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Can there be too much sunshine?

December 19th, 2012 · 7 Comments

That’s the question I asked in my Civil Beat column this morning (“Hawaii Monitor: Can There Be Too Much Sunshine in Government?“). Please stop over at Civil Beat and check it out. I expect my thoughts will be controversial and, hopefully, trigger some insightful discussion. Don’t be shy about commenting.

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Tags: lobbyists · Politics · Sunshine

Rain before dawn (photo)

December 19th, 2012 · 2 Comments

It was damp and threatening when we left the house this morning for our daily walk to the beach at dawn. Definitely umbrella weather, except that the wind was likely to render those umbrella’s less than effective. Yesterday’s early morning weather was about the same, and we got pretty wet. Today, though, we lucked out. […]

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Tags: Kaaawa · Photographs

Senator Inouye’s legislative legacy?

December 19th, 2012 · 10 Comments

Here’s a question for those with more knowledge of Senator Dan Inouye’s career: What do you think will be considered his most important or enduring legislative legacy? I’m thinking here in terms of legislation. Spark Matsunaga is remembered for his long efforts that resulted in creation of the U.S. Institute of Peace. Patsy Mink’s name […]

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