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Danny de Gracia

Danny de Gracia is a resident of Waipahu, a political scientist and an ordained minister. Opinions are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect Civil Beat's views. You can reach him by email at dgracia@civilbeat.org or follow him on Twitter at @ddg2cb.
Danny De Gracia: Sen. Mazie Hirono Will Tar And Feather Any Trump Court Nominee Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Sen. Mazie Hirono Will Tar And Feather Any Trump Court Nominee

The rush to appoint a new Supreme Court justice before the election will backfire on conservatives and incense the American voters who don’t want a pre-election nominee.

Danny De Gracia: Ask The Candidates How They’re Going To Deal With COVID-19 Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Ask The Candidates How They’re Going To Deal With COVID-19

If we remain indifferent about the people we elect, we have only ourselves to blame when we don’t like the mandates they are imposing on us.

Danny De Gracia: The Growing Disconnect In The War Against COVID-19 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: The Growing Disconnect In The War Against COVID-19

The public feels micromanaged by what seem like confusing and hard-to-follow emergency restrictions.

Danny De Gracia: Kai Kahele Should Not Get A Free Ride To Congress Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Kai Kahele Should Not Get A Free Ride To Congress

Voters in Hawaii’s Second Congressional District should demand more debates and discussion of the candidates, not just accept the primary winner.

Danny De Gracia: Hawaii Governor Is Failing To Lead Just When We Need Him Most Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Hawaii Governor Is Failing To Lead Just When We Need Him Most

This is the worst and most dangerous time to have uncertain, inarticulate and wishy-washy leadership.

Danny De Gracia: Don’t Miss This Opportunity To Fix Honolulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Don’t Miss This Opportunity To Fix Honolulu

There are many, many reasons you don’t want to sit out this primary election.

Danny De Gracia: Mercenary Economics Are Fueling A Rush To Reopen Schools Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Mercenary Economics Are Fueling A Rush To Reopen Schools

The Department of Education should not roll the dice on the lives of our teachers and children. We can afford to wait.

Danny De Gracia: There’s No Excuse This Year For Not Voting Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: There’s No Excuse This Year For Not Voting

The state’s all-mail primary gives residents plenty of time to do research and make carefully informed choices.

Danny De Gracia: Why A Visitor Fee Isn’t A Bad Thing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Why A Visitor Fee Isn’t A Bad Thing

It’s time to put Hawaii first again and show a little self-respect for ourselves by making tourists pay their fair share.