Todd Simmons

Todd Simmons is the former Opinion Editor for Civil Beat. You can follow him on twitter at @tmsimmons.
Todd Simmons: After Five Years In Paradise, Aloha

Todd Simmons: After Five Years In Paradise, Aloha

Civil Beat’s opinion editor bids a fond farewell as he returns to academia and the mainland. But he’ll take much from these islands with him.

Election Of Trump Increases Uncertainty In Asia-Pacific Relations Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Election Of Trump Increases Uncertainty In Asia-Pacific Relations

The outgoing president of the East-West Center says it can be a partner in moving policy in the right direction.

Hawaii Reacts To Trump’s Upset Victory Over Clinton Ronen Zilberman

Hawaii Reacts To Trump’s Upset Victory Over Clinton

Shocked Democratic audiences grow somber even before any Hawaii election results are released.

Todd Simmons: NextEra’s Solar Shenanigans In The Sunshine State Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Todd Simmons: NextEra’s Solar Shenanigans In The Sunshine State

Its principal subsidiary is spending millions on a measure to leave solar power generation solely in the hands of utilities.

Todd Simmons: ‘Who Is Our Hawaiian Superman?’ Disney

Todd Simmons: ‘Who Is Our Hawaiian Superman?’

Some Native Hawaiians bristle at Disney’s coming animated depiction of Maui. Who would be a better modern model for the demigod?

Todd Simmons: What A Clinton Win, Senate Flip Might Mean Scrumshus via Wikimedia Commons

Todd Simmons: What A Clinton Win, Senate Flip Might Mean

With Democrats holding the White House and a Senate majority, functionality might return to the federal government.

Todd Simmons: A Third US Senator For Hawaii? COD Newsroom via Flickr

Todd Simmons: A Third US Senator For Hawaii?

U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth has a strong chance to win a Senate election this fall in Illinois. The implications for Hawaii are significant.

Todd Simmons: Why Clinton’s Big Win Might Grow Even Bigger HillaryClinton.com

Todd Simmons: Why Clinton’s Big Win Might Grow Even Bigger

An emphatic win before an audience of historic size, and Trump blaming the moderator and his microphone, may reset the race.
Party Sues To Stop Bigoted Candidate From Running As Dem kaaihue4congress.com

Party Sues To Stop Bigoted Candidate From Running As Dem

Angela Aulani Kaaihue is running as a Republican in one congressional race and as a Democrat in another. Now Democrats are suing to stop her from claiming she's one of them.
Trump Still Wrong On Obama Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons

Trump Still Wrong On Obama

After igniting a controversy by refusing to concede President Obama was born in Hawaii, his campaign rushed in to clean up the mess.
Takai’s Legacy To Be Honored At 9/11 Fundraiser In NYC Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Takai’s Legacy To Be Honored At 9/11 Fundraiser In NYC

The late congressman played a key role in passing legislation providing benefits for 9/11 first responders. They'll remember his service next week.
New Caldwell Spot Attacks Djou For 9/11 Vote Kirk Caldwell for Mayor via Facebook

New Caldwell Spot Attacks Djou For 9/11 Vote

The Honolulu mayor's race took a negative turn with an appeal to voters' emotions over the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and first responders.