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Neal Milner

Neal Milner: We Need Mister Rogers In Today’s Political House Of Mirrors George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

Neal Milner: We Need Mister Rogers In Today’s Political House Of Mirrors

The contrived authenticity of politics is overshadowing our real lives. Fred Rogers knew what was genuine.

Neal Milner: Don’t Depersonalize The TMT Protests Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Neal Milner: Don’t Depersonalize The TMT Protests

A law enforcement approach to resolving the Mauna Kea standoff would be misguided.

Neal Milner: Democrats Are Right — ‘God Talk’ Will Polarize Voters

Neal Milner: Democrats Are Right — ‘God Talk’ Will Polarize Voters

In 2020, religious talk is unlikely to transcend partisanship.

Neal Milner: We’re On The Road To National Dysfunction Getty Images

Neal Milner: We’re On The Road To National Dysfunction

We just have to figure out what to do about it. Let’s start by being neighborly.

Neal Milner: ‘Conventional Politics’ Offers No Solution On Mauna Kea Blaze Lovell/Civil Beat/2019

Neal Milner: ‘Conventional Politics’ Offers No Solution On Mauna Kea

It’s likely too late for compromise. We now face two stark choices: force the protesters off the mountain or abandon building the telescope in Hawaii.

Neal Milner: My Big Fat Jewish Wedding Courtesy: Neal Milner

Neal Milner: My Big Fat Jewish Wedding

From telegrams to telephones — rotary dial, please — technology has taken the fun out of weddings.

Neal Milner: The Mysterious Ways Neighborhoods Shape Our Lives Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: The Mysterious Ways Neighborhoods Shape Our Lives

New research suggests that social mobility and economic success depend heavily on the very discrete community, practically down to the block level, where you grow up.

Neal Milner: How State Leaders Hung TMT Supporters Out To Dry Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Neal Milner: How State Leaders Hung TMT Supporters Out To Dry

Their botched handling of the Mauna Kea telescope project ought to make us all cynical about Hawaii’s ability to manage any big, new projects.

Neal Milner: The Doomsday Scenario On Mauna Kea Won’t Ever Happen Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: The Doomsday Scenario On Mauna Kea Won’t Ever Happen

Mass arrests and mass incarceration of protestors is just not realistic as protestors grow stronger and the state grows weaker.