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A UC Irvine fraternity is trying to distance itself from a member-produced video featuring a man in blackface. But UCI's Black Student Union says it's an example of racial insensitivity that is common on campus. This month, members of Lambda Theta...
Re. "It's A Gray Area: History's lessons support marriage equality," (April 5): Judge James Gray's column regarding "the time is here to correct a series of injustices" deserves a serious response. In typical liberal rhetoric, we get a misguided...
These thoughts might be controversial to some, but the issue is timely, and the moment to correct a series of injustices is now. Therefore, it is time for our country, and all of us in it, to recognize and enforce marriage equality. Before I go further,...
In so many ways, one of the biggest civil rights issues of our day is the way we treat Muslims in our country. Yes, 9/11 was an act of war against the United States, and yes, it was carried out by radical Muslims. But it is our obligation to realize...
"How many deaths will it take till they know, that too many people have died?" — Bob Dylan "Blowing in the wind" Professional football was shocked by the news that Kansas City linebacker Javon Belcher had shot his fiancée nine times, before...
In keeping with the season, I should acknowledge all that I have to be thankful for. I'm grateful for my family and friends, my dog, and UCLA's defeat of USC last weekend. What a wonderful world. On a broader scale, there's something else for which I...
The Orange County Bar Assn. (OCBA) will honor former Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in the first of a new Legal Giants educational series. The annual events will pay tribute to those who have had the most impact on the country and its justice...
Leaders from the Girl Scouts of America shared advice on gender equality in leadership to more than 100 community and corporate leaders at a forum last week in Newport Beach. Voice for Girls 2012, hosted by the Girl Scouts of Orange County and...
On Memorial Day, we will again honor Americans who died in service to their country. Many of these men and women were, of course, gay, serving under that shameful compromise known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and in deeper secrecy before that. With...
When I was growing up in Cairo, there was a rumor that the Egyptian secret service placed an informant in every neighborhood who knew every little move you made, your family history and what you said about the government. Just one bad word about the...
On Friday, a very large and truly historic event took place here in Newport Beach. But you would never know it from reading the Daily Pilot the next morning ("Visit has satire, support," June 2). The Romney Victory Committee, made up of many Newport...
The opening night of the annual Newport Beach Film Festival, featuring the world premiere of director Bryan Fogel's "Jewtopia," was marked by celebrities and a packed theater at the Edwards Big Newport. Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Ivan Sergei, Joel David Moore,...
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