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Neal Milner

Neal Milner: Is Bipartisanship In D.C. Even Possible Anymore? Flickr

Neal Milner: Is Bipartisanship In D.C. Even Possible Anymore?

You might say no. You might be right. But there are reasons for hope.
Neal Milner: Why UH Football Program Won’t Win, But Will Survive Cory Lum / Civil Beat

Neal Milner: Why UH Football Program Won’t Win, But Will Survive

The cards are stacked against the Warriors. They're not part of a big-money power conference, and Honolulu is too urban to provide a passionate fan base. But they will play on.
Neal Milner: Changing Hawaii’s ‘No Talk Stink’ Culture? Good Luck Screen Shot/YouTube.com

Neal Milner: Changing Hawaii’s ‘No Talk Stink’ Culture? Good Luck

Improving this state's toxic, opaque political and administrative culture isn't impossible, just unlikely.
Neal Milner: Rein in Political Passion, and We Might Get Something Done PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: Rein in Political Passion, and We Might Get Something Done

Try a little introspection, investigate what's behind opinions that differ with yours, and you might become a "superforecaster."
Neal Milner: The Focus is on Donald, But the Smart Money is on Jeb Mike Licht/Flickr.com

Neal Milner: The Focus is on Donald, But the Smart Money is on Jeb

As a bombastic attention-getter straight out of the operatic mold, Trump has thwarted the party regulars. But they usually win in the end.
Neal Milner: Let’s Hope Homelessness Effort Isn’t Business as Usual Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: Let’s Hope Homelessness Effort Isn’t Business as Usual

The Hawaii governor's city-state leadership team is generating hope, but will it prove to be just one more committee masking the typical inaction of our leaders?
Neal Milner: Politics, Not Science, Drives the Climate Change Debate NASA

Neal Milner: Politics, Not Science, Drives the Climate Change Debate

We may all live on the same planet, but Democrats and Republicans are worlds apart when it comes to today's preeminent environmental issue.
Neal Milner: ‘Shady Characters’ Tell a Spicy History of Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: ‘Shady Characters’ Tell a Spicy History of Hawaii

Veteran reporter Jim Dooley's new book recounts his coverage of the state's darker side — political scandals, crime and corruption.
Neal Milner: An Idyllic Niche In Kakaako Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: An Idyllic Niche In Kakaako

We crave more destinations we can walk to, places where we can get to know our neighbors. Think small parks and sidewalk cafes.
Neal Milner: What Will Be the Legacy of Obama Campaigns? Steve Rhodes/Flickr.com

Neal Milner: What Will Be the Legacy of Obama Campaigns?

The president twice marshalled support with unique organizing efforts that put more power into the hands of volunteers. What will they do next?
Neal Milner: A Bum Knee Sparks Ruminations on Rejuvenation — and Sex iStock.com

Neal Milner: A Bum Knee Sparks Ruminations on Rejuvenation — and Sex

In my grandparents’ day people were more likely simply to passively accept old age. That made them older faster.
Neal Milner: What Hawaii Kai Tells Us About Honolulu Bert Kimura/Flickr

Neal Milner: What Hawaii Kai Tells Us About Honolulu

Changes in the neighborhood speak to what living in a diverse and growing city is all about.