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Coffee Break // The Prayer Of The Original Francis
Like so many of you, I watched on TV the introduction of the new pope, Argentina’s Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 75. As he walked out...

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Coffee Break // The Cuban Missile Crisis Lesson
In their jointly written Wall Street Journal opinion column (Feb. 26, 2013), Sens. Corker (R-Tenn.) and Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking members of the Senate Foreign Relations...

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Coffee Break // Drone Critics Missing The Point
I just don’t get it! President Obama has successfully expanded the Bush drone offensive against al-Qaida and its ilk, and now the bleeding hearts have...

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Coffee Break // Celebrating 40 Years As A Free Man
Next Tuesday (Feb. 12) will mark a supremely happy occasion for me – the 40th anniversary of my release to freedom after seven years and...

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Coffee Break // Skylar And The Mighty Mo’s Dent
Like many Oahu residents, I have visited the USS Missouri several times. And I never tire of seeing the big dent in the starboard side,...

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Coffee Break // Happily Hooked On Fireworks
We just have enjoyed another New Year’s Eve show of “banned” fireworks, although here in maverick Aiea Heights, things haven’t changed all that much. I...

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Coffee Break // Four-point Plan For Safer America
OK, call it peace on Earth, goodwill toward men, or whatever … but I have to say the president’s words in his speech in Newtown,...

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Coffee Break // Teachers Strong As Students Suffer
In the Nov. 14, 2012, edition of MidWeek, my fellow columnist Larry Price commented on the recent study by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, which...

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Coffee Break // A Lifelong Love Affair With America
INVICTUS Out of the night that covers me Black as the pit from pole to pole. I thank whatever gods may be for my unconquerable...

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Coffee Break // Becoming A Heart Attack Expert
It was autumn 1991: “I know this is uncomfortable, dearie, but it’s still a lot better than the Black and Decker through the sternum.” The...

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Coffee Break // Obama Failing As A World Leader
Re: the TV images of American embassies and consulates in flames or under various degrees of siege across the globe. Welcome to a world without...

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Coffee Break // Town, School Honor Fallen Alum
Ottawa Hills, Ohio, is a small, close-knit community of shaded streets, well-groomed lawns, and a variety of provincial and Tudor-style upscale homes. Contiguous to Toledo,...

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Coffee Break // Romney Goes All Out To Help A Friend
One July day in 1996, the Bain Capital mission of buying distressed businesses, fixing the problems and then selling them at a profit to Bain...

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Coffee Break // Punchbowl’s Art
I had a recent weekend visit by the 17-year-old son of close friends in Australia. James is in a summer program for talented high schoolers...

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Coffee Break // Items In The News Worth Noting
Last week, upon my return from a two week Mainland trip, I picked up the July 26 Honolulu Star-Advertiser at the airport between the arrival...

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Coffee Break // Mormon Critics Aiming At Romney
It was inevitable. Just as John F. Kennedy was excoriated by anti-Catholics before winning the Presidential race in 1960, the anti-Mormon activists are coming out...

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Coffee Break // The Brilliance Of Roberts’ Vote
Dov Fischer begins his “American Thinker” commentary June 29 with a startling assertion: “Chief Justice John Roberts has handed a remarkable victory to American conservatives...

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Coffee Break // The Man Who Saved The ‘Wee Vee’
From my lanai in Aiea I can see the Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor commemorating the loss of 1,177 sailors and Marines, and the tops...

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Coffee Break // Just To Set The Record Straight
Let’s just call this my “once and for all clear the air” column. In my very first MidWeek column some eight years or so ago,...

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Coffee Break // A Modern Rite Of Passage For A Teen
The 100-foot tower is formed by a mish-mash of crude timbers, poles and sticks loosely woven and lashed together in the clearing of a Vanuatu...


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