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Military Strike in Syria a Mistake

(177) Comments | Posted September 10, 2013 | 10:00 AM

War is hell. But, as a soldier and combat veteran, I know it is sometimes necessary.

I've experienced firsthand the high cost of war. Serving in Iraq in 2005, part of my job was to go through a daily list of our Hawai`i troops who had been injured or killed...

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Time for Fairness to Replace Recklessness on Wall Street

(5) Comments | Posted June 8, 2012 | 6:44 PM

Last year JPMorgan boss Jamie Dimon said that "giving debt forgiveness to people that really need it, that's what foreclosure is." These words really stuck with me, in part because it's so insulting. I don't think any reasonable person could describe losing their home as "forgiveness," especially if...

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America's Reckless Nuclear Policies Have Got to End

(365) Comments | Posted March 20, 2012 | 9:28 PM

On March 10 2011, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved a 20-year license extension for the Yankee nuclear power plant in Vermont. Hour laters in Japan, tsunami waves smashed into the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant, which contained reactors with the same design as Yankee's, setting in motion the largest nuclear disaster since...

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Stopping the Attack on Women's Rights

(3) Comments | Posted March 1, 2012 | 4:04 PM

In 2004 when close to 3,000 of my fellow soldiers with the Hawai'i Army National Guard were activated for duty in Iraq, I left my seat in the state legislature and volunteered to deploy with them. We deployed together to the Middle East a second time in 2008.

I've...

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Banks Sink to New Low by Foreclosing on Deployed Troops

(17) Comments | Posted February 10, 2012 | 10:21 AM

Imagine being deployed on the other side of the world in a hostile environment cut off from your family and friends and then discovering that your house -- the place you dream every night of returning home to -- has been foreclosed.

That nightmare is all too real for some...

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