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Legislature & Politics

The Particle-Wave Aspect of Modern Politics

We know that light is both a particle and a wave, but what I have observed in our modern politics is that this kind of “dualism” is everywhere and not in a good way. The need to have one’s cake and eat it too has meant that one side of

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Good Governance: Let’s Get Down to the Brass Tacks

In his 2014 book “Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy,” Francis Fukuyama of Stanford opines that good governance requires a centralized state, the rule of law, and accountability. He thinks our three branches of government in the U.S. go a long way

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Political Words That I Love to Hate

There are a few words that some people use in our political discourse that I have come to hate. I’m not exactly sure why, it is more of a visceral, emotional thing than logic. Let me try to explain each case in turn. Proactive. People often say, “you have to

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Politics in Hawaii: What’s Going On!?

On Thursday, April 14th, Dr. Keli’i Akina hosted a panel on the local and national political climate. The panelists were Andrew Walden, editor of the Hawaii Free Press; Colin Moore, Professor of Political Science and Director of the UH Public Policy Center; and Neal Milner, Columnist for Civil Beat. One year ago, who

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E Hana Kakou: Politics in Hawaii with Colin Moore

In the most recent episode of E Hana Kakou, Dr. Keli’i Akina interviewed Dr. Colin Moore–Director of University of Hawaii Public Policy Center, and Professor of Political Science–on the current political climate. The interview covered a wide range of topics, from the success of both Trump and Sanders in the state

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E Hana Kakou – Meet the Candidates: Alan Yim and Anthony Higa

This week, Dr. Keli’i Akina interviewed two candidates representing the Libertarian Party. Alan Yim, an ex-marine, is running for the 1st Congressional District of Hawaii in the United States Congress. Anthony Higa, a nurse, is running for State House District 19. “We’re here to represent the people, [to allow them]

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The Particle-Wave Aspect of Modern Politics

We know that light is both a particle and a wave, but what I have observed in our modern politics is that this kind of “dualism” is everywhere and not in a good way. The need to have one’s cake and eat it too has meant that one side of

Read More →

Good Governance: Let’s Get Down to the Brass Tacks

In his 2014 book “Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy,” Francis Fukuyama of Stanford opines that good governance requires a centralized state, the rule of law, and accountability. He thinks our three branches of government in the U.S. go a long way

Read More →

Political Words That I Love to Hate

There are a few words that some people use in our political discourse that I have come to hate. I’m not exactly sure why, it is more of a visceral, emotional thing than logic. Let me try to explain each case in turn. Proactive. People often say, “you have to

Read More →

Politics in Hawaii: What’s Going On!?

On Thursday, April 14th, Dr. Keli’i Akina hosted a panel on the local and national political climate. The panelists were Andrew Walden, editor of the Hawaii Free Press; Colin Moore, Professor of Political Science and Director of the UH Public Policy Center; and Neal Milner, Columnist for Civil Beat. One year ago, who

Read More →

E Hana Kakou: Politics in Hawaii with Colin Moore

In the most recent episode of E Hana Kakou, Dr. Keli’i Akina interviewed Dr. Colin Moore–Director of University of Hawaii Public Policy Center, and Professor of Political Science–on the current political climate. The interview covered a wide range of topics, from the success of both Trump and Sanders in the state

Read More →

E Hana Kakou – Meet the Candidates: Alan Yim and Anthony Higa

This week, Dr. Keli’i Akina interviewed two candidates representing the Libertarian Party. Alan Yim, an ex-marine, is running for the 1st Congressional District of Hawaii in the United States Congress. Anthony Higa, a nurse, is running for State House District 19. “We’re here to represent the people, [to allow them]

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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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