Chad Blair is the Politics and Opinion Editor of Civil Beat, an outstanding online news source, founded by Pierre Omidyar, who founded ebay. Civil Beat is not a blog, but a news institution with high journalistic standards, which means fact checking and a focus on accuracy. Chad Blair has been a writer, editor and teacher in Honolulu for more than 25 years. His job as politics and opinion editor for Honolulu Civil Beat is to cover Hawaii, especially how political and policy decisions impact people and communities. Chad has won many awards, and has reported for Pacific Business News, Hawaii Public Radio and Honolulu Weekly. He has taught at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu Community College, Hawaii Pacific University and Chaminade University of Honolulu. He has his masters and PhD from UH Manoa.