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  • Mailbag: It's time for police to wear video cameras

    Police officers have been under much public scrutiny after several deadly confrontations in communities around the country. One way to better monitor the behavior of officers is to have them wear body cameras. California Senate Bill 877 would...
  • Commentary: Cruz gives 'birthers' a taste of their own medicine

    When Barack Obama was running for president, rumors circulated on the Internet and Fox News that he was not really an American citizen. Right-wing tea party adherents, for the most part, questioned Obama's qualifications to be elected president and...
  • The Latest: Complex shades of 'Race'; 'Spirit' soars

    The Latest: Complex shades of 'Race'; 'Spirit' soars
    Sites of Race David Theo Goldberg and Susan Searls Giroux Polity Press; 208 pages Now that Barack Obama is president, with all the compromises and limits that that job entails, it's easy to forget the exhilaration we felt when the 2008 voting...
  • Commentary: Government-paid tuition doesn't solve anything

    What does $1,400 buy nowadays? One year of cellphone service with T-Mobile, one year of television with DirecTV or one year's tuition at a California community college — for 60% of students, that is. The other 40% pay no tuition. Which is why the...
  • Commentary: Remembering the 'Jackie Robinson of Golf'

    Charlie Sifford, an important figure in the world of professional golf, recently died at the age of 92. Just last November he was presented with the nation's highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, by President Obama in a White House...
  • Commentary: Personalized medicine offers huge promise

    In the State of the Union address, President Obama emphasized the importance of medical treatments tailored to genetic and other characteristics of individual patients, otherwise known as personalized medicine. Ever since molecular biologists Francis...
  • Newport Beach woman helps deck White House halls

    Newport Beach woman helps deck White House halls
    Tom Goethals had a secret. The Newport Beach resident had watched his wife, a woman he had loved since high school, weather round after round of radiation treatment for breast cancer. It was her third time battling cancer since 1988. First it had been...
  • 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...
  • Commentary: Lifting Cuban trade embargo would make economic sense

    Recently President Obama began the process to lift the trade embargo against Cuba. I rarely agree with the president, but I support his decision to normalize relations with Cuba. In late 2002, I traveled to Cuba with 40 California business and...
  • Irvine's top stories of 2014: political change, park audit, deadly crash

    Irvine's top stories of 2014: political change, park audit, deadly crash
    From the ousting of longtime City Councilman Larry Agran in November to accusations that UC Irvine's top police officials spied on staff and the public, a lot has happened in the past year in Irvine. Here are the Daily Pilot's top 10 news stories from...
  • 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...
  • Apodaca: While technology advances, don't leave civility behind

    The Supreme Court last week heard arguments in a case loaded with potential consequences for the regulation of free speech on electronic media. It involves a Pennsylvania man who posted Facebook messages about killing his ex-wife, an FBI agent and...