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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Back to School: Hawai’i, USA

August 1990 “A big, red sun was setting over smoggy Bangkok as the plane took off -- setting as my heart is...

Who’s Watching the Store?

It seems like every year we have a legislature, we have dozens of legislative tax proposals to wade through.  Some would lessen the burden...

The ‘Expat’ Lifestyle

Author's Note: In 1989, the Thoed Thai Highland Health Center Project implemented by Tom Dooley Heritage, an American non-governmental organization (NGO), in...

An Excerpt from Wave Woman, a new memoir from Hawaii author, Vicky Heldreich Durand

Vicky Heldreich Durand has had a life-long love affair with surfing. She recently launched a memoir, Wave Woman: The Life and Struggles...

Green Fees – But Not the Golfing Kind

Senate Bill 2696, which the Senate has just given to the House for consideration, is a bill “Relating to Green Fees.”  These green fees have...

Just a Technical Change

Some of the bills making their way through our Legislature are sponsored by executive departments.  One such department, the Department of Taxation, is behind a...

Proposed State Improvement Surcharge

In the past few legislative sessions, there always had been one or two proposals to raise taxes in a big way.  Some of them...

Putting It Into Perspective: Is the Coronavirus Panic Politically Motivated?

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST “In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity.”– Sun-Tzu

How Social Media Echo Chambers Dupe the Public

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST Social media has become a staple in our society. Through these platforms we stay connected with...
Bloomberg, Clinton & the DNC

Bloomberg: This Red Flag Should Be a Campaign Coffin Nail

There are a plethora of reasons why Michael Bloomberg shouldn’t be considered for the Democrat nomination to be president, but two stick out with...