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Jerry Coffee
Just Thoughts // U.S. Military Spending Falling Behind
Although a quick glance at a bar graph of military expenditures by the U.S., Russia and China – the three largest militaries in the world...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Buying Pols With Cold, Hard Cash
Years ago, in a paroxysm of political idealism, I compared our esteemed United States senators, members of Congress, governor and state legislators with certain women...

Bob Jones
Just Thoughts // Merrie Monarch Ignoring ‘Hula Mua’
Merrie Monarch is here, and if you’re a Hilo mer chant or a competing halau, this is the Pro Bowl and the Super Bowl wrapped...

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...

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