Serving ice cream is hardly a cultural exchange

President Donald Trump’s one big idea about immigration — that there’s too much of it — is so wrong that it tends to obscure some of the smaller things the administration is trying to get right. Even minor changes could

More sanctions, fewer insults against North Korea

New U.S. sanctions that give the Treasury Department the authority to block banks and businesses that do business with North Korea from using the U.S. financial system are a powerful tool. Existing United Nations sanctions haven’t yet forced a change

How DeVos should approach campus rape cases

For much of this decade, Americans have debated how college administrators should handle allegations of campus sexual assaults. How to balance the rights of the victim and the accused. How to punish perpetrators and deter predators. How to make campuses

Seeing Saturn: An amazing milestone for Cassini

Twenty years ago, the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft began its 4.9 billion-mile odyssey to Saturn with a picture-perfect liftoff. The $3.9 billion mission — a three-way collaboration among NASA, the Italian Space Agency and the European Space Agency — was ambitious by

Football players, like all Americans, may protest

The sight of 12 Cleveland Browns football players kneeling in a prayer circle during the national anthem before an exhibition game last month did not sit well with many in the national television audience.

The Equifax data breach didn’t have to be this bad

If your personal information is ever compromised in a data breach, the hacked company might send you an apology letter with an offer of free identity theft protection from a credit-reporting agency. But what happens when the reporting agency is

Don’t expect Trump and Congress to do anything

As a presidential deal-maker, Donald Trump is, in Texas parlance, all hat and no cattle. It’s a big reason that, aside from disaster relief, not much is likely to get get done this month or this year.

Congress should strike a deal on child care

Congress returns to Washington this week to a meat grinder: In short order, members must raise the debt ceiling, pass a budget (to avoid a government shutdown) and deliver emergency relief to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. So it might

Another way

I want to take this opportunity to explain why I am joining our Hawaii Island Senators in voting “NO” on final reading on SB4 (the Special Session Rail Bill) and to propose an alternative.