Columnist

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: TV Networks Are Going To Need A New Election Night Game Plan This Year Getty Images

Neal Milner: TV Networks Are Going To Need A New Election Night Game Plan This Year

Picking a winner on election night will be tough to do. And get rid of those exit polls.

Neal Milner: Here’s Why You Should Consider Leaving Hawaii Flickr: Kuster & Wildhaber Photography

Neal Milner: Here’s Why You Should Consider Leaving Hawaii

Things are changing here, especially with the pandemic. The decision to stick it out in the islands is not as easy as it once might have been.

Neal Milner: Optimism Is What America Needs Right Now Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: Optimism Is What America Needs Right Now

The middle class is struggling to hang on to the American Dream, such as it is.

What Does Hawaii’s Primary Turnout Mean For Future Elections? Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

What Does Hawaii’s Primary Turnout Mean For Future Elections?

Hawaii registered 150,000 more voters in 2020. But only time will tell whether political enthusiasm is finally here to stay.

Neal Milner: Pacific Islanders Are Mentors Not Victims Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: Pacific Islanders Are Mentors Not Victims

Pacific Islanders have been hard hit by the coronavirus in Hawaii. But they’re not waiting for government to take care of things for them like so many of us are.

Neal Milner: The Pandemic Is Teaching Us A Lesson About Trust That We Shouldn’t Ignore Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: The Pandemic Is Teaching Us A Lesson About Trust That We Shouldn’t Ignore

Reversing a growing distrust in government and our leaders is going to be hard to do, especially with the next generation.

Neal Milner: Lawmakers Are Calling Out The State’s Toxic Culture. But Will Anything Change? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: Lawmakers Are Calling Out The State’s Toxic Culture. But Will Anything Change?

New leadership at state agencies isn’t enough to turn around Hawaii’s COVID-19 response.

Neal Milner: The Legislature’s Virus Committee Needs To Raise A Stink Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: The Legislature’s Virus Committee Needs To Raise A Stink

If you are not getting the accountability you want, go public, go loud and up the ante.

Neal Milner: We’re All To Blame For Trusting The Department Of Health Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: We’re All To Blame For Trusting The Department Of Health

Hawaii’s political history should have made us more suspicious of the government’s pandemic response.