Lest we change course, we are hurtling toward a disaster of epic proportions.
If President Donald Trump loses the election on Nov. 3, what are our chances of a peaceful, dignified transfer of power of the sort that has generally characterized our republic from its beginning?
COVID-19 has altered the course of our nation’s history in so many ways. Even as we fight to bring the virus under control and save lives, we are also aware that our country will be feeling the effects of the pandemic for years and possibly decades to come. It isn’t enough to beat the virus, we have a responsibility to learn from our mistakes so we can be better prepared in the future.
I’d like to compliment the Department of Environmental Management and plant manager Alika DeMello in particular for the rapid response and implementation of a solution to the sewer spill that occurred earlier this month on Alii Drive. An overt sewage spill such as that one gets attention from the press and the public. But a much more insidious problem exists related to partially treated human wastewater.
On Aug. 8, the primary election in Hawaii County will be deciding on the mayor, prosecuting attorney and several County Council seats. Voters who do not vote in the primary election will have no say in who will hold these offices. Do you need any other reason to understand why your vote in the primary election is very important?
Chris Wallace of Fox News is getting justifiably positive reviews for his persistent questioning of President Donald Trump in a long interview that aired on Sunday. But I wish he had pressed further in one exchange.
President Donald Trump is dispatching the feds to more American cities, where he claims feckless Democrats in thrall to “the extreme radical left” are letting neighborhoods spiral out of control.
You probably are asking yourself, about now, “What are 15 signs my country is sliding into authoritarianism?”
Editorial: Mitch McConnell is twiddling his thumbs as American workers head toward a financial cliff
Congress responded to the spreading COVID-19 pandemic in March with astonishing speed (by congressional standards), enacting three bipartisan-backed measures in quick succession to increase coronavirus testing, extend sick leave to more workers and, most dramatically, inject more than $2 trillion into the collapsing U.S. economy.
Two months ago, House Democrats passed the HEROES Act, another round of coronavirus stimulus relief. At $3 trillion, it was proclaimed dead on arrival for Senate Republicans, who crossed their fingers and bided their time, hoping Jared Kushner’s prediction of a “rocking” economy by mid-July would come true.
The great rollbacks began as soon as Donald Trump took office.
“I don’t need a mask!” declared the San Diego woman to a Starbucks barista. The woman apparently believed she had a right to enter mask-free, contrary to the coffee bar’s policy. A surprising number of Americans treat expectations of mask-wearing during the coronavirus pandemic in a similar way — as if these expectations were paternalistic, limiting people’s liberty for their own good. They are dead wrong.