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Ballot boo-boo?

July 27th, 2014 · 6 Comments

An old friend pointed out a potential problem with the primary election ballot. I haven’t seen the ballot, but thought I would pass his concerns along. Absentee mail-in ballots have gone out, at least to Oahu voters, and voters are receiving them. Some folks on the sending-out end reportedly found the ballot confusing, and so […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Elections · Politics

Human Rights Watch reports massacres by Iraqi government forces

July 25th, 2014 · No Comments

The NPR program, Fresh Air, broadcast an important interview yesterday with Letta Tayler, an investigator for Human Rights Watch who recently returned from Iraq. The headline for the segment on the NPR website reads: “Human Rights Watch Researcher Reports ISIS Abuses In Iraq.” We’ve all seen and heard much about the human rights abuses by […]

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Should voters be asked to post their marked ballots online?

July 24th, 2014 · 18 Comments

An emailed “get out the vote” message from Sen. Donna Kim’s congressional campaign, via MailChimp, urges her supporters to vote early. Nothing surprising there. But then it goes on to ask that they take a photo of their ballot, and then post the picture on social media. Here’s the relevant section of the request: Does […]

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Pro-Israeli media bias requires search for the other side of the current conflict

July 23rd, 2014 · 13 Comments

Start your day with this haunting column that appeared yesterday in the Toronto Star (“Beautiful dream of Israel has become a nightmare“). Vancouver-based author and physician, Gabor Maté, writes: The Palestinians use tunnels? So did my heroes, the poorly armed fighters of the Warsaw Ghetto. Unlike Israel, Palestinians lack Apache helicopters, guided drones, jet fighters […]

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The governor’s “Yellow Cab” ad is cute but almost invites criticism

July 22nd, 2014 · 19 Comments

I’ve seen Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s latest ad on television a number of times, often appearing almost back-to-back in or around the evening newscasts. You know, the one where Neil appears as the driver of a Yellow Cab, at one time the campaign symbol associated with this once-rebel politician. It’s a cute ad, which shows off […]

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