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  • For 40 years, he's raised a flag on Flower Street

    For 40 years, he's raised a flag on Flower Street
    World War II veteran Thomas G. Riker has a morning routine, a short ceremony of patriotic clockwork. He walks the front yard of his Flower Street home in Eastside Costa Mesa and hoists the American flag. Then the 95-year-old salutes and quietly...
  • Mailbag: Do not fly Old Glory upside down

    Re. "Patriotism flies high,": I was charmed by your Nov. 10 cover story about Thomas G. Riker, the 95-year-old veteran who has flown the American flag every day for about 40 years. It was also nice to hear the positive comments that so many neighbors had...
  • Community Commentary: Why Obama doesn't care about the U.S. credit rating

    Just when the world financial markets had seemed to stabilize after five weeks of the violent convulsions caused by the first credit downgrade in the history of the United States, Standard & Poors announced the U.S. remains on negative credit watch, and...
  • Editorial: 'Don't ask, don't tell' is finally buried

    It's hard to believe there was a time when gay men and women were not allowed to disclose their sexuality while serving in the military. That time was last week. Here in the land of free expression, those who put on a uniform were not even allowed to...
  • Community Commentary: Obama put the country before the markets

    Former Orange County Treasurer Chriss Street makes some statements about President Obama, makes some conjectures, and then draws some conclusions that are, well, out of left field ("Community Commentary: Why Obama doesn't care about the U.S. credit...
  • UCI researcher wins presidential award

    President Obama this week awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers to UC Irvine assistant professor Rommie Amaro. "I was pretty surprised — very honored and surprised," said Amaro, 34, an assistant professor of...
  • Mailbag: Congress should pass American Jobs Act

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has said that Republicans won't even vote on the American Jobs Act. I want to know why. It would be one thing if the Republican Party, or if Cantor himself, had some specific objection to the act, but to refuse to vote...
  • Apodaca: UCI launches first ROTC program in wake of 'don't ask, don't tell' reversal

    Lost amid the recent media frenzy over the so-called Irvine 11 was some good news coming out of UC Irvine. The repeal of the military's "Don't ask, don't tell" policy, which took effect Sept. 20, has resulted in the establishment of the first ROTC...
  • Mailbag: Republicans are working to create jobs

    In an Oct. 8 letter, Violet Larsen challenges opponents of the "American Job Act" to provide "valid arguments against the proposal." She further claims that Republicans "have not introduced any bills that create jobs." This letter provides a response to...
  • Community Commentary: Plenty of problems with Obama's jobs bill

    Recent letter writers Samantha O'Dell, Baldwin Cline and Violet Larsen want Pilotland readers to contact their legislators and loudly advocate for the passage of President Obama's American Jobs Act. They think it's a good idea for our country to borrow...
  • Community Commentary: Obama's jobs bill deserves a layoff

    Did you know that the so-called jobs bill adds the unemployed to the list of "protected classes" who can sue any employer for discrimination based on the applicant's perception that their unemployed status led to their not being hired? How crazy is that?...
  • Rick Perry stands in Reagan's shadow in CdM

    Rick Perry stands in Reagan's shadow in CdM
    CORONA DEL MAR — With a distinct Texas drawl and plain-spoken message, GOP front-runner and Texas Gov. Rick Perry revved up his growing tea party base in Orange County on Thursday, joking the area is fancy like a raspberry or blueberry pie....