Stephen O'Harrow

Stephen O’Harrow is a professor of Asian Languages and currently one of the longest-serving members of the faculty at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. A resident of Hawaii since 1968, he’s been active in local political campaigns since the 1970s and is a member of the Board of Directors, Americans for Democratic Action/Hawaii.

Full Independence For Hawaii Looks Unfeasible For Now Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Full Independence For Hawaii Looks Unfeasible For Now

If the goal is for Hawaii to form its own nation, many legal and political barriers block the way.

The Loss Of The Republican Party We Once Knew Flickr: Gage Skidmore

The Loss Of The Republican Party We Once Knew

At the national level, the GOP is no longer capable of either governing or acting as the loyal opposition.

With Trump, Look For Opportunities, Not Anger Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

With Trump, Look For Opportunities, Not Anger

Overcoming the president’s threat to America requires working with those his policies hurt most — including people who voted for him.

Vietnam On Our Minds Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Vietnam On Our Minds

The war reminds us that American leaders have lied to the people over and over again.

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Can War With Korea Be Avoided?

Even Kim Jong Un is not so foolish as to suppose he can get away with a first strike without it leading to instant calamity for his regime.

Donald Trump, Flim-Flam Man Flickr: Gage Skidmore

Donald Trump, Flim-Flam Man

Congress must rise to the political challenge and reject the president’s dishonesty.

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Why Did Trump Decide To Bomb Syria?

Was it a calculated political distraction, the act of a schoolyard bully or something else entirely?

Trump: Another Broken Trust Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trump: Another Broken Trust

It is evident that the President knows more than he’s saying about what took place between his campaign and the Russians.