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  • Mailbag: Costa Mesa needs to attract more families

    I always appreciate the thoughtful comments by my friend Tamar Goldmann (Re. "Council agenda is harming public services," June 21), but this time, I think she reached several wrong conclusions. Let me explain why. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: An...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...