Looks like you have a little more time to make official comments on the Trump Administration's efforts to shrink a variety of national marine sanctuaries and monuments, one of which is the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has graciously extended the public comment period for a little more than two … [Read more...] about Federal government expands public comment time on review of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument Expansion
George W. Bush
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?
The 60 Minutes scandal of 2004, dubbed "Rathergate," is now a motion picture, ironically titled Truth. The film depicts how Rather and his team investigated and reported a story on President George W. Bush's military record, which had sketchy source material and a few tell-tale flaws (the superscript button on our keyboards suddenly had their day in the sun). The controversy … [Read more...] about TRUTH New Movie Review
Though Bill Maher describes himself as an entertainer, he’s made himself quite famous advocating liberal and libertarian views on his various talk shows through the years. Even when the hammer comes down on him, Maher has shown remarkable popularity and resilience. When advertisers boycotted his ABC show Politically Incorrect back in 2002 after he dared to question President … [Read more...] about We Talk With Bill Maher About GMOs, Fixing America and Police Protests
Before Sept. 11, 2001, the darkest and arguably most important reason anyone would remember that particular date is because on Sept. 11, 1973, a coup toppled Salvador Allende's democratic government in Chile. The CIA–at the behest of President Richard Nixon and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger–had spent three years destabilizing the Chilean economy, creating exactly the kind … [Read more...] about U.S. Senator Brian Schatz: Let’s Remember 9/11 By Starting Yet Another War In Iraq