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Wednesday, December 20, 2023
Hawaii Teacher Certification Wins Praise from Heritage Foundation
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:07 AM :: 1466 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

"... Almost three-fourths (72 percent) of its teachers are alternatively certified ...."

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Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Slavery Poisons Solar Industry’s Supply Chains
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:11 PM :: 1683 Views :: Energy, Ethics

... Roughly 80% of solar components are manufactured in China using slave labor ....

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Thursday, September 28, 2023
Lawsuit: Hawaii Breaks Law on Voter Rolls
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:36 PM :: 2216 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections

... Hawaii’s chief election officer violated the National Voter Registration Act, which requires states to update voter registration rolls regularly ....

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Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Deadly Hawaii Fires Are Result of Political and Policy Failures—Not Climate Change
By Heritage Foundation @ 8:53 PM :: 2612 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... the left never lets a crisis go to waste ....

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Monday, September 12, 2022
School Choice: Hawaii Ranks Dead Last
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:40 PM :: 2151 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... Hawaii is #41 in overall education freedom. The state ranks last in School Choice but fourth in Regulation ....

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Monday, March 14, 2022
Let’s Not Die on Red Hill
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:13 PM :: 2049 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... the government has reacted in a typical knee-jerk fashion ....

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Election Integrity? Hawaii Dead Last
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:02 PM :: 3099 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

... Assessing the Status of State Election Fairness and Security ....

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Monday, April 12, 2021
U.S.-Taiwan Partnership in the Pacific Islands
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:07 AM :: 2129 Views :: Military

... For the U.S., the Pacific Islands are critical to the Indo-Pacific strategy and its status as a resident power in the Western Pacific. ... 

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Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Gabbard’s Exit From House to Leave Democrats With 1 Less Centrist Voice
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:16 PM :: 3520 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation

...Gabbard is one of the few remaining voices of moderation in her increasingly left-wing party in Congress....

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Chinese Agent Awarded 'Inouye Chair' at UH Manoa
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:20 PM :: 6162 Views :: Higher Education

“...Black Futures Lab is a fiscally sponsored project of the Chinese Progressive Association....”

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Trump’s Executive Order on Improving Policing Brings Welcome News in Troubled Times
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:52 AM :: 3659 Views :: Law Enforcement, Police

"...an executive order that will encourage police departments nationwide to meet the most current professional standards for the use of force, including tactics for de-escalation.  Also, we’ll encourage pilot programs that allow social workers to join certain law enforcement officers so that they work together....” 

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Confronting Police Abuse Requires Shifting Power From Police Unions
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:22 AM :: 4619 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Police

...“We do not have the ability to get rid of many of these officers that we know have done wrong in the past due to issues with both the contract and the arbitration associated with the union.”....

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Sunday, April 5, 2020
We’re All Homeschoolers Now
By Heritage Foundation @ 9:45 PM :: 3643 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...A rapidly flourishing market of online resources is beginning to meet the content needs of millions of students across the country....

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
What’s Really Driving the Homelessness Crisis?
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:59 PM :: 3345 Views :: Homelessness

...There has been remarkably little clarity on this key question....

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Saturday, September 14, 2019
Why Flushing the "Clean Water Rule" Was the Right Thing to Do
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:44 PM :: 5337 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Agriculture

...The Trump administration announced that it had finalized its repeal of President Barack Obama’s infamous 2015 Clean Water Rule....

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019
​Judges Seated by Trump Begin to Transform ‘9th Circus’
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:16 PM :: 3518 Views :: Judiciary

...The confirmation of Trump nominee Daniel Bress in July gave the president his seventh judge on the court. It also brought the once lopsided appeals court to 16 Democrat appointees and 12 Republican appointees, with one remaining vacancy.... 

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Saturday, June 29, 2019
Better Education for Military-Connected Children
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:55 AM :: 4346 Views :: Education K-12, Military

...a new nationally representative survey reporting on the experiences and opinions of over 1,200 active-duty military families. ...

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Saturday, June 8, 2019
Democrat Senator Reveals His Ties to the Knights of Columbus
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:31 PM :: 6231 Views :: Congressional Delegation, First Amendment, Religion

...Some Democrats have stood up to Hirono's anti-Catholic rhetoric....

