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Guest Post: Armen Martirosian: Where are NATO and the EU as war crimes against Armenians unfold?

Another anguished voice from the Armenian diaspora calling on the world to stand with Armenia against the aggression of its neighbors, and their efforts to take by force what they cannot take by law. Read, pay attention, donate. One consequence

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Guest Post: Ani Martirosian Menon: I implore the world to pay attention as Armenia fights to survive–again

Most Americans aren’t thinking about a country far away from the noise and madness that is Trump’s COVID19 -gripped America right now. That is understandable. But Americans of Armenian descent, like my daughter-in-law, Ani Martirosian Menon, are indeed consumed just

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Are you a Pope Francis Voter?

The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg less than 50 days before the Presidential election makes the Catholic vote more critical than ever. In a 2006 interview, Justice Ginsburg spoke of skipping the annual Red Mass because she did not

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Posted in 2020 Elections, Catholic Vote, I BLOG, Lay Catholics, Uncategorized

Vote! With freedom comes responsibility

This commentary was first published in the Honolulu Star Advertiser on Aug 12, 2020. It is republished here with permission. In this most crucial of election years, it is more important than ever that we each do our part to

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VOTE! Guest Post: Hooser on the fear of speaking out in Hawaii – #politics

Aloha friends on every island. Hope all are doing as well as can be expected during these challenging times. I understand there are many competing priorities, and I deeply appreciate your taking the time and energy needed to participate in the primary

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Guest Post: Common Cause, transparency are vital to good government

This OpEd by John Webster, university professor and retired government relations executive for IBM and KPMG, was first published in the Honolulu Star Advertiser on July 16, 2020. Republished here with permission. Fifty years ago in 1970, Punahou School graduate

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Posted in 2020 Elections, I BLOG, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized

Hawaii: Register to Vote by July 9, 4.30p.m. And tell a friend.

If you are registered to vote, please verify your correct mailing address at olvr.hawaii.gov by tomorrow, July 9, at 4:30 pm. If you are NOT registered to vote, please register at olvr.hawaii.gov by tomorrow, July 9, at 4:30 pm. If

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GUEST POST: Improved access to voting will ensure better leadership.   

With thanks to Tomoko Ella Hotema (seen here with her family) whose commentary was first published on Big Island Now. Reposted here with her permission and the permission of the publisher.             COVID-19 should make all

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Posted in 2020 Elections, I BLOG, Uncategorized, Women's Right to Vote

BLM: Thousands protested. Now let’s make change happen: VOTE! HI PRIMARY AUG 8. Voting starts July 21.

An estimated 10,000–or more– turned out in Honolulu on Saturday, June 6, 2020 to remember George Floyd and the many victims of police violence. People also protested on the Neighbor Islands. WILL THOSE PROTESTING TRANSLATE THEIR ANGER INTO VOTES THAT

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Posted in I BLOG, Justice, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized

Hooser resigns as Vice-Chair, HI Democratic Party; Endorses Kim Coco Iwamoto for House Seat District 26

If you live in District 26, you can now vote for a TRAILBLAZER and a COMMITTED PROGRESSIVE, KIM COCO IWAMOTO We live in perilous times. This most hideous of weeks in a hideous presidency should motivate us all, not just

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