If you consume any sort of social media, this weekend you probably noticed the #MeToo hashtag or saw women posting the words “Me Too” on Facebook. Doing so signifies that the woman has at some point in her life been the victim of sexual harassment and/or assault. I really started to see the trend on Facebook pick up early Sunday evening, so I decided to do something small to … [Read more...] about Women are posting #MeToo on social media, but it’s men who need to stop sexual harassment and assault
For Senator Mazie Hirono, D–Hawaii, healthcare policy isn’t an abstract issue. It’s a very real reality. A few months ago she was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer, which is why I wasn’t surprised to see her name pop up as one of the testifiers on the latest Republican attempt to destroy your healthcare. It was 2pm on Monday, Sept. 25 (8am Hawaii time), and the protesters … [Read more...] about Hawaii U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono testifies on latest Trumpcare bill
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
If you hold that faith comes from understanding, that reason is preferable to dogma and that facts are knowable, definable things that transcend faith and bias, then you already know that we live in perilous times. It’s fashionable now to talk of the prevalence of “fake news” caused great damage during the 2016 election, but propaganda and false narratives have been with us … [Read more...] about Tulsi Gabbard, the 2016 election and the only way to fight ‘fake news’
[EDITOR'S NOTE: It appears that a "staff-level misunderstanding" led to Gabbard's name not appearing on the letter reported below. See the end of the post for a more detailed explanation.] Once again, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D–Hawaii, has made news for not doing something. In this case, it was by not joining with her 18 Democratic colleagues on the House Foreign … [Read more...] about UPDATED: Why didn’t Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard join Democrats in asking Secretary of State to protect State Department employees from Trump Administration?