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A Valentine’s Day thought

February 14, 2016 For those of us who were born married, Valentine’s Day is sort of the acid test of the relationship. “Please, don’t get me anything. I don’t need anything. We can’t afford anything this year. more »»

Presidents Day 2016

February 12, 2016 Monday is Presidents Day. The Presidents Day holiday has taken on a peculiar kind of piquancy, particularly if your taste runs to passionate politics. Presidents Day came about because two U.S. more »»

‘How do I love thee?’

February 11, 2016 With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’re pretty sure a news article we saw a couple of years ago had a few don’ts in it for aspiring Lotharios. more »»

The show gets worse

February 10, 2016 As anyone who has ever attempted to strike a golf ball with an uncooperative club can tell you, there are times when profanity is not only appropriate but almost compulsory. more »»

A nice guy finishes first

February 9, 2016 Former Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants manager Leo Durocher was famous for snarling at rivals, “Nice guys finish last. more »»

Have a safe Super Sunday

February 7, 2016 Well, it’s Super Sunday. more »»

Productivity and pay

February 5, 2016 An interesting column in The Wall Street Journal addressed the decoupling of compensation from productivity that is shrinking the American middle class. more »»

Confusing results

February 4, 2016 It is very hard to know what to think about the results from Monday’s Iowa caucuses. Ted Cruz beat Donald Trump and Marco Rubio finished a close third. more »»

Big money, big election

February 3, 2016 Well, with all the hoopla of the Iowa caucuses this week and the New Hampshire primary next week, another interesting bit of political news came out Monday. more »»

Super week upon us

February 2, 2016 Try as one might to remember that the Super Bowl is just a football game and that all the hoopla surrounding it is merely marketing hype, it is impossible not to get caught up in the excitement and... more »»

2012 plan may be answer

January 31, 2016 Well, the Ige administration doesn’t rank construction of a new Maui Community Correctional Center as a very high priority, so even a modest $1. more »»

Literary role models needed

January 29, 2016 How do juveniles in today’s complex world find a hero — or at least a role model — they can relate to? Certainly, growing up in the ’50s and ’60s, one was taught such ideals exist. more »»

A bully with thin skin

January 28, 2016 As this is written on Wednesday, presidential candidate Donald Trump has decided to take his ball and go home. more »»

Lessons from anniversary

January 27, 2016 Today marks the 71st anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. On Jan. more »»

Mainland’s brutal weather

January 26, 2016 Yes, it may have seemed a bit voggy at times this past weekend as the winds couldn’t make up their minds whether to blow trades or Kona, but all in all it was another spectacular set of January days... more »»

Provide help, not handout

January 24, 2016 As the issue of homelessness moves to the front burner of all levels of government in Hawaii, one distinction must be kept in mind: Society has different obligations to people who can’t help... more »»

Positive signs out there

January 22, 2016 As this is written (on Wednesday), the stock market is fluctuating from being down between 400 and 500 points. The price of crude oil has fallen below $27 per 42-gallon barrel. more »»

Pipe dreams about power

January 21, 2016 In light of recent suggestions about how Maui’s electrical grid should be run, we’d offer two suggestions: 1. more »»

Disintegration of the process

January 20, 2016 Well, you sit there watching the rerun of the debate and you wonder why you are watchin. more »»

Targeting school needs

January 19, 2016 With this year’s state Legislature beginning Wednesday, we’d reiterate what we have said for several years: Hawaii should join one of the existing multistate lotteries (like Powerball or Mega... more »»



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