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Danny de Gracia

Danny de Gracia is a resident of Waipahu, a political scientist, a proud union shop steward, and an ordained minister. Opinions are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect Civil Beat's views.
Danny De Gracia: Not So Fast On Massive New Green Movement PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Not So Fast On Massive New Green Movement

We need to address Hawaii’s own economic crisis before we embrace the much-touted Green New Deal.

Danny De Gracia: Why A Social Conservative Like Me Wants To Legalize Pot Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Why A Social Conservative Like Me Wants To Legalize Pot

It’s all about economic opportunity and not letting the government tell you what you can or can’t do.

Danny De Gracia: Ige’s Affordable Housing Plan Could Easily Backfire Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Ige’s Affordable Housing Plan Could Easily Backfire

The governor’s call to build condos on state-owned land raises a lot of questions, both financial and political.

Danny De Gracia: Confessions Of A Bill Hijacker Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Confessions Of A Bill Hijacker

The Legislature is back in session, which means more “gut-and-replace” tactics. Here’s an inside look at how bills suddenly, and completely, change.

Danny De Gracia: Raising Hawaii’s Minimum Wage Is No Quick Fix Danny de Gracia/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Raising Hawaii’s Minimum Wage Is No Quick Fix

It’s a politically popular move, but anyone you ask will tell you more needs to be done to make Hawaii livable again.

Danny De Gracia: How You Can Make A Difference In 2019 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: How You Can Make A Difference In 2019

You don’t have to get yourself elected, you just need to show up and know where the action is.

Danny De Gracia: Hawaii Needs To Prepare For Hard Times Ahead Flickr.com

Danny De Gracia: Hawaii Needs To Prepare For Hard Times Ahead

Economic storm clouds are gathering. Now is the time for island residents — and their government — to do some belt-tightening.

Danny De Gracia: 10 Annoying Things About Living In Honolulu PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: 10 Annoying Things About Living In Honolulu

Most tourists don’t stick around long enough to discover the truly aggravating features of Hawaii in general and Oahu in particular.

Danny De Gracia: How To Get What You Want From The Legislature Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: How To Get What You Want From The Legislature

You really can affect what happens at the Capitol. Here are some of the “secrets to the temple.”

Danny De Gracia: Why Hawaii Will Never Solve The Housing Crisis Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Why Hawaii Will Never Solve The Housing Crisis

Normal supply and demand conditions don’t apply in a place where so many wealthy outsiders are willing to enter the market.

Danny De Gracia: As I Lay Dying Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: As I Lay Dying

Life in Hawaii is slipping into irrelevance. Let’s not let that happen.

Danny De Gracia: A Path Out Of Oblivion For Hawaii Republicans Anthony Quintano

Danny De Gracia: A Path Out Of Oblivion For Hawaii Republicans

Hawaii may be the bluest of states, but residents’ cultural values are often in synch with conservative Republican positions.

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