Why my father shuns social media

My father is behind the curve on social media, but I think he is onto something. You see, my father was born in 1933. He...

The Republican memo doesn’t spotlight the real scandal

If the president hoped that the memo by Republican staff on the House Intelligence Committee would end the investigation into Russian meddling in the...

Finding the costs of unfettered rights, security

After the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks that killed more than 3,000 Americans, the United States responded with an array of security upgrades that...

Much more than economics

There are so many things to lament about the modern world — fracturing families, the rise of authoritarianism, the rage for torn jeans —...

Will Trump repeat Obama’s mistakes?

During the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump excoriated President Barack Obama for “the way he got out of Iraq,” which Trump said “was the founding...

Voter apathy is the symptom, not the problem

When I was a kid like you, I used to tell high school classes, people kept warning me to quit shooting my mouth off...

Truth, tribes and tyranny

The fissures continue to appear, the dominant topical one cracking the thin crust of Hawaii’s Big Island. In the human context and the matter...

The Trump economy

With the 2020 presidential election on the horizon, voters will have a distinct choice: Elect another food stamps politician like Barack Obama or re-elect...

Why I write; why I’m happy

I began writing the book just published this past week — “Sex Matters: How Modern Feminism Lost Touch with Science, Love, and Common Sense”...

Two cheers for democratic socialists

“Socialism has known increments of success, basic failure and massive betrayal. Yet it is more relevant to the humane construction of the twenty-first century...