On the Resignation of Shepard Smith

Shepard Smith From Wikipedia licensed under the Creative Commons 2.0 Attribution License. First off, a couple of disclaimers: First, there is only one show on Fox News that I watch with any regularity (which is sporadic these days), that being the Journal Editorial Report with Paul Gigot. I rarely if ever listened to Shepard Smith and his show. Second, while my education at college was in Political Science (BA & ...
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Why Not Censure?

"4N3A6359" by WorkingFamiliesParty is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 As the House of Representatives in Congress continues to drive the United States toward a full-blown impeachment of President Donald Trump, the idea that a less-but-still-significant statement from the body has yet to be entertained, let alone voted on. That statement is that of a full Congressional Censure of the President for his various acts that the Congress feels are improper ...
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This Can’t Go On

An open letter to Hawaii Governor David Ige by Stan Fichtman Dear Governor Ige: As a born-and-raised resident, constituent, tax payer and voter in the State of Hawaii, I am greatly concerned about the deterioration of Hawaii’s social and cultural integrity due to the ongoing Thirty Meter Telescope/Kia’i standoff at Mauna Kea. Since the current standoff started in the middle of July, I believe that you first thought that this ...
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They ain’t paying attention

So as you may know this last week I was on the mainland travelling around. The places I went to was Orange County, California, San Antonio and Corpus Christi, Texas. Throughout my trip I turned my mouth off and tuned my ears into listening for what the people on the mainland were talking about. As a pol, one thing is that you listen to see if the amount of noise ...
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Launching the “S.S. Campaign”, Hawaii Style

Since my article noting that it was one year out before the Primary Election, one will note that a number of candidates have filed, announced and have started to run for office. Right now, the action seems to be more in the Honolulu City Mayor and Council races, but going back there is some statewide races already called. "131203-N-LP801-039" by U.S. Pacific Fleet is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0  In many ways, a launch ...
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