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Saturday, July 21, 2012
Marumoto Briefs Mainland Lawmakers on Hawaii Renewable Energy
By News Release @ 3:30 PM :: 6718 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Rep. Barbara Marumoto gave a presentation on the state of renewable energy in Hawaii at the Women in Government Fourth Annual Energy Summit in Des Moines, Iowa....

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Friday, July 20, 2012
Statement from Governor Linda Lingle on Aurora Shooting Tragedy
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 10:09 PM :: 7543 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"Let us all continue to join with the rest of the nation as we hold the grieving families of Aurora close in our thoughts and spirit-filled prayers."

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Friday, July 20, 2012
Dodd-Frank Financial Regulations Strangling Economy
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:15 PM :: 4610 Views :: National News, Ethics

Dodd–Frank does not end bailouts and taxpayer support for big banks....

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Thursday, July 19, 2012
Let's Be Honest About Outsourcing
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:28 PM :: 5224 Views :: National News, Ethics

The U.S. actually leads the world in manufacturing. Yes, you read that correctly. We produce 21 percent of global manufactured products, while China comes after at 15 percent....

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Lingle: Obama's STEM Education Plan 'in Sync' with Hawaii
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 10:02 PM :: 7777 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"President Obama's statements in Washington today are in sync with the STEM education programs and initiatives my team and I advocated and worked for during my term as Governor of Hawaii."

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Bernake: Tourism is a Bright Spot
By News Release @ 2:59 PM :: 7149 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...when a foreigner comes and visits Hawaii, that actually counts as a U.S. export....

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The End of Welfare Reform As We Know It
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:31 PM :: 4890 Views :: National News, Ethics

The Obama Administration made yet another end run around Congress last week—this time, to gut the successful welfare reform law of 1996....

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The Revenue Demands of Public Employee Pension Promises
By Selected News Articles @ 1:34 PM :: 4473 Views :: National News, Ethics

Economists predict that American households will have to contribute an average of $1,398 per year to fulfill pension promises, according to a new study....

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Alaska Lawsuit Challenges ‘Illegal’ Emissions Standards for Coastal Ships
By Selected News Articles @ 3:42 PM :: 6574 Views :: National News, Ethics

Uncle Sam will start enforcing the emission control area on Aug. 1....
 

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Medicaid Carries 'Highest Risk of Death'
By NCPA @ 1:56 PM :: 4589 Views :: National News, Ethics

Medicaid creates subpar health outcomes and unnecessary cost overruns ....

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Harmful U.N. Sea Treaty Stalls in Senate
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:54 PM :: 10992 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

LOST would expose the U.S. to international environmental lawsuits [6] that would harm its environmental, economic, and military interests—including suits based on alleged U.S. contributions to global climate change....

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Monday, July 16, 2012
Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted July 16, 2012
By Congress.org @ 6:20 PM :: 7544 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

·       Senate: Small Business Tax Cut – 

·       House: Veterans Licensing – 

·       House: ATM Fee Disclosure – 

·       House: Hydropower Generation –

·       House: Health Care

·       House: Mining Project Permitting

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Monday, July 16, 2012
July 15: Cost of Government Day
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 6:14 PM :: 6054 Views :: National News, Ethics

The Cost of Government Day Report calculates the number of days the average American must work to pay for the full costs of government spending and regulation at all levels of government....

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Monday, July 16, 2012
34 Senators Reject: LOST Will Not Be Ratified by Senate This Year
By News Release @ 4:11 PM :: 9886 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Strong opposition is rising in the U.S. Senate to the U.N.'s Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) that would subjugate American sovereignty to the whims of an international tribunal....

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Monday, July 16, 2012
Obama Tells Entrepreneurs "You Didn't Build" Your Business
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:30 PM :: 5543 Views :: National News, Small Business

"Look, if you've been successful, you didn't get there on your own. You didn't get there on your own. I'm always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart." -- Barack Obama

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Monday, July 16, 2012
Mass Transit Subsidized More Heavily than Highways
By NCPA @ 3:19 PM :: 4438 Views :: National News, Ethics

This subsidy level for Highways is approximately 8 percent, which is far less than the level of government support that is received by mass transit systems nationwide....

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Sunday, July 15, 2012
Lingle Responds to Criticism of Maui Judicial Conference
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 11:23 PM :: 10794 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Lingle called on Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) to back off on their criticism of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals' decision to hold its conference on the Island of Maui ....

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Sunday, July 15, 2012
American Caste: Family breakdown is limiting mobility and increasing inequality
By Selected News Articles @ 3:43 PM :: 4920 Views :: National News, Ethics

It started in the 1960s, when the nation began to sever the historical connection between marriage and childbearing....

