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The Native Hawaiian Constitution — for and by Native Hawaiians

| | Mar 4 2016 - 1:31am | Comments

As a participant of the February 2016 aha (Native Hawaiian Convention), it was a privilege to work with Hawaiians coming from a cross section of America and our Native Hawaiian community which included: (1) professors of law, ethnic and Hawaiian studies, economics, communication; (2) farmers/fishermen; (3) school teachers and principals; (4) lawyers; (5) cultural practitioners; (6) PhD candidates; (7) retired judges and military; (8) community organizers; (9) law students; (10) former/current senators/representatives; and (11) a physician. The youngest, 21, the oldest, 92. In my view, this diversity enabled us to create a constitution that truly represents our people.

  1. | Posted: Aug 16 2016 - 12:06am

    Everyone loves a winner. There’s nothing wrong with that. But when someone comes up short, why do people have to be so mean?

  2. | Posted: Aug 15 2016 - 12:05am

    It seems like our current politicians and wannabes are unilaterally trying to establish an emerging market in our state — housing for the homeless.

  3. | Posted: Aug 15 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Simone Manuel, Katie Ledecky and Simone Biles will not be eligible to run for president until 2032, although Michael Phelps hits 35 years old in 2020. After watching these Olympians display so many traits we admire — persistence, discipline, grace, goal orientation, resilience, and inner strength — perhaps we should consider drafting one of them some day.

  4. | Posted: Aug 14 2016 - 12:07am

    OXFORD, Md. — Reflexively, I type “Dru” and The Drudge Report pops up. I hate myself for going there but as a columnist ever in search of the zeitgeist’s ultimate wave, I am behooved.

  5. | Posted: Aug 12 2016 - 12:05am

    CHICAGO — Seated in his office here, wearing neither a necktie nor a frown, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is remarkably relaxed for someone at the epicenter of a crisis now in its second year and with no end in sight. But, then, stress is pointless when the situation is hopeless. Besides, if you can ignore the fact that self-government is failing in the nation’s fifth-most populous state, you can see real artistry in the self-dealing by the Democrats who, with veto-proof majorities in the state Legislature, have reduced this state they control to insolvency.

  6. | Posted: Aug 11 2016 - 12:05am

    It happens to us all, the mainland trip.

  7. | Posted: Aug 10 2016 - 9:26am

    WASHINGTON — One of the most unintentionally revealing moments of Hillary Clinton’s campaign so far came during her recent, unconvincing explanation of the email affair: “I may have short-circuited it and for that I, ah, you know, will try to clarify.”

  8. | Posted: Aug 9 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — While President Barack Obama has never hid his penchant for marijuana during his youth in Hawaii, Americans soon will elect a president who claims never to have touched it.

  9. | Posted: Aug 7 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Jeff Flake and Mike Pence were the best of friends.

  10. | Posted: Aug 7 2016 - 12:05am

    In his robust defense this week of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, President Barack Obama has reason on his side. But allaying anxiety, economic or otherwise, requires not so much reason as reassurance.

  11. | Posted: Aug 6 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — No one would mistake Roger Ailes for a ladies man, at least not without a fistful of dollars — or a garter belt.

  12. | Posted: Aug 6 2016 - 12:05am

    As a pilot, I’ve been to Japan many times and am proud to have flown some of the first relief flights after the Fukushima disaster. Last June, I went as a tourist with family and friends. I was content to let others determine our itinerary, except that I knew I wanted to visit Hiroshima. We arrived by train in the afternoon, then took a bus to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, where the first atomic bomb exploded 600 meters above the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall, now known as the A-Bomb Dome. “Little Boy” was set to detonate at that altitude to maximize its destructive force. In less time than it’s taken to read these words, 140,000 souls were vaporized, incinerated or died other unimaginably horrifying deaths. The memorial, while serenely beautiful, is also educational. At the adjacent museum one can learn of a horror that’s impossible to comprehend, that threatens us all even more today.

  13. | Posted: Aug 5 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump began August 2, 2016, no doubt, determined to follow the advice of family and advisers to avoid fueling his own controversies and focus on Hillary Clinton’s manifold failures.

  14. | Posted: Aug 4 2016 - 12:05am

    It is not enough to succeed, Gore Vidal once said; others must fail. As presidential nominee Hillary Clinton enjoys a bump in her polls after the Democratic National Convention, she’s getting a boost from her Republican opponent Donald Trump’s epic fails.

  15. | Posted: Aug 4 2016 - 12:05am

    I’m writing in response to Mr. McClure’s letter to the editor on July 31 regarding Colorado’s experience with legalized marijuana. It must have been a shock for him to return to Denver after almost 30 years and find that the place had changed. My husband and I moved from Denver to Waikoloa Village 20 years ago but have been visiting almost every year since to see family and friends.