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  • Commentary: How the red states turned blue

    There was a time when progressive people who wanted vast social change were unhappy with the two major political parties of the day, the Democrats and the Whigs. Neither party would take a firm stand against slavery, an institution which an ever growing...
  • Sierra Club: UCI top green campus

    UC Irvine placed first in Sierra Club's annual ranking of green campuses nationwide, the university announced Tuesday. UCI's most recent accolade marks the fifth consecutive year that the university has been included in the top 10 greenest campuses...
  • The Crowd: Celebrating 105 years - and more to come

    The Crowd: Celebrating 105 years - and more to come
    On this Fourth of July, it is appropriate to celebrate the World Affairs Council of Orange County joining with the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) presenting the Ellis Island Humanitarian Award to Newport Beach's Herbert V. Nootbaar. The...
  • Obama delivers message of optimism to UCI graduates

    Obama delivers message of optimism to UCI graduates
    President Obama's commencement address, delivered to thousands of UC Irvine graduates Saturday, focused on the aspirations of the current generation and the need for optimism when dealing with future problems. More than 8,000 graduates and their...
  • Commentary: State of the schools address should be free

    President Obama delivers the State of the Union for free. Gov. Jerry Brown delivers the State of the State for free too. But if you live in Costa Mesa or Newport Beach, you will have to pay $32 for the privilege of hearing the first State of the...
  • Mailbag: Stop running commentaries from political candidates

    I am sick and tired of the Daily Pilot printing commentaries written by candidates for public office. The Pilot and, I assume, its sister newspapers are providing free campaign platforms to these candidates. Newport Beach Councilman Keith Curry has...
  • Mailbag: Blog story overlooked city's 'best' site

    Re. "Commentary: Blog toes the official line (Sept. 26)": Local blogger Geoff West recently referred to a Daily Pilot article about local blogs with copious self-congratulation. (He uses the word "I" 16 or 17 times before the page jump.) My interest...
  • Apodaca: Alzheimer's research: a race against time

    More than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease, including 75,000 in Orange County. By mid-century, those numbers could nearly triple, according to current projections. That's a frightening prospect. Most of us know someone who has suffered...
  • Teachers could pay 'Obamacare' tax

    The Newport-Mesa Unified School District is bracing for rising healthcare costs, including an anticipated $2.3-million tax increase, as part of the federal Affordable Care Act. That price tag has created a disagreement between the district's teachers...
  • It's A Gray Area: It's time to take back America's moral high ground

    President Obama has recently renewed his plans to try to close our military prison at Guantanamo, Cuba, and has also promulgated new guidelines for our government's use of drones to assassinate people in places like Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen....
  • Mailbag: Healthcare costs should be borne by users

    "Make no mistake: The cost of our healthcare is a threat to our economy. It's an escalating burden on our families and businesses. It's a ticking time bomb for the federal budget. And it is unsustainable for the United States of America." This was spoken...
  • Hundreds demonstrate at Hoag

    Hundreds demonstrate at Hoag
    Wearing purple and carrying picket signs, hundreds of abortion-rights advocates demonstrated outside Hoag Hospital Newport Beach Thursday night in protest of the recent decision to eliminate elective abortions. They were met by a robust crowd of...