Celebrating The Birthday We, The People, All Share

A special message from Grassroot Institute Founder Richard Rowland. Every dedicated, self-governing American has two birthdays. The first is the day w […]


The Ethics Commission Needs Ethics!

The Honolulu City Ethics Commission has just adopted a new policy that minimizes government transparency. The staff are now mandated to go through a c […]

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Friends Don’t Let Friends Pay Higher Taxes?

“Friends Don’t Let Friends Pay Higher Taxes.” Sounds like a great marketing slogan, right? So just who do you think is doing the marketing? A conserva […]

This computer generated image, supplied by the City of Honolulu, shows what the proposed elevated commuter rail line would look like after completion. This view of  Kamehameha Highway near Acacia Street, looking west, in Honolulu.  The long-planned, 20-mile rail system is moving forward because 53 percent of Oahu voters gave it the go-ahead Nov. 4 after years of political squabbles. (AP Photo/City of Honolulu)

Grassroot Institute Obtains HART Check Register

Transparency request represents important step in answering questions about Rail HONOLULU, HAWAII–June 29, 2015–While questions continue t […]

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Betrayed Again! Four Takeaways From the Supreme Court’s King v Burwell Decision

Betrayed again! And by an even larger number than the Supreme Court’s Obamacare decision in June 2012. There are several conclusions we can draw from […]

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E Hana Kakou: Weekly Program

What is Economic Freedom? Michael D. LaFaive
Host Keli'i Akina speaks with economist Michael LaFaive (Director, Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative, Mackinac Center) about the philosophy and principles of economic freedom.
A Fiscal Cliff for Hawaii with Paul Harleman
Guest Host Joe Kent speaks with Paul Harleman (Senate Minority Budget Director) about the current economic status of Hawaii and his concerns for the state's future financial stability.
Adventures of an Agronomist: Dan Clegg
Host Keli'i Akina speaks with agronomist Dan Clegg (Monsanto) about the latest advances in science, technology and agriculture.
Public Space: The Final Frontier with Scott Wilson
Host Keli'i Akina speaks with architect Scott Wilson (President, American Institute of Architects) about the importance, design and challenges creating public space in Hawaii.
Keeping Government Accountable with Joe Kent
Host Keli'i Akina speaks with Joe Kent ( about his continuing efforts promoting government accountability and transparency in Hawaii.
Religious Heritage of the Hawaiian Kingdom with Robb Finberg
Host Keli'i Akina speaks with Pastor Robb Finberg about the intention/design of the Aloha Heritage Center of Hawaii.

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Meet China Half-Way to Maintain Peace

Great Britain long reigned as the globe’s greatest maritime power, determined to maintain a navy as strong as those of its next two competitors combined. However, by the end of the 19th century, America and Germany had ended London’s economic primacy. Britain chose to...