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    A Hawaiian Punch to the Constitution

    What do you think most Americans would say if the U.S. government created a new and exclusively race-based government with the authority to exempt itself from the U.S. Constitution and state authority at its own discretion? As ridiculous as it sounds, that is exactly what the House of Representatives voted … More

    A Separate, Race-Based Government for Native Hawaiians?

    The U.S. House is expected to vote today on the creation of the largest tribal entity in U.S. history under the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act, despite last-minute opposition by Hawaii’s governor, Linda Lingle (R), and serious questions regarding the bill’s constitutionality. Meanwhile, President Barack Obama promised to sign the … More

    This Week in Washington: So Much for Equal Protection

    Here’s a preview of the week ahead in Washington. [youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=JzXN6A6LYOM[/youtube] Late last year, the House passed by a large margin a bill that allows federal recognition of “Native Hawaiians” as a distinct group, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has promised some floor time this year. This legislation would establish … More