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Big Bad Surprises in the New Akaka Bill

By Kenneth R. Conklin, Ph.D. • Tribal casinos in Hawaii even if the state legalizes only church bingo. • Grabbing for federal, state, and even private lands in Hawaii. • Akaka tribe casinos competing against genuine tribes on mainland. • Grabbing federal handouts away from genuine tribes. • Pig in

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Somehow the thrill of being ‘green’ doesn’t add up

By Edward Gutteling “I’m trying to think, but nuttin’ happens!” ~ Curly Howard, The Three Stooges: Calling All Curs, 1939 ____________ All too often it seems our political leaders take actions that just don’t add up. Perhaps they didn’t think it through all the way themselves, or perhaps they really

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Auto energy use is less than that of modern rail lines

by Cody Hensarling Honolulutraffic.com recently released an important commentary debunking the myth that rail usage is less energy-intensive than auto vehicles. The summary of the commentary as presented by Honolulutraffic: “Rail transit in New York is more energy efficient than your car. But you don’t live there. The Honolulu rail transit

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Heritage Foundation Event a Success

by Cody Hensarling As a proud citizen of the State of Hawaii, I was thrilled to hear that the Heritage Foundation was hosting an event in my home state. To my pleasant surprise, the event surpassed my expectations.

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Are The United States & Hawaii Competitive?

by Adam Smith World leaders, business executives, bankers, journalists and other influential policy makers recently met in Davos Switzerland to discuss the most pressing economic and political issues of the day. During this year’s gathering, there was mutual agreement that soft economic conditions are forcing countries to rethink how they

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The Jones Act: Reform Needed

by Cody Hensarling “The high cost and lack of competitiveness of major U.S. shipbuilding currently burdens the businesses and residents of the noncontiguous jurisdictions with several adverse consequences.” – Michael Hansen, Hawaii Shippers Council

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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)

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Akaka or King?

Cody Hensarling’s reflections on Martin Luther King Jr. Day by Cody Hensarling “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” – Dr. Martin

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Big Bad Surprises in the New Akaka Bill

By Kenneth R. Conklin, Ph.D. • Tribal casinos in Hawaii even if the state legalizes only church bingo. • Grabbing for federal, state, and even private lands in Hawaii. • Akaka tribe casinos competing against genuine tribes on mainland. • Grabbing federal handouts away from genuine tribes. • Pig in

Read More →

Somehow the thrill of being ‘green’ doesn’t add up

By Edward Gutteling “I’m trying to think, but nuttin’ happens!” ~ Curly Howard, The Three Stooges: Calling All Curs, 1939 ____________ All too often it seems our political leaders take actions that just don’t add up. Perhaps they didn’t think it through all the way themselves, or perhaps they really

Read More →

Auto energy use is less than that of modern rail lines

by Cody Hensarling Honolulutraffic.com recently released an important commentary debunking the myth that rail usage is less energy-intensive than auto vehicles. The summary of the commentary as presented by Honolulutraffic: “Rail transit in New York is more energy efficient than your car. But you don’t live there. The Honolulu rail transit

Read More →

Heritage Foundation Event a Success

by Cody Hensarling As a proud citizen of the State of Hawaii, I was thrilled to hear that the Heritage Foundation was hosting an event in my home state. To my pleasant surprise, the event surpassed my expectations.

Read More →

Are The United States & Hawaii Competitive?

by Adam Smith World leaders, business executives, bankers, journalists and other influential policy makers recently met in Davos Switzerland to discuss the most pressing economic and political issues of the day. During this year’s gathering, there was mutual agreement that soft economic conditions are forcing countries to rethink how they

Read More →

The Jones Act: Reform Needed

by Cody Hensarling “The high cost and lack of competitiveness of major U.S. shipbuilding currently burdens the businesses and residents of the noncontiguous jurisdictions with several adverse consequences.” – Michael Hansen, Hawaii Shippers Council

Read More →

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)

Read More →

Akaka or King?

Cody Hensarling’s reflections on Martin Luther King Jr. Day by Cody Hensarling “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” – Dr. Martin

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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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