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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Commentary: Feds, city came together on dredging project

    Re. "Newport completes lower-bay dredging," Feb. 15: An article by reporter Jill Cowan in the Daily Pilot highlights the completion of the Lower Bay (Newport Harbor) dredging. As I stated in the article, it was a "long, hard road to complete the big...
  • It's A Gray Area: Our grandchildren are bankrupt

    The biggest security threat to our country is a failed economy, and today that is a genuine threat. How so? Because the simple fact is that for every dollar the federal government now spends, it is either borrowing or printing 43 cents. Obviously no...
  • Commentary: Tuition creates a generation of debtors

    With the estimated cost of attending a four-year state college in America at $120,000, the average family of four should expect their children's college to cost more than buying a home. Even though only 24% of Americans believe college is affordable, 97%...
  • Commentary: Government shouldn't define 'church'

    Under pressure from religious and conservative groups, the Obama administration has offered another compromise on the issue of birth control coverage within the Affordable Care Act. While exempting churches and some religiously affiliated institutions...
  • On Faith: Israel offers Arabs 'a genuine future'

    Joseph Farah, an Arab author, wrote: "As an Arab-American journalist who has spent a good deal of time covering the region, I can tell you there is more freedom for Arabs in Israel than in any Arab state." Salma Abedallah, an Israeli Arab-Muslim, echoed:...
  • District, union reach agreement

    COSTA MESA — The Newport-Mesa Unified school board on Tuesday night approved a one-year contract with the teachers union but also outlined issues with the state budget expected to impact the district. The Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers...
  • It's A Gray Area: It's as 'sound as the dollar'

    I still remember my parents commenting during the 1964 presidential election about the silliness of Barry Goldwater's recommending that we go back on the silver and gold standard for our nation's monetary system. But now I know that Sen. Goldwater was...
  • Mailbag: Leaders, columnist cite misleading figures

    A month ago Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach and Councilman Eric Bever co-authored a commentary on these pages decrying the fiscal management practices of our elected leaders and city staff. Unfortunately, Daily Pilot columnist William Lobdell...
  • It's A Gray Area: It always comes back to values

    After the recent election was over, one of my friends confided to me that in the final analysis that he was unable to vote in favor of Proposition 19, which would have treated marijuana like alcohol for adults. The reason was that marijuana is harmful,...
  • It's A Gray Area: We are a nation of laws, not of men

    What does it mean for us to be a nation of laws and not of men? This mainstay of our republic takes into account that each one of us, whether beggar or scion, or president of a bank — or of the country — is human, and thus vulnerable to...