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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • It's A Gray Area: Finding a common ground with Iran

    I have tentatively been invited to speak at a "New Horizons" worldwide conference in Tehran, Iran, at the beginning of September. From what a friend of mine who attended the conference last year said, this is an amazing opportunity to meet and share...
  • Commentary: Provide medical care to the third world

    Despite the global village and medical advancements, there remain areas of the world where the inhabitants carry on in the hunter-gatherer lifestyle. Jared Diamond, an established American scientist, details the lifestyle and lack of medical knowledge of...
  • 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...
  • 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...