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Jerry Coffee
Coffee Break // Bottom Line: Life Is Not Always Fair
My last column, in which I laid out my own concep tion of the likely Ferguson grand jury findings on the police shooting of Michael...

MidWeek Staff
Mostly Politics // Are We Headed Into Another Quagmire?
An American journalist on his knees, a hooded and masked ISIS butcher standing over him, knife in hand. The American, in this instance, 31-year-old Steven...

Bob Jones
Just Thoughts // The Moped Mode Of Transportation
It would seem logical for more people in Hawaii to ride a moped. Maybe more so than a bike because of better speed, uphill power...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Candidate Forums The Wrong Form
Republican Duke Aiona, Libertarian Jeff Davis, Independent Mufi Hannemann and Democrat David Ige all want to succeed Neil Abercrombie as governor of Hawaii. So, two...

Bob Jones
Just Thoughts // A Grand Salute To Ray Nosaka
Pfc. Raymond Nosaka was inurned at Punchbowl National Cemetery last week. There was a small obit when he died at age 98 at Maunalani Nursing...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // The Election, Teachers And Our Keiki
A couple of weeks ago, I found myself in conversation with a young waitress — a recent graduate of University of Hawaii. I asked her...

Bob Jones
Just Thoughts // The Second Attack On Pearl Harbor
“So what’s this display with bomb fragments?” I asked Pacific Aviation Museum curator Burl Burlingame during a tour of the Ford Island institution. “That’s the...

Jerry Coffee
Coffee Break // Ferguson Lesson: Do What The Cop Says
I’ll never forget the sense of betrayal I felt when, in 1992, America watched the beating of Rodney King, a black man, by four Los...

Bob Jones
Just Thoughts // Dems Will Prevail In General Election
The question of this month, next month and October is: Can Duke Aiona (R) or Mufi Hannemann (I) defeat David Ige (D) in the November...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Neil’s Bullying, Blustering Led To Loss
Four years ago, Neil Abercrombie resigned a safe seat in the United States Congress to run for governor. He easily defeated his Democratic primary opponent...

Jerry Coffee
Coffee Break // No Moral Equivalency With Hamas
As I pen this column, my fingers are crossed for the continuation of a cease-fire between Israel and the Gaza forces of Hamas — this...

Bob Jones
Just Thoughts // Not A Great Start For Lassner
I’m not qualified to judge whether Tom Apple was or was not an effective chancellor at University of Hawaii at Manoa. I am qualified as...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Waiting For Results Of Political Storm
I flew over to Hilo the Sunday before last. That morning Honolulu Star-Advertiser had published Hawaii Poll’s numbers on the Democratic gubernatorial primary. Rebecca Ward’s...

Bob Jones
Just Thoughts // Primary Voting Guide
Here comes Primary Election Saturday! I don’t endorse candidates. But I can share some of the things that guide me. It has nothing to do...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Pandering A Pre-election Tradition
For a political columnist, the last two weeks before the election threaten sandstorms. Aridity reigns. The debates or forums have concluded. The campaigns have bought...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // A Big Wedding Wasn’t So Bad After All
I’ve never been a fan of big weddings: the astronomically expensive wedding gown, the tossing of bridal bouquet and garter, the slicing and smashing of...

Bob Jones
Just Thoughts // Enforcement Lax On Improper Signs
It would be hypocritical for me to rage against advertising. Ads finance my MidWeek columns. Ads paid my 28 years of KGMB-TV salary. When I...

Jerry Coffee
Coffee Break // Gaza: Hamas Wants To Destroy Israel
A recent Wall Street Journal contained a very poignant article reminding us of the true nature of the enemy we face in international terrorist organizations...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Rating The Season’s TV Political Ads
As a freelance scribbler, I’ve reviewed books and written about politicians, but what I’ve always wanted to review is movies. The closest I can get,...

Bob Jones
Just Thoughts // Dem Backlash?; Read The Ingredients
I am not a campaign-strategy guru, but my 51 years here give my nose a good scent for campaign strategies that resonate with local voters....

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