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Election for Hawaiian convention delegates proceeds without campaign, ethics laws

October 10th, 2015 · No Comments

My Civil Beat column this week took a different look at the upcoming election for delegates to a Native Hawaiian political convention who will then “decide whether or not to create a document or constitution for a nation and its governance.” I’m registered to vote in this election, so started looking at the process, which […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Elections · Ethics · lobbyists · Politics

Do independent campaign expenditures create potential conflicts?

September 29th, 2015 · 5 Comments

That was the question raised in an email yesterday from Kioni Dudley, who has been tirelessly working in opposition to the development of the Hoopili project. He wrote: A few days ago, I sent you this information we have found about the City Council Members taking huge campaign donations from entities that would profit directly […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Politics

How lunacy becomes reality

September 28th, 2015 · 10 Comments

I’m on an early flight from San Francisco back to Honolulu this morning, but wanted to recommend this column from Aljazeera America by Larry Beinhart, author of “Wag the Dog”, which was made into a 1997 movie starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro. Beinhart argues that the style of “objectivity” adopted by the mainstream […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Media · Politics

Kauai rep moves to settle charges of filing inaccurate or incomplete campaign reports

August 26th, 2015 · 4 Comments

It was somewhat surprising to see the reports yesterday that the Attorney General had filed charges against Kauai Rep. James Tokioka for “recklessly” filing campaign spending reports that were not complete or accurate during last year’s primary election. It was reported last night by KHON (“AG files campaign reporting violation charges against Kauai lawmaker“), and […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Court · Politics

Is Berne Sanders’ campaign surging or peaking? And what about The Donald?

August 14th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Here are two contradictory views of the prospects of the Bernie Sanders campaign. First, here’s a very enthusiastic assessment of the campaign’s prospects which appeared this week in The Observer (“A Bernie Sanders Shocker Is Coming). The author sees the large crowds at recent Sanders’ events, 15,000 in Seattle and an estimated 28,000 in Portland, […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Politics