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Rethinking sentencing

August 24, 2016 We agree with President Barack Obama and others both on the left and right that criminal sentencing guidelines need to be revised. more »»

 
 
 
The roots of poverty

August 23, 2016 As we watch the devastation of the thousand-year rain in Louisiana, we remembered a report we saw last year on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. more »»

Who cares about apathy?

August 21, 2016 What does it mean when less than a third of eligible voters turn out for an election? According to a Maui News story last week, only 28. more »»

Admission Day today

August 19, 2016 State and county governments are closed today in observance of Admission Day — the day 57 years ago that Hawaii became the 50th state in the United State. more »»

The two sides of term limits

August 18, 2016 A few years ago, we wrote a piece here about term limits. While our views have changed a bit, we are more firmly convinced that term limits are a good ide. more »»

Fight against distractions

August 17, 2016 Behind the wheel of an automobile is a dangerous place to have a wandering mind. All of us are sometimes distracted by problems at work or family pressures that lead to inattention while driving. more »»

Play it one more time

August 16, 2016 Like an eagle flapping its wings before soaring into flight, Michael Phelps warms up before a race by loosely throwing his arms around his body. more »»

Olympians are inspiring

August 14, 2016 Every Olympic year, we recount how we first fell in love with the games: Some 40 years ago, our family became hooked on the Olympics. more »»

Primary on Saturday

August 12, 2016 Maui and the state of Hawaii suffer from almost chronic low voter turnout for elections. And, as bad as the turnout for general elections is, it is usually even worse for primaries. more »»

Part of a lab experiment?

August 11, 2016 A long time ago, a college professor told his sociology class about a study that related the behavior of lab rodents to the density of their population. more »»

A great example

August 10, 2016 At a time when there appears to be rancor everywhere, sometimes an example of how we should behave crosses our path. more »»

Anniversary of resignation

August 9, 2016 Forty-two years ago today, Richard Nixon resigned as president of the United States. On Aug. more »»

Interesting primary

August 7, 2016 Saturday’s primary election here is a sort of mini-reflection of what is happening across the country. more »»

Agreement is needed

August 5, 2016 We hope Avery Chumbley‘s optimism expressed Wednesday that the United Public Workers union and the state will reach an agreement allowing Maui’s public hospitals to transition to a partnership with ... more »»

The reason for leash law

August 4, 2016 As a dog owner, it is a matter of faith that our trusted companion would not hurt a fl. more »»

The answer is at home

August 3, 2016 It is awfully easy to shop on the internet. Too easy. Heck, if you even express interest in a product, a bot will follow you to almost every website you visit reminding you about i. more »»

A profile in courage

August 2, 2016 “Profiles in Courage” was a Pulitzer Prize-winning book written by John F. Kennedy about actions taken by eight senators that involved great political ris. more »»

A contrast in conventions

July 31, 2016 What a difference a week makes. Just over a week ago, we were profoundly disturbed by the then just-concluded Republican National Convention in Cleveland. more »»

Right stuff still needed

July 29, 2016 Fifty-eight years ago (July 29, 1958) Congress established the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The space agency was created, in large part, out of fear. more »»

Amendment’s anniversary

July 28, 2016 Today is the anniversary of the ratification of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. more »»

Disclaimers everywhere

July 27, 2016 Have you noticed that we now live in a world of legal disclaimers? During a news program on television, a commercial came on touting the success of a firm that invests in mutual funds. more »»

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Restating the Obvious

Mass guilt

August 21, 2016 Here is an episode I was not aware of but that resonates today: From Politico Magazine, a story about rounding up Muslims in America. Read the whole thing. more »

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