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Barack Obama

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  • It's A Gray Area: We should be skeptical of our government

    People in our country mostly seem to possess an innate faith in government. Probably that has evolved because, while our governments generally are unnecessarily expensive, wasteful and intrusive, they have not been overtly corrupt like so many others...
  • It's a Gray Area: Muslims are the latest targets of discrimination

    In so many ways, one of the biggest civil rights issues of our day is the way we treat Muslims in our country. Yes, 9/11 was an act of war against the United States, and yes, it was carried out by radical Muslims. But it is our obligation to realize...
  • 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...
  • Commentary: Why it makes sense to hire heroes

    President Obama announced in January a plan to begin withdrawing from Afghanistan, saying Afghan forces will take the lead in securing the country while our troops shift to a support role. Though this shift indicates an end to a seemingly endless...
  • 'Terms and Conditions' tackles online privacy

    'Terms and Conditions' tackles online privacy
    Cullen Hoback doesn't know what Mark Zuckerberg thinks of his documentary "Terms and Conditions May Apply." But he's already made the Facebook leader smile once. Toward the end of the documentary, which screens Friday and May 2 at the Newport Beach Film...
  • 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...
  • Commentary: Apocalyptic plots ruin moviegoing

    "Man of Steel," the reboot of the Superman film franchise, had the biggest opening of a film in June, earning more than $125 million. It's a real shame that a film that depicts catastrophic destruction of huge swaths of city blocks is entertaining to the...
  • Rohrabacher dismisses global warming, warns of China

    Rohrabacher dismisses global warming, warns of China
    U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) referred to President Eisenhower's farewell address Thursday evening in his explanation for why he believes global warming is a "total fraud." In the 1961 speech — famously known for its admonition of an...