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David Ige finds little support in the Legislature

Two years ago, David Ige, a little-known Pearl City Democratic legislative veteran, made Hawaii political history by ousting the outspoken and polarizing incumbent Democratic governor, Neil Abercrombie. Read More
Updated on  December 30, 2016 at 9:06 pm
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                                President Barack Obama laughs with his daughter Malia as they eat shave ice in front of Island Snow Hawaii in Kailua, Hawaii, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, during the first family’s annual vacation.

Hawaii roots made Obama’s presidency special — ‘Mahalo, Mr. President’

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                                President Barack Obama laughs with his daughter Malia as they eat shave ice in front of Island Snow Hawaii in Kailua, Hawaii, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, during the first family’s annual vacation.

Updated on  December 25, 2016 at 7:24 am
Almost nine years ago, then-U.S. Sen. Barack Obama in giving his campaign-defining “More Perfect Union” speech set what many hoped would be the course to a new United States. Read More
 

‘Campaign Hawaii’ gives insider’s scoop on isle politics

Since the days of George Ariyoshi running for governor, when the question “Who you going to call?” was asked, Rick Tsujimura was the Hawaii political ghostbuster who answered. Read More
Updated on  November 27, 2016 at 12:24 am
 

Clinton’s loss shows Democrats need to reconnect with working-class values

Political rules are often cited and frequently ignored. Former Gov. Neil Abercrombie was fond of advising almost all who would listen that “voters don’t vote for you because of your reasons, they vote for or against you because of their reasons.” Read More
Updated on  November 11, 2016 at 6:55 pm

Some newspapers are still in business, at least for now

It was Oct. 12, 1973. Two days earlier Vice President Spiro Agnew, Richard Nixon’s two-term vice president, resigned after being charged with accepting more than $100,000 in bribes as Baltimore County executive, governor of Maryland, and vice president. Read More
Updated on  October 17, 2016 at 7:42 pm
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                                Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016.

Enough is enough. Can we go back to boring elections?

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                                Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016.

Updated on  October 16, 2016 at 12:05 pm
OMG — that’s the only reaction to this, the most repugnant presidential election in modern history. Read More

Caldwell excels in shifting blame for woes of the city

Honolulu Hale could be a magnificent Italian villa. The heavy bronze doors open onto an almost medieval courtyard and then a grand double stairway. Read More
Updated on  October 13, 2016 at 7:51 pm

Hawaii pretty good about catching voter irregularities

It appears that as Donald Trump’s poll numbers nosedive, his belief that the November election will be stolen from him by unseen, sinister Democratic forces increases. Read More
Updated on  October 10, 2016 at 7:49 pm

Without more activism, Legislature won’t change

We may live on islands in the middle of the Pacific, but don’t expect a sea change in local elections next month. Read More
Updated on  October 3, 2016 at 7:18 pm

Rail operations, city term limits top Charter questions

Unlike a certain candidate for president, we are doing our homework for the upcoming election and we start with the 20 questions on the ballot regarding theHonolulu City Charter. Read More
Updated on  September 30, 2016 at 7:01 pm

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