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How was a mailman in a gyrocopter able to pierce the world’s best-protected airspace?

| | Apr 19 2015 - 12:05am | Comments

Doug Hughes, the letter carrier who piloted a featherweight gyrocopter over the treetops to alight on the Capitol lawn Wednesday, was acting out a one-man “voter’s rebellion.” In the name of campaign finance reform and “honest government,” he managed to slice through the world’s best-protected airspace no more molested than the birds who wheel and soar in the breeze.

  • Posted: May 19 2015 - 12:05am

    Is the science more important than nature?

  • | Posted: May 18 2015 - 9:32am

    WASHINGTON — Pass any Chipotle these days — and it is my gastronomic preference to pass rather than enter — and you will see signs claiming credit for removing ingredients that contain GMOs (genetically modified organisms) from the menu. It is the first big chain to do so, and probably not the last. The business press has pronounced it “a savvy move to impress millennials” and a “bet on the younger generations in America.”

  • | Posted: May 17 2015 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — This past week, likely GOP presidential contender Jeb Bush swung and missed on the question of whether he would have authorized the use of force against Iraq in 2003, knowing what we know now.

  • | Posted: May 17 2015 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — A near miss can be a sharp spur, so Rick Santorum wants to say something to those who profess condescending puzzlement about his persistence in pursuing the Republican presidential nomination: You probably have no idea how close I came to defeating Mitt Romney in 2012.

  • Posted: May 17 2015 - 12:05am

    The sky is not going to fall if TMT is not here

  • | Posted: May 16 2015 - 12:05am

    This week, the Hawaii County Ethics Board completely failed to exercise its duty. It was asked to determine if the mayor had behaved unethically. That’s its job — to say whether county officers and employees have acted unethically. In other words, did the mayor steal money from the taxpayers or not? Did that violate the county Ethics Code?

  • Posted: May 16 2015 - 12:05am

    Laaloa meridian in need of beautification

  • | Posted: May 16 2015 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — It is nearly axiomatic that presidential contests tend to shine a harsh light on conservative Christians — inasmuch as they are viewed as the Republican Party’s base and are, therefore, deemed fair game.

  • | Posted: May 15 2015 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Let’s suppose you are trying to bring a friend around to your point of view.

  • Posted: May 15 2015 - 12:05am

    Bar accustomed to giving gifts to incoming, retiring judges

  • | Posted: May 13 2015 - 12:05am

    America’s convoluted tax code has needed comprehensive reform for years. The case for change would be open and shut even if families on low and middle incomes hadn’t come under increasing strain of late — but they have. The middle-class squeeze underscores the need for a far-reaching overhaul.

  • | Posted: May 13 2015 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Prime Minister David Cameron’s surprising success in winning an outright majority of seats in Britain’s Parliament is the result of a paradox: The center in Britain held and flew apart at the same time.

  • Posted: May 13 2015 - 12:05am

    Speak up about the TPP

  • Posted: May 12 2015 - 12:05am

    Two counties? We were outnumbered

  • | Posted: May 12 2015 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — The sign of a first-rate intelligence, according to F. Scott Fitzgerald, is “the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.” When it comes to Islam and blasphemy, many Americans are having trouble accepting even consistent ones.