Monday, October 18, 2021
With the incredible failure in planning and leadership, not to mention the almost belligerent reluctance to act on the part of the Biden administration on the issue of Afghanistan – and the subsequent posturing by the mainstream media and the political Left, the time has arrived for...
Let’s face it folks. We’ve spent a helluva lot more time in our kitchens in the last year or so than we ever dreamed possible. We’ve had no choice but to prepare nearly 100% more of our own meals. Not all of those meals were healthy and...
An official for the UN’s Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said Tuesday he was "optimistic" after several local Taliban leaders expressed support for the education of females following the Islamofascist group's seizure of Afghanistan. UNICEF's chief of field operations in Afghanistan, Mustapha Ben Messaoud, said he...
This week we reflect on a piece in “The Atlantic” that argues quite persuasively that your government not only taxes people by taking their money, but also imposes administrative burdens that waste countless precious hours of people’s time
This week we are taking up as a new and noteworthy development Bill 17 being considered by the Honolulu City Council. That bill would give the city’s Department of Planning and Permitting a clear pathway to enforcing fines that the Department imposed by allowing the Department to record liens against the property that the fines concern, and then to foreclose on the liens like a mortgage company would if a mortgage was in default.
First, a quick question: What’s worse than having your property condemned, or taken for a payment representing “just compensation”?
Covid-19 has upended just about everything. For those of us who have been fortunate enough to work out of our homes, meeting primarily via Zoom, there’s no longer the need to “dress up”.  Sure, you need to look presentable, but there’s no reason to...
The term “vaccine hesitancy” is being used to characterize a large percentage of people who have not lined up to get vaccinated against COVID-19.  The term "vaccine hesitancy” implies a pause to reflect before getting vaccinated. It is a term that implies that people...
Some time ago, we devoted some of this space to discuss the State Auditor’s findings regarding the Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Special Land and Development Fund (SLDF).  That fund is the repository of all land rents the State receives for land that is either leased...
On July 9, 2021, President Biden issued the “Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy.” There wasn’t much media coverage of it outside of the business press, because the order is lengthy and, rather than announcing new law, for the most part focuses on telling his agencies to enforce the laws that are already on the books relating to specific industries.