What Happened to Tulsi Gabbard? Maui’s former congress member, who once embraced aloha, has careened to the extremist side of American politics, boosting Trump & the GOP’s lawless insurrection

Posted by - October 25, 2022

About five years ago, as managing editor of  The Maui Independent, I wrote four articles praising Hawai‘i’s former Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, defending her from attacks that she had veered from Democratic Party orthodoxy, especially as it concerned war and peace. In 2017, I wrote: “Fueled by the aloha spirit, Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard spoke on

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What Trump’s John Baron Deception Says About our Truth-less President Pundits Reflect on Deeper Meaning of Story About Trump Lying His Way onto Forbes Rich List

Posted by - May 16, 2018

My recent article in the Washington Post about Donald Trump lying his way onto the first Forbes 400, accompanied by a 1984 audio recording of Trump pretending to be the fictitious John Baron, provided a timely springboard for commentators to offer valuable insights into the career and character of the President of the United States.

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Spiritual Comic Provocateur Alan Clements Appears November 11 at McCoy Studio Theater Calls Maui "Epicenter of Transformational Wisdom" and Hopes to Create "a 90 Minute Organic Ayahuasca Experience"

Posted by - October 17, 2017

Heading to Maui to present his “Spiritually Incorrect” one-man show on November 11, Alan Clements has been lauded as “a spiritually comedic provocateur.” A radical, passionate, eloquent former Buddhist monk – the first American ordained as a Buddhist monk in Burma – Clements is a human rights activist and author who was described by Jack

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