Honolulu Civil Beat published a great story today on Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s voting record on gun control. Reporter Nick Grube’s story is complex and nuanced, just like Gabbard’s record, which despite her progressive credentials, is not so easy to describe. Of course, her campaign website (Votetulsi.com) makes it all seem so simple. “Tulsi has a consistent record of advocating … [Read more...] about Great Civil Beat story on Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and guns
Hawaii News Now posted a very interesting story about U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D–2nd District, and her recent fact-finding trip to Syria, where she met twice with dictator Bashar al-Assad. The story is hooked to statements from Muslim Association of Hawaii chairperson Hakim Ouansafi, who is very critical of Gabbard's trip (click here for my Feb. 1 story on the trip). "It is … [Read more...] about Will Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s recent Syria trip hurt her popularity?
It's a quarter to 10pm as I write these words: based on 88 percent of precincts reporting in, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, D–Vermont, has won today's Hawaii Democratic Party Presidential Preference Poll, taking slightly more than 70 percent of the vote. The caucus-like poll began at 1pm this afternoon and concluded around 5pm (though some precincts closed earlier while others … [Read more...] about Bernie Sanders Wins Hawaii Democratic Party Presidential Preference Poll
What a time to be a Republican in the United States. It’s the first open election since 2008, general voting doesn’t take place for 10 months and the party’s nomination process has already become a reality TV circus in which the star attraction is a world-famous billionaire who decided to run on a platform that could have been written by Benito Mussolini. Not that the other … [Read more...] about Are we ready for the Hawaii Republican Presidential Caucus?
Hon. Governor David Ige, Wow, sucked to be you yesterday. I mean, you're still governor of the 40th most populous state in the U.S., and absolutely entitled to all the authority and prestige granted to you by that office, but damn–Wednesday was not a good day. And it was your fault, too. You forgot your Machiavelli, and it hurt you at a time when most of the state is still … [Read more...] about An Open Letter to Hawaii Governor David Ige on the Carleton Ching fiasco