Monthly Archives: December 2010

Lessons from the ‘Ledge’ – Next step for Abercrombie nominees

Lessons from the ‘Ledge’ – Advice and Consent “Each principal department shall be under the supervision of the governor and, unless otherwise provided in this constitution or by law, shall be headed by a single executive. Such single executive shall … Continue reading

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On the meaning of leverage and other important lessons of the ‘Ledge’

I began learning the lessons of the legislature when first elected to the Kauai County Council some 12 years ago. Watching the current power struggle occurring in the House of Representatives reminded me of the basic rules that, whether one … Continue reading

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Do Ask, Do Tell: Blowing off the closet doors

Kudos to Hawaii’s U.S. Senators Inouye and Akaka, for coming out in strong support of ending the untenable ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy targeting gay and lesbian military service members. “I believe the time has come to allow gay men … Continue reading

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As the tide resides, a tsunami of change is ready to run through Hawaii government

The jaded and the cynical will say “It’s just rhetoric.” But the change that is upon us is more than just a catchy tag line at the end of a 30 second commercial. This change is real, it is unavoidable … Continue reading

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