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Contract vs Commitment

January 27, 2011 I read with interest a brief article about how the Department of Education is between a rock and a hard place because the teachers’ labor union has a contractual agreement limiting the daily workloa... more »»

Reflections on the U.S.A.

December 2, 2010 Were we ever a great country? We look back on early America as the place people came for religious freedom and to have a new and better life. All of us were immigrants when we arrived. more »»

Faith, Hope and Votes

September 16, 2010 As the political season heads towards the primary election, a recognizable silliness is purveying the commentaries and news coverage. more »»

Safeguard Vehicle Ownership Rights

August 19, 2010 The Motorcycle Riders Foundation strongly believes that consumers are entitled to the freedom to choose how their motorcycle, car or other type of vehicle is maintained, serviced or upgraded. more »»

Earthquake Anxiety May Indicate Future Trouble

August 12, 2010 The earthquake in Haiti was a tragic incident, with devastation and loss at a scale rarely seen. The following month, on Feb. 27, an earthquake of magnitude 8.8 hit Chil. more »»

Politicians Should Keep Promises

August 5, 2010 Lots of people are saying, oust all of our stale, good-old-boy incumbents and start anew. more »»

Maui Prison Not Wanted

July 29, 2010 The Lingle administration recently closed Kulani Correctional Facility (KCF) on Hawai‘i Island due to lack of funds to operate i. more »»

Show Aloha to Home Businesses

July 22, 2010 These are very difficult times to be out of work—especially if you are the sole provider for your entire existence. more »»

Measure Reforms Financial System

July 15, 2010 I am pleased to share with you that the U.S. more »»

Time to Fix a Dysfunctional System

July 15, 2010 The Maui County Council will consider a proposal for changing the way we select the council at its Committee of the Whole meeting Thursday, July 15, at 9 a.m. This proposal is historic. more »»

Thank Our Soldiers

July 8, 2010 The HBO series “The Pacific” aired recently, and I sat down to watch with interest all ten episodes that told the story of the U.S. more »»

Whale of a Mistake

July 1, 2010 The International Whaling Commission’s (IWC) proposed “Consensus Decision to Improve the Conservation of Whales” has little to do with either consensus or conservation. more »»

End Injection Wells

June 24, 2010 Regarding two recent issues on the table these days—mobile phone usage while driving and the injection well controversy—it seems talking on the phone and texting while driving is a... more »»

Genetically Engineered Crops a Supremely Big Issue

June 17, 2010 Fifteen years after farmers and agribusinesses began planting genetically engineered crops in our nation’s fields, we still know very little about their long-term environmental, economic and... more »»

Redirect War Spending

June 10, 2010 The seventh anniversary of our Middle East wars passed with the usual rational and humanitarian protests. more »»

The Dark Side of Politics

June 3, 2010 The result in the May 22 election was most attributable to around $1 million in false attack ads leveled at me in the closing weeks by both of my opponents and their supporters. more »»

Conflict of Interest

May 27, 2010 Writers defending A&B’s practice of diverting streams dry for irrigating cane fields and employing 900 workers while keeping Central Maui looking green could take a wider view. more »»

Home, Culture and Vindictive Politics

May 20, 2010 Over the past year-and-a-half, I have been the subject of dozens of news articles. I am a native Lanaian who has been accused by a handful of disgruntled voters of not living on Lāna‘i. more »»

‘Politics as Usual’ Isn’t Acceptable

May 13, 2010 It appears that J.M. more »»

Taking a Stand on the Right Side of History

May 6, 2010 With the brand new approval of a bill that would give same-sex and opposite-sex couples the ability to enter into civil unions, Hawai‘i lawmakers took a giant step closer to joining the growin... more »»



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