She is right

Over a weekend, a message is circulating on social media that Honolulu City Councilwoman Andrea Tupola spoke on Instagram. It was the verbal reading of a letter she sent to the Mayor of Honolulu, Rick Blangiardi, asking him, in essence, to end the emergency decrees over COVID-19, and return the power of management of it to the Honolulu City Council. You can hear the entire piece here Although there are ...
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This pundits list

“Stan Fichtman I still wanna see your list”, came a request from a fellow political pundit on Facebook one evening after a post. That post was announcing that Hawaii Congressman Ed Case told Civil Beat that he intends to run for re-election for the House seat he holds, rather than throw his name into the ring for Hawaii governor in 2022. In response to that request, I informed the pundit, ...
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100th post, with some values

Making it to 100 on many things is a big deal. From push-ups to miles to, well, blog posts, 100 seems to be something of a big deal in blog land. That I can appreciate, so with this being the 100th post of the Politics Hawaii with Stan Fichtman, I went to seek out what others did for their celebration. The man behind the keyboard PC: Stan Fichtman Some posted ...
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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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