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Timeliness is important

May 24, 2016 Perhaps it is a sign of our own naivete, but we are troubled when someone who has the title of secretary of Veterans Affairs appears to make light of long wait times for vets’ doctor appointments. more »»

Another study clears GMOs

May 22, 2016 The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released another report last week on the safety and efficacy of genetically engineered crops (or genetically modified organisms). more »»

Don’t take this it’ll kill you

May 20, 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 »»

A shocking decision

May 19, 2016 To say that we were surprised that the U.S. more »»

Graduation day wishes

May 18, 2016 “If you want to be successful, it’s just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing. more »»

Catalyst for change

May 17, 2016 There are a few Supreme Court rulings that are so significant that virtually everyone who attended school has heard of them: * Marbury v. more »»

HMSA assures its members

May 15, 2016 Hawaii Medical Service Association representatives spread the word this past week that the transition of control of Maui Memorial Medical Center to Kaiser on July 1 will not affect their members’... more »»

Folks who should be congratulated

May 13, 2016 Generally on Friday the 13th, we are filled with trepidation and tread softly. more »»

The wild, wild web

May 12, 2016 When can someone steal your business’s name, make it appear you are engaged in public obscenity, demand an outrageous payment from you and be completely immune from prosecution? Why, when that... more »»

GOP getting torn apart

May 11, 2016 The shredding of the fabric that used to be the Republican Party continues. Paul Ryan, speaker of the House, says he is “not ready” to support presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump. more »»

Prepare early for storms

May 10, 2016 Watching tornadoes wreak havoc on the Mainland at the end of last month reminds us we will be entering storm season soon here in the Pacific. Every year we write editorials about preparation. more »»

Celebrating Mother’s Day

May 8, 2016 “One bright and guiding light “That taught me wrong from right “I found in my mother’s eyes . . . “God’s gift sent from above “One real unselfish love “I found in my mother’s eyes. more »»

Anniversary of V-E Day

May 6, 2016 Sunday is the 71st celebration of Victory in Europe. May 8, 1945, is marked as the day that Germany surrendered, when the Nazis laid down their arms ending the European part of World War II. more »»

Boy’s Day a tradition

May 5, 2016 May 5 is another opportunity for all of Maui to enjoy one of the cultural contributions to the island’s calendar of special days. more »»

Reject the proposal

May 4, 2016 As regular readers know, we have backed the concept of changing the current form of county government from strong mayor-council to a professional manager-council. more »»

Perspective on political fights

May 3, 2016 There is a tendency to look at history — particularly at our historical heroes — through rose-colored glasses. more »»

The meanings of May Day

May 1, 2016 Today is May Day. more »»

A month to remember

April 29, 2016 As April comes speeding to a close, it is worth noting that another April some 71 years ago saw some of the leading figures in the world’s bloodiest war leave the stage. more »»

A naive view of the world

April 28, 2016 As we listened to Donald Trump’s “substantive” speech on foreign policy Wednesday, we were struck again how history repeats itself. Trump’s views are decidedly isolationist. more »»

Reading not so fine print

April 27, 2016 It’s easy to understand how people get into serious trouble with credit cards. We have a credit card with a major retailer and this week we got a notice in the mai. more »»

Inspiring students

April 26, 2016 A Gallup Poll of 30,000 college graduates in 2014 found that “name-brand” schools don’t produce happier lives or more success than good old generic ones. more »»



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Where were you in 1960?

May 23, 2016 A Bloomberrg in Brief story led me to the attavhed trade graph. The story is irrelevant to me and, probably, most or all of my readers, but the graph was a stunner. more »

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