| Mar 13, 2011
| 5:30 PM
In today’s political climate, there’s nothing more radical than a raging moderate, and nothing more unusual than an outspoken centrist. Moderates and centrists have no place to sit in the noisome cafeteria of modern politics, an endless battle...
| Jan 23, 2012
The problem with Florida is that it comprises a pastiche of viewpoints and backgrounds from all across the country, reflecting its transplant makeup. It has no indigenous political character of its own, so it needs to follow someone else’s cue....
| Apr 11, 2011
| 3:42 PM
I keep hearing this false choice being offered around Costa Mesa. Which do you want, potholes or police officers?
Repairing Costa Mesa's neglected infrastructure, which means a whole lot more than fixing potholes, and keeping the city safe aren't...
| Apr 26, 2011
| 2:25 PM
He could be brought to tears by the plight of a citizen down on his luck.
He could be made to laugh when his idiosyncrasies were made the topic of (even public) discussion.
He would forgive and forget even the most egregious acts — if he...
| May 2, 2011
| 9:58 AM
ISSUE: Partisan bickering limited after Osama's death.
Perhaps the best news coming out of the successful effort to find and kill Osama bin Laden is the noticeable lack of partisan bickering over who should get credit at least among political leaders....
| May 2, 2011
| 5:12 PM
"I admire the courage of the president to make a decision like this because if something had gone wrong, everyone would be blaming him."
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani succinctly summed up the risk Barack Obama took in taking out Osama bin Laden....
| May 27, 2011
| 9:56 AM
Gov. Rick Perry of Texas on Friday said he's thinking more seriously about a presidential run, making him the latest in a growing roster of Republicans suddenly giving the 2012 campaign a look.
Texas' longest-serving governor, Perry took office in 2000...
| Jun 12, 2011
| 5:00 AM
Let's roll out the list. It includes, in no particular order of sluttishness: Kwame Kilpatrick; Jesse Jackson; James McGreevey; Ted Haggard; Gary Condit; Mark Sanford; John Edwards; Bill Clinton; Newt Gingrich; Rudy Giuliani; Eliot Spitzer; Antonio...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 9:03 AM
American family values are under siege again, this time in Maryland.
Two centuries of American jurisprudence and millennia of human experience are at the mercy of the state's Court of Appeals. The decision of the seven-judge panel may corrupt one of...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 11:47 AM
If history is any guide, Mitt Romney is a sure thing to win his party's nomination for president.
Romney has opened up the widest advantage to date over his Republican rivals in a nationwide Gallup survey, and for the first time has the support of more...
| Jan 23, 2012
Richard J. Sheirer
NYC emergency official at time of 9/11
Richard J. Sheirer, 65, the former New York City emergency management chief who helped guide the city through the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, died Thursday after experiencing chest pains....