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In Hawaii, Cops Are Allowed to Have Sex With Prositutes

Under Hawaiian law, undercover police can have intercourse with sex workers, no questions asked; the unreliability of the Internet in terms of privacy is affecting the tech industry; and how much will we pay for streaming music? These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Mar 22, 2014 READ MORE



The Pacific Pivot

The administration’s much-vaunted pivot looks ever more like a divot—a swing, a miss, and a hole in the ground rather than anything approaching a hole-in-one.

Posted on Jan 30, 2014 READ MORE



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Happy New Year, Mr. President

It’s been a rough year for the president, but history will put things in better perspective.

Posted on Dec 20, 2013 READ MORE


Hawaii Lawmaker Takes Sledgehammer to Homeless People’s Carts

In the latest act of cruelty toward the disadvantaged, Tom Brower, a Democratic member of Hawaii’s House of Representatives, has decided to take homelessness into his own hands by destroying the shopping carts many use to store and transport their worldly possessions. What would Brower say to someone doing the same to his belongings?

Posted on Nov 20, 2013 READ MORE



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The Honeymoon State Legalizes Gay Marriage

Actually Hawaii is the Aloha State, but every year countless Americans journey to those romantic islands to tie the knot or soak in the postnuptial sun. How fitting, then, that gay couples can finally join their straight neighbors in that pilgrimage.

Posted on Nov 12, 2013 READ MORE



Occupy UC Davis Pepper-Spray Cop Wants Workers’ Comp

The policeman who doused a group of protesters sitting peacefully (and later became the subject of myriads of memes), is claiming the event caused him psychological damage; Alex Gibney’s documentary about WikiLeaks is chock-full of propaganda meant to discredit Julian Assange; meanwhile, divers in Hawaii cleaned the ocean by hand and filled an 18-wheeler with human debris. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jul 31, 2013 READ MORE


Michael Hudson on Obama, Social Security and Mean Mrs. Thatcher

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Economist Michael Hudson attacks Obama’s proposed cuts. Also on the program: the fight to keep Monsanto from polluting Hawaii’s natural wonders, a college degree ain’t what it used to be, and a new movie documents the legal showdown over medical marijuana.

Posted on Apr 14, 2013 READ MORE



Photo illustration from an image by Colin Grey (CC-BY)

Michael Hudson on Obama, Social Security and Mean Mrs. Thatcher

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Economist Michael Hudson attacks Obama’s proposed cuts. Also on the program: the fight to keep Monsanto from polluting Hawaii’s natural wonders, a college degree ain’t what it used to be, and a new movie documents the legal showdown over medical marijuana.

Posted on Apr 14, 2013 READ MORE



Ron Paul Denounces NRA Gun Plan, the Top 10 Media Stories of 2012, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the late Sen. Daniel Inouye’s last political wish and the worst pundit predictions of this year.

Posted on Dec 24, 2012 READ MORE



Photo illustration from an image by Colin Grey (CC-BY)

Debunking NRA Power, Apocalyptic Myths and the Fiscal Cliff

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: The myth of NRA power, the fiscal “obstacle course” and your guide to surviving apocalypses real and imagined.

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 READ MORE


Debunking NRA Power, Apocalyptic Myths and the Fiscal Cliff

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: The myth of NRA power, the fiscal “obstacle course” and your guide to surviving apocalypses real and imagined.

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 READ MORE



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An American Story: Daniel Inouye

The senator had earlier risen to be Captain Inouye, a Congressional Medal of Honor winner in Italy, losing an arm as he ran ahead of his platoon and personally destroying three German machine gun nests on a steep ridge in San Terenzo.

Posted on Dec 19, 2012 READ MORE



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Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Ups the Ante in Birther Probe

Controversial Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is escalating his probe into whether Obama was truly born in the United States. Arpaio has sent a deputy from his “Threats Management Unit” and a member of his volunteer posse to Hawaii to investigate the president’s birth certificate.

Posted on May 22, 2012 READ MORE


Erase Obama From the Ballot? Arizona Official Says Maybe

Despite claiming he does not believe in the birther conspiracy theory, Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett has threatened to keep Obama off the state’s general election ballot if he can’t verify the president was born in Hawaii.

Posted on May 18, 2012 READ MORE



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The Supreme Court Has Us Guessing

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Just like a doctor, the Supreme Court keeps the nation waiting; Trayvon Martin and the law; remembering Adrienne Rich; Hawaiian sovereignty, and a tortured journalist speaks out.

Posted on Mar 30, 2012 READ MORE


The Supreme Court Has Us Guessing

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Just like a doctor, the Supreme Court keeps the nation waiting; Trayvon Martin and the law; remembering Adrienne Rich; Hawaiian sovereignty; and a tortured journalist speaks out.

