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  • History shows that Democrats are good for U.S. economy

    As we prepare for another presidential campaign, a theme one hears from Republicans is that their party is better for the economy. So I put on my historian hat and checked the record for the last century. The generally accepted benchmarks to measure the...
  • Newport gets study's highest quality-of-life score

    Newport gets study's highest quality-of-life score
    The Newport Beach area has the highest quality-of-life index in a new study by the nonprofit Social Sciences Research Council that examined racial and geographic disparities in well-being across California. Researchers combined data on educational...
  • Fitness Files: America's weight problem is a drag on insurance, the economy

    Hiking Crystal Cove State Beach on Monday morning, my friend Laurie asked, "Did you see the 'Bizarro' cartoon in Sunday's Times?" I hadn't, so she emailed it with the comment, "Not so funny funny!" Dan Piraro had drawn early man's progression, from...
  • Mailbag: Admit it: Obama's economic policies are working

    How many times do economists have to say something before people believe it's true? Despite the GOP's relentless attacks, President Obama's economic policies are working. How else can you explain the pre-Christmas announcements that third-quarter...
  • Mailbag: Bunnies, other art are what make us human

    I love the concrete bunnies. It's about time we who live in Newport Beach learn to laugh at ourselves. Too much noise about dock taxes, developers and fire rings. Not enough noise about the foibles that make us human. Let's leave the bunnies for the...
  • Changes to committees on the radar

    The Newport Beach City Council is considering forming two new citizen committees and dismantling its Economic Development Committee, among other changes to citizen advisory groups. The council will vote Tuesday on a proposal to create the Tidelands...
  • Who made this year's DP 103?

    Who made this year's DP 103?
    No. 1 Jim Righeimer You would be hard-pressed to find anyone in town who had a bigger news year than Costa Mesa City Councilman Jim Righeimer. The former Planning Commission chairman went toe-to-toe with the police union, which smeared his name on...
  • Community Commentary: 'American exceptionalism' will prevail

    I believe that due to American exceptionalism, the United States is on the verge of another dramatic period of economic growth. Our nation is far from perfect, but we learn from our mistakes, change dramatically and move on. After three years of failed...