How Trump’s immigration policies could yield new era in border politics

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 Pentagon’s budget to build Trump’s “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.

New WNBA agreement is an equity milestone

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.

Harry and Meghan go own way

What family of a 35-year-old man wouldn’t welcome the news that he intended to leave home and make his own way in the world with his wife and son?

Trump says he broke no laws. The GAO just found otherwise

One of the core defenses of President Trump’s 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!

New year, new plans at UH-Hilo

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.

Cancer death rates show a record drop

Cancer remains a dreaded diagnosis, but there’s heartening news. America is showing great progress against some of the most deadly forms of the disease, particularly lung cancer and the aggressive skin cancer melanoma.

America should join Global Partnership on AI

Forthcoming developments in artificial intelligence are poised to create dramatic changes for people and economies throughout the world. Getting out in front of this burgeoning issue, with research, debate and regulation, is vital.