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Editorial

Lies about the Capitol riot

The lesson lawmakers should have learned after the riotous attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6 is that violent words can incite violent acts. When lawmakers cross this line, the rebuke should come swiftly. With the exceptions of Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, and Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, ...

When America Stood as One

Where were you when you heard the terrible news? Most of us in Hawaii were asleep when hijackers smashed passenger jets into the World Trade Center and Pentagon on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. The first aircraft hit the North Tower at 2:45 a.m. HST. Some of us were roused by frantic phone ...

Afghan war reshaped US

Is America safer after its 20-year war on terrorism in Afghanistan has resulted in the Taliban’s victory? The answer, like the war itself, is muddled. The lack of resolution should cause considerable discomfort to Americans who lived through the trauma of 9/11 and cheered the U.S. ...

Impossible abortion law

A horrendous new Texas law that took effect last week bans abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected — typically around six weeks of gestation — and turn individuals into antiabortion vigilantes by empowering them to file civil suits against anyone who provided an abortion or helped ...

Isle drought past, future

During the past 121 years, The Maui News has covered many one-of-a-kind stories. The “miracle landing” of Aloha Airlines Flight 243 on April 28, 1988 leaps to mind, as do the banner headlines generated after a Japanese submarine shelled Kahului on Dec. 15, 1941. Other stories tend to ...

Pakistan hails Taliban success

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan was the first world leader who wholeheartedly welcomed the Taliban’s capture of Kabul on Aug. 15 — before its fall, Pakistan had maintained that it had little leverage on the Taliban to force them to accept a ceasefire and that it backed a political ...