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  • UCI dean weighs in on Supreme Court's health-care ruling

    In the wake of Thursday morning’s 5-4 Supreme Court decision on President Obama’s controversial health care legislation, National Public Radio (NPR) asked prominent scholars and lawyers for their take on the issue. Among those who provided...
  • Mailbag: Fourth of July rattles Costa Mesa resident

    It is nearly midnight on the Fourth of July in West Costa Mesa and the illegal fireworks have been exploding since midmorning. The huge booms and rattles of firecrackers are punctuated by errant bottle rockets that land around my neighborhood. The...
  • Mailbag: Parting shots. Our readers weigh in on Election Day

    Yes on Measure V Measure V doesn't change current practices. It preserves nearly 60 years of Costa Mesa city laws and policies. State conflict-of-interest and political contribution laws would still apply. Current bidding practices would continue,...
  • Girls' Volleyball: CdM sweeps Barackman, Bears

    Girls' Volleyball: CdM sweeps Barackman, Bears
    CORONA DEL MAR — The coach for the Temecula Valley High girls' volleyball team has a last name similar to the President of the United States: Kelly Barackman. But that's about the only thing she had close to being in common with President Barack...
  • In Orange County, Republicans disappointed by party's showing

    As the very young and the very old began to head for the exits of Orange County's biggest election night party, Republican political donors, strategists and candidates headed to the elevators. In a wing of suites on the 16th floor of the Westin South...
  • Cassity: Election down, governing coming up

    Editor's note: This is Chuck Cassity's last biweekly column in the Daily Pilot. Chuck is leaving this space due to our reduced print production schedule (the Pilot is going to five days of print next), but he will continue to submit commentaries to the...
  • City Life: A lesson learned from a bad word

    Leonard Schneider made a successful career out of pointing out the contradictions in the use of our language. Schneider, who was white, often used the "N-word" in his stage act, and made people laugh while doing so. One of his routines was called "Any [N-...
  • City Life: Mansoor's heritage is a distraction

    There is a pig flying outside my office window. The Chicago Cubs have won the World Series. Barack Obama has admitted he is in over his head and has resigned. Steve Smith is defending Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor. For several months, Mansoor has...
  • In Theory: Does president's religion matter?

    The American public's questions and doubts about President Barack Obama's religion continue to dog him nearly two years after his election. For example, a new poll by the Pew Research Center shows that nearly 1 in 5 Americans believe that Obama is a...
  • Editorial: Look at issues, not heritage

    Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor's heritage has become an unnecessary issue in the 68th Assembly District electoral race. This is a shame. How he identifies himself culturally really has no bearing on whether he would make a good state legislator. The...
  • It's A Gray Area: Government needs to step out of center debate

    So should the Muslim community be "allowed" to build a mosque or religious center two blocks away from the former World Trade Center site? Actually President Obama gave us the answer. Numbers of times in these pages I have been critical about some of...
  • Newcomer Nguyen

    Newcomer Nguyen
    Drawing blood from his own arm, the father resolved to save his children from starvation and dehydration at sea. He dribbled it into their mouths, all to deliver them from a bleak promise of poverty and repression. That's how Phu Nguyen describes his...