Pohnpei vessel to assist MV Hapilmohol-1 stranded in Woleai

August 6, 2020

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Thursday, July 4, 2019

 White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will shortly be on her way back to Arkansas after two head-spinning years of dueling with the reporters trying to make sense of the Trump administration. Whether her office retains any relevance, given the president’s...

Monday, June 3, 2019

 Sometimes the internet, as does life, works in mysterious ways. Recently and out of the blue and unrequested by me, one of my long-ago hometown newspapers began to email me weekly summaries of local obituaries.

As someone who has been forced to scramble to keep up with...

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Just a word to those thinking about a career in a field that in President Donald J. Trump’s Washington, D.C. shorthand these days is described as producing “fake news.” Ignore that self-serving crap, which has blighted the lives of so many professionals who have spent...

Tuesday, April 2, 2019


 If you’re looking ahead to the U.S. election of 2020, you coul...

Friday, March 1, 2019

And the supermarket tabloid says Bezos is “sleazy”!?


I’ve had a relationship with Jeff Bezos since 1996 or so the Amazon website tells me every time I drop by. 1996! That’s even before Bezos took A...

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The word that a provision in the massive U.S. farm bill, passed and signed recently by President Trump would ban cockfighting in the U.S. territories effective later this year hit hard with many on Guam and in the CNMI who have been committed to this activity, whether...

Thursday, January 3, 2019

In the interest of journalistic integrity, I must finally drag myself out of the closet and ‘fess up what recent events have made oh so obvious. After decades thinking of myself as a decidedly middle of the road liberal, recent events have forced this realization on me...

Monday, December 3, 2018

A couple of days before the recent Guam election I was scrolling through FaceBook when I spotted what appeared to be a gay version of the National Enquirer. Its front featured a lengthy, adulatory profile of Lt. Gov. candidate Joshua Tenorio who was shortly to be elect...

Friday, November 2, 2018

I recently heard a TV commentary describing the Watergate scandal of the 1970s as “quaint” and “pedestrian.”

That’s quite a comment, given that Watergate forced a president to resign, sent a number of his associates and appointees to prison and carved out a previously u...

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Pacific typhoons, past and present

If the departed Mangkhut was your first typhoon experience on Guam or Saipan, I suggest you’ve got a lot to learn if you stick around in typhoon alley. (If you’re on Rota which took the direct hit this time, different story.) Mangkhut,...

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