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Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // The Supreme Court And Plutocracy
In 1972, a source nicknamed Deep Throat famously told Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward to “follow the money.” Woodward and reporting partner Carl Bernstein did,...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Obama, Lincoln Travel Costs Draw Ire
President Barack Obama and his family spend their Christmas vacations in Hawaii. Why not? It’s warm, it’s sunny, and – the whackos’ rumors not withstanding...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Honolulu City Council’s Revolving Door
Something about the Honolulu City Council makes its nine members want to leave it. Not all of them, understand. Kymberly Pine, Carol Fukunaga and Ron...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // A Russian History Lesson Is In Order
Some folks seem to feel nostalgic for the Cold War. Arizona Sen. John Mccain, for example. The former Republican presidential candidate recently demonstrated his sound-bite...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Now You See It, Now You Don’t
All politics,” it’s said, “are local.” So let’s start here at home, but be forewarned that before the period’s placed on this edition of “Mostly...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // On Political Likes And Dislikes
MidWeek usually appears in our Pearl City mail box late Tuesday afternoon. I fetch it, check the letters section for critics, place it on the...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Potholes, Sewers And Name-dropping
A formula exists for “states of,” as in State of the Union, State of the State or, one of the variety Kirk Caldwell delivered last...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // What The Polls Show For Hawaii’s Pols
The most hackneyed phrase in the political lexicon belongs to the nameless politician who, upon reading a poll that showed him behind his opponent, groused:...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Whither Kakaako, Whither The HCDA?
In the past year, I’ve heard Tony Ching’s presentation on Hawaii Community Development Authority’s (HCDA) master plan for Kakaako on three separate occasions: before an...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // A Look Back To See How We Got Here
I’m teaching late 19th-century U.S. history this semester, and I’m here to tell you, beloved reader, it’s a hard sell. For one thing, it’s almost...

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