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  • Mexico officials answer Alfonso Cuaron's Pemex questions

    Mexico officials answer Alfonso Cuaron's Pemex questions
    As the potentially landmark reform of Mexico's state-owned oil industry hurtled toward a make-or-break deadline this week, an influential voice of criticism sounded from an unlikely quarter. Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuaron, whose film "Gravity"...
  • CdM student chosen conference delegate

    For the first time in six years, a Corona del Mar High School student will serve as a delegate at the YMCA's Youth and Government Conference on National Affairs. Matilda Bress, a junior at CdM, is one of 25 California students who will travel to North...
  • Whatever happened to free-speech panic?

    After the 9/11 terror attacks in 2001, members of the American left found one thing they could all agree on: America's Our First Amendment rights were in peril. The American Prospect insisted on Sept. 12, when the rubble was still burning and the dead...
  • Don't ban Palcohol, tax it [Commentary]

    Don't ban Palcohol, tax it [Commentary]
    In recent weeks, the web has been buzzing with excitement over Palcohol, the powdered alcohol that can turn water into vodka, rum or any one of four specialty cocktails. While it remains unclear when — or if — the product will hit stores,...
  • Discovering new passions in retirement

    Discovering new passions in retirement
    When Joe Marsala was a kid in Texas, an excitable neighbor would call him over regularly to see a special new plant she had found. After a career as a computer scientist and a mathematician, primarily for the Department of Defense, the Lothian retiree can...
  • Botched execution should be death knell of capital punishment

    As fervently as some may support the death penalty by lethal injection, when the process becomes the least bit messy, most of us would prefer to hide. Oklahoma began lethal injection in America. And the state has brought the nation the latest sickening...
  • Cease-fire accord said to be reached in Syrian city of Homs

    A cease-fire accord has reportedly been struck that would bring the war-battered Old City of Homs back under government control by allowing the evacuation of hundreds of rebels, according to various reports Friday. The deal, if it is implemented,...
  • Base food labeling on fact, not fear

     Base food labeling on fact, not fear
    The scientific evidence on genetically engineered food, which has been around for two decades, indicates that it is as safe for human consumption as any other food. A California bill that would require the labeling of bioengineered food — whose...
  • Reps. Mike Honda, Tom McClintock find reelection no longer a lock

    Reps. Mike Honda, Tom McClintock find reelection no longer a lock
    SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Rep. Mike Honda is a champion of liberal Democrats, Rep. Tom McClintock a rock-ribbed Republican. Both are faithful to their parties' orthodoxy and represent Northern California districts heavily tilted in their favor. In the...
  • Can taxing plug-in cars help repair the Highway Trust Fund?

    Can taxing plug-in cars help repair the Highway Trust Fund?
    A tax on virtue or a matter of fairness? The question ripples through states trying to prop up their ever-shrinking highway funds while eyeing the "free ride" enjoyed by green vehicle owners. The fast-growing cohort of people who drive zero- and low-...
  • U.S. considers air strikes, action with Iran to halt Iraq rebels

    U.S. considers air strikes, action with Iran to halt Iraq rebels
    The United States said it could launch air strikes and act jointly with its arch-enemy Iran to support the Iraqi government, after a rampage by Sunni Islamist insurgents across Iraq that has brought accusations of war crimes. Militants from the...