On Afghanistan

As readers of this blog may have realized, I have been more active in posting items on the blog’s Facebook page, rather than writing thoughts and observations here. There is a good reason for this omission – and it has a lot to do with the core reasons why I engage in the political discourse and study it so much. Since the middle of August, I have been watching with ...
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This isn’t the hill he’ll die on

First Circuit Court, HonoluluPC: Hawaii State Judiciary Website On Thursday, August 18th, a preliminary hearing on whether three Honolulu Police Officers should be tried for murder, in the case of the shooting of Mr. Iraemember Sykap, ended when the judge ruled there was no compelling evidence to try the three officers. The official term of rejection was “no probable cause”. This ruling was made after the Honolulu City’s Prosecuting Attorney, ...
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A story to be told

Mark Lindquist PC: https://www.markjlindquist.com/bio.html As many who read Politics Hawai‘i with Stan Fichtman knows, I speak on the issue of mental health from time to time in posts. Especially for the last 16 months, the issue of mental health and keeping it has been as important as keeping your physical health up and not getting sick. Luckily, society has recognized this to the point where people are willing to speak ...
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One star, two-star

As we continue with the COVID saga, with this chapter starting a couple of weeks ago when the case counts started spiking, now spiking to 600 plus, it's important to keep perspective of what is happening and what we are doing to address the myriad of things from it. Will the "rights of all" call be overtaken by those who say "rights for the vaccinated, and than for everyone else?" ...
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The Show Goes On

Although a year late, the commencement of the Olympics may have come at a good ttime, regardless. PC: "Can't wait to see what this world class city does for its Olympics. Snapped this shot of the 2020 Olympic poster in the one of the subway stations. #olympics #tokyo #tokyo2020 #japan" by glubbert is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 On Friday night, the 23rd, the 2020 Olympic Games held its opening ceremonies thus officially getting ...
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