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019
I Was America’s First ‘Nonbinary’ Person. It Was All a Sham.
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:34 PM :: 6675 Views :: Ethics, Family, Health Care

... Four years ago, I wrote about my decision to live as a woman in The New York Times ....

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Friday, February 1, 2019
The Inequality of the Equality Act: Concerns from the Left
By Heritage Foundation @ 9:36 PM :: 8370 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment, Higher Education

...The proposed Equality Act would add “gender identity” to the Civil Rights Act of 1964....

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Friday, January 11, 2019
Gabbard Standing up Against Anti-Catholic Bigotry Within Democratic Party
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:12 PM :: 6564 Views :: Congressional Delegation, First Amendment, Religion

...Hirono asked, “If confirmed, do you intend to end your membership with this organization to avoid any appearance of bias?”....

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019
The Misinformed, Ineffective War on Styrofoam
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:43 PM :: 4946 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...a recent report on Oahu suggests that a Styrofoam ban is unlikely to reduce litter and increase recycling....

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Fact-Checking 5 of Trump’s Claims in Border Speech
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:20 PM :: 5198 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...Trump made the case Tuesday night for the $5.7 billion he wants Congress to approve for a wall expanding the physical barrier along the southern border to stop the flow of illegal immigrants and drugs. The Daily Signal examines five of the president’s claims....

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Monday, November 26, 2018
Professor Thinks Banning These Words Would Fix Free Speech on College Campuses
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:58 PM :: 5450 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

...“Remind students that one of the central missions of the university, which justifies its existence, is to get at the truth.”....

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Monday, November 26, 2018
4 Problems With the New Climate Change Report
By Heritage Foundation @ 8:45 PM :: 3906 Views :: Environment

...mass deaths, global food shortages, economic destruction, and national security risks....

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Monday, November 26, 2018
Plastic Straw Ban Crusades Are About Progressive Virtue Signaling, Not Practical Solutions
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:42 PM :: 3698 Views :: Environment

...why such a seemingly trivial matter has become such a big deal....

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Saturday, July 28, 2018
Trump Hits Roadblocks in Remaking the Nation’s Most Liberal Court
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:13 PM :: 3959 Views :: Judiciary

...Earlier this month, the Senate confirmed a Trump nominee from Hawaii to the 9th Circuit despite heavy opposition from conservative Republicans. Trump withdrew a nominee from Oregon, however, although he was regarded as conservative....

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Monday, May 21, 2018
Government Relies on Flawed Data to Determine Endangered Species
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:36 PM :: 5530 Views :: Environment, Land Use

...“essentially half of the species” identified by Fish and Wildlife Service officials as “recovered” never should have been listed in the first place....

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Saturday, May 5, 2018
Social Capital Index for Hawaii Counties
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:12 PM :: 4623 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics

...Everyone Needs a Close Community, but Those Are Fewer and Fewer....

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Thursday, May 3, 2018
Secretive Commissions Determine Who Violates Anti-Discrimination Laws
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:54 PM :: 7273 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

...during oral arguments at the Supreme Court on Dec. 5, 2017, Justices Anthony Kennedy, Stephen Breyer, and Sonia Sotomayor questioned the commission’s hostility....

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Monday, April 23, 2018
Bought and Paid For: Russian Oil Money Flows to US Anti-Fracking Protesters
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:03 PM :: 7257 Views :: Energy, Environment, Ethics

...From 2010 through 2015, the Sierra Club Foundation received more than $18 million and Natural Resources Defense Council received more than $15 million....

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Monday, April 16, 2018
Physician-Assisted Suicide: Some Humans are Disposable
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:15 PM :: 4394 Views :: Life

...This practice of discarding human life turns the practice of medicine upside down....

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Friday, March 2, 2018
Russia Behind Protests Against Dakota Access Pipeline
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:04 PM :: 7121 Views :: Energy, GMOs

...tag-team efforts of Russian trolls and ‘keep it in the ground’ activists....

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Friday, January 26, 2018
Hawaii’s False Missile Alarm Exposed Critical Weaknesses. Here’s What Must Be Done.
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:33 AM :: 4497 Views :: Military

...It was clear to anyone who has worked any level of civil defense planning, or who has lived through the drills of the 1950s and ’60s, that after the false alarm went out, no one in Hawaii had any idea what to do....

