Election crisis ahead

Mueller’s investigation found indisputable evidence that Trump’s team cultivated links with the Kremlin and then broke the law to hide those ties from the special counsel. And it’s a fact that Vladimir Putin and his minions interfered in U.S. elections.

Laughter Therapy

Aloha friends and family … Let’s start with one you may have heard but definitely is worth repeating!

My Turn: Same subject, different worlds

Monday’s front page in the WHT highlights the extreme polarization of thought and emotion surrounding the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope. A parade of protesters against the construction and a recitation of the scientific issues in support of it. We’ve heard most of this commentary over the last several years but there seems to be less and less room for compromise lately, perhaps none at all.

My Turn: A poorly disguised right-wing opinion piece

Mickie Kerr’s July 19 “Constitution Corner” screed treats us to a melange of right-wing talking points in the guise of an informative lecture. The basic idea that a right can only be something that does not infringe on others is obviously flawed. Every right tends to limit someone else’s freedom to exploit the holder of the right. Warnings that our free society is somehow endangered by wishes for improving it are at best misplaced.

Maunakea is a sacred gift

Monday’s demonstration on Maunakea against the TMT telescope presents only one side of the story. It also only tells one side of the cultural issues that are involved. Please allow me to tell the other side.

Trump should have responded to ‘send her back’ chant as McCain did to taunt of Obama

American politics took a turn for the worse in 2015 when Donald Trump’s announcement that he was running for president included a shot at Mexico for sending “rapists” to the U.S. The downward trajectory accelerated Wednesday at a campaign event in Greenville, North Carolina, when the president’s denunciation of Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Somalia-born Minnesota Democrat, led the crowd to chant, “Send her back!” That was a raw, ugly — and yes, racist — sentiment echoing Trump’s Sunday tweet calling for Omar and three other minority woman House members — all U.S. citizens — to “go back home.”