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Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Gov. Ige’s Fifth-floor Woes Commence
Gov. David Ige stubbed his toe last week, bruised his knee, as well, and may have suffered hairline fractures in one or both of his...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Tobacco Funds Down For Cancer Center
Blame it on the kids. It’s all their fault. We did our part; we started puffing on cigarettes as teenagers. Smokes made us look cool,...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Casting An Early Ballot For Benjy
I can’t wait to vote. No, I’m not talking about the opportunity to cast a ballot in the 2016 presidential election. Who, save right-wing ideologues,...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Of Continents, Islands And Cars
Traffic in Pearl City couldn’t be worse these days. Rail’s crept from neighboring Waipahu to the ewa end of town. That’s meant lane closures on...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Where’s The Military Rebalance?
U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno came visiting recently. He devoted his time in the Islands to a general’s normal pursuits: reviewing the...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Highs And Woes With The Headlines
A cup of coffee and the morning Honolulu Star-Advertiser are not always a comforting combination. Such is particularly the case if the coffee’s bad or...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Rail Yes! Rail No! Enough Already
A resident of Leeward Oahu for the past 40 years and an occasional palm-sweating victim of its traffic jams, I’ve long been a supporter of...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Stating What’s Been Stated Before
A couple of Mondays ago, legislators milled about the floor of the House of Representatives, awaiting the call to order and the arrival of Gov....

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Political Theater In A Polarized House
Last week, television cameras caught Hawaii’s lei bedecked new 1st District U.S. Rep. Mark Takai, a Democrat, beaming through President Barack Obama’s State of the...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Nothing But A Man, More Than A Movie
Selma begins with Martin Luther King Jr. in Oslo, Norway, trying to tie an unfamiliar neckpiece before going on stage to accept the 1964 Nobel...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // It’s Just What We Do Here In Hawaii
Deadlines and word lengths leave too many stories unpub lished in a writer’s notebook — stuff that someday will be tossed with last night’s fish...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Enough Already Of Clintons, Bushes
More than 90 years ago, H.L. Mencken, the journalistic “sage of Baltimore,” defined democracy as that system of government in which a nation with more...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Why Republicans Must At Last Govern
This week we say “goodbye” to 2014. Some may mumble “good riddance” to it as well. But for moderates and liberals, it wasn’t an entirely...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Holiday Missive To The President
Dear Mr. President, I hope this finds you, Michelle and your lovely daughters enjoying Christmas in Hawaii. I apologize for not writing sooner with an...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // What’s Wrong At UH? Where To Start?
Goodbye, Tom. Goodbye, Gib. Goodbye, Ben. Who’s next? Let’s get right to it: What’s wrong at University of Hawaii? Presidents, chancellors, coaches and athletic directors...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // A Monopoly’s Always A Good Buy
Why would a Florida mega-electric company want to buy a small, mid-Pacific electric utility? Simple. That small, mid-Pacific electric company enjoys a near monopoly of...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Chorister’s Confessions
Call this one: “Confessions of a Chorister Who Can’t Carry a Tune,” an ongoing tragicomedy in several acts. My 11 regular readers will remember some...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Looking Forward (Mostly) To The Mail
I respond to the sound of the U.S. mail carrier’s truck like Pavlov’s dog to the ringing of the bell. Oh, I don’t salivate, but...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Obama Doesn’t Deserve Impeachment
The national Republican Party enjoyed a terrific off-year election. The GOP grew its majority in the U.S. House of Representatives to 250, a near record....

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Generally Speaking, Election Was A Yawn
Yawning was the order of general election day 2014. Did I miss anything that might excite? No, Democrats won every marquee race. Governor? Check. U.S....

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