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A old man’s suggestions II

February 22, 2014 We occasionally write here about driving on Maui, the weather and — when we are being really creative — about driving on Maui in bad weather. more »»

Productivity and pay

February 21, 2014 An interesting column in The Wall Street Journal addressed the decoupling of compensation from productivity that is shrinking the American middle class. more »»

Hillary Clinton is too old for what?

February 21, 2014 The esteemed political writer Charlie Cook recently produced a column titled “Is Hillary Clinton Too Old to Run?” Despite couching his thoughts with a mention that if Clinton were to run, she would... more »»

Wealth inequality contributes to enduring ‘class warfare’ in politics

February 21, 2014 WASHINGTON – Despite the comforting myth that we’re all in this together, disagreement over what constitutes a fair share in the nation’s economic pie continues to flourish in both Democratic and... more »»

Showcasing our athletes

February 20, 2014 One might not think there would be a great deal of appeal in Hawaii for the Winter Olympics. more »»

Polls show volatility

February 19, 2014 Results of Hawaii polls released this weekend indicate that 2014 could be a wild year in politics in the state. more »»

Not so fast with the tech

February 18, 2014 In a tech-savvy world, a rather surprising result was announced by a company named Kaplan Test Prep. more »»

Presidents Day 2014

February 17, 2014 This 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.. more »»

Friday’s press breakdown

February 16, 2014 Friday morning’s paper was delayed for hours when a gearbox that controls the speed of the press went bad. more »»

Data brokers tracing you

February 15, 2014 While it may seem we are obsessed with the violations of privacy that have accompanied the exploding use of the Internet, there are real problems that have been created. more »»

A Valentine’s Day thought

February 14, 2014 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 »»

Little Brother may be watching

February 13, 2014 For someone who is not a “techie,” an amazing — but a bit scary — demonstration this week made us wonder who besides Big Brother is watching. more »»

A very short work year

February 12, 2014 Well here it is, February, so talk has already begun that Congress isn’t going to be working on much of anything until after the 2014 elections, a scant 10 months away. more »»

Don’t gut ban on cellphones

February 11, 2014 Efforts to allow exceptions to the state’s ban on using cellphones or texting while driving are, for the most part, way off base. more »»

Chasing the gold standard

February 10, 2014 “Happiness is your dentist telling you it won’t hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill.” — Johnny Carson Insomniacs everywhere are waiting for the next incarnation of “The Tonight Show. more »»

A courageous decision by CVS

February 9, 2014 The decision by CVS/Caremark pharmacies to stop selling tobacco products was a courageous one. CVS operates under the Longs Drugs name in Hawaii. more »»

‘How do I love thee’

February 8, 2014 With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’re pretty sure a news article we saw the other day had a few don’ts in it for aspiring Lotharios. more »»

State of the county

February 7, 2014 Mayor Alan Arakawa’s State of the County speech Wednesday was an upbeat appraisal of how Maui is doing under his leadership — and where he wants to take us in the coming years. more »»

Debt ceiling comes again

February 6, 2014 Like a bad recurring dream, the need to raise the federal debt ceiling is coming agai. more »»

Strange fight at UH-Manoa

February 5, 2014 The University of Hawaii Professional Assembly, the union that represents teachers at UH-Manoa, has filed a grievance trying to block the school’s attempt to ban smoking there. more »»

 
 

 

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