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  • 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...
  • Federal funding cuts have unclear effects

    While a federal judge's ruling that recently halted federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research carries implications nationwide, on the local level the effects are less clear. At UC Irvine's Stem Cell Research Center, only a fraction of the...
  • Support above call of duty

    Assistant Secretary of Defense Dennis McCarthy recently presented the Irvine Police Department with the Employer Support Freedom Award for going the extra mile for employees who serve in U.S. National Guard and Reserve. The recognition was given during a...
  • Fiorina takes jabs at Boxer

    Fiorina takes jabs at Boxer
    NEWPORT BEACH — The audience cheered and clapped every time Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina threw a jab at Sen. Barbara Boxer. "She's ineffective and can't get anything done," she said. But other than that, the former technology...
  • Mailbag: MSU editorial misguided

    Your editorial and editorial cartoon on June 27 were insults to the Jewish community of Orange County, supporters of Israel and freedom of speech and UC Irvine (Forum: "MSU deserves fair hearing," June 27). Evidently the purpose of the editorial and...
  • Beginning to see the light

    News flash! On June 22, the Chicago Sun-Times published an editorial recommending a radical change in our nation's drug policy. The editorial began by saying: "When will we accept that America's war on drugs is over – we lost – and it's time...
  • Candidate withdraws from third district race

    NEWPORT BEACH — As the official nomination period nears, one candidate vying for a City Council seat has dropped out of a race and three other seats appear uncontested. Steve Young, an attorney and three-time congressional candidate, announced...
  • Mailbag: Mixed-use project has superior design

      Mixed-use project has superior design For such an important project, the Daily Pilot failed to get all the important facts ("Housing project protested," July 16). The proposed mixed-use senior housing project at 845 Baker St. is consistent with...
  • Applicants line up for new restaurant openings

    COSTA MESA — As President Barack Obama on Monday accused Senate Republicans of blocking legislation that would extend unemployment benefits to millions of Americans, more than 200 hopeful — and some desperate — job seekers showed up...