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Frank DeGiacomo

Frank DeGiacomo has worked for an end to oppression on behalf of the powerless and less privileged his entire life. He has been involved in a plethora of causes and campaigns for a number of organizations in a variety of venues.
What Honolulu Googled In 2017 Is Revealing

What Honolulu Googled In 2017 Is Revealing

Jedi, Dzuma, frigid, North Korea, JUUL pods, histrionic personality disorder, unicorn frappuccino and Captain Underpants, to name a few.

The Electoral College Is Our Friend Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Electoral College Is Our Friend

Time and two-party politics have put the nation’s authentic process for electing a president to sleep. It’s time to awaken it.

Hawaii’s Berniecrats: From Volunteers To Candidates Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Berniecrats: From Volunteers To Candidates

Sen. Bernie Sanders excited lots of supporters in the Aloha State. At least five are now running for office.
Third Parties, The Electoral College And The 2016 Presidential Race Wikimedia Commons

Third Parties, The Electoral College And The 2016 Presidential Race

In a race in which dominant nominees have historically high negatives, good showings by Libertarians and Greens could throw the contest to the Electoral College.
Bernie Sanders Shifts the 2016 Presidential Paradigm U.S. Senate

Bernie Sanders Shifts the 2016 Presidential Paradigm

The inevitability of Hillary Clinton's nomination has been turned on its head by Sanders, whose insurgent candidacy has breathed new life into next year's election.
MLK’s Lessons for Hawaii: A Leader Who Can Unite Us

MLK’s Lessons for Hawaii: A Leader Who Can Unite Us

Hawaii seems to be winning significant battles, yet losing the war against greed, corruption, and oppression overall.
This Could Be the Year for Hawaii’s Third-Party Candidates PF Bentley/Civil Beat

This Could Be the Year for Hawaii’s Third-Party Candidates

The people of this state are tired of Democrats and don't buy the Republicans' pitch. The stars are aligning for a breakthrough for alternative parties.
Neil Abercrombie — Hawaii’s Eric Cantor Moment PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Neil Abercrombie — Hawaii’s Eric Cantor Moment

Welcome to real politics in a semi-functioning democracy.

How Hawaii Government Can Work Again

Publicly financed elections are a good step in the right direction.

The Youth Vote: Hawaii’s Next Civil Rights Struggle

Are kids too dumb to vote? Think back to a time when many adults didn't finish school and voted anyway.