Monthly Archives: May 2013

Give Irvine Families Patience to Heal

Editor’s Note: I met Michael Ghaemi about 18 months ago while helping an Irvine Persian-American Community with community outreach for several public service efforts to better connect the community with city and county resources.  Mr. Ghaemi was the driver of a car that was struck by an alleged drunk driver; the accident killed his daughter’s…

Michele Bachmann will quit in 2014

After a failed run for the Presidency in 2012, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann continued to push her extremist agenda on the American public with reckless abandon. From my perspective she was the last TEA-Party extremist I would have expected to leave congress. I was wrong.

Environmentalist Author Bill McKibben Comes to Orange County June 19th

Bill McKibben, the author of more than a dozen books on the environment and the first journalist to publish a book about climate change for a general audience, will be speaking in Laguna Woods next month.  The event is sponsored by Concerned Citizens of Laguna Woods Village, the American Association of University Women-Laguna Woods Village Chapter,…

The IRS Should Investigate Tea Party Groups on Non-Profit Applications

As Republicans continue to gin up the IRS “scandal” of targeting Tea Party groups for claiming non-profit status on their taxes, some interesting omissions from our friends on the Right.  The rash of non-profit applications by Tea Party and Right Wing anti-tax groups stemmed from the passage of Citizens United; the IRS offices were simply…