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Barack Obama

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  • City Life: Mansoor's heritage is a distraction

    There is a pig flying outside my office window. The Chicago Cubs have won the World Series. Barack Obama has admitted he is in over his head and has resigned. Steve Smith is defending Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor. For several months, Mansoor has...
  • In Theory: Does president's religion matter?

    The American public's questions and doubts about President Barack Obama's religion continue to dog him nearly two years after his election. For example, a new poll by the Pew Research Center shows that nearly 1 in 5 Americans believe that Obama is a...
  • Editorial: Look at issues, not heritage

    Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor's heritage has become an unnecessary issue in the 68th Assembly District electoral race. This is a shame. How he identifies himself culturally really has no bearing on whether he would make a good state legislator. The...
  • It's A Gray Area: Government needs to step out of center debate

    So should the Muslim community be "allowed" to build a mosque or religious center two blocks away from the former World Trade Center site? Actually President Obama gave us the answer. Numbers of times in these pages I have been critical about some of...
  • Newcomer Nguyen

    Newcomer Nguyen
    Drawing blood from his own arm, the father resolved to save his children from starvation and dehydration at sea. He dribbled it into their mouths, all to deliver them from a bleak promise of poverty and repression. That's how Phu Nguyen describes his...
  • Federal funding cuts have unclear effects

    While a federal judge's ruling that recently halted federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research carries implications nationwide, on the local level the effects are less clear. At UC Irvine's Stem Cell Research Center, only a fraction of the...
  • Support above call of duty

    Assistant Secretary of Defense Dennis McCarthy recently presented the Irvine Police Department with the Employer Support Freedom Award for going the extra mile for employees who serve in U.S. National Guard and Reserve. The recognition was given during a...
  • Mailbag: Don't leave elections up to Madison Avenue

    In his initial years as president, Barack Obama was quick to blame all of our failures on George Bush. But after three years in office, he takes none of the credit/blame for our financial woes, high unemployment, low wages and our involvement —...
  • 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....
  • 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...