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Editorial

Migrant border surge response

The scenes from the border are dire and heart-rending. More than 14,000 migrants, most of them Haitians, crowded under and near a bridge in a makeshift camp. Women gave birth among the squalor. Men and children waded through the Rio Grande to Mexico for food, clean water and diapers. The wave ...

Vaccine skeptics and derision

You’ve likely seen the headlines about COVID-19 killing radio hosts and activists who opposed vaccines and masks. Several of those headlines were about Caleb Wallace, a Texan who helped organize a “freedom rally” this summer to protest mask-wearing. Some corners of the internet reacted ...

We are in the same canoe

A friend who works for the county was using his cell phone to record some video of a rally in front of the Wailuku State Office Building recently when he found himself surrounded. “Take off your mask,” shouted a woman. “This is a maskless demonstration, why are you wearing a mask?” ...

National debt and tax evasion

A new Treasury Department report finds that the United States is losing $163 billion per year because of tax evasion by the top 1 percent of earners. The story is mind-numbingly familiar: phenomenally rich people finding new and creative ways to boost their wealth even more by cheating the rest ...

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 ...