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Saturday, July 14, 2012
Kaiser Study: Hawaii Obamacare Exchange to Pay Insurers $973/month
By Andrew Walden @ 11:01 PM :: 9605 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

This may explain why Hawaii’s insurers were so eager to grab seats on Abercrombie’s Hawaii Health Connector Board....

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Saturday, July 14, 2012
Same Day Registration Leads to 48,000 Fraudulent Voters, Lawsuit
By Selected News Articles @ 3:40 PM :: 7491 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

In today’s Star-Advertiser readers discover the Editors toying with yet another shiny electoral object—same day voter registration....

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Friday, July 13, 2012
Women Chased from Atheist Confab by Sexual Harassment
By Selected News Articles @ 11:51 PM :: 5854 Views :: National News, Ethics

“We are a small movement, so it might be very important for some men and women to find a partner who shares their beliefs,” said Maggie Ardiente, director of development for the American Humanist Association....

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Friday, July 13, 2012
Crippled Nation: Disability Ranks Outpace New Jobs
By NCPA @ 4:45 PM :: 4095 Views :: National News, Ethics

...disability ranks will likely continue to swell: in just the last month, almost 275,000 people put in applications for disability benefits....

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Friday, July 13, 2012
Environment: Rail is Dirtier than Cars
By NCPA @ 4:28 PM :: 11236 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics
According to the Department of Energy, the average passenger car uses about 3,500 BTUs per passenger mile--rail transit in Pittsburgh uses more than 11,000 BTUs.
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Friday, July 13, 2012
Obama's Imperial Presidency Guts Welfare Reform
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:04 PM :: 5113 Views :: National News, Ethics

The new policy guts the federal work requirements that were the foundation of the Clinton-era reform ....

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Senate Committee Hearing Discusses Ways to Create Akaka Tribe Without Congressional Approval
By Andrew Walden @ 4:32 PM :: 6791 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Akaka’s Committee will “examine the process of recognizing tribes through the Administrative and Congressional processes.”

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Full Text: Lingle Speaks on Jones Act
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 1:48 PM :: 8255 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

As Hawaii’s next U.S. Senator, I commit to you that while the Jones Act issue is being fully studied, I will explore other ways to reduce the costs of living in the State of Hawaii.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012
House Votes to Repeal Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:46 PM :: 6332 Views :: National News, Ethics

...this is only the second time the House will have voted to fully repeal the law....

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Why Does Hirono Want to Cut $500B From Medicare?
By News Release @ 3:41 AM :: 5832 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Whether she will admit it or not, Mazie Hirono is leading the charge for big cuts to Medicare....

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Monday, July 9, 2012
Health Contract with America
By John Goodman @ 10:53 PM :: 5274 Views :: National News, Ethics

This is a practical, realistic and workable form of universal coverage....

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Monday, July 9, 2012
The Inequality Fetish
By NCPA @ 10:42 PM :: 4539 Views :: National News, Ethics

According to liberals, either the 2008 financial crisis and its attendant recession, or the sluggish recovery -- and maybe both -- can be attributed in large part to the high level of economic inequality in the United States....

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Monday, July 9, 2012
Arkansas Attorney General Sues Hawaii Travel Agent
By News Release @ 6:01 PM :: 4952 Views :: National News, Ethics

The lawsuit filed in Pulaski County Circuit Court alleges that Ope Saaga, who operated Performing Hawaii Tours, violated the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act by failing to provide the travel services paid for by the Fort Smith Southside High School and "Spirit of Arkansas" marching bands....

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Monday, July 9, 2012
UN Small Arms Treaty: "Serious Threat to American Gun Owners"
By Selected News Articles @ 5:29 PM :: 8000 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

the U.N. and global gun banners have markedly stepped up their attack on our Second Amendment freedoms by including civilian arms in the proposed Arms Trade Treaty....

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Monday, July 9, 2012
Rail: Transportation Secretary Wants Us to Be Like Communist China
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:19 PM :: 6005 Views :: National News, Ethics

China’s attempt at a high-speed rail network is fraught with corrupt officials, impossible costs, and deadly safety failures. But U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood wishes America would follow it as a model....

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Sunday, July 8, 2012
The States Resist Obamacare
By Selected News Articles @ 12:03 AM :: 5032 Views :: National News, Ethics

One of the few bright spots in the Supreme Court’s ruling on Obamacare was its 7–2 decision striking down the Obama administration’s attempt to blackmail states into going along with a massive and costly expansion of Medicaid....

