|Record tourism is no cause for extravagance
Our economic rebound fueled by record tourism may be far from a permanent trend. It would be unwise to use today's visitor numbers as fuel for irrational exuberance about the amount of tax dollars we will have to throw around.
Isle leaders confront globalization here
Many island nations are experiencing globalization as the appearance of new factories, run by cheap labor from Southeast Asia, to whose benefit it's not always clear. Thus the sentiment among the island leaders meeting at the Ala Moana Hotel is that globalization is more about threat than promise.
'No excuses' for Island schools
Giving principals a free hand and parents some choice about which schools their children can attend will dramatically improve our public schools.