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  • 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: 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,...
  • Lobdell: Reagan statue belongs on private property

    "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: 'I'm from the government, and I'm here to help.'" — President Ronald Reagan I imagine Ronald Reagan would have had a chuckle over the government fumbling in Newport Beach over erecting...
  • Community Commentary: Better government includes changes for building department

    Most people object to a long, tedious journey to get what they need done from government. Excessive regulation increases the costs of government and prolongs the review period. Effective, "Good to Great" restructuring going on at City Hall —...
  • In Theory: The location of religious buildings

    According to an article in the Arizona Republic, Arizona lawmakers passed a law earlier this year "that prohibits cities and towns from using zoning codes and land-use rules to restrict where religious facilities such as churches, mosques or synagogues...
  • The Bell Curve: Drug war longer than you think

    "Locked up in a federal prison in Durango, Mexico, is a short, slight, frightened farmer with a pencil mustache and an ugly growth on the side of his neck. I was allowed to interview him, and I'll never forget his face. Nor will I forget that this small...
  • 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...
  • It's A Gray Area: Canada has the right idea

    This past weekend I joined about 2,000 other people at a convention called Freedom Fest in Las Vegas. In many ways it was intensely discouraging. In many other even more important ways, it was encouraging and exhilarating. The discouraging part dealt...