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Neal Milner

Neal Milner:  How to Do Progressive Politics in a Hostile Environment Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: How to Do Progressive Politics in a Hostile Environment

Free community college. A national increase in the minimum wage. Congress isn't likely to be biting, but Obama can still move the issues along.
Neal Milner: Accept Working Class Realities and Help the Kids PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: Accept Working Class Realities and Help the Kids

Reversing economic and social trends is next to impossible, but we can improve the lives of children.
Neal Milner: We’re Dealing With a Growing Wave of Fragile Families Diana Beideman/Flickr.com

Neal Milner: We’re Dealing With a Growing Wave of Fragile Families

The new economic realities that are destabilizing the working class have even young Americans nostalgic for the days of "Leave It to Beaver."
Neal Milner: Why a Retirement Tax Is Good for Old People Vinoth Chandar/Flickr.com

Neal Milner: Why a Retirement Tax Is Good for Old People

A blanket exemption from taxes for people over a certain age is not only unfair to everyone else, it's also unfair to the old people who are stereotyped as helpless.
Neal Milner: Hawaii Is Going Backwards on Education Reform PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: Hawaii Is Going Backwards on Education Reform

While the state backtracks on early childhood education, it's moving all too quickly to implement the Common Core standards.
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.