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Victor Craft

Victor Craft is a retired aerospace worker having functioned as an FAA certificated Airframe and Powerplants Technician, Logistician and Quality Assurance director working on several major weapons systems. Vic also served tours of duty with the armed forces in Vietnam, Kenya and the United Kingdom.
Hawaii Should Channel The Dynamism Of Melbourne

Hawaii Should Channel The Dynamism Of Melbourne

Unlike in this city Down Under, Hawaii does not try hard enough to engage all groups and savor differences.

A Half-Century After Moon Landing, We Stopped Exploring Flickr: NASA

A Half-Century After Moon Landing, We Stopped Exploring

What kind of world would we live in had we continued our quest to understand our universe?

What Exactly Is The US Doing In The Persian Gulf?

What Exactly Is The US Doing In The Persian Gulf?

The shooting down of an American drone has prompted a lot of crazy talk about war.

Jones Act Is The Largest Impediment To Economic Growth In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Jones Act Is The Largest Impediment To Economic Growth In Hawaii

It’s undeniable that the shipping law results in higher costs to consumers, and the reasons for preserving it are suspect.

An Open Letter To Democrats In The US House Flickr: Gage Skidmore

An Open Letter To Democrats In The US House

The party won control because Congress keeps sending the message that what it is doing is unacceptable.

The Poison In Our Politics Is Slowly Killing This Country Jared Rodriguez/Truthout.org

The Poison In Our Politics Is Slowly Killing This Country

Political parties are focused on winning at all costs. It is no wonder there is a loss of faith in government and so many other institutions.

Some People Are Heroes, Some Just Want To Hold A Parade Flickr: Gage Skidmore

Some People Are Heroes, Some Just Want To Hold A Parade

An example of the former was John McCain, while an example of the latter sits in the White House.

Campaign Corner: Ed Case Will Bring Change To Congress Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Campaign Corner: Ed Case Will Bring Change To Congress

But don’t be swayed by headlines showing him in the lead. Your vote is still needed.

Is The New Veterans Health Care Program Just Going To Cause More Problems? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Is The New Veterans Health Care Program Just Going To Cause More Problems?

Politicians tend to try to solve problems by looking elsewhere for solutions as opposed to fixing what needs to be fixed inside the VA.

Do Your Homework This Election Year Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Do Your Homework This Election Year

Voters need to pay attention and demand better information from political candidates before casting their ballots.

Group Puts Constitutional Convention Question Under A Microscope Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Group Puts Constitutional Convention Question Under A Microscope

Will this be the year voters choose to open up the state government for possible citizen-driven changes?

A Subjective Survey On Gun Tolerance Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A Subjective Survey On Gun Tolerance

Now is the time for a national dialogue that begins with the family.