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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...

MidWeek Staff
Mostly Politics // A Nomination For UH President
Prepare yourself, dear readers, I am about to nominate my candidate to succeed M.R.C. Greenwood as president of the University of Hawaii. But first, a...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Repeating Development History
I began driving down Fort Weaver Road to my in-laws’ house in 1969. Green fields of sugarcane lined the two-lane road on both sides. I...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Children In The Chains Of Poverty
A week ago Monday, the front-page headline on the Honolulu Star-Advertiser read: “Chains of poverty shackle more keiki.” In the accompanying story, Nanea Kalani reported...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Kobayashi Reflects On Her Career
City Council Budget Committee chairwoman Ann Kobayashi celebrated her 76th birthday in April. She’s spent more than 23 years in elective office, 13 in the...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Kobayashi Reflects On Her Career
City Council Budget Committee chairwoman Ann Kobayashi celebrated her 76th birthday in April. She’s spent more than 23 years in elective office, 13 in the...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Paranoia’s Place In U.S. Politics
Young Edward Snowden, recently of Waipahu, sees himself as an American patriot. So too do many of his fellow citizens who are concerned about government...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Reconsidering Marshall McLuhan
Forty years ago a Canadian scholar named Marshall McLuhan assured us that the medium was the message. He argued that, on the one hand, print...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Sylvia Luke: First Woman Speaker?
Joe Souki celebrated his 81st birthday recently. He looks good and he sounds good. And he can obviously still do the math. Earlier this year,...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Things Are Looking Up — Or Not
No doubt about it, things are looking up, in part because Hawaii’s unemployment rate is going down. In April it sank to 4.9 percent, tying...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // The Presidential Season Begins
Presidential election year 2016 officially began last week. Oh, I know, it really began Nov. 7, 2012, but I mean really, really, really began last...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Who’d Want To Be UH President?
M.R.C. Greenwood called it quits last week after four years as the University of Hawaii’s first female president. The 70-year-old Greenwood cited health concerns. A...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // U.S. Still Strives For Equal ‘Equality’
The world turns. The biopic about Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson’s partnership in integrating major league baseball, 42, will win no awards at next year’s...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // The Winners And Losers Of 2013
Herewith, “Mostly Politics’” first post-2012 winners and losers column – occasioned by last week’s news that Colleen Hanabusa has decided to run against Brian Schatz...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Boston Marathon: War Continues
Finishing a marathon calls for jubilation – hugs from spouses and friends, cold libations, smiles exchanged with fellow finishers all are in order – maybe...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // History That Shaped Modern Hawaii
In 1961, Harcourt, Brace and World published Hawaii Pono: A Social History by Lawrence H. Fuchs. “One of the major purposes of this book is...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Good Work Of Catholic Charities
Three years ago, Catholic Charities Hawaii (CCH) moved into a seven-building campus on two-and-half acres of land in Makiki. It bought the parcel from First...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // The GOP’s Local Youth Movement
Finding signs of life in Hawaii’s Republican Party can be frustrating – almost as frustrating as being a Republican in Hawaii. Hawaii’s congressional delegation belongs...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Chang’s Bold Plans For Homeless
Honolulu City Councilman Stanley Chang thinks that after years of talking about it, studying it and anguishing over it, we may have finally reached the...

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