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‘Free trade’ agreements affront to democracy

| | Feb 3 2016 - 9:24am | Comments

The full text of the latest “free trade” agreement known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership or TPP was finally published in November after seven years of secret negotiations.

  • | Posted: Jan 7 2016 - 1:31am

    “Experience teaches us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government’s purposes are beneficent.”

  • Posted: Jan 7 2016 - 1:30am

    Simple, straight gun facts

  • | Posted: Jan 7 2016 - 1:30am

    The debate over team names and mascots derived from Native Americans has been going on for decades, and it’s not about to stop. Since the 1970s, many high schools and colleges have dropped names such as Indians, Braves and Redskins because many Native Americans find them insulting. The University of Illinois has retained Fighting Illini but dropped Chief Illiniwek.

  • Posted: Jan 6 2016 - 1:30am

    Shooting range needed

  • | Posted: Jan 6 2016 - 1:30am

    WASHINGTON — Ammon Bundy and the other armed militants occupying a federal facility at a wildlife refuge in Oregon have a beef with the administration — the Teddy Roosevelt administration.

  • | Posted: Jan 6 2016 - 1:30am

    Was 2015 a particularly bad year for police shootings? Were unarmed African-American men disproportionately killed in encounters with police? Or did it just feel that way thanks to the newfound attention being paid to officer-involved shootings since 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed on a Ferguson, Missouri, street in August 2014?

  • | Posted: Jan 5 2016 - 1:31am

    WASHINGTON — The old admonition about not messing with Texas (expand that to Texans) has become more a reality than ever. If you should happen to be visiting the Lone Star State be careful who you bump into … literally that is. He or she might take offense.

  • Posted: Jan 5 2016 - 1:31am

    Better firefighting equipment needed

  • | Posted: Jan 5 2016 - 1:31am

    “All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”

  • | Posted: Jan 4 2016 - 9:16am

    Grow or die. It’s the choice facing any business — including the health care business.

  • | Posted: Jan 4 2016 - 9:15am

    In Washington, a city with many memorials, the locals argue heatedly these days over whether one should be painted over.

  • Posted: Jan 4 2016 - 9:13am

    Nothing we do will stop global warming

  • | Posted: Jan 4 2016 - 9:03am

    Ben Carson and Donald Trump requested, and received, taxpayer-funded secret service protection during their campaigns. Like the rest of the Republican presidential field, bashing “big government” comes easy — as easy as taking taxpayer dollars when they don’t want to dig into their own fat wallets to take care of themselves, and as easy as it is to eek unfathomable amounts of taxpayer dollars to fight wars that make campaign donors like Blackwater, General Electric, Koch Industries, and their shareholders even fatter cats.

  • Posted: Jan 4 2016 - 9:02am

    Inspired to write ‘Little Town Kailuaville’

  • | Posted: Jan 4 2016 - 8:48am

    Apparently, there are now four candidates ready to fill vacancies on the Transportation Commission. If approved by the Hawaii County Council, there will still be two vacancies after almost a year since the commission last had a sufficient quorum of five members to meet. However, I understand that at least one candidate was selected by the mayor several months ago, which, if processed, would have allowed the commission to meet long before now.