Ideally, an election is more than simply filling in the square next to a party affiliation. It should be about more than simply articulating a person’s privileges or bigotries. It should achieve more than quantifying the effects of propaganda and misinformation. Democracy requires real, meaningful elections, and that means voters need to have information. Not memes, GIFs or … [Read more...] about MauiTime’s 2016 General Election Endorsements
Oh, joy, it’s time for another General Election. In Hawaii, this is a special kind of treat. Voters only got to see a new campaign finance report this week, after what seemed like months of candidate and political action committee (PAC) spending and fund-raising without any reporting whatsoever. Voters also have to contend with a bunch of state constitutional amendments and … [Read more...] about Don’t Know How To Vote In The Upcoming Election? We Can Help!
For us political junkies, the late summer of an even-numbered year is a magical time. Our airwaves, email and inboxes get jammed with misleading, often shameless propaganda. Battalions of volunteers line roadsides to wave colorful but still bland signs at passing motorists. And, for the true believers, forums pop up at community centers around the island, where earnest … [Read more...] about 2014 Hawaii Primary Election Endorsements
By Anu Yagi In the early 1990s, anti-geothermal graffiti streaked the streets near a Puna District power plant: stylized skulls, crossbones and the characters of the compound H²S (hydrogen sulfide). At the time, residents there were experiencing nasal passage cysts, double menstrual cycles, nausea, high fevers, abdominal pain, extreme lethargy and even miscarriages. All signs … [Read more...] about Native Hawaiians Talk Geothermal Power In Upcountry Maui