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Presidents Day 2015

February 15, 2015 Monday is Presidents Day. The Presidents Day holiday has taken on a peculiar kind of piquancy, particularly if your taste runs to passionate politics. Presidents Day came about because two U.S. more »»

A Valentine’s Day thought

February 13, 2015 For those of us who were born married, Valentine’s Day is sort of the acid test of the relationship. “Please, don’t get me anything. I don’t need anything. We can’t afford anything this year. more »»

Call off the dogs

February 12, 2015 Brian Williams of NBC News has been our favorite television news anchor for the last decade. He has always come across as an honest, humble purveyor of the news. more »»

More sunshine please, not less

February 11, 2015 The story last Saturday about the reappointment of Patrick Wong as corporation counsel over the objections of some of the backers of the moratorium on genetically modified organisms had — to put it... more »»

Little Brother may be watching

February 10, 2015 For someone who is not a “techie,” an amazing — but a bit scary — demonstration made us wonder who besides Big Brother is watching. more »»

Thieves on the Internet

February 8, 2015 The Internet has certainly opened up new opportunities and new worlds to all of us. Unfortunately, that opened-up world is also providing a bunch of new opportunities for cybercriminals. more »»

‘How do I love thee?’

February 6, 2015 With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’re pretty sure a news article we saw last year had a few don’ts in it for aspiring Lothario. more »»

Comeback of a killer

February 5, 2015 Say what you want to about heroin, it is a drug that doesn’t discriminate. It addicts the poorest of the poor, the richest of the ric. more »»

Bracing for the attacks

February 4, 2015 In the past two weeks, there has been a lot of speculation about the 2016 race for president. more »»

Have a safe Super Sunday

February 1, 2015 Well, it’s Super Sunday. more »»

Planning for the future

January 30, 2015 One would assume from the clarification issued Wednesday that Mayor Alan Arakawa’s comments to a Honolulu television station about possible mass transport in Maui’s future were somehow controversia. more »»

Anniversary’s lessons

January 29, 2015 Tuesday marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. On Jan. more »»

Ige must take the lead

January 28, 2015 We were a little bit disappointed in Gov. David Ige’s seeming reluctance to lead the charge to public-private partnerships for hospitals in the Hawaii Health Systems Cor. more »»

Super week is upon us

January 27, 2015 Try as one might to remember that the Super Bowl is just a football game and that all the hoopla surrounding it is merely marketing hype, it is impossible not to get caught up in the excitement and... more »»

Starting with agreement

January 25, 2015 Well, it’s State of the Union time, and the president has been out of Washington campaigning for the new proposals he outlined in his speech last week. more »»

Modern life, simple joys

January 23, 2015 There are modern conveniences that definitely make life better. Some of them are little things. more »»

Troubles at the IRS

January 22, 2015 Tax season is open for business this week. The Internal Revenue Service announced that it is accepting 2014 return. more »»

Training caregivers

January 21, 2015 Most of us have had some experience with caring for a loved one who has recently been released from a hospital. Sometimes the treatment is pretty easy — simply monitoring medications, for example. more »»

No good news for smokers

January 20, 2015 If there was ever a government report or action that changed a nation, it could well be the first Surgeon General’s Report on smoking issued in 1964. more »»

Monday is a historic day

January 18, 2015 Monday is the national holiday celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. more »»

 
 
 

 

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