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It has come to this. We, the American people, no longer have a true representative form of government. We are now saddled with an assembly of people, elected to office, who simply do not understand the US constitution, its mandates, its limits, its requirements, its obligations. Our...
Developments during this COVID crisis have brought out tax scofflaws in some of the most unexpected ways. The state has established a Rent Relief and Housing Assistance Program to help people affected by the pandemic make their rent or mortgage payments.
Recently, our Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs (DCCA) reminded people of a news release. The release was directed to anyone in Hawaii that owns or has control of an entity (such as a corporation, partnership, or LLC). DCCA explained that there are some...
When I first heard about the COVID-19 epidemic in China late last year, I realized how much easier it would be for China to deal with the virus than it would be for the US and other free countries.  Lockdowns, quarantines, and forced vaccinations...
When we analyze how well, or how poorly, our economy is faring in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and then try to craft appropriate corrective action, we often hear the buzzword “data-driven.”  ”Data-driven,” in general terms, means we want a strategy that is backed...
“Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.”  So reads the Eighth Amendment, part of the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution.  Many of us hearing these words think about Death Row and whether people waiting there are...
Not long ago I unearthed my Winchester 30-30 out of the safe where it had been sitting lo these many years. I purchased it in Decatur, Georgia, where I snuck off from a family reunion and headed to a pawn shop. Yes, I was playing hooky and...
A few weeks ago, we wrote about how the State’s procurement law was suspended by Governor’s Emergency Proclamation.  We argued it meant standardless spending, and we were delighted to report last week that the issue was addressed in the most recent Emergency Proclamation.  In...
Let's begin with wireless ear buds. I know I’m showing my age, but I never thought the day would come when I’d have ear buds dripping out of my auricles. However, after a month of testing these out, I’m sold on the Liberty 2...