It’s with very cautious optimism that I think (okay, hope) that this nation has turned a corner in its response to school shootings. I know, usually we stick to the script of crying, offering useless “thoughts and prayers” and then forgetting about it, until the next mass shooting. Some people may note that many mass shooters are young men with histories of domestic violence, … [Read more...] about Thinking about guns and gun control in wake of Parkland mass shooting
For a while now, economists and pundits have wondered if tourist visits to the U.S. would get hit with a “Trump Slump,” since just about everything President Donald Trump has spent just about every minute of the last four months relentless proving to the world that he is the quintessential Ugly American. Hell, I wouldn’t want to the visit the U.S. either–and I already live … [Read more...] about Is Hawaii tourism falling into a Trump Slump?
Not sure why you have chosen to continue attacks on Tulsi, seemingly when she does something that gets wide press (“What was Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Thinking When She Went To Syria,” Feb. 2, 2017). Perhaps [former Congressional candidate] Shay [Chan Hodges] is urging you on. Regarding your latest effort, on Syria, I notice you rely heavily on Human Rights Watch (HRW) reporting for … [Read more...] about Reader Feedback: Brocialists defend Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s right to meet Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad
Even without the election of Republican Donald Trump to be President of the United States, this was a monstrous year. We’ve had to deal with job losses, outrageous giveaways to big business and just a general slide away from democratic protections and open government assurances. We like to think of Hawaii (and Maui especially) as existing outside the world’s troubles, but it’s … [Read more...] about MauiTime 2016 Year In Review
1. On Nov. 18, MauiTime posted a table online, compiled by Maui political analyst Dick Mayer using data from Politico, showing how each county in Hawaii voted in the 2016 Presidential Election. According to the table, which county was least supportive of Presidential-elect Donald Trump? A. Honolulu City & County B. Maui County C. Kauai County D. Hawaii County E. Tie … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: Which county in Hawaii was the least supportive of Donald Trump?