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Neal Milner

Neal Milner: Imagining Kakaako — How Our Hearts Lead Us Astray PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: Imagining Kakaako — How Our Hearts Lead Us Astray

The area is developing all too quickly thanks to public/private cooperation on steroids and the lack of urban vision.
Neal Milner: After Election Comes the Real Work of Being an Activist PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: After Election Comes the Real Work of Being an Activist

Volunteer-based civic organizations hold the keys to actually improving our lives and changing our communities.
Neal Milner: What Attack Ads Tell Us About Hawaii Politics RGA

Neal Milner: What Attack Ads Tell Us About Hawaii Politics

The TV spots from outside groups need to be carefully scrutinized and considered before you vote.
Neal Milner: How Bad Is Hawaii’s Office of Elections? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: How Bad Is Hawaii’s Office of Elections?

Pretty bad. The importance of its mistakes on the few big things far outweighs the good things it does.
Neal Milner: Why Does Hawaii Government Fail So Often? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: Why Does Hawaii Government Fail So Often?

As you listen to our political candidates, remember how little they accomplish.
Neal Milner: Hawaii Political Polling — It’s Time to Move On Flickr.com

Neal Milner: Hawaii Political Polling — It’s Time to Move On

Internet opt-in polls might be just the thing for Hawaii as social media changes the rules of traditional polling.
Neal Milner: The Most Extraordinary Thing About Neil Abercrombie’s Loss PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: The Most Extraordinary Thing About Neil Abercrombie’s Loss

Something unusual was happening well before challenger David Ige emerged that undermined the governors re-election bid.
Neal Milner: Independents’ Day Brian Tseng/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: Independents’ Day

Research shows most independents are really partisans who don't want to admit it.
Neal Milner: 2014 Election Shake Ups? Don’t Be Too Sure

Neal Milner: 2014 Election Shake Ups? Don’t Be Too Sure

Hawaii may seem to be on the verge of some big electoral upsets, but most likely it will return to form.
Neal Milner: The Primaries, the Average Voter and You Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: The Primaries, the Average Voter and You

The candidates care about the exceptional electorate, people like you who pay close attention to politics. So what does this mean for the coming elections?
Neal Milner: Taking Political Debates Less Seriously

Neal Milner: Taking Political Debates Less Seriously

Debates in Hawaii are often tedious, even embarrassing. Candidates need the courage to really connect with voters.
Neal Milner: The Politics of the Aloha Spirit Flickr.com

Neal Milner: The Politics of the Aloha Spirit

New book argues that the aloha spirit can motivate political changes.