Vets deserve support
August 28, 2013 The U.S. public will clearly not repeat the mistakes of the Vietnam era, when war veterans returned to a nation that failed to acknowledge their sacrifice and service. more »»
Are skills taught in an education?
August 27, 2013 The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that beginning next spring graduating seniors at some 200 colleges will begin taking a new test to see exactly what they’ve learned in school. more »»
Another monster rules a country
August 26, 2013 Some scenes make you want to weep. The pictures of children’s bodies killed in a chemical weapon attack last week in Syria were heartbreaking. Row after row of tiny frames wrapped in white cloth. more »»
Neil Armstrong — the Right Stuff
August 25, 2013 Today marks the first anniversary of the death of Neil Armstrong. As regular readers know, we are big fans of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. more »»
End of an era, end of an ethos?
August 24, 2013 We grew up in the newspaper business in an era of giants. There were star reporters like Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward, Seymour Hersh, Tom Wolfe, Jack Anderson and Hunter S. Thompson. more »»
An incredible Charity Walk
August 23, 2013 Every year we are astonished by the amount of money raised for charity by the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association’s annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk. more »»
Gay marriage’s time has come
August 21, 2013 We’d applaud Maui’s state Senate delegation for backing the idea of Gov. Neil Abercrombie calling a special session of the Legislature to pass a bill legalizing gay marriage in Hawaii. more »»
Watch out for ‘phishermen’
August 19, 2013 It was quite a surprise to get an email from PayPal on Thursday thanking us for using our account with them to purchase “Vintage Photo Sexy College Girls 1990’s or 2000’s” on eBa. more »»
Kick her while she’s down
August 17, 2013 The other day while we were having breakfast, we heard a news item on CNN that is beyond belief. Swimmer Victoria Arlen won four medals in the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. more »»
How about a little sunshine?
August 16, 2013 The deliberations by the Maui County Council about how to proceed with the investigation of the demolition of the Old Wailuku Post Office were conducted Wednesday almost entirely behind closed door. more »»
‘Say it ain’t so, A-Rod’
August 10, 2013 The suspension of 13 baseball players this week for violations of Major League Baseball’s drug policy is the biggest scandal in the game since the 1919 Black Sox scanda. more »»