Articles by Grassroot Institute of Hawaii:

To Bring True Peace To The Middle East, Women In Palestine And Israel Must Take Center Stage

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 in Guest Commentary

by Ralph Benko Recently, in the offices of the Mayor of the city of Nablus, Palestine, the missing pieces that would permit a just and lasting peace in the Middle East to flourish may have been presented.  If harmony can be restored (as it can) within the social fabric that underlies the political fabric, peace […]

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Grassroot Perspective Podcast: Liberty and Movies

Friday, February 22nd, 2013 in Guest Commentary

By Malia Hill, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii In this week's Grassroot Perspective podcast, Malia Hill discusses the Moving Picture Institute's "Liberty in Film" awards, with her own comments on why it matters and why Iron Man is the most libertarian character in film at the moment. Listen below, and don't miss the opportunity to submit […]

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How China's President Is Earning A Nobel Peace Prize

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 in Guest Commentary

By Ralph Benko China appears to be on the verge of closing, or, at minimum, seriously reforming its 350 forced labor camps, together with injecting due process into its system.  It is an historic development, one under-reported in the mainstream Western media. The New York Times  and Reuters, but far too few other media, are on this story. […]

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Grassroot Perspective Podcast: Celebrity, Steven Tyler, & the 1st Amendment

Friday, February 15th, 2013 in Guest Commentary

By Malia Hill, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii In this week's Grassroot Perspective podcast, Malia Hill discusses the proposed "Steven Tyler Act" and how it operates as a restraint on free speech.  In addition, she highlights some listener responses to last week's podcast on the soda/sweetened drink tax. Listen below, and don't miss the opportunity to […]

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Minimum Wage Fraud Revisited--Again and Again

Friday, February 15th, 2013 in Guest Commentary

By Ken Schoolland, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii Federal and state politicians are eager to raise the minimum legal wage—again. They have raised the minimum legal wage many times before, but they complain that it is never enough. The last rise in the minimum wage wasn’t enough because the prices of food, clothing, and shelter keep […]

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How To Rescue The Republicans From The Grave Karl Rove Is Digging For Them

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 in Guest Commentary

by Ralph Benko Is the GOP going the way of the Whigs?   And, if so, can a new enthusiastic determination to defend our Constitutional rights save it? Jeffrey Bell, policy director for the American Principles Project (which this columnist professionally advises), presents a compellingly grim scenario in a recent column, entitled Losing Streak: The Democratic Ascendency […]

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Grassroot Perspective Podcast: Obesity, the Soda Tax, and the Nanny-State

Friday, February 8th, 2013 in Guest Commentary

By Malia Hill, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii In this week's Grassroot Perspective podcast, Malia Hill discusses the latest effort to raise taxes on sugary drinks (e.g. soda, juice, and energy drinks) and the rationale that its necessary to combat obesity.  Finally, she responds to listener concerns in response to last week's podcast on gun control. […]

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Is Illinois Hawaii's Canary in the Coal Mine?

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 in Guest Commentary

By Stephen Zierak, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii Irresponsible management of government finances has caused Standard & Poor’s to drop its Illinois credit rating to A-.  This is not like your improvement in school that brought your C to an A-, thus making your parents pleased and proud you had finally learned something.  No, it is […]

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Yes Virginia, There Is A Constitutional Monetary Unit

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 in Guest Commentary

By Ralph Benko Last week, the Virginia House of Delegates Rules Committee passed, by an 11 – 1 bipartisan majority, a bill to establish “a joint subcommittee to study the feasibility of a United States monetary unit based on a metallic standard, in keeping with the constitutional precepts and our nation’s founding principles….”   Such a study could prove to be a […]

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Grassroot Perspective Podcast: Gun Control, Conservatism in Hawaii & Listener Comments

Friday, February 1st, 2013 in Guest Commentary

By Malia Hill, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii In this week's Grassroot Perspective podcast, Malia Hill discusses the gun control legislation in the state legislature and responds to listener comments on Senator Schatz and whether there are conservatives to be found in Hawaii. Listen below, and don't miss the opportunity to submit questions (or possible topics) […]

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