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
How Affirmative Action Hurts Asian-Americans in College Admissions
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:09 AM :: 4594 Views :: Higher Education

...Asian-Americans must score 140 points higher on their SATs than white students, 270 points higher than Hispanic students, and 450 points higher than black students....

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Monday, November 13, 2017
What These 3 Doctors Think Should Be Done for Children Who Think They Are Transgender
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:00 AM :: 6227 Views :: Family, Life

Three doctors, specializing in pediatrics, biology, and psychiatry, are criticizing what they say is the reliance on feelings over facts ....

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Saturday, October 7, 2017
Promise Kept: Trump Administration Protects Americans’ Religious Freedom
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:13 PM :: 6171 Views :: First Amendment, Religion

...The Obama administration winnowed the definition of religious freedom down to the narrow idea of “freedom of worship.” This was rebutted in the first line of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ memorandum....

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Thursday, August 3, 2017
Break the Government Monopoly on Flood Insurance
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:56 AM :: 6955 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation, Cost of Living

...Since the 21st Century Flood Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 2874) passed out of committee in June, it has been subject to intense industry lobbying....

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Monday, June 26, 2017
What a Wounded Veteran Thinks of Trump’s VA Reform
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:55 PM :: 5795 Views :: Health Care, Military

"What happened was a national disgrace, and yet some of the employees involved in these scandals remained on the payrolls." -- President Donald J Trump

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Friday, June 23, 2017
Transforming Military Impact Aid into Education Savings Accounts
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:01 PM :: 5317 Views :: Education K-12, Military

...Hawaii is one of only four states where over 30 percent of high school graduates who hope to join the Army cannot achieve an adequate score on the Armed Forces Qualification Test.... 

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Thursday, June 1, 2017
Paris Protocol: Devastating Economic Costs, Essentially Zero Environmental Benefits
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:59 PM :: 9722 Views :: Energy, Environment, Economy

...policies like those resulting from the Paris agreement will have little impact on global temperatures....

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Thursday, May 18, 2017
FCC Takes Step Towards Freeing the Internet
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:08 PM :: 5267 Views :: First Amendment, Small Business

...preventing “1930s-era regulations on internet providers.”....

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Thursday, May 4, 2017
The First Step in Revoking Obama’s Land (and Ocean) Grab
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:56 PM :: 5590 Views :: Environment, Small Business

What is done by executive power can be undone by executive power....

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Immigration: 9th Circuit Judge Warns Against ‘Judicial Psychoanalysis’
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:30 AM :: 5533 Views :: National News

Applying campaign statements when interpreting law “sows chaos,” said Judge Alex Kozinski, who has been on the 9th Circuit since 1985....

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Hawaii is in North Korea’s Crosshairs with no Real Defense
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:25 AM :: 5885 Views :: Military

There are two major courses of action that can be followed....

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
How Paid Home Care leads to Union Membership Scam
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:28 PM :: 8322 Views :: Family, Health Care, Labor

... Kupuna Caregivers $70/Day Appropriation SB534 / HB607 ....

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Friday, March 10, 2017
Hawaii Has No Case Against Revised Travel Executive Order
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:40 PM :: 4855 Views :: National News

Hawaii’s lawsuit consists almost entirely of policy arguments as opposed to legal claims, and the legal claims that are made are far-fetched....

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017
POTUS Rescinds WOTUS: Hawaii Waters to be Freed of Federal Control
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:22 AM :: 6266 Views :: Environment, Agriculture

By developing a rule that recognizes the need to work with states to address water issues, the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers will be helping the environment, not hurting it....

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Thursday, December 29, 2016
America’s Crummy Airports: How to Fix Them?
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:41 PM :: 4366 Views :: Tourism

Not a single U.S. airport was ranked in the top 25 airports in the world, and our largest and most important airports scrape the very bottom in terms of customer satisfaction....

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Stars Align for the Congressional Review Act
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:33 PM :: 4866 Views :: Akaka Bill

...rules adopted as far back as June 3, 2016, are still within this review period....

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