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Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Getting To Know Mitt, Just A Bit Late
On presidential election night 2012, Mitt Romney related a comment made by one of his teary-eyed supporters: “When you think about it, we kinda had...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Politics: Fears Win Over Facts
Amy Harmon writes about the impact of science and technology on American life for The New York Times, perhaps the country’s last great newspaper. Harmon...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Takayama: From Observer To Participant
Gregg Takayama seems both too old and too traveled to be a freshman state legislator. Yet there he was last week, sitting in the State...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // What To Do With $844 Million?
What do you do with an $844 million state budget surplus? You read that right: $844 million. That is, even by the calculations of this...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Holidays Of Conspicuous Consumption
I write on New Year’s Eve with less than 48 hours remaining in the holiday season. Thank all the gods on heaven and earth. As...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Hello, 2014 … What’s Mufi Gonna Do?
Ah, the new year is upon us: full of hope, full of cheer, full of … foreboding. Which will it bring? “You wanna get a...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // A Last Look At Politics In 2013
The year started amid uncertainty. The death of United States Sen. Daniel K. Inouye just prior to Christmas 2012 left policymakers worried. State Budget Director...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Contradictions Of The Season
Wednesday evening last, I found myself sitting on a bench at Pearl-ridge Mall Uptown jotting notes for an after-dinner talk. A parade of women with...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // A Warrior Ready For Washington
Donna Mercado Kim has had a good year. She’s humbled the chairman of the University of Hawaii Board of Regents, the Manoa chancellor and the...

Dan Boylan
Mostly Politics // Time For A Death With Dignity Bill
Last week the mailperson delivered a postcard from a Hilo memorial park (aka a cemetery). It advertised a “simple cremation for $37 a month” for...

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