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  • The flaw in 'card check'

    Congress fought back against the Depression and unemployment in the 1930s with the National Labor Relations Act, protecting employees who wanted to organize unions but who feared management retaliation. The pendulum swung away from labor in 1947 when...
  • Mailbag: Costa Mesa should outsource

    Because of the monopoly they have on providing services to residents, most municipal governments provide those services at too great a cost. If municipal governments had competition, free market forces would determine the cost of those services. That...
  • City Life: Society needs your vote

    On Sept. 27, 1948, President Harry S. Truman was traveling through Texas on one of his "whistle-stop" campaigns trips across the country. With him on the train was a young Texas congressman who had just been certified as the Democrat Party nominee for...
  • Book review: 'Brute' by Robert Coram

    Book review: 'Brute' by Robert Coram
    Brute The Life of Victor Krulak, U.S. Marine Robert Coram Little, Brown; 349 pps., $27.99 "Brute" examines the life and career of U.S. Marine Lt. Gen. Victor H. "Brute" Krulak, the complex and controversial officer whose role in shaping the modern...
  • Preston Tucker: The man behind the car

    Preston Tucker: The man behind the car
    A Detroit motorcycle policeman during prohibition, a lifelong salesman and a motorhead since the first car he saw scared his grandfather's horses in 1906, Preston Tucker lived life at full speed. One of his first jobs was as a delivery boy at Cadillac,...
  • Political Landscape: Huff plans to hold the line

    Last time a California governor asked voters for a tax increase, Sen. Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) offered his support. That won’t be the case this time. Huff, whose district includes the Montrose Shopping Park and parts of La Crescenta, said this week...
  • Patt Morrison Asks: Spirit guide Kenny Kingston

    Patt Morrison Asks: Spirit guide Kenny Kingston
    Everybody knows that newlyweds William and Kate are in town this weekend. But Kenny Kingston says he knows how that royal marriage will work out. The self-styled Psychic to the Stars who has hosted lucrative infomercials, TV shows and hotlines says he...
  • Balance on Israel: Change no one believes in

     
    One "change" no one seems to be believe in: A more balanced approach in the Mideast that would not be based on blind loyalty to Israel and might risk alienating Jewish voters and the pro-Israel lobby here. The morning......
  • McCain cites Dewey defeats Truman

     
    by Jill Zuckman Mesilla, N.M. - John McCain knows the polls. The Republican nominee also knows what the pundits are saying. And he's heard reports that Sen. Barack Obama has already written his inaugural address. "When I pull this thing......
  • President-elect: Daily report card coming

     
    by Mark Silva Hope springs eternal, or at least daily. In the event that it feels like polls have taken over the electoral process, the Gallup Poll - which has run a closely-watched daily tracking survey of voters in the......
  • Obama leads McCain by 11 points: Gallup

     
    by Frank James Gallup has completed it pre-election polling and all indications are that enough voters support Sen. Barack Obama to make him the next president of the U.S. Here's an excerpt from Gallup's report, based its final Gallup/USA......