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The Red Cross needs your help

November 25, 2014 The lava flow from Kilauea volcano near Pahoa on the Big Island has been declared a disaster by President Barack Obam. more »»

 
 
 
Interacting with Junior

November 24, 2014 One of the problems with having 12,463 channels, or thereabouts, on cable television is that there must be a program showing on all those stations. more »»

Welcome to basketball fans

November 23, 2014 Thanksgiving week is always an exciting time on Maui — and not just because we’re getting ready to give thanks for all our blessings and fill the ol’ tank with turkey and stuffing. more »»

Remembering John Kennedy

November 22, 2014 Fifty-one years ago today, John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas. more »»

Video stream flooding TV

November 21, 2014 The Wall Street Journal reported the other day that Nielsen, the television rating company, is going to begin measuring viewership of streaming video services like Netflix and Amazon Prime. more »»

A great day to quit

November 20, 2014 The American Cancer Society designates the third Thursday of November as The Great American Smokeout — a day to quit smoking or make plans to do s. more »»

Echoes from Gettysburg

November 19, 2014 One hundred and fifty years ago today, a president made a visit to a cemetery in Gettysburg, Pa., to commemorate a decisive battle in the War Between The States and honor the soldiers who fought it. more »»

Listening to the other side

November 18, 2014 Former President Bill Clinton told a gathering celebrating the 10th anniversary of the dedication of his presidential library last week that it is time for the United States to confront its final... more »»

Why did we participate?

November 17, 2014 There is a certain element in our society that has a guilt complex about the general success and goodness of the United States. How else to explain why a U.S. more »»

South Maui’s school daze

November 16, 2014 If ever a case could be made about why a detailed audit of the Department of Education is needed, the tale of the ever-elusive South Maui high school should be Exhibit One. more »»

Not right, but first

November 15, 2014 In an era of 24-hour news networks and websites, the competition to be first with a story is overwhelming. more »»

The bully at the summit

November 14, 2014 Russia has decided that in order to appear to be a superplayer on the world stage, it needs to start flexing its military muscle in a Cold War manner. more »»

A marriage or a divorce?

November 13, 2014 ‘Marry us or divorce us.” With those few words, Dr. more »»

The ‘coup’ at the council

November 12, 2014 Maui County Council Chairwoman Gladys Baisa is small in stature, large in heart. She is also our favorite politician. more »»

Holiday honors U.S. veterans

November 11, 2014 Today is Veterans Day. more »»

Another tough one for GOP

November 10, 2014 An Associated Press story that went out nationally described Hawaii’s continued devotion to the Democratic Party. more »»

The wall began coming down

November 9, 2014 Twenty-five years ago today, Nov. 9, 1989, a great symbol of the enslavement of a people began to crumble. more »»

A fogey in an e-world

November 8, 2014 Social media don’t set our heart atwitter. more »»

Notes on election

November 7, 2014 Some afterthoughts on Tuesday’s election in Hawaii, on Maui and across the nation: * Maui’s results bore out the old adage that the only way to beat an incumbent is with a stick. more »»

Time to act has arrived

November 6, 2014 Well, the midterm elections are over and instead of gloating or licking wounds, we’d hope that members of both parties in Congress will use this time to tackle some big issues. more »»

The bride wore a seat belt

November 5, 2014 Well, apparently not everybody is quite as concerned as we are with tight quarters on airliners. more »»

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Restating the Obvious

The real deal on immigration

November 24, 2014 E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post has written a lucid, thoughtful, well-informed and entirely wrong-headed column on immigration. It's so thoughtful you should read it anyway. more »

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