taken in...

Bob Jones
Just Thoughts // Eyeing The Sovereignty Struggle
This ongoing discussion about Hawaiian sovereignty has gotten hilarious because of the claims to a nonexistent throne. Some even suggest the hanai’d Abigail Kawananakoa as...

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