Posted on Mar 30, 2012 READ MORE



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Pearl Harbor, 70 Years Later

On Wednesday, the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks, President Barack Obama paid homage to American troops who fought in World War II and saluted his home state (sorry, birthers) in a statement declaring the day “National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.”

Posted on Dec 7, 2011 READ MORE



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‘The Descendants’: Clooney Goes Down Easy

We exist today in a climate of movie extremes—extreme action, extreme comedy. There are not many mild, agreeable pictures that take place in pleasant surroundings and set people we can identify with to dealing with issues that at sometime or other all of us will have to engage.

Posted on Nov 18, 2011 READ MORE


Steve Jobs Snoozes, Apple Loses: It’s Cause for Alarm

Also in this edition of the Borowitz Report: Birthers Challenge Hawaii to Produce Statehood Certificate.

Posted on Jan 9, 2011 READ MORE



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Boehner Bursts Birthers’ Bubbles

Those “birthers” out there still hoping to contest President Obama’s American citizenship won’t have much of an ally in the newly installed House Speaker John Boehner, but he also won’t question their own beliefs on that front.

Posted on Jan 6, 2011 READ MORE


We Need to Move the Capital to Hawaii

There’s no nicer place in America, as demonstrated by this photo juxtaposition of the president signing the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act and the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill.

Posted on Jan 3, 2011 READ MORE



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Hawaii Says Mahalo, but No Mahalo to Civil Unions

Hawaii’s Republican governor has taken a very mainland approach to same-sex partnerships, vetoing a civil union bill that would have protected the rights of gay couples. Way to be laid back, Hawaii.

Posted on Jul 6, 2010 READ MORE



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Republican Wins House Seat in Obama’s Hometown

For the first time in 20 years, a Republican has been elected to Congress to represent the Honolulu district where President Barack Obama grew up. The GOP midterm win speaks more to the fact that two candidates split the vote on the Democratic side than any surge in Hawaiian Republican pride.

Posted on May 23, 2010 READ MORE


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Dylan: Obama’s ‘Like a Fictional Character, but He’s Real’

Bob Dylan, seasoned troubadour and chronicler of a-changin’ times, recognizes a story-worthy character when he sees one, and he certainly sees one in Barack Obama, judging by his description of the president in an interview with the U.K.’s Times Online.

Posted on Apr 6, 2009 READ MORE


Shirtless President-Elect Creates Crisis of Confidence

Global markets swooned this week in reaction to photos showing that President-elect Barack Obama had lost his shirt.

Posted on Dec 28, 2008 READ MORE


Obama and Dunham
Obama campaign / AP

Obama’s Grandmother Dies in Hawaii

Barack Obama’s grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, who he says had a major role in bringing him up during his early years in Hawaii, died Sunday just before midnight in Honolulu. She was 86.

Posted on Nov 3, 2008 READ MORE



Obama for America

Obama Will Stop Campaigning for Two Days

Barack Obama will spend Thursday and Friday off the campaign trail in order to visit his ailing grandmother, Madelyn Dunham. Obama was raised in part by his grandparents, and has credited his grandmother with teaching him “values straight from the Kansas heartland.”

Posted on Oct 20, 2008 READ MORE


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AP photo / Mark Wilson, pool)

U.S. Claims Successful Hit on Faulty Satellite

The official reason the U.S. military offered for its show of fireworks Wednesday night high above the Pacific was to shoot down, using an anti-satellite missile, a failed spy satellite before it might do damage upon reentry. However, not everyone read the skywriting that way.

Posted on Feb 21, 2008 READ MORE


Obama and McCain
AP photo / Steven Senne

Obama Wins Again

Barack Obama once again swept the evening’s contests, but the big surprise came in Wisconsin, where Hillary Clinton invested much time and money and where the two candidates got caught in a nasty air war. He beat her there by roughly 18 points.

Posted on Feb 19, 2008 READ MORE


Missile Defense Test a Direct Hit

On Friday night, not long after Russian President Vladimir Putin invoked the historical specter of the Cuban missile crisis in reference to President Bush’s planned missile shield in Europe, the U.S. successfully carried out another missile defense test off the coast of Kauai. 

Posted on Oct 27, 2007 READ MORE


Molly Ivins: Bush’s Hawaiian Education

Bush just designated a stretch of the Hawaiian Islands a national monument after watching a documentary about the ocean there. How nice. So what, exactly, is his excuse for not even watching Al Gore’s movie on a slightly more important environmental issue?

Posted on Jun 21, 2006 READ MORE


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