The Man, Behind the Man, Behind the Man

A quick guide on what to look for as a Honolulu voter, for Mayor There is a quote that my friends and I say from time to time, talking about politics: “He is the man, behind the man, behind the man”. To us it is kind of a joke when we say it, laughing with the realization that this is the how “politics in Hawaii” really works. More recently, that ...
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What are we seeing here?

"Kanye West & Jay-Z Concert - Kanye West" by Anirudh Koul is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0  First, an admission: Until last week, I had been barely paying attention to any news about Kanye West, his wife or any of the activities that seem to be quick fill for the entertainment columns. I saw that Kanye went to the White House, and with a gaggle full of press surrounding him, talked to President Trump ...
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Three on the Three

With the Kapu Aloha/TMT blockade/ Kia`i on the Mauna entering 100+ days of activity, there has been some very interesting developments stemming from this action. It all started here at the MaunaPhoto: by author As many see on the news, the “theme” that the Kia’i on the Mauna are exhibiting is getting traction, leading to other similar actions on two other infrastructure projects, both on Oahu. Those projects are the ...
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Bringing back the spirit

I was given the opportunity to attend a candidate’s fundraiser this last Friday (10/18). It was the first fundraiser for Honolulu City Council candidate Augusto Tulba, known throughout Hawaii and people with Hawaii at heart, Augie T, a professional entertainer and local comedian. The flyer from the event, from the Augie T. Facebook page He is running for the 9th Council District, basically a portion of the southwest and central ...
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On the Resignation of Shepard Smith

Shepard Smith From Wikipedia licensed under the Creative Commons 2.0 Attribution License. First off, a couple of disclaimers: First, there is only one show on Fox News that I watch with any regularity (which is sporadic these days), that being the Journal Editorial Report with Paul Gigot. I rarely if ever listened to Shepard Smith and his show. Second, while my education at college was in Political Science (BA & ...
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