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Grassroot’s Interview with a Vampire

by Sebastian Koenig Most people don’t think of vampires when they think of Honolulu, but the truth is that the undead enjoy a good vacation spot as much as the living. Grassroot Institute staffer Sebastian Koenig was flattered to be invited to dinner by Viscount Armando Cortez, who tries to

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Gun Control on Elm Street

by John Engle Classic serial killer films have a fairly standard arc: the killer hunts down his victims, usually teens, and slays them with various sorts of deadly implements running the gamut from prosaic knives to terrifying chainsaws. The helpless and hapless victims spend most of the run-time fleeing, getting

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Civil Forfeiture and the Trampling of the Constitution

by John Engle In the wake of the recent tragedy and conflict in Ferguson, Missouri, a great deal of attention has been shone on the apparent militarization of America’s police. People point to increased use of SWAT and police forces’ access and use of heavy military hardware as indicators of

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Hawaii is Now the Most Expensive State to Live In

by John Engle A recent study by the State of Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC) is the latest to report it is excruciatingly expensive to live in Hawaii. According to its findings, Hawaii tops the list of expensive states to live in comfortably. To understand what is meant

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Education: Why there is no easy fix for the system

by Sebastian Koenig The various education systems around the world often have their merits, but also their flaws. Some systems might equip a large number of students with the tools and knowledge to become valuable members of the workforce, but at the same time have trouble encouraging artistic and creative

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Exposing the Shaka Movement’s Dishonesty

by John Engle Hawaii has become a veritable battlefield for the advocates and opponents of genetically modified crops (GMO). Champions of the free market and of sound science have succeeded lately against the relentless tide of anti-science, ideology-driven environmentalism. On Kauai, a federal court has struck down a law that

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Federal Court Upholds the Free Market on Kauai

by John Engle Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have been a hot-button issue in Hawaii politics for years. Champions of organic food, alternative medicine, green initiatives, and others have banded together in an effort to destroy the burgeoning GMO industry in the state. Some at the state and local level, efforts

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Grassroot’s Interview with a Vampire

by Sebastian Koenig Most people don’t think of vampires when they think of Honolulu, but the truth is that the undead enjoy a good vacation spot as much as the living. Grassroot Institute staffer Sebastian Koenig was flattered to be invited to dinner by Viscount Armando Cortez, who tries to

Read More →

Gun Control on Elm Street

by John Engle Classic serial killer films have a fairly standard arc: the killer hunts down his victims, usually teens, and slays them with various sorts of deadly implements running the gamut from prosaic knives to terrifying chainsaws. The helpless and hapless victims spend most of the run-time fleeing, getting

Read More →

Civil Forfeiture and the Trampling of the Constitution

by John Engle In the wake of the recent tragedy and conflict in Ferguson, Missouri, a great deal of attention has been shone on the apparent militarization of America’s police. People point to increased use of SWAT and police forces’ access and use of heavy military hardware as indicators of

Read More →

Hawaii is Now the Most Expensive State to Live In

by John Engle A recent study by the State of Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC) is the latest to report it is excruciatingly expensive to live in Hawaii. According to its findings, Hawaii tops the list of expensive states to live in comfortably. To understand what is meant

Read More →

Education: Why there is no easy fix for the system

by Sebastian Koenig The various education systems around the world often have their merits, but also their flaws. Some systems might equip a large number of students with the tools and knowledge to become valuable members of the workforce, but at the same time have trouble encouraging artistic and creative

Read More →

Exposing the Shaka Movement’s Dishonesty

by John Engle Hawaii has become a veritable battlefield for the advocates and opponents of genetically modified crops (GMO). Champions of the free market and of sound science have succeeded lately against the relentless tide of anti-science, ideology-driven environmentalism. On Kauai, a federal court has struck down a law that

Read More →

Federal Court Upholds the Free Market on Kauai

by John Engle Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have been a hot-button issue in Hawaii politics for years. Champions of organic food, alternative medicine, green initiatives, and others have banded together in an effort to destroy the burgeoning GMO industry in the state. Some at the state and local level, efforts

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PETITION: Exempt medical services from Hawaii's excise tax!

To the Hawaii Legislature:

Hawaii families face skyrocketing healthcare costs and a shortage of doctors. Exempting medical services from Hawaii’s general excise tax would result in millions of dollars in savings for residents and help bring doctors back.

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