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Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Time For A Death With Dignity Bill
Last week the mailperson delivered a postcard from a Hilo memorial park (aka a cemetery). It advertised a “simple cremation for $37 a month” for...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // It’s Hammer Time In Waikiki For Brower
‘Tis the week to be thankful, and I most certainly am. I’m thankful for state Rep. Tom Brower (D, Ala Moana-Waikiki). Who isn’t? Some of...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // The Guv Hits The Campaign Trail
Four days after state house members voted to legalize same-sex marriage, hours after the senate did the same, and less than 24 hours before he...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Uluulu At UH-WO: Moving History
Enter Uluulu: The Henry Giugni Moving Image Archive at the University of Hawaii-West Oahu library in Kapolei, then look right. You’ll see a television set...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Democracy: It’s About The Process
I proudly count Jack Hoag among my 11 regular readers. Don’t misunderstand: I’m proud of the other 10 as well. But Jack’s a special case....

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // GMOs, Pesticides And Island Jobs
It’s complicated. It’s all very, very complicated. Consider Honolulu City Councilman Stanley Chang’s bemoaning the plight of his Iolani classmates in last week’s “Mostly Politics.”...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Serious Sights Set On 1st District
Thirty-one-year-old City Councilman Stanley Chang looks 17 – and a little out of place during a recent interview amid the gray beards lunching at the...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Same-sex Marriage 20 Years Later
On Oct. 28, state House Speaker Joe Souki and Senate President Donna Mercado Kim will gavel the members of their respective bodies into special session...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // The Radical Right’s New Rules
Oh my! It’s time to change the rules, starting with those laid down in our high school civics books. They were in that chapter titled...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Polarization Of American Politics
On the eve of yet another threatened shutdown of the federal government, a young colleague at the University of Hawaii-West Oahu approached me in the...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Politics Flows In Anderson’s Veins
First District congressional candidate Ikaika Anderson may have the best bloodlines in Hawaii politics. For two decades, Uncle D.G. “Andy” Anderson, a state senator and...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Obama Handicapped By A Tin Ear
Barack Obama has always given a good speech. His address to the nation last Tuesday, on why American military action against Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Lt. Col. Takai Targets Washington
Mark Takai hails from Democrat country west of Red Hill – so Democrat that since his election to the state House of Representatives in 1994...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Fun Yet Biting Social Commentary
Following this year’s Gridiron show, sales-women in dress departments across Oahu faced lines of overweight, post-menopausal women. Each had the same request. “Could I see...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // There Are Just Too Many Of Us
Too many of my friends these days flinch at the sight of me. They look away, strike up a conversation with someone else, move to...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // A Sad Look At The New Normal
One of my 11 regular readers – call him Les, because … well, because his name is Les – complains mightily whenever I write about...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Espero Seeks Hanabusa’s Seat
State Sen. Will Espero has his enthusiasms. Currently leading the list is the announcement of October as Hawaii Fashion Month. “Hawaii has designers, manufacturers, and...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Expert: We Have Room To Develop
I had breakfast last week with Ralph Portmore, professional planner, two-time president of the Hawaii chapter of American Planning Association, “of counsel” (as they say...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Deedy, Zimmerman: About The Gun
It’s all about the gun. Really, it’s always been all about the gun. And the evidence piles up across the country, from Sanford, Fla., to...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Ige: We Can Do Better Than Neil
David Ige wants to be Hawaii’s next governor. He wants to defeat the spectacularly well-known and extraordinarily well-financed incumbent Neil Abercrombie in next August’s Democratic...

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