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Fan Mail

by Cody Hensarling The following is an actual un-edited email sent by a reader to GRIH Policy Analyst Malia Blom-Hill: Date: February 3, 2012 3:51:25 AM EST To: maliah@grassrootinstitute.org Subject: how can you look in the mirror after writing such shit? “As...

Welcome to the New Site

Aloha! Welcome to the new online home for the Grassroot Institute in Hawaii. We are proud to reveal to you our new platform for interacting with our members, offering timely commentary on local and national issues, highlighting insightful events, and connecting...

Dignity Denied

by Cody Hensarling “Is it too much to ask to have a little dignity when we are traveling?” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) Yesterday, January 23, 2012, Senator Rand Paul attempted to travel to Washington DC to speak at the Rally for Life. I use the word “attempted”, because...

SOPA What?

by Cody Hensarling “You can’t be a conservative and support SOPA.” – Rush Limbaugh On Wednesday, the internet was abuzz with popular protests of various forms all targeting the Stop Online Privacy Act and the Protect IP Act. The highlights of said protest included a...

NPV: Not For Me

by Cody Hensarling In 2008, the Hawaii State Legislature overturned Governor Lingle’s veto to pass legislation affirming the National Popular Vote. This legislation, which the legislature has the authority to overturn, serves primarily as an attempt to destroy the...