Monthly Archives: December 2016

HI Congressional Info Briefs

Just on the heels of the Senate announcement, The Twenty-Ninth Session of the Hawaii State Legislature, House of Representatives will be holding their informational briefings beginning on January 5th, 2017. Representative Sylvia Luke (HD25), Chair of the Congressional Committee on … Continue reading

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The Thin Skin of Power

I am a quick judge of character. I usually start conversations in elevators and in line at the grocery store. I begin with the premise that a person is thoughtful, sincere and aware enough of their surroundings that small talk … Continue reading

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HI Senate Info Briefs

Mark your calendars. The Twenty-Ninth Session of the Hawaii State Legislature is about to begin on January 4th, 2017. Senator Jill Tokuda (SD24), Chair of the Committee on Ways and Means, will strike the gavel at 1:30pm to hear reports … Continue reading

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Clarifying the Crisis

As Congress and Wall Street are beginning to understand the possibilities under a Trump administration, the rest of the nation seems to be returning to a slumber of apathy; glad that the negative campaign is over, with little care for … Continue reading

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Important Protections

I guess I do have something to be thankful for after all this holiday season. Being born in the United States has given me a very privileged perspective on the freedoms that we have. We had a Bill of Rights. … Continue reading

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Paladino’s Racism

Paladino Family History. Italian: from the 12th-century personal name Paladino, derived from tales of the Frankish king Charlemagne’s legendary knights or paladins (from Latin palatinus ‘of or pertaining to the palace’). The name “Paladino” comes from a long line of … Continue reading

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Move Away from the Oil

Every out-going President pushes hard for his executive departments to implement policy that will become part of his legacy. Many of Obama’s regulations have been in the works for nearly the entire eight years he has been in office. Executive … Continue reading

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Coal for Profit

Coal country went heavily for Trump in this election with the false promise of jobs, climate change denialism, and the deep pockets of the coal industry. It wasn’t a hard sell. It was a forced sale under fear and duress. … Continue reading

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Ranter in Chief

It has been heartening, over the past few days, to see very good news articles written by very well educated people about the Constitutional provision on Electors and the papers written by Alexander Hamilton which helps explain the Electoral College. … Continue reading

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NEWS ALERT: Indivisible

Several top, former, progressive congressional staffers got together to create a publication called, “Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda.” Indivisible takes lessons from the Tea Party’s organization and rise to power. The Tea Party put the kibosh … Continue reading

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