It’s been a deadly year for journalists. As I write this on Monday afternoon, the count is up to 53 – that’s 53 journalists who have been killed around the world in 2018 – motive confirmed – according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. Reporting the truth and holding the powerful accountable has always been risky business, but it is the indispensable task undertaken by … [Read more...] about The Real Fight Against Fake News: Project Censored’s top stories of 2018
Like many Americans, U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono, D–Hawaii, watched former FBI Director Jim Comey's June 8 testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on his conversations with President Donald Trump, the FBI's investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, Trump's saying that he "hoped" Comey would terminate said investigation and Trump's firing of … [Read more...] about VICE News: U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono says ‘one can conclude’ Trump obstructed justice, abused power
During research for this week's extended profile of the late Elmer Cravalho, Professor William Puette of the University of Hawaii’s Center for Labor Education And Research recommended that I check out the 1952 film Big Jim McLain, which starred John Wayne and James Arness as heroic investigators for the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) sent to Hawaii to root out … [Read more...] about ‘Big Jim McLain’ – How Hollywood addressed communists in Hawaii in the 1950s
Elmer Cravalho was a rare individual who made a mark on both Maui and Hawaii history. A man of considerable intelligence and energy, he wielded tremendous power on state and county stages for 25 years. But in the days following his death on June 27 at the age of 90, the obituaries for Cravalho that appeared in The Maui News and Honolulu Star-Advertiser amounted to thin … [Read more...] about Using newly declassified documents, we examine the legacy of Elmer Cravalho, Maui County’s most important political leader.
First elected in 2012, Democrat Kaniela Ing represents South Maui in the Hawaii state Legislature. He defeated incumbent Republican George Fontaine that year (a very rare feat in any Maui County election), then easily won reelection in 2014. But this year, he's facing a tough primary challenge from well-funded Democrat Deidre Tegarden (click here to see her … [Read more...] about Know your 2016 Maui County election candidate: Kaniela Ing