Maui Chamber of Commerce Apparently Let US Senate Candidate Mazie Hirono Jerk Them Around

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We don’t normally receive press releases from the pro-business, pro-establishment, pro-tourism, pro-commodification-of-all-things-lovely-about-our-home Maui Chamber of Commerce, so when we do, it’s quite an event. And today, this afternoon, we had an event. Quite an event indeed. “The Chamber of Maui Political Action Committee (COMPAC) will hold a forum this Wednesday night with former Governor Linda […]

MauiTime’s 2012 Hawaii Primary Election Endorsements

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When you don’t vote, you have no voice. There’s no truer statement in a democracy. Sure, we can bitch and moan about the influence of money in political elections, or the stranglehold “special interests” have over our legislatures or even the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of most candidates, but when it comes down to it, […]

After the ‘Opposites Attract’ TV Ad, Why is Ed Case Still Trying To Dance With Mazie Hirono and Linda Lingle in Hawaii’s US Senate Race?

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If I were Ed Case, I’d start to consider ending my electoral political aspirations. He’s a decent guy, sure, and, when he was in the House of Representatives, as effective as a legislator can be when he or she is from Hawaii. But from the start of his campaign for the U.S. Senate seat currently […]

Are Hawaii Public Officials Who Use Twitter Just Bots?

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So some Investigative Journalism in the Digital Age students at Eugene Lang College in New York have started the Bot or Not Project. This is a simple test that allows Twitter users to see if a particular Twitter account is maintained by an actual human being or is simple a computerized spam-sender–a “bot” (click here […]

Talking With U.S. Senate Candidate Ed Case

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By Anthony Pignataro Today he’s managing attorney with the Honolulu law firm of Bays, Lung, Rose & Holma, but from 2002 to 2007 Ed Case was a U.S. Congressman, representing Hawaii’s Second District. In 2006, Case gave up his very safe seat in the U.S. House to run against U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka. He never […]

Who’s Next? A Look At the Race to Replace Senator Dan Akaka

That sound you heard last week was the collective lip-smacking of numerous Hawaii politicians—both in and out of office—who are now chewing on a tantalizing question: who wants to become a United States Senator? It’s a pretty plumb gig—one that comes with influence, power and prestige. And the opportunity doesn’t present itself often; before 86-year-old […]

The Year in Review

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Is life like football or is football like life? Let’s see: one involves unnecessary roughness, revolves around money and encourages gambling and excessive drinking—and the other is played on Sunday. Another similarity between life and America’s real pastime (sorry baseball, ratings don’t lie): each is conveniently divided into four quarters. So let’s flip the coin […]