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  • Diverse set of candidates vie for vacant 37th state Senate district seat

    The head seat in the Sacramento office for the 37th state Senate district might be empty now, but at least four candidates are vying for the spot to represent a swath of Orange County ranging from artsy Laguna Beach, eclectic Costa Mesa and surfer-vibe Huntington Beach to master-planned Irvine and the equestrian estates of Orange Park Acres.
  • It's A Gray Area: Federal pensions no longer make any sense

    There is a lot of misinformation and mystery about the compensation Congress receives. So I did some research at http://www.About.com and called the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives at (202) 225-7000. Senators and representatives...

    Commentary: President refuses to negotiate with House

    During the Reagan years, the federal government shut down eight times. It would be inaccurate to say that the Democrats, who then controlled Congress, shut down the government, because it takes two to play shutdown chicken. Certainly, though, the...

    It's A Gray Area: My weekly column will become monthly

    In 2004, I took an unpaid leave of absence from my duties as a trial court judge and ran for U.S. Senate as a Libertarian. I knew I would not win the election, but I was so upset at the direction our country was headed that I wanted to be a part of the...

    Mailbag: Republicans are working to create jobs

    In an Oct. 8 letter, Violet Larsen challenges opponents of the "American Job Act" to provide "valid arguments against the proposal." She further claims that Republicans "have not introduced any bills that create jobs." This letter provides a response to...