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Editorial

Price hikes here to stay?

Sorting through the offerings in the meat department's bargain bin last week in Kihei, we spotted an average-sized rib-eye steak that had originally been priced $56. Looking a little gray and nearing the expiration of its "sell by" date, it was marked down 30 percent. That still made it a $39 ...

Hearings show lies can kill

“Big protest in D.C. on January 6th,” President Donald Trump tweeted in December of 2020. “Be there, will be wild!” His supporters listened. This week’s hearing by the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol underscored the connections between ...

Biden’s climate agenda at risk

Joe Biden’s trip to Saudi Arabia this month highlights the paradox of American power. The U.S. has the economic heft to punish an opponent — but not enough to alter the behavior of a determined adversary. Sanctions will see Russia’s economy contract by 9 percent next year. But Washington ...

Digital privacy at risk after Roe

In the 21st century, our phones might know we are pregnant before the people closest to us do — a reality that, with the overturning of Roe v. Wade, has become more dangerous than ever. Digital-privacy advocates have long warned about the amount of our personal information that companies ...

Government for the good of all

“Let’s see what we can get away with.” A bold, contemptuous statement, for sure. A short series of words guaranteed to quickly raise the ire of anyone on the receiving end. What really sets tempers aflame is when those entrusted with government adopt it as a way to turn a personal ...

Immigration needs reform

The death toll of migrants who have succumbed to the heat after being trapped in a tractor-trailer has risen to 53. Discovered on June 27 on a remote stretch on San Antonio’s Southwest Side, these migrants deserved a humane and fair immigration system — one that honors the rights of ...