Columnist

Neal Milner

Neal Milner: Why Some Of Hawaii’s Leaders Are Out-Of-This-World Stupid Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: Why Some Of Hawaii’s Leaders Are Out-Of-This-World Stupid

There’s only one plausible explanation: We’re all part of a computer simulation created by higher beings with a wicked sense of humor.

Neal Milner: Reach An Accord In The TMT Dispute? Forget About It Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: Reach An Accord In The TMT Dispute? Forget About It

Like many Native Hawaiian controversies of the past, this is a problem that must be managed but cannot be resolved.

Neal Milner: What Would Happen If The Homeless Showed Up In Hawaii Kai? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: What Would Happen If The Homeless Showed Up In Hawaii Kai?

Too often the stories we tell ourselves about the homeless — even sympathetic stories — serve to separate “Them” from “Us.”

Neal Milner: Hawaii’s Scholars Ought To Be Making Sense Of Its Politics Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: Hawaii’s Scholars Ought To Be Making Sense Of Its Politics

In a place that fixates on culture and tradition, you’d think we’d have some academics willing to do deep-dives into how this place is run.

Neal Milner: Why Is Every Legislative Session Shrouded In Political Mystery? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: Why Is Every Legislative Session Shrouded In Political Mystery?

The much ballyhooed effort to raise the minimum wage was just one bill that died with no vote or announcement. Lawmakers didn’t want you to even ask, much less know.

Neal Milner: Confessions Of A Long-Distance Grandparent Courtesy of Neal Milner

Neal Milner: Confessions Of A Long-Distance Grandparent

It takes practice to cruise successfully with the little ones. No-distance grandparents get that, while long-distance ones are always relearning.

Neal Milner: We Are Caught In The Crossfire Surrounding The Mueller Report Wikimedia

Neal Milner: We Are Caught In The Crossfire Surrounding The Mueller Report

If you think the legal process is going to sort out the sniping in the aftermath of the special counsel’s report, think again.

Neal Milner: All This Partisan Bickering May Get Bloody Stephen Shepard/Flickr.com

Neal Milner: All This Partisan Bickering May Get Bloody

Do you wish your political opponents ill will? America’s public policy arena is growing increasingly volatile.

Neal Milner: Time To Get Real About Why Young People Leave Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: Time To Get Real About Why Young People Leave Hawaii

Those who grew up in Hawaii and want to leave aren’t just cultural outliers or victims of the economy.