The 2018 election is still 10 months away, but daaaaamn–Governor David Ige's got some problems. Four years ago, he was a comfortable (though largely unknown) Hawaii state Senator representing Pearl City. Then his protest candidacy against then-Governor Neil Abercrombie (a fellow Democrat!) steamrolled into a primary upset and then an overwhelming general election … [Read more...] about This hasn’t been a good week for Hawaii Governor David Ige
1. Timeshares in Hawaii had a 90.1 percent occupancy rate during the third quarter of 2017, according to a Jan. 4 news release from the Hawaii Tourism Authority. What was the state’s hotel occupancy rate during that same period? A. 90.6 percent B. 88.1 percent C. 87.7 percent D. 84.2 percent E. 81.4 percent 2. On Jan. 7, Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin announced that he … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: What do you know about Hawaii AG Doug Chin’s decision to resign?
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?
Though Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is a rising star within the Democratic Party, ultimately endorsed Hillary Clinton for president (after first endorsing Bernie Sanders, of course) and easily won reelection this year, she's been ominously quiet on the issue of President-elect Donald Trump's appalling appointees and nominations. Most notably, her signature did NOT appear with 169 of her … [Read more...] about Why didn’t Rep. Tulsi Gabbard join 169 of her colleagues in denouncing Trump appointee Stephen Bannon?
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand recently released a new book, Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World, “a playbook for women who want to step up, whether in Congress or the boardroom or the local PTA.” I haven’t read it, but I understand it’s both a call to action for women and a personal memoir. While the book’s purpose is to encourage women to engage more, the … [Read more...] about Sexism And The Senate–Why The Recent Daniel Inouye Revelation Was A Red Herring