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  • Commentary: How the red states turned blue

    There was a time when progressive people who wanted vast social change were unhappy with the two major political parties of the day, the Democrats and the Whigs. Neither party would take a firm stand against slavery, an institution which an ever growing number of people wished to abolish. In 1854 concerned citizens and politicians met in Ripon, Wis. and the modern Republican Party was born.
  • Reel Critics: Rogen grows up? Well, sort of

    Reel Critics: Rogen grows up? Well, sort of
    Seth Rogen built a career in movies out of his pot-smoking, immature slacker persona. Irresponsible behavior, bad language and sexual shenanigans are always present in his films. But the lowbrow comedy is often made palatable by his likable, shaggy-dog...

    The God Squad: Finding connections in Passover and Easter

    Passover will be celebrated this year beginning on Monday evening, April 14, with the first Seder — the Passover meal. Easter Sunday this year falls on April 20 for all Christian denominations, and although this single Christian date for Easter will...

    Reel Critics: Racial themes dominated year's best films

    Reel Critics: Racial themes dominated year's best films
    Last year closed with several strong candidates for Best Picture. It's hard to narrow them down to a 10-best list, but these are my picks without ranking them in order. This was a hallmark year with three major films focused on the African American...

    The attack that (probably) didn't happen

    Police took time this week to publicly refute online rumors that a female martial arts expert fought off an attacker who was trying to abduct her in a Costa Mesa parking lot and then sell her into slavery in Mexico. The Costa Mesa Police Department...