Ron: Don’t Mask Me In!

I’m a mask-up-during-the-pandemic supporter. Masks might not be the ultimate answer, but until we get better data on infection transference, keeping our exhalations at least minimally trapped makes sense. That said, we  have to remember the song line from Evita: “Politics is the art of the possible.” City councilman Ron Menor is promoting the impossible […]

The Good And The Very Ugly, Dumb, Bad

Land use zoning and Plans & Permitting — two areas of totally inconsistent allowance and enforcement by the state and the county when it comes to development pressure on Oahu. It’s no surprise, then, that so many citizens think it’s all about favors, campaign contributions, and who you know and play golf with at the […]

Let’s Give Our Mayors More Anti-Covid Powers

Los Angeles County announced a new stay-home order today as coronavirus cases surge out of control in the nation’s most populous county. The three-week order takes effect Monday. It came as the county confirmed 24 new deaths and 4,544 new cases of COVID-19. The five-day average of new cases was 4,751. Nearly 2,000 people in the county […]

To Serve And PROTECT? Not Quite!

This column was birthed by an episode of Radiolab I heard last week on National Public Radio. It stunned me when I realized it applies to me, to you, and to the Honolulu Police Department. Most  police departments in America employ the slogan “To Serve and Protect.”  Or “To Protect and Serve.” Turns out the […]

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