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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...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Hanabusa Is Running, But Where?
The question I’m most frequently asked of late is not, “Howareya?” or “How’s the missus?” or “Howya like the weather lately?” No, it’s, “What’s Colleen...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Ignoring Looming Catastrophes
The paralysis with which our country faces the crises of health care and global climate change is enough to make an aging political columnist grow...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Investing In Early Education
A Peace Corps buddy and his wife visited recently. They had lived in Hawaii at the beginning of his career as a journalist, a time...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // A Fitting Way To Honor Sen. Inouye
In spring 1975, UH professor Paul Hooper and I drove to Kailua to interview Gov. John A. Burns for the “John A. Burns Oral History...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Saying No To A 15-percent Pot Tax
Have any of my 11 regular readers bought a pack of cigarettes lately? I haven’t either. In fact, I never have. I did smoke a...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Legalized Gambling Coming Closer
On Super Bowl Sunday, I attended what a close friend of mine – and a certified football fan and partier – calls “Hawaii’s best Super...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Answering Violence With More Guns
Hawaii’s gun laws are among the strictest in the country. They require licensing of gun dealers, registration of firearms with law enforcement, background checks on...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // A Memorable Pair Of Speeches
Political speeches come in various forms: after-dinner speeches, when the two scoops rice weigh heavily on the audience; the campaign rally speech to send the...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Rethinking The Value Of Being L.G.
In this week of inaugurations and gaveling to order, a word about the man who, for the first time in 14 years, has not returned...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // The Handiwork Of A Wily Old Pol
By the time you read this, someone will have organized Hawaii’s House of Representatives – maybe. And it may be Maui’s Joe Souki, the amiable...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // The Power Of Hope To Lift Humans
Katherine Boo won the National Book Award for nonfiction in 2012 for her first book, Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Hawaii’s Diversity Shaped Inouye
Dan Inouye’s colleagues in the United States Senate honored him with a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda, making him only the 32nd person in history...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Where Would We Be Without Dan?
In his lifetime, Dan Inouye did the seemingly impossible: He gave the profession of politics a good name. He didn’t do it by the current...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Call This Dance The Political Polka
As I write, the fiscal dance apropos the fiscal cliff continues in our nation’s capital. We all know the moves. It’s not a complicated tango....

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // ’Tis The Season Of Ambivalence
First came Black Friday, then Small Business Saturday followed by Cyber Monday. Out of fear engendered by television footage of last year’s Black Friday tramplings,...

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