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  • Commentary: Reagan was always for starving the beast

    Ronald Reagan understood that Congress is in the business of growing the size of government. Raising taxes to supposedly cut government deficits is the scam that politicians use to increase their ability to borrow more money to spend. As President Reagan...
  • Commentary: Edits to gun commentary confused readers

  • Newport teen to ride in inauguration

    Newport teen to ride in inauguration
    This week, Ellery Sever has been riding a black horse through frigid temperatures in Culver, Ind., while "Video Killed the Radio Star" and "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of These)" blast on loudspeakers. Sever, 18, of Newport Beach, is preparing to ride in...
  • Sitting out the inauguration

     Sitting out the inauguration
    For the Kerr family of Newport Beach, presidential inaugurations run in the blood. Robert Kerr attended Lyndon B. Johnson's inauguration parade in 1965. His son, Alexander Kerr, was at Barack Obama's on Monday. They both went as part of the Culver...
  • Steinberg: Time for a change

    "How many deaths will it take till they know, that too many people have died?" — Bob Dylan "Blowing in the wind" Professional football was shocked by the news that Kansas City linebacker Javon Belcher had shot his fiancée nine times, before...
  • Man found with explosives pleads not guilty

    Man found with explosives pleads not guilty
    A Costa Mesa man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to felony charges that he posessed the makings of explosives. Baylor Maggenti, 66, had materials commonly used to make pipe bombs, prosecutors said. He has been charged with felony counts of intent to...
  • Smith: Debate should focus on life control

    The notion that cancer is a good way to die provoked only one e-mail that disagreed. All of the others I received privately had no problem with the concept. In case you missed it, I declared last week that if it is age appropriate, cancer is a good way...
  • Commentary: Arguments against dock fees not sound

    As many residents are aware, I served on both the council ad hoc committee that reviewed tidelands rents for commercial users and the council working group that reviewed tidelands' rents for residential piers. I have been intimately involved for more than...
  • 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: Measure EE opponents made too much noise

    While Newport Beach residents can now celebrate the passage of Measure EE on election night, another element of this ought to be given due consideration by the citizens of our beautiful city. Is there an unfair, misleading and destructive minority that is...
  • Cassity: Some reasons to vote for Obama (not really)

    Every living adult American (and some of the dead ones in and around Chicago) who embraces their civic duties will soon face a major decision: How should we vote Nov. 6? As local issues have been covered ad nauseum by me and others of late, I'll focus my...