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Democracy faces a crisis in Hawai‘i

First published in the Honolulu Star Advertiser 8/24/2022. Republished here with permission. Our democracy is in crisis.  No, not just on the continent.  The crisis is here in Hawai‘i: more than half a million registered voters did not feel motivated to

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Posted in 2022 Elections, I BLOG, Uncategorized

HI PRIMARY 2022: It’s here!

Have you voted? There’s still time to drop off your ballot. Know someone who wants to vote but isn’t registered? No problem: Hawai’i has same-day registration. Fed-up with the status quo? Voting in new people who have demonstrated a commitment

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Guest Post: John Witeck urges voters in CD1 to choose Sergio Alcubilla

Today’s broadcast email republished here with the kind permission of John Witeck, a highly respected voice in Democratic circles in Hawaii, a labor organizer, civil rights and anti-war activist, and lifelong advocate for social justice. Lucy, Lia and I are

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Sergio Alcubilla: A REAL Democrat to represent Hawaii’s CD1–Look at who is endorsing him!

We are all busy–sometimes busier than we should be. And we don’t always have the time to research candidates running for office as well as we should. But in the case of Sergio Alcubilla who is challenging the incumbent Blue

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Posted in 2022 Elections, I BLOG, Uncategorized, Women's Rights, Workers' Rights

Guest Post: Dr. James J. Zogby

I AM FURIOUS First published at Reblogged with permission The killing of Shireen Abu Akleh has left me furious. Furious that a wonderful woman journalist has been taken from the world. Furious because of the predictable way Israel has

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


If justices strip rights from women, strip Republicans from office Republished with the permission of the Honolulu Star Advertiser where it first appeared in a Sunday “Insights” section (5/08/2022)devoted to the draft decision written by Justice Alito. Justice Alito’s leaked

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Posted in 2022 Elections, I BLOG, Planned Parenthood, Reproductive healthcare, Republicans and healthcare, Women's Rights

Business as usual at the Legislature, the Crooks are still firmly in charge. Guest post by former Hawaii State Senator Russell E. Ruderman

This guest post from Gary Hooser’s blog is republished with permission. Former Hawaii State Senator, Russell Ruderman is someone who deserves our attention as the Primary (August 13) approaches and ballots are due to arrive in our mailboxes mid-July. Candidates like Sergio Alcubilla and Kim

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“Look, identify, ask”–and take action

First published in the Honolulu Star Advertiser 3/9/2022. Republished here with permission. Nationally, there is the unembarrassed undermining of democracy in this country by the Republicans, an old, but no longer grand party, unwilling to denounce the indecencies of their

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Guest Post: ‘Pro-life’ Catholic schools should mandate children wear masks in the classroom

Originally posted on Dawn Morais:
Published: Sep. 05, 2021, on PennLive. Republished here with permission. Editor’s Note: The Diocese of Harrisburg has updated this information to state it will be following the mask mandate from the Pennsylvania Department of Health…

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Guest Post: Endings and Unveilings

For all who yearn for words from the pulpit that speak to our times: This sermon is published with the kind permission of Rev. David Gierlach, Rector of St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, Honolulu. Today Jesus brings his closest friends in

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Posted in Death and Dying, Faith, I BLOG, Justice, Peace with Justice, Queen Lili`uokalani, Uncategorized

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