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Neal Milner

Neal Milner: Independents’ Day Brian Tseng/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: Independents’ Day

Research shows most independents are really partisans who don't want to admit it.
Neal Milner: 2014 Election Shake Ups? Don’t Be Too Sure

Neal Milner: 2014 Election Shake Ups? Don’t Be Too Sure

Hawaii may seem to be on the verge of some big electoral upsets, but most likely it will return to form.
Neal Milner: The Primaries, the Average Voter and You Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: The Primaries, the Average Voter and You

The candidates care about the exceptional electorate, people like you who pay close attention to politics. So what does this mean for the coming elections?
Neal Milner: Taking Political Debates Less Seriously

Neal Milner: Taking Political Debates Less Seriously

Debates in Hawaii are often tedious, even embarrassing. Candidates need the courage to really connect with voters.
Neal Milner: The Politics of the Aloha Spirit Flickr.com

Neal Milner: The Politics of the Aloha Spirit

New book argues that the aloha spirit can motivate political changes.
Neal Milner: Getting Serious About Voter Turnout in Hawaii Brian Tseng/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: Getting Serious About Voter Turnout in Hawaii

Incremental improvements are better than ambitious solutions when it comes to getting people to vote.
Neal Milner: State-of-the-Art Political Campaign Intimacy Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: State-of-the-Art Political Campaign Intimacy

The most effective campaigns redefine what it means to reach voters.

Neal Milner: Getting Better Political Coverage

Save your interest in gossip for real celebrities, not for political candidates and elected officials.
Neal Milner: Fixing the Sad State of Campaign Coverage in Hawaii

Neal Milner: Fixing the Sad State of Campaign Coverage in Hawaii

UPDATED Political coverage tends to favor the political insiders at the expense of the voter.
Why UH Can’t Get Good Presidents

Why UH Can’t Get Good Presidents

The problem isn't lack of transparency or where the candidates are from.

Why PRP’s Mayoral Campaign Is the Wave of the Future

Effective campaigning may coincidentally be negative.