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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....

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Praise And Revulsion In Gov’s Race
My deadline for submitting copy to MidWeek is Wednesday at noon. Occasionally, I nail it. (“Very occasionally,” my editor mumbles as she reads this.) So...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Finding Votes Here, There, Everywhere
With a scant two weeks left before General Election Day 2014, Republican gubernatorial candidate Duke Aiona and wife Vivian found themselves lost on the eighth...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Gubernatorial Contest By The Numbers
Numbers tell stories — among them that primary election day 2014 constituted a damning indictment of Hawaii’s democracy. On Aug. 9, the primary election attracted...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Two Sundays Ago In The Park …
Mufi Hannemann’s gubernatorial campaign recently competed with a sunset. Any sunset offers stiff competition, but a “Waianae Sunset on the Beach” can steal the show...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Those Wonderful Cold War Days Of Yore
Ah, how I yearn for the good old days. Remember when godless Commies threatened us from East, West, North, South: Russian Commies, Chinese Commies, Cuban...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Turning Stew And Rice Into Votes
Gary Moniz comes to my house in years ending in a 2 or a 7. Around the Boylans’ dining room table, he joins fellow members...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // A Question To Dodge
Some questions always should be finessed, particularly by those of us who would deign to call ourselves political analysts — or allow others to label...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // The Calm Before The … Election
Check your favorite neighborhood political sign-bedecked fence. Lookin’ pretty empty, isn’t it? All those Abercrombie signs, all those Hanabusa banners, all those full-color Kim, Manahan,...

MidWeek Staff
Mostly Politics // Are We Headed Into Another Quagmire?
An American journalist on his knees, a hooded and masked ISIS butcher standing over him, knife in hand. The American, in this instance, 31-year-old Steven...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Candidate Forums The Wrong Form
Republican Duke Aiona, Libertarian Jeff Davis, Independent Mufi Hannemann and Democrat David Ige all want to succeed Neil Abercrombie as governor of Hawaii. So, two...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // The Election, Teachers And Our Keiki
A couple of weeks ago, I found myself in conversation with a young waitress — a recent graduate of University of Hawaii. I asked her...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Neil’s Bullying, Blustering Led To Loss
Four years ago, Neil Abercrombie resigned a safe seat in the United States Congress to run for governor. He easily defeated his Democratic primary opponent...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Waiting For Results Of Political Storm
I flew over to Hilo the Sunday before last. That morning Honolulu Star-Advertiser had published Hawaii Poll’s numbers on the Democratic gubernatorial primary. Rebecca Ward’s...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Pandering A Pre-election Tradition
For a political columnist, the last two weeks before the election threaten sandstorms. Aridity reigns. The debates or forums have concluded. The campaigns have bought...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // A Big Wedding Wasn’t So Bad After All
I’ve never been a fan of big weddings: the astronomically expensive wedding gown, the tossing of bridal bouquet and garter, the slicing and smashing of...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Rating The Season’s TV Political Ads
As a freelance scribbler, I’ve reviewed books and written about politicians, but what I’ve always wanted to review is movies. The closest I can get,...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // The Best Journalistic Gig In Town
I wrote my first “Mostly Politics” column for MidWeek in October 1991. I was coming off a dozen years of writing features and a political...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Candidates Try For Separation
How do I find traction on a crowded field, none of whom has previously run in anything larger than a city council district?” That’s the...

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