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JFK Inspires Us 50 Years Later

November 22, 1963; 50 years since the last president was assassinated in office and John F. Kennedy was taken from us far too soon. Here’s my favorite JFK speech: Acceptance of the New York Liberal Party Nomination September 14, 1960 What do our opponents mean when they apply to us the label “Liberal?” If by…

IUSD appoints Ira Glasky to the School Board

While partisan divides clearly exist on “non-partisan” city council races, when it comes to school boards all that matters is that candidates and electeds share a goal for outstanding public education.  In that spirit, the IUSD board appointed Ira Glasky to the school board to complete the term of Gavin Huntley-Fenner. We applaud the choice.…

An Angels Social Media Update

As the battle brews with competing Facebook pages, one set up by Angels fans and the one set up by Tom Tait fans, I have this updated score. KeepTheAngels is at 23,029 likes while Keep the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim page is at 1,320. For those doing the math, that 22,709 more…about a little…

The LA Times weighs in on the Great Park; Urges Caution

The Los Angeles Times editorial page offered this opinion in today’s pages, a striked contrast to the OC Register’s cheerleading for the FivePoints developers who stand to make millions of dollars off the extra land for homes in exchange for building the park. My gripe with the developers is pretty simple; I don’t want to…

Illinois Legalizes Gay Marriage

16 States down, 34 to go as Illinois approved same sex marriage today.  Nearly one-third of the states have approved same-sex marriage with today’s news.  Here’s the details from the LA Times: Illinois has joined 15 other states and the District of Columbia in allowing same-sex marriages after Gov. Pat Quinn signed the legislation today.…

Jess Carbajal Files Wrongful Termination & Retaliation Lawsuit Against Orange County

  Hot off the press.  Jess Carbajal Files Lawsