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Neal Milner

Neal Milner is a former political science professor at the University of Hawaii where he taught for 40 years. He is a political analyst for KITV and is a regular contributor to Hawaii Public Radio's "The Conversation." His most recent book is The Gift of Underpants. Opinions are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect Civil Beat's views.
Neal Milner: Our Moral Compass Is Lost In The Political Wilderness Courtesy: Hawaii Modernism Library

Neal Milner: Our Moral Compass Is Lost In The Political Wilderness

So many people are distancing themselves from mainline religion that churches have lost their power to sway the public.

Neal Milner: Looking For A Model Of Accountability? Try The Honolulu Police Commission

Neal Milner: Looking For A Model Of Accountability? Try The Honolulu Police Commission

The process the commission used in its recent evaluation of Chief Susan Ballard is something to be admired.

 

Neal Milner: The Peril Of Loving Hawaii Is Accepting Its Flaws Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: The Peril Of Loving Hawaii Is Accepting Its Flaws

Readers’ views of Hawaii’s future go beyond optimism and pessimism to something deeper.

Neal Milner: Assisted Suicides, Like The Pandemic, Expose The Unfairness Of Our Health Care System Flickr.com

Neal Milner: Assisted Suicides, Like The Pandemic, Expose The Unfairness Of Our Health Care System

People worried that assisted suicide would pressure poor people into early deaths, but the opposite may be true.

Neal Milner: State’s Biggest Projects Put ‘Hawaii Political Time’ On Display Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: State’s Biggest Projects Put ‘Hawaii Political Time’ On Display

Rail, Aloha Stadium and a new prison are taking at least as long as the 40 years it took Moses to lead thousands of his people out of the desert to the Promised Land.

Neal Milner: Think Capitol Rioters Were On The Fringe? Think Again Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: Think Capitol Rioters Were On The Fringe? Think Again

Analysis of insurrectionists’ backgrounds shows it’s not a beautiful day in the neighborhood.

Neal Milner: Elderly Hit Hard By Pandemic Aren’t Just Vulnerable Victims Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: Elderly Hit Hard By Pandemic Aren’t Just Vulnerable Victims

Yes, older people have died at disproportionate rates, but they have also shown remarkable resilience.

Neal Milner: Time Is On The Side Of Those Who Can Afford To Wait — Even Trump Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: Time Is On The Side Of Those Who Can Afford To Wait — Even Trump

Legal challenges over the former president hanging on to his business interests even after he took office started strong but are still unresolved four years later.