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  • Commentary: A good government is a small one

    Newport Beach and Costa Mesa balance their budgets. The United States government borrows nearly half of every dollar it spends. Why the difference? Granted, a healthy tax base helps. But it's not the whole story. Our less-affluent neighbor, Santa Ana,...
  • It's a Gray Area: Drone attacks are undermining U.S. security worldwide

    The soul of the United States of America is our freedoms and liberties, and our soul is now under attack by our own government. I understand that the pressure on any president to keep us safe during his watch must be crushing. So for that reason, I don'...
  • Costa Mesa gets 'A' for transparency

    For the second consecutive year, Costa Mesa received an award from a national nonprofit that grades government transparency. The city received one of 250 Sunny Awards from the Sunshine Review, which analyzed 7,000 agencies nationwide, according to a city...
  • An election unlike any other

    An election unlike any other
    Last in a five-part series about Costa Mesa's political battle. It has been nearly two years since Costa Mesa residents elected Jim Righeimer and his brand of small government. Hostile to organized labor, Righeimer led a four-member City Council majority...
  • Les Miller Outstanding Student Awards

    Costa Mesa High School Les Miller Outstanding Student Awards MANDY NGUYEN GPA: 4.28 School Activities/Clubs: National Honor Society, California Scholarship Federation, ROP Emergency Medical Responder, ZOE academy Community: Mesa Verde Library, Heart...
  • Mailbag: Patrician values cost GOP, McCain victory

    Stratfor, a private U.S. intelligence company with high-power clients around the globe, disclosed that Sen. John McCain was aware of significant voter fraud during the 2008 presidential campaign. Despite having had evidence that the Democrats had...
  • Forecast: O.C. economy to add 60,000 jobs through 2013

    Chapman University economists forecast that home prices will increase and the local economy will continue to grow through next year, bolstered by construction spending and an improved national outlook. At the biannual presentation Wednesday, they...
  • Commentary: The return of supply-side economics

    The Great Recession was primarily caused by the collapse in economic demand as 80 million baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964 moved out of their peak spending years in their mid-30s to mid-50s and into retirement in their late 50s and early 60s....
  • The Crowd: Recognizing student accomplishments

    The Crowd: Recognizing student accomplishments
    As the national debate rages on over government funding versus private-sector support of charitable social and educational programs directed at disadvantaged sectors of the American population, there are those among us who ignore the rhetoric and take...
  • Letters From The Editor: Show respect on anniversary of Pham's death

    March 17, 2011, will always be remembered as the flash point in the battle of Costa Mesa. That was the day a city employee ended his life. It was impossible to ignore the time — layoff notices were rolling out — and the place — City...
  • It's A Gray Area: Health-care plan arguments centered around 1942 case

    As I am writing this column, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments about whether the federal government has the power under the commerce clause of the Constitution to order private parties to buy health insurance. Being a Libertarian, I'd argue the...
  • The Crowd: Wonders from the private sector

    The Crowd: Wonders from the private sector
    There are some folks who protest the fact that expensive tickets to charitable galas are elitist. Women dressed in floor-length gowns and men in black ties reflect a past sensibility not relevant in modern society. In an age where folks feel it is...