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Victor Craft

Victor Craft is a retired aerospace worker having functioned as an FAA certificated Airframe and Powerplants Technician, Logistician and Quality Assurance director working on several major weapons systems. Vic also served tours of duty with the armed forces in Vietnam, Kenya and the United Kingdom.
We Need A Sense Of Nation Cory Lum/Civil Beat

We Need A Sense Of Nation

We as a people and a nation, however way one wishes to define it, must rise up and assume our responsibilities as citizens.

Saying ‘That’s Just Hawaii’ Doesn’t Cut It Anymore PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Saying ‘That’s Just Hawaii’ Doesn’t Cut It Anymore

From bad roads to an out-of-control rail project, we’ve got issues. Who will step up and demand accountability?

State GOP Must Open Doors To Change Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

State GOP Must Open Doors To Change

Hawaii Republican leaders seem more focused on their own survival than revitalizing the party.

Humpty Dumpty Is Sitting On Trump’s Wall Getty Images/iStockphoto

Humpty Dumpty Is Sitting On Trump’s Wall

President Trump is already looking foolish with his push for a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border.

Are We Just Becoming Better Educated Chimpanzees? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Are We Just Becoming Better Educated Chimpanzees?

The Thirty Meter Telescope should be embraced as a celebration of Hawaiian exploration.

 

Models To Address Housing Costs Exist; Who Will Look For Them? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Models To Address Housing Costs Exist; Who Will Look For Them?

Other areas have taken novel approaches to rent control and curbing non-resident home purchasing. What can we learn from them?

VA Still Failing Its Mission To Serve Veterans Via Wikimedia Commons

VA Still Failing Its Mission To Serve Veterans

The writer, a Vietnam veteran, charges that the old problem of long waits to see doctors has turned into a new problem: denied claims.
We Can No Longer Ignore The Issues That Drive Us Apart White House via YouTube

We Can No Longer Ignore The Issues That Drive Us Apart

The events of the past eight days have revealed a nation adrift. To set a new course, we must accept the responsibilities of citizenship.
Election 2016 Begs Question: Whatever Happened To De Tocqueville? Wikimedia Commons

Election 2016 Begs Question: Whatever Happened To De Tocqueville?

The current field of candidates and level of political discourse makes one writer long for the vision and inspirational leadership of John F. Kennedy.
One Voter’s Checklist For Presidential Candidates DonkeyHotey/Flickr.com

One Voter’s Checklist For Presidential Candidates

The writer wants an enlightened leader, knowledgeable of the U.S. government with a unifying vision. For him, that candidate hasn't emerged.
Congressional Chief of Staff Is a Critical Role Screenshot, Yahoo News

Congressional Chief of Staff Is a Critical Role

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard's choice of Kainoa Penaroza undermines her ability to represent her constituents to her fullest ability.
‘Arrogance’ of Public Officials Apparent in Honolulu Rail Project PF Bentley/Civil Beat

‘Arrogance’ of Public Officials Apparent in Honolulu Rail Project

A detailed audit is in order of cash passed from contractors to politicians and what they got for the money.