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Invoking the saints on the eve of the 2020 election

On this All Saints Day I enlist my mother, Gladys Vaz Morais and my father, John Victor Morais to move heaven and earth to help us to put things right in our ailing world. My mother left this world on

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Are you a Pope Francis Voter?

The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg less than 50 days before the Presidential election makes the Catholic vote more critical than ever. In a 2006 interview, Justice Ginsburg spoke of skipping the annual Red Mass because she did not

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Vote! With freedom comes responsibility

This commentary was first published in the Honolulu Star Advertiser on Aug 12, 2020. It is republished here with permission. In this most crucial of election years, it is more important than ever that we each do our part to

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VOTE! Guest Post: Hooser on the fear of speaking out in Hawaii – #politics

Aloha friends on every island. Hope all are doing as well as can be expected during these challenging times. I understand there are many competing priorities, and I deeply appreciate your taking the time and energy needed to participate in the primary

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Guest Post: Common Cause, transparency are vital to good government

This OpEd by John Webster, university professor and retired government relations executive for IBM and KPMG, was first published in the Honolulu Star Advertiser on July 16, 2020. Republished here with permission. Fifty years ago in 1970, Punahou School graduate

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Hawaii: Register to Vote by July 9, 4.30p.m. And tell a friend.

If you are registered to vote, please verify your correct mailing address at olvr.hawaii.gov by tomorrow, July 9, at 4:30 pm. If you are NOT registered to vote, please register at olvr.hawaii.gov by tomorrow, July 9, at 4:30 pm. If

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GUEST POST: Improved access to voting will ensure better leadership.   

With thanks to Tomoko Ella Hotema (seen here with her family) whose commentary was first published on Big Island Now. Reposted here with her permission and the permission of the publisher.             COVID-19 should make all

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