The announcement last week that President Donald Trump and the White House were considering shifting billions of dollars more in military funding in addition to the $6 billion already taken from the Pentagons budget to build Trumps big, beautiful wall along the U.S.-Mexico border triggered the usual responses from Democrats who said it would hurt military readiness and from Republicans who said Trump was beefing up U.S. security.
The landmark contract tentatively reached by the WNBA owners and its players association represents a new frontier for professional athletics. If approved by league governors and players, it should be modeled by sports leagues everywhere as a baseline for equity.
New data released last Wednesday ironically, by the climate-change-denying Trump administration show that the last decade was the hottest since such recordkeeping began in 1880, and that 2019 was the worlds second-warmest year in that same period. (The hottest was in 2016.)
One of the core defenses of President Trumps behavior toward Ukraine is the no harm, no foul argument, and it goes something like this: Regardless of anything President Trump or his minions said or did, Ukraine got its security assistance without having to announce an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden. So move along, people!
Academic calendars typically celebrate the new year in August or September, so when January comes around, we are already thinking of fall, even as we welcome students who come to us for the first time at the beginning of the year. I was fortunate to sit down with some new UH-Hilo students last week to hear of their hopes for the future and their education.
The Justice Department and Apple are waging yet another battle over the contents of an alleged terrorists iPhone. And once again, Apple is taking the right position, while the government is prioritizing its short-term needs over the long-term security of consumers worldwide.
Yes, a woman can be elected president of the United States.