Issues

The Implications of the Council on Revenues General Fund Forecast: What Happened to the $844m Surplus?

Note from Grassroot: The solvency of the state is an issue that tends to be ignored despite the fact that it reaches to the heart of our economic future. With an important election coming up in November, the question of how Hawaii will overcome its projected budget...

Does the TSA Make Us Less Safe?

Sometimes when I’m in line at airport security, I like to imagine that I’m a ninja trying to get through their defenses.  I imagine hopping over the scanner, throwing some ninja stars, and then flying up the escalator with my grappling hook.  It’s a good thought...

So Much for the European Model

Here in the United States, there is often pressure for us to adopt policies that are “more like Europe.” It is assumed that European countries have better health care and social welfare systems, do a better job of negotiating the relationships between business and...