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  • How endorsements enlighten voters

    In America the Constitution guarantees every citizen free speech. That includes Valley Sun columnist Anita Brenner’s “Folks, It‘s a Non-Partisan Election” column published Feb. 3, regarding her apparent frustration that the local...
  • Mailbag: District's claims of transparency fall short

    Long-serving Newport-Mesa Unified School District Trustees Dana Black and Martha Fluor state that the school district has become more transparent during the past 20 years, trying to learn and improve in terms of parent/community involvement, and they...
  • In Theory: Can Islam and democracy coexist?

    Q. The pro-democracy uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt have resonated around the world, with even the Wall Street Journal going so far as to headline one column, “The Arab World's 1989?” Hosni Mubarak's resignation from his position as...
  • City may lose water revenue

    CITY HALL — The spigot for millions in water utility revenues that have been used to pay for public services could be turned off after the city attorney determined that recent court cases have thrown the legality of the practice into doubt. City...
  • City Council halts water utility revenue transfers

    City Council halts water utility revenue transfers
    The City Council on Tuesday discontinued the annual transfer of water utility revenues to pay for public services — a move city officials said would add to a looming $10-million budget deficit next fiscal year. The City Council voted unanimously...
  • Malarkey Meter: It's back to cut through the spin

    Malarkey Meter: It's back  to cut through the spin
    Eight years ago, when Buddy Dyer and Pete Barr were slinging mud in the Orlando mayor's race the way a fry cook slings hash, this column debuted its Malarkey Meter. The idea was to cut through all the bunk, baloney and balderdash we often hear from...
  • Overrule the Supreme Court on campaign finance reform

    Overrule the Supreme Court on campaign finance reform
    Democracy has been called a government of laws, not of men; but who makes the laws that govern democracy? Not you, me, or our fellow citizens — at least, not according to the five-justice conservative majority on the Supreme Court, who continue to...
  • Maryland's redistricting road show

    Maryland's redistricting road show
    In 2001, when Gov. Parris N. Glendening appointed a five-member advisory commission on the redrawing of legislative and congressional district lines, some questioned whether the entire exercise — including a dozen public hearings — would all...
  • Suit claims Chicago police punch first 'and ask questions later'

    A federal lawsuit filed today claims a Chicago police officer was caught on tape punching a man who questioned the use of force against his neighbors in 2009. The complaint alleges LaMonte Simmons' constitutional rights were violated on Aug. 3, 2009 when...
  • O'Malley appoints state redistricting committee

    ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O'Malley announced the make-up of his five-member Redistricting Advisory Committee on the Fourth of July holiday. The announcement of the committee first appeared on the governor's website July 5 and also noted the first...
  • State employee unions have outlived their usefulness

    As a state employee I am irate that my constitutional rights are being violated by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees ("State workers to pay unions," July 5). I wouldn't be so angry if the non-union member fee wasn't just $4...