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Volunteer Developers Work Together to Create Apps for Transparency

Natalie Iwasa

BY NATALIE IWASA - Have you ever tried to figure out who’s monetarily supporting a particular candidate or how your political contributions are being spent? Would you like to know all of the candidates in a particular race – not just the ones the media chooses to cover? Wouldn’t complete candidate profiles be nice? While […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

You Yearn For Progress In Your Life. Now What?

Russ Gerber

By RUSS GERBER -- The moments that followed a deep-down prayer for help many years ago had an all-alone, helpless feel to them. On the surface, nothing had changed and I was heartbroken. Hours of contemplation, listening, yearning to be heard and helped, and still no answer, no help. If there was a divine influence […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

Would You Be Shocked? Hawaii's Power Prices the Highest in the Nation

Tom Yamachika, Tax Foundation of Hawaii

By Tom Yamachika - When most of us pay at the gasoline pump, we know the prices are very high relative to the mainland. Part of the problem is the different taxes that are imposed on fuel. We are actually going to talk about something else, but we will return to this later. What you […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

Health Alert: Obesity, Diabetes and Gluten Intolerance May Be Caused by Foods Contaminated with GE Baker's Yeast

Kauai vegetables

BY SYDNEY SINGER - While debate rages over the health impacts of GMO foods, the food supply may already be contaminated with genetically modified microorganisms designed to produce drugs, including hormones, causing a host of metabolic diseases. Obesity, type 2 diabetes and the health problems associated with eating gluten and wheat might actually be caused […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

Hawaii Under Attack From The Air!

Arial ads hawaii

No, it's not Pearl Harbor. But from some of the reactions we're seeing, you might think the Imperial Japanese Navy was once again anchored off of our fair shores. But thankfully no, it's only aerial advertising, one small airplane towing a sign. But the airplane's sorties have been generating attention like you wouldn't believe. Hawaii has […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

The NSA's Online Dragnet

FILE - President Barack Obama, July 10, 2014.

By Jacob Sullum - As an Illinois senator running for president in 2008, Barack Obama promised there would be no more "wiretaps without warrants" under his administration. He abandoned that position even before he was elected to the White House, voting for legislation that amended the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to let the National […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

Colorado's Governor Sees the Light on Marijuana Legalization

Photo courtesy of Reason

By Jacob Sullum - In 2012 John Larson, a retired high school math and science teacher, voted against I-502, the initiative that legalized marijuana in Washington. Yet last week Larson was one of the first government-licensed marijuana merchants to open a store in that state: Main Street Marijuana in Vancouver. "If people were dumb enough to vote it […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

America's Unsustainable Long-Term Debt Trajectory

By Peter Suderman - In the past year or so, the White House has become increasingly aggressive in touting President Obama’s achievements in reducing the deficit. The deficit has been “cut by more than half since 2009,” a 2013 blog post by the White House Office of Management and Budget declared, pointing to the shrinking […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

Obama Administration Defends 'Almost-Orwellian' NSA in Federal Court

Credit: White House / Flickr.com

By Damon Root - In his December 2013 opinion in Klayman v. Obama, Judge Richard Leon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the "almost-Orwellian technology that enables the government to store and analyze the phone metadata of every telephone user in the United States" not only sounds like the […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

A Travel Primer to French Polynesia

by Robert F. Kay One of the great things about living in Hawaii is its proximity to French Polynesia. Hawaiian Airlines has a weekly flight that's ideal for Honolulu residents. If you've never been there, you owe yourself a visit. Below is travel survival guide that will get you started. Society Group Tahiti, French Polynesia’s […]

July 11th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary,Opinion,Travel | Read More »

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