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Why Naipaul Is Not Great: A True (non-Kantian) Appraisal of a Literary Career Now Ended

Originally posted on S. Shankar:
I first read Naipaul in Malaysia as a teenager. I would check out his books from the library of the club to which my family belonged. I recognized the world that Naipaul described in early…

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It’s NOT too late to REGISTER AND VOTE TODAY. Polls close at 6p.m.

Polls are open until 6pm. If you need to find out where your polling location is check out the Office of Elections Polling Location Finder If you still arenʻt registered to vote – you can register at the polls today.

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A Look At My 2018 Kauai Primary Election Votes

Originally posted on GaryHooser's Blog:
In preparation for the final day of voting on August 11th, many in the Kauai community have been asking my thoughts on the various candidates running for office. To make it easy, I have…

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Guest Post: Multiply or Divide? The Economy of Generosity

With thanks to Rev. David Gierlach, Rector, St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, for permission to publish this sermon of July 29, 2018. Back in my seminary days some 40 years ago (ouch!) our homiletics professor said there is one thing you

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Guest Post: Rev. Jazzy Bostock on finding living water in a parched landscape

Where there is no water, there can be no life. This is true of plants and animals alike. There is no substitute for water. This week, I began to pull out some of the overgrowth in the little garden behind

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Governor Ige: Leadership, Core Values and Resolve Under Pressure

Originally posted on GaryHooser's Blog:
Governor David Ige’s leadership, core values and resolve under pressure was clearly demonstrated by his recent signing into law SB3095.  Hawai‘i residents concerned about their health and the health of their children and grandchildren…

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Heroes of SB3095 – This is what democracy looks like

Originally posted on GaryHooser's Blog:
By now, most of you have heard that Governor David Ige has signed into law SB3095. Yes, we won. It’s amazing really.  The real story of course is about how it happened. How a…

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CTA Calls on Catholics to Take Immediate Action for Immigrant Families

Call To Action, a Catholic organization committed to justice in our Church and world, is appalled by the forced separation of migrant families, as well as the practice of detaining children in Border Patrol facilities, tent camps and other horrific locations. This

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Reduce houselessness with living wage, paid family leave

More than a quarter of the 25 seats in the Hawaii Senate are held by women. More than a quarter of the 51 seats in the Hawaii House of Representatives are held by women. But that apparently wasn’t enough woman

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