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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....

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...

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