Trump tweets while California burns

Some Donald Trump tweets are so bizarre that you have to puzzle over them and inject a bit of sense into them before you can finally dismiss them as the wingnut drivel that they are. So it is with the president’s recent tweets on California’s fire and water.

The difference between evidence and proof

Clear language struggles to thrive in the face of passion, which may help explain why, as our politics becomes more passionate, our language becomes less precise. Perhaps we could be more careful.

Cartoon for August 5

The Big Island as seen by Hawaii Tribune-Herald cartoonist Gary Hoff. (Hoff’s cartoons run on Sundays)