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Korematsu Lives

Pavan V. Parikh | Posted 11.20.2016 | Politics
Pavan V. Parikh

Congress has taken numerous stabs at retreating from the premise that the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II was constitutional. However, the Supreme Court case that justified it, Korematsu v. United States, has never been overruled.

10 Questions to Ask About Senators and Sexism in the Workplace (Or Why the Daniel Inouye Revelation Was a Red Herring)

Shay Chan Hodges | Posted 12.28.2014 | Women
Shay Chan Hodges

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand recently released Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World, "a playbook for women who want to step up, whether in Congress or the boardroom or the local PTA." It's both a call to action for women and a personal memoir.

This State Is A Reminder That Americans Can Elect More Than White Men

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox and James Cave | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

Let's face it: The 113th Congress is still, by and large, run by white men. But Hawaii's delegation is more diverse, with only one of the state's four...

Senator Who Called Gillibrand 'Chubby' Reportedly Revealed

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

The lawmaker who told Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) not to "lose too much weight now" because "I like my girls chubby" was the late Sen. Daniel Ino...

Warren Gets Behind Schatz In Big Dem Battle

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth (D-Mass.) weighed into the Hawaii Democratic primary battle between Sen. Brian Schatz and Rep. Colleen Hanabusa in a fundraising email ...

Hawaii Budgets $500,000 To Honor Dan Inouye And Patsy Mink | Posted 05.15.2014 | Hawaii

Dan Inouye and Patsy Mink are two of modern Hawaii's greatest political leaders. To honor their memory, last year the Hawaii Legislature passed a b...

Hawaii Governor Challenges Authenticity Of Late Senator's Deathbed Wish

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

The drama of the Democratic primary to succeed the late Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) has intensified, with Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) questioni...

LA Times: Abercrombie Questions Inouye's Purported Deathbed Wish | Posted 04.11.2014 | Hawaii

HONOLULU  — For political and emotional drama, it’s hard to top this: U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, the most beloved and respected figure in Hawaii st...

Hawai'i: Worthy of a Presidential Library

Adrian Kamalii | Posted 03.25.2014 | Hawaii
Adrian Kamalii

Even if Hawai'i is overlooked when it comes time to make a decision, the real win is Hawai'i's.

Why We Need More Leaders Like This In Congress

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

One year ago, the United States lost one of its most beloved and devoted public servants. Senator Daniel Inouye (D) was many things: a father, a h...

Remembering Senator Daniel Inouye On His 89th Birthday

Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics

Sept. 7 would have been Senator Daniel Inouye's 89th birthday. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is hosting a public celebration today at the Honolulu Civi...

More Veterans In Congress Would Make 'Nuclear Options' Less Likely

Chris Marvin | Posted 09.22.2013 | Impact
Chris Marvin

Veterans bring skills for leadership, team building and problem solving. They understand strategy and tactics. They have a global perspective, yet can relate to everyday Americans. They are good leaders.

Daniel Inouye's Unfinished Memorial Day Mission

Daniel Treiman | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Daniel Treiman

Restoring Memorial Day to its traditional date would be a fitting tribute to Daniel Inouye and his distinguished seven decades of service.

Ed Koch: He Did Just Fine

Howard Barbanel | Posted 04.03.2013 | New York
Howard Barbanel

Ed Koch was a member of The Greatest Generation and not just by accident of birth. He was an American patriot who spent a lifetime serving his country and his city. He wanted to make the world a better place, root out corruption and help people. In this, he was an outstanding success.

What Images Do We Shape for Ourselves? The Formative Effects of Dignity, Violence and a Battleground Congress

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Norma Cook Everist

There are enough real-life struggles of poverty, illness, abuse, so that we need each other in order to create supportive, nurturing communities, not invest in violence or commit ourselves to combative ways of relating.

Obama Connections Help With Contentious Pick

RealClearPolitics | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

Just hours after Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie appointed him to fill the United States Senate seat that had been occupied for a half-century by the lat...

Hawaii Gets New Senator

Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics

Former Hawaii Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz (D) was sworn in to the U.S. Senate on Thursday by Vice President Joe Biden. Schatz was chosen by Hawaii Gov. N...

Brian Schatz Tapped To Replace Sen. Daniel Inouye

Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics

Hawaii's Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz has been chosen to replace the late Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii). Hawaii Democrats picked U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabus...

Ukulele Player, 'Jersey Shore' Fist-Pumps Make Appearances At Hawaii Dem Meeting

Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

By BECKY BOHRER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HONOLULU -- Hawaii Democrats on Wednesday were meeting to pick three names to forward to Gov. Neil Abercrombi...

Cory Booker Enters Hawaii Senate Mix

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics

Less than a week after indicating his own interest in seeking a U.S. Senate seat from New Jersey in 2014, Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) has taken to Tw...

Congresswoman-Elect Wants Inouye's Senate Seat

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser | B.J. Reyes | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics

U.S. Rep.-elect Tulsi Gabbard, elected last month to represent Hawaii's 2nd Congressional District, has put her name into consideration for the U.S. S...

The Case for Tulsi Gabbard

Allen Hoe | Posted 02.24.2013 | Politics
Allen Hoe

As a combat veteran myself, I've seen how war has drained our country -- with trillions spent and thousands of lives lost or destroyed by conflict. We need a Senator who, like Senator Inouye and myself, understands this.

What Sen. Inouye's Death Means for Japanese-Americans

Kathryn Ibata-Arens | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Kathryn Ibata-Arens

Sen. Inouye holds a special place in the hearts of those of us working to support the U.S.-Japan partnership. His story reminds us of our shared history and how far we have come. It is fitting that the senator's last word was "aloha."

An Asian-American Moment in U.S. Politics

Raymond A. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics
Raymond A. Smith, Ph.D.

As president pro tempore of the Senate since 2010, Inouye held one of just five positions created directly by the constitution, and was third in the line of succession to the presidency. Still, the loss of Inouye should not obscure the larger reality that we are entering an Asian-American moment in U.S. politics.

Bravery, Integrity and Patriotism: My Last Visit With Senator Inouye

Jonathan Del Arco | Posted 02.18.2013 | DC
Jonathan Del Arco

The nation has no idea yet what a great leader and cornerstone of our democracy we have lost this week. Because it was also his style to not call too much attention to himself, he tended to flow under the radar of D.C. politics. Rest in peace Senator.