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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: Jul 4 2016 - 12:05am

    It was never great, say some cynics in response to Donald Trump’s talk of making America great again, but you don’t have to be a Trump fan to say oh, yes, it was — or a bleary-eyed optimist to say it still is.

  2. | Posted: Jul 3 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — The progressive drive to broadly define and thoroughly eradicate political “corruption” has corrupted politics. But discord is not altogether pandemic in Washington, and last week a unanimous Supreme Court, in this term’s most important decision, limited the discretion prosecutors have to criminalize politics.

  3. | Posted: Jul 2 2016 - 12:05am

    Here’s what Hillary Clinton should fear the most about the upcoming U.S. elections: a terror attack like the recent Orlando massacre shortly before the Nov. 8 election, which could sway the vote in Donald Trump’s favor.

  4. | Posted: Jul 1 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — The House Select Committee on Benghazi released its long-awaited findings Tuesday and concluded that … well, it looks as though they’re going to have to empanel another select committee to iron out the dueling conclusions reached by various members of the committee.

  5. | Posted: Jun 29 2016 - 6:52pm

    Fourth of July is coming and we are getting out the fireworks, not so with some Hawaiians. Their July 4th doesn’t come till Nov. 28. That’s their Independence Day and it started with high adventure.

  6. | Posted: Jun 29 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — They celebrated outside the Supreme Court after Monday’s surprise decision reaffirming abortion rights. They danced to Michael Jackson (“I want to love you …”), as they had earlier to the Spice Girls and to Harry Belafonte’s “Jump in the Line.”

  7. | Posted: Jun 28 2016 - 12:06am

    OK, let’s start with some very risky (note not risqué ) stuff. I may need a “spit guard” on my computer before the election in November, but here goes! There is an ad released by Priorities USA that goes after Trump for mocking disabled people. Yep, I saw it and had a feeling of nausea in my stomach. My only comment: The height of his ignorance! LOL, LOL.

  8. | Posted: Jun 28 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — In his resignation speech following Great Britain’s vote to divorce from the European Union, Prime Minister David Cameron claimed several achievements by his government: reforming welfare and education; increasing development assistance to “the poorest people in the world;” and “enabling those who love each other to get married, whatever their sexuality.” He also mentioned “building a bigger and stronger society” — a reference to his “Big Society” ideological framework, which sought to empower local people and communities as an alternative both to centralized bureaucracies and to libertarian indifference.

  9. | Posted: Jun 27 2016 - 12:05am

    BALTIMORE — With precision, confidence and the no-nonsense style for which he is well known, Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry G. Williams on Thursday destroyed the state’s case against Officer Caesar Goodson, exposing it as a vessel of clay and smashing it to bits.

  10. | Posted: Jun 27 2016 - 12:05am

    Unbeknownst to many Americans, House Speaker Paul Ryan is on a mission.

  11. | Posted: Jun 25 2016 - 9:38pm

    WASHINGTON — With Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, did Donald Trump just win the presidential election?

  12. | Posted: Jun 25 2016 - 12:05am

    Britain’s vote to leave the European Union has toppled a prime minister, torpedoed the pound, and sent global asset prices tumbling, all in the space of a morning.

  13. | Posted: Jun 24 2016 - 6:59am

    On July 14, 2015 the New Horizons space probe made its closest approach to the dwarf planet Pluto. Passing 7,800 miles above Pluto’s surface, it became the first spacecraft to explore Pluto. Humanity’s view of Pluto went from a fuzzy, indistinct blob to a high resolution, fascinating body almost overnight.

  14. | Posted: Jun 23 2016 - 9:19am

    On June 9, the focal point in New York was to commemorate World Oceans Day events hosted by the United Nations. The theme: Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet.

  15. Posted: Jun 21 2016 - 12:05am

    Da kine wurd/frayze/turm uv da day: Shaka, an den, part 1.