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Friday, July 6, 2012
Oppose Federal Control of Building Codes? Hanabusa Says You Must be Shunned
By Selected News Articles @ 9:37 PM :: 8653 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Congressman Scalise is strongly opposed to a Federal Takeover of … (Drumroll please) … Local Building Codes....so Hanabusa says he must be shunned and anyone who meets with him should be disqualified in the eyes of voters....

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Friday, July 6, 2012
Jobs, Unemployment Stuck
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:00 PM :: 5384 Views :: National News, Ethics

According to their projections, by now, unemployment should be at 5.5 percent. Instead, of course, it’s 8.2 percent—and has been above 8 percent for 41 straight months....

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Friday, July 6, 2012
A Health Care Contract with America
By NCPA @ 1:48 PM :: 8349 Views :: National News, Ethics

replace the current system of tax and spending subsidies with a system that offers everyone a uniform, fixed-dollar tax credit for the purchase of health insurance....

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Thursday, July 5, 2012
RIMPAC Biofuel Contractors Soak Navy for $26/gallon
By Selected News Articles @ 10:49 PM :: 6623 Views :: National News, Ethics

The U.S. Navy has spent $26 a gallon for 900,000 gallons of biofuels mixed with petroleum for use in a training exercise, and Republicans in Washington aren't too happy about it

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Thursday, July 5, 2012
The Reopening of the American Mind
By Selected News Articles @ 12:41 PM :: 4464 Views :: National News, Ethics

Alan Bloom's The Closing of the American Mind is still an important work after 25 years, despite some unforeseen events....

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Thursday, July 5, 2012
Governor Walker Breaks New Ground in Higher Ed
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:40 PM :: 3905 Views :: National News, Ethics

The problem of college affordability is recognized on both sides of the aisle, but sadly, most efforts to abate the problem - such as increasing federal subsidies - have only exacerbated it. 

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Is The Obamacare Decision The New Kelo?
By Robert Thomas @ 6:14 PM :: 5004 Views :: National News, Ethics

Opponents have vowed to repeal it, citing the nearly universal popular revulsion with the Court's majority decision in Kelo v. City of New London as an example where one side lost the battle, but might have secured the upper hand in the long run....

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Does the Declaration of Independence Still Matter?
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:37 PM :: 4604 Views :: National News, Ethics

"all that Progressives ask or desire is permission…to interpret the Constitution according to the Darwinian principle"

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012
RTTT: Congress Demands Answers as Georgia Joins Hawaii on 'High-Risk' Status
By Selected News Articles @ 7:20 PM :: 6673 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

... a Government Accountability Office report, requested by U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee on states' implementation of the teacher quality portions of Race to the Top....

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The Energy Revolution and Its Discontents
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:24 PM :: 4288 Views :: National News, Ethics

A recent study by Harvard Research Fellow Leonardo Maugeri found that the United States' incredible shale reserves represent "the most important revolution in the oil sector in decades."

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Monday, July 2, 2012
Obamacare: Five Broken Promises
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:51 PM :: 4593 Views :: National News, Ethics

Obamacare ends Medicare as we know it, including severe physician reimbursement cuts ....

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Friday, June 29, 2012
Trashing Tricare: Obama Threatens Veto After House Refuses to Raise Fees
By Selected News Articles @ 3:37 PM :: 7470 Views :: National News, Ethics

Some fear the administration’s proposal is an effort to increase enrollment in the state-run insurance exchanges mandated under the president’s controversial health care law.

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Friday, June 29, 2012
Hirono: Obamacare Gives $28.7M to Community Health Clinics
By News Release @ 2:39 PM :: 8175 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, Waimanalo Health Center, the Hilo Bay Clinic, West Hawaii Community Health Center, Hana Community Health Center, and Malama I Ke Ola Health Center on Maui....

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Friday, June 29, 2012
If Individual Mandate is a Tax, What is Eminent Domain?
By Robert Thomas @ 2:05 PM :: 4791 Views :: National News, Ethics

We're starting to appreciate the Chief's "functional" approach. What say we apply that same test to a legislature's statement regarding the "public use" for which it is condemning property?

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Friday, June 29, 2012
Catholic Bishops Unanimous ‘In Our Vigorous Opposition to This Unjust and Illegal Mandate’
By Selected News Articles @ 1:34 PM :: 4400 Views :: National News, Ethics

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision sets the stage for an historically unprecedented confrontation between Roman Catholics and the federal government over whether Catholics remain free to exercise their religion ....

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Friday, June 29, 2012
Heritage: Join the Fight to Repeal Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:09 PM :: 4631 Views :: National News, Ethics

This decision will energize freedom-loving Americans to once again take matters into their own hands....

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