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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Bachmann criticizes health-care reform, stimulus package

    Bachmann criticizes health-care reform, stimulus package
    COSTA MESA — Though she drew a fraction of Texas Gov. Rick Perry's crowd in Newport Beach last week, Rep. Michele Bachmann's supporters showed no signs of losing faith at the Orange County Fairgrounds on Friday. About 150 to 200 supporters came...
  • Editorial: Rising oceans could wash away revenue

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry — who brought his presidential campaign to Corona del Mar last week — may not believe in global warming, but perhaps a new study about the effects climate change could have on the economy could get him to reconsider the...
  • 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?...
  • Secret Service: Newport's cost concerns are misdirected

    A Secret Service official said Newport Beach city administrators are asking the wrong people to pay for police protection at presidential campaign events. It's the service that is responsible for the candidates' security, not the campaigns, spokesman Max...
  • Cassity: Taxing the 'rich' could mean your job

    Taxes. Now there's a word that's sure to get the blood flowing. Although perennially a subject for discussion, it seems that it's become more a part of our national and state and even local discourse over the past few months. So, always interested in...
  • Cassity: Sorry, but we did build that

    In a speech he gave in Roanoke, Va., on July 13, President Obama said, "… If you've been successful, you didn't get there on your own. … If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. … If you've got a business,...