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Isle GOP has only itself to blame for poor showing

With the Republican takeover of Washington, D.C., the local GOP is crying about Hawaii being out of step because of our all-Democratic congressional delegation. Yes, Hawaii would probably benefit from having a Republican voice on Capitol Hill, as the late U.S. Sen. Hiram Fong and former U.S. Rep. Pat Saiki once provided. Read More
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Voting sends stronger message than ignoring polls

                                Primary Elections at Kaiser High School.

Updated on  October 23, 2016 at 7:48 am
This year’s election season has been so pilau that when my ballot arrived in the mail last week, I felt I should put on a hazmat suit before opening it. Read More

‘No conflict’ doesn’t mean mayor’s bank post is ethical

Mayor Kirk Caldwell denied at a recent debate with opponent Charles Djou that his post as a director of Territorial Savings Bank, which pays him $200,000 to $299,000 a year according to his financial disclosure, constitutes a second job in addition to his mayoral role that pays $164,928. Read More
Updated on  October 9, 2016 at 12:14 am

Clinton’s past vulnerabilities haunt her current campaign

Hillary Clinton entered the 2008 Democratic presidential primaries as the clear front-runner, backed by the party establishment, cash rich and expected to cruise by opponents such as Joe Biden, John Edwards and Chris Dodd. Read More
Updated on  September 17, 2016 at 10:20 pm

Federal and city officials ramp up rail melodrama

Last week’s meeting of city leaders and the Federal Transit Administration in San Francisco was more like an audition for the Academy Awards than a responsible attempt to fix what’s wrong with Oahu rail. Read More
Updated on  September 3, 2016 at 7:46 pm

Trump’s disgusting actions threaten core of our nation

Bullying has always been reviled in our culture, but Donald Trump is dispensing it like snake oil and the raging hatred he’s unleashed raises dark questions about the American soul. Read More
Updated on  August 6, 2016 at 8:35 pm

Debate-ducking Gabbard invites charges of hypocrisy

U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is learning that what goes around comes around as she fends off a debate challenge by her only Democratic primary opponent, Maui writer Shay Chan Hodges. Read More
Updated on  July 3, 2016 at 1:37 pm