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  • UCI researcher wins presidential award

    President Obama this week awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers to UC Irvine assistant professor Rommie Amaro. "I was pretty surprised — very honored and surprised," said Amaro, 34, an assistant professor of...
  • Mailbag: Congress should pass American Jobs Act

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has said that Republicans won't even vote on the American Jobs Act. I want to know why. It would be one thing if the Republican Party, or if Cantor himself, had some specific objection to the act, but to refuse to vote...
  • Apodaca: UCI launches first ROTC program in wake of 'don't ask, don't tell' reversal

    Lost amid the recent media frenzy over the so-called Irvine 11 was some good news coming out of UC Irvine. The repeal of the military's "Don't ask, don't tell" policy, which took effect Sept. 20, has resulted in the establishment of the first ROTC...
  • Mailbag: Republicans are working to create jobs

    In an Oct. 8 letter, Violet Larsen challenges opponents of the "American Job Act" to provide "valid arguments against the proposal." She further claims that Republicans "have not introduced any bills that create jobs." This letter provides a response to...
  • Community Commentary: Plenty of problems with Obama's jobs bill

    Recent letter writers Samantha O'Dell, Baldwin Cline and Violet Larsen want Pilotland readers to contact their legislators and loudly advocate for the passage of President Obama's American Jobs Act. They think it's a good idea for our country to borrow...
  • Mailbag: Your Chick-fil-A coverage was disingenuous

    Mailbag: Your Chick-fil-A coverage was disingenuous
    Re. "Chick-fil-A supporters crowd local store (Aug. 2): Your article proclaiming that Chick-fil-A supporters came out "en masse" to support the company after its president said he believes in the religious definition of marriage is so disingenuous and...
  • Commentary: My experience at the Democratic National Convention

    Editor's note: The author is a sophomore at Newport Harbor High School. She is in Junior Statesmen of America, a nationwide program for teenagers interested in politics. She applied to be part of the group to go to the Democratic National Convention in...
  • Newport Harbor Republican Women open headquarters

    Newport Harbor Republican Women open headquarters
    Orange County almost went for President Obama during the 2008 general election, but as Republican Party leaders look to swing independents back their way, they can count on a new bastion in Corona del Mar. The Newport Harbor Republican Women celebrated...
  • Cassity: Taxing the 'rich' could mean your job

    Taxes. Now there's a word that's sure to get the blood flowing. Although perennially a subject for discussion, it seems that it's become more a part of our national and state and even local discourse over the past few months. So, always interested in...
  • Wu: My impressions of council candidates Weitzberg, Stephens

    Last week, I wrote about my initial observations in meeting the Costa Mesa City Council candidates: Planning Commissioner Colin McCarthy and appointed incumbent Steve Mensinger. This time, let's take a look at a couple of their competitors: first-time...
  • Reel Critics: '2016' forgot to include real debate

    Reel Critics: '2016' forgot to include real debate
    Conservative author Dinesh D'Souza is the darling of right wing think tanks. He worked at the Hoover Institution, the Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute. His books and essays feature arguments tailor made for Bill O'Reilly and Fox...
  • Chemerinsky, Eastman to debate health-care act

    Two Orange County law school deans will debate the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday. In celebration of Constitution Day, the founding dean of UC Irvine's law school, Erwin Chemerinsky, will debate John Eastman, former dean of the Chapman University...