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Danny de Gracia

Danny de Gracia is a resident of Waipahu, a political scientist and an ordained minister.

Danny holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and minor in Public Administration from UT San Antonio, 2001; a Master of Arts in  Political Science (concentration International Organizations) and minor in Humanities from Texas State University, 2002.

He received his Doctor of Theology from Andersonville Theological Seminary in 2013 and Doctor of Ministry in 2014.

Danny received his Ordination from United Fellowship of Christ Ministries International, (Non-Denominational Christian), in 2002.

September 2021

Monday, September 20

Danny De Gracia: Dining With Danny And His New SMART Card

Tuesday, September 7

Danny De Gracia: Disruption Culture Is Sabotaging The Safety Of Oahu

August 2021

Monday, August 30

Danny De Gracia: Ready Or Not, Hawaii Needs Covid-19 Vaccine Passes Now

Monday, August 23

Danny De Gracia: Beef Up Health Care System Now Before It’s Too Late

Monday, August 16

Danny De Gracia: Don’t Count On Government To Protect You From Covid-19

Monday, August 2

Danny De Gracia: We Need To Ask Inconvenient Questions About COVID

July 2021

Monday, July 26

Danny De Gracia: During The Pandemic, School Vouchers Make Sense

Monday, July 19

Danny De Gracia: This Time, Don’t Throw Away Your Vote For Governor

Monday, July 12

Danny De Gracia: Hawaii Is Getting A Taste Of Its Own Neglect

Tuesday, July 6

Danny De Gracia: In Hawaii, Crime Pays And Cheaters Do Prosper

June 2021

Monday, June 28

Danny De Gracia: Ige Still Has A Chance To Be A Decisive Leader. He Should Take It

Monday, June 21

Danny De Gracia: Hawaii Is Becoming An Unpleasant Place To Live. Arguing Doesn’t Help

Monday, June 14

Danny De Gracia: Want To Cut The Price Of Gas? Work From Home

Monday, June 7

Danny De Gracia: Oahu Homes Are Getting Dangerously Pricey

Tuesday, June 1

Danny De Gracia: Don’t Let Oahu Become A Giant Slum

May 2021

Monday, May 24

Danny De Gracia: Let The People Get Paid To Stay Home. It’s Good For Us

Monday, May 10

Danny De Gracia: It’s Time To Drop The COVID-19 Tier System

Monday, May 3

Danny De Gracia: Pandemic Lessons Should Prepare Us For The Next Crisis

April 2021

Monday, April 26

Danny De Gracia: A Bill To Honor Juneteenth Is A Ripple In The Current Of Justice

Monday, April 19

Danny De Gracia: Let’s Make Hawaii Pono Again

Monday, April 12

Danny De Gracia: We Urgently Need To Reopen Hawaii’s Capitol Building

March 2021

Monday, March 29

Danny De Gracia: Open Up Hawaii For Vaccinated People

Monday, March 22

Danny De Gracia: Homeless People Can Get Stimulus Payments But Need Help

Monday, March 15

Danny De Gracia: Go Get Vaccinated So We Can End This Pandemic

Monday, March 8

Danny De Gracia: The Hawaii Legislature Is Missing The Boat

February 2021

Monday, February 22

Danny De Gracia: Let’s Raise Taxes On Things Other Than Property Or Income

Monday, February 8

Danny De Gracia: It’s Time For Hawaii To Officially Recognize Juneteenth

January 2021

Monday, January 25

Danny De Gracia: Ige Needs To Deliver A Better State Of The State Speech This Year

Monday, January 18

Danny De Gracia: Hawaii Should Rise Up While ‘The Stars Are Aligned’

Monday, January 11

Danny De Gracia: Hawaii Republicans Should Follow Up On Tardy Stand Against Violence

Monday, January 4

Danny De Gracia: Stimulus Checks Are On The Way, But Don’t Call Them Handouts

December 2020

Monday, December 28

Danny De Gracia: A Casino Won’t Resolve Hawaii’s Broken Promises To Hawaiians

Monday, December 14

Danny De Gracia: More People Are Going Hungry And It’s Only Going To Get Worse

Monday, December 7

Danny De Gracia: Don’t Let The Virus Cause Us To Forget This Day Of Infamy

November 2020

Monday, November 23

Danny De Gracia: Rail Is A Hot Mess And Everyone Knows It

Monday, November 16

Danny De Gracia: Holiday Gatherings Aren’t Worth The Risk This Year

Monday, November 9

Danny De Gracia: We Have Another Chance To Build Harmony And Freedom

October 2020

Monday, October 26

Danny De Gracia: Don’t Be Scared To Vote By Mail

Monday, October 19

Danny De Gracia: Be Yourself And Vote For the Person You Like, Not The Party

Monday, October 12

Danny De Gracia: Don’t Forget The City Charter Questions

Monday, October 5

Danny De Gracia: We Need More Than A Restaurant Cash Card For The Jobless

September 2020

Monday, September 21

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

Monday, September 14

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

August 2020

Monday, August 31

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

Monday, August 24

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

Monday, August 17

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

Monday, August 3

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

July 2020

Monday, July 27

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

Monday, July 20

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

Monday, July 6

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

June 2020

Monday, June 29

Danny De Gracia: Should We Trust The Governor With Health Decisions?

Monday, June 22

Danny De Gracia: It’s Not Just Tourists We Need To Be Concerned About

Monday, June 15

Danny De Gracia: 2020 Election Is A Vote On Hawaii’s Post-Pandemic Future

Monday, June 8

Danny De Gracia: Let’s Use The COVID-19 Crisis To Improve Hawaii’s Schools

Monday, June 1

Danny De Gracia: Go Ahead And Shop, You’ll Be Fine

May 2020

Monday, May 18

Danny De Gracia: Maximize Federal Aid Before We Chop Up The State Budget

Monday, May 11

Danny De Gracia: Let’s Keep The Pandemic’s Positive Changes

Monday, May 4

Danny De Gracia: Don’t Let COVID-19 Destroy The Upcoming Election

April 2020

Monday, April 27

Danny De Gracia: Viral Misinformation Aids The Spread Of COVID-19

Monday, April 20

Danny De Gracia: Lawmakers Should Gavel Back In This Week — Online

Monday, April 13

Danny De Gracia: Long-Term Economic Health Demands Waiting Out COVID-19

Monday, April 6

Danny De Gracia: It’s Time To Envision Hawaii’s Future

March 2020

Monday, March 30

Danny De Gracia: $1,200 Stimulus Check Won’t Go Very Far In Hawaii

Monday, March 23

Danny De Gracia: Say Good-Bye To Chili And Rice Campaign Events

Monday, March 9

Danny De Gracia: Coronavirus Could Be Hawaii’s Final Straw

February 2020

Monday, February 24

Danny De Gracia: Give 16-Year-Olds The Right To Vote

Wednesday, February 19

Danny De Gracia: Forget The Blue-Ribbon Commission. Just Fix The Problems

Monday, February 10

Danny De Gracia: Hawaii’s Struggling Teachers Deserve Some Tax Relief

Monday, February 3

Danny De Gracia: Lawmakers Need To Tighten Controls On Asset Forfeiture

January 2020

Monday, January 27

Danny De Gracia: ‘Congestion Pricing’ Is Another Of Honolulu’s Bad Ideas

Wednesday, January 22

Danny de Gracia: Hawaii Should Welcome New Defense Radar

Monday, January 13

Danny De Gracia: We Must Get Ready For The Climate Change ‘Storm’

Monday, January 6

Danny De Gracia: Don’t Settle For Mediocrity In Hawaii

December 2019

Monday, December 30

Danny De Gracia: Time To Stop Kicking Honolulu’s Problems Down The Road

Monday, December 23

Danny De Gracia: Governor Needs To Make A Decision On Mauna Kea

Saturday, December 14

Danny De Gracia: Let Hawaii Tourists Gamble And Smoke Pot — Then Tax Them More

Monday, December 9

Danny De Gracia: Save The Barbers Point Naval Air Museum

Monday, December 2

Danny De Gracia: Honolulu Police Need To Beef Up Presence in High-Crime Areas

November 2019

Monday, November 18

Danny De Gracia: Trump Needs To Address Local Issues In 2020 Campaign

Tuesday, November 12

Danny De Gracia: Time To Resurrect Plans For A Hawaii Ferry System

Monday, November 4

Danny De Gracia: A ‘Jungle Primary’ Could Correct Political Polarization

October 2019

Monday, October 28

Danny De Gracia: Hawaii Needs To Fix Itself Up Before It Hosts Big Events

Monday, October 21

Danny De Gracia: Here’s Why You’ll Want To Work For The Hawaii Legislature

Monday, October 14

Danny De Gracia: The Bipartisan Political Legacy Of Cynthia Thielen

September 2019

Monday, September 30

Danny De Gracia: Impeachment More About Politics Than Justice

Monday, September 16

Danny De Gracia: Growing Homeless Population Demands Our Attention

Monday, September 9

Danny De Gracia: One Option For Bringing Down Insulin Prices In Hawaii

Tuesday, September 3

Danny De Gracia: CBD Sales Would Be Good For Hawaii

August 2019

Monday, August 26

Danny De Gracia: It’s Time For A Convention Of States

Monday, August 19

Danny De Gracia: A Guaranteed Income Is One Idea To Keep Hawaii From Destitution

Tuesday, August 13

Danny De Gracia: Has Gov. Ige Completely Lost Control?

Monday, August 5

Danny De Gracia: Honolulu Should Try Harder To Get More Cops On The Job

July 2019

Monday, July 29

Danny De Gracia: There’s No Excuse For Not Protecting Our Tourists

Monday, July 15

Danny De Gracia: Welcome To Honolulu, Where There’s No Place To Park

Monday, July 8

Danny De Gracia: Have The Guts To Use Hawaii’s ‘Whistleblower Law’

June 2019

Monday, June 24

Danny De Gracia: Don’t Scapegoat Airbnbs For Honolulu’s Housing Crisis

Monday, June 17

Danny De Gracia: Splitting Oahu Into More Counties Might Not Be A Bad Idea

Monday, June 10

Danny De Gracia: Hawaii Should Look To Hawaii To Solve Hawaii Problems

Monday, June 3

Danny De Gracia: Some Ways To Stop The Exodus To The Mainland

May 2019

Tuesday, May 28

Danny De Gracia: Here’s How Local Government Can Stop Crashing And Burning

Monday, May 20

Danny De Gracia: Oahu’s Public Spaces Are Embarrassing

Monday, May 13

Danny De Gracia: Maybe Hirono Should Be A ‘Badass’ On Local Issues Too

Monday, May 6

Danny De Gracia: The Legislature Really Blew It This Year

April 2019

Monday, April 29

Danny De Gracia: Teen Suicide Is A Big Problem In Hawaii

Monday, April 22

Danny De Gracia: Reining In The Untamed World Of Online Gaming

Monday, April 15

Danny De Gracia: The Unintended Hazards Of Red-Light Cameras

March 2019

Monday, March 25

Danny De Gracia: Lawmakers Must Stop New Tax Increases

Monday, March 18

Danny De Gracia: Hawaii Is Way Out There On Gun Control

Monday, March 11

Danny De Gracia: When Reforming Primaries, Make Sure Voters Understand

Monday, March 4

Danny De Gracia: When Are City Leaders Going To Talk To Us About Corruption?

February 2019

Monday, February 25

Danny De Gracia: Quit Scalping Hawaii Taxpayers — Legalize Gambling

Tuesday, February 19

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

Monday, February 11

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

January 2019

Monday, January 28

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

Tuesday, January 22

Danny De Gracia: Confessions Of A Bill Hijacker

Monday, January 14

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

Wednesday, January 2

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

December 2018

Wednesday, December 26

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

Monday, December 17

Danny De Gracia: 10 Annoying Things About Living In Honolulu

Monday, December 10

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

Monday, December 3

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

November 2018

Monday, November 26

Danny De Gracia: As I Lay Dying

Monday, November 19

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

Tuesday, November 13

Danny De Gracia: Remembering Hawaii’s Long Line Of Heroes

Monday, November 5

Danny De Gracia: We Should Be Angry About Rail’s Broken Promises

October 2018

Monday, October 29

Danny De Gracia: Don’t Waste This Chance To Make Your Life Better

Monday, October 22

Danny De Gracia: This Election Doesn’t Have To Be Business As Usual

Monday, October 15

Danny De Gracia: Resist This Political War

Monday, October 8

Danny De Gracia: Want To Pay Teachers More? Let Private Donors Pitch In

Monday, October 1

Danny De Gracia: We Don’t Need Our Political Leaders Hovering Over Us

September 2018

Thursday, September 13

What Has Happened To The American Dream?