HPR Commentators

The American Question

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From Hawaii to the shores of the mainland, there is something called "The American Question." Commentator Tony Oliver has been thinking about how that question relates to education.

(The opinions expressed by commentators do not necessarily reflect the views of Hawaii Public Radio.)

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The Power of Language

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Authorities all over the world understand the power of language. HPR commentator Tony Oliver understands this, too, and he thinks there's one area of daily life that could use a lot more words.

(The opinions expressed by commentators do not necessarily reflect the views of Hawaii Public Radio.)

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How to Ease Federal Spending

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Budget negotiations are underway in Congress, as well as at the state level here in Hawaii. When it comes to the federal government, commentator Tony Oliver has one specific idea about where to cut spending.

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Re-thinking the Idea of Self-Reliance

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HPR Commentator Tony Oliver has some ideas about self-reliance. He's usually a "do-it-yourself" guy. But lately he's been having some second thoughts.

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Legislation Addresses Political Ethics

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Ethics and politics are often an uncomfortable mix. And in the current legislative session, a proposal to lift the limit on gifts to state officials and employees has become extremely contentious. Blogger and HPR Commentator Ian Lind looks at what's behind the issue.

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