Mike Lawson

Can a confederation help solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

The Israeli-Palestinian Confederation, The Levantine Cultural Center, and The Cousins Club of Orange County is presenting a panel titled “Can a confederation help solve the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” this Saturday in Yorba Linda. Here are the details: CAN A CONFEDERATION HELP SOLVE THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT? THE DEBATE PANEL WILL INCLUDE: BLASE BONPANE, news commentator and host…

Michael Drake’s Statement

  UCI Chancellor Michael Drake issued a statement that you can read here regarding the hiring and firing of Erwin Chemerinsky (the well-known constitutional law scholar at Duke) for the position of inaugural Dean of the new law school at UCI.  Chemerinsky was fired for being “too liberal.” Drake’s statement was a clear attempt to…

OCYD Women’s Forum

The Orange County Young Democrats are hosting a special meeting tomorrow (Thursday) evening. Here’s the information: Thursday, September 13, 2007 7:00pm – 8:00pm Orange County Employees Association 830 N. Ross Santa Ana, CA   Orange County has got some really great progressive women serving as elected officials. Join the Orange County Young Democrats at our…

Too liberal for OC?

UC Irvine officials hired and then turned around and fired Erwin Chemerinsky as their new dean for their soon-to-be law school because Chemerinsky is considered to be too liberal. According to Chemerinsky, UCI Chancellor Michael Drake flew to Raleigh, North Carolina on Tuesday to withdraw the offer that was made to Chemerinsky face-to-face.  Chemerinsky’s hiring…

Professor, Democrat Dies

  Longtime CSUF sociology professor Gangadharappa “Nanjun” Nanjundappa died on Monday. Nanjundappa was also a member of the Orange County Democratic Central Committee and he ran for state Assembly in 2000 and 2002 as the Democratic candidate for the 72nd District.  From the Orange County Register article: Diana Guerin, chair of the California State University,…

The Impeachment Argument

    There has been a lot of talk about presidential impeachment in Orange County lately. Huntington Beach and Santa Ana will hear the issue in their council meetings this week. Last Sunday was the kick off of a weekly impeachment rally on the campus of UCI, and every Saturday you can find a gathering…

Blogger Quits County Commission

I just caught a post by Art Pedroza at the Orange Juice Blog where he says that he has resigned from the O.C. Public Facilities Corporation Pedroza was appointed by Supervisor Janet Nguyen back in June.      Just before Pedroza’s appointment most of the Orange County blogosphere (left and right) and Martin Wisckol at The Orange…