In the old days (I'm thinking 2005 or so), Representative Ed Case, D–2nd District, would hold town hall meetings every 26 minutes or so. I remember one at King Kamehameha III Elementary School in Lahaina. A couple dozen people showed up and a few asked questions of Case, who stood at the front of the room and handed out bottled water. The meetings were boring, but were … [Read more...] about 1,000 or so show up to Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Fan Club meeting at Maui Arts and Cultural Center
Syrian civil war
Though Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D–HI, talks a lot about the Syrian Civil War these days–stopping U.S. involvement in the war, passing her Stop Arming Terrorists Act (HR 608), etc.–it's not all she's up to. In fact, on Feb. 27, she co-sponsored a new bill–HR 1227–that goes by the unassuming name of Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017. "If passed, this bill would take … [Read more...] about Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard co-sponsors ‘Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017’
Though they were supposed to be made public by Monday, Feb. 6, reporters didn't get a look at the complete travel disclosure documents for U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard's January trip to Syria and Lebanon–which included a meeting with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad–until Wednesday, Feb. 8. Still, they were illuminating. Gabbard has repeatedly described her trip as a … [Read more...] about Rep. Tulsi Gabbard finally releases Syria trip disclosure forms
The Syrian civil war is bloody meat-grinder. Since 2011, when it was born out the hope and democratic promise of the Arab Spring, the war has killed 470,000 people, according to international humanitarian observers. In mid-2016, according to the Syrian Center for Policy Research, a million people inside Syria were living in dangerous besieged areas, facing starvation, disease … [Read more...] about What was Rep. Tulsi Gabbard thinking when she went to Syria?
Author and local Democratic Party activist Shay Chan Hodges has decided to run against U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard this year, Chan Hodges told us on June 6, one day before the state’s deadline for candidate filing. Though Gabbard–who is also a Major in the Hawaii Army National Guard and an Iraq War veteran–is one of the more high-profile Democrats in the U.S. House of … [Read more...] about Maui Democratic Party activist Shay Chan Hodges says she’s running against U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard