Luke Evslin

Luke Evslin: Can We Grow Our Economy, Not Our Population? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Luke Evslin: Can We Grow Our Economy, Not Our Population?

Hawaii's economy has been based on growth for a long time. Now that needs to change.
Luke Evslin: Let’s Cap And Trade Carbon Dioxide Emissions Here Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Luke Evslin: Let’s Cap And Trade Carbon Dioxide Emissions Here

The federal government can't do it; so Hawaii should join California and other states in tackling climate change.
Luke Evslin: Don’t Punish The Poor By Raising Excise Taxes Luke Evslin

Luke Evslin: Don’t Punish The Poor By Raising Excise Taxes

Instead, let's pay for transportation and road repairs through a substantial increase in the gas tax and the vehicle weight tax.
In Kauai, Let’s Not Go Down The Same Old Road Luke Evslin

In Kauai, Let’s Not Go Down The Same Old Road

We should repair roads rather than build new ones, and pay with gas taxes instead of raising the excise tax.
Fear: Separating The Rational From The Irrational Ian Burt/Flickr

Fear: Separating The Rational From The Irrational

This commentary won First Place in Civil Beat's Emerging Writers Contest.
While We Fixate On Trump, We Ignore Or Attack Efforts To Save The World NASA

While We Fixate On Trump, We Ignore Or Attack Efforts To Save The World

The rest of the world is bewildered by the fact that America has the only climate-denying political party on the planet.
Syrian Refugees: We’re Making The Same Obscene Mistake Again Bengin Ahmad/Flickr.com

Syrian Refugees: We’re Making The Same Obscene Mistake Again

I used to wonder how the world could turn their back on Jewish refugees in the face of Nazi atrocities. Now it's my generation's turn.