Yesterday U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono, D–Hawaii, announced that she has kidney cancer. It's a rough, troubling bit of news coming at a time when it seems Washington is exploding with bad news. Here's her statement on the diagnosis, and her prognosis: During a routine pre-operative physical for my eye surgery, my doctor discovered an abnormality on my chest x-ray. After a series … [Read more...] about Hawaii officials offer support for Senator Mazie Hirono following cancer diagnosis
So Baby Donald managed to put on his big-boy pants last night and make it through an entire address before a joint session of Congress without calling anyone evil, denouncing a department store chain for not selling his daughter's crappy clothing line or punting a newborn puppy into the visitors' gallery. How marvelously presidential of the guy! He's already got a lock on the … [Read more...] about In response to President Donald Trump’s address to Congress, Hawaii U.S. Senators vow to continue to resist
1. An astonishing quarter of all surveyed coral reefs in Maui waters died in the last two decades, according to a Jan. 16 news release from the Maui Nui Marine Research Council (MNMRC). According to the MNMRC, what percentage of Maui’s reefs are in decline? A. 20 percent B. 30 percent C. 40 percent D. 50 percent E. 60 percent 2. In a Jan. 10 news release, U.S. Senator … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know the decline of Maui’s coral reefs?
How Democrats in Congress should react to Trump is being hotly debated right now. One school is hard-line resistance–take a page from the Republicans’ playbook and obstruct, obstruct, obstruct. Give no ground to Trump on anything, and fight every appointment, nominee and bill that comes from him. Others, like Senator Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, seem unwilling to oppose Trump on … [Read more...] about U.S. Senator Brian Schatz announces he’ll support Trump Defense Secretary nominee James Mattis
So yeah, we're still more than a week away from Baby Donald Trump actually taking the oath of office as President of the United States, and he and his Republican toadies in Congress are already smashing civil liberties, healthcare, environmental protection efforts and who knows what else. Here's a short list of just what they've done in the last few days: • Yesterday/last … [Read more...] about Outraged over Trump and the Republicans in Washington? Do something about it!