Let’s start with politics. Democracy constitutes a religion, one that includes certain obligations: an informed citizenry, clean elections, good people..
I woke up one recent morning with a nagging question banging around in my head. Why isn’t the civilized world..
You can tell a lot about a naval aviator just by his call sign. Recall in Top Gun, Tom Cruise..
Honolulu City Council’s newest members share much in common, starting with youth and its sense that nothing is impossible. Leeward..
Homeownership in Hawaii continues to stagnate at less than 60 percent. Affordability eludes us and contributes to our growing homelessness...
Jon Krakauer writes longform journalism as well as anyone in the trade. He learned his craft as a mountaineer and..
“Back in the day,” as my wife likes to say, when she and I were in high school, there were..
Most any travel you do has some danger attached: car crashes, a bad fall, stomach illness, an airplane crash. Or..
Les Ishimoto is the most loyal of my 11 regular readers. On Wednesday mornings, he emails me with an always..
Why is there so much resistance to sensible Social Security reform, federal tax reforms and some gambling for Hawaii? Social..
￼￼Oh my! A Senate president deposed, the advice of the Legislature’s only M.D. rejected on a health issue, the extension..
After seeing a film, or reading an inspiring account of military heroism or accomplishment, it has become common to ask,..
The bluster, blather and pandemonium about Common Core teaching and testing in public schools everywhere but Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia, Alaska,..
My daughter Brett Jones, a State Department foreign service officer, worked out of the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu until last..
My friend Robyn Nelson earns her keep as an itinerant college lecturer. She teaches introductory English composition: one section at..
After my first year-anda-half as a POW in North Vietnam, I was taken to the prison commander’s office one day..
On the night of Jan. 25, 2015, approximately 3,000 homeless slept in Oahu shelters. A count taken over the next..
There are eight states, including ours, where people who have to be rescued because they made poor hiking, boating or..
I first saw Mauna Kea on a late summer morning in 1966. It was a spectacular Hawaiian day, nothing but..
A triple-header for MidWeek readers this week. The lawmaker-residency issue, corporate Hawaiian Electric and our growing dislike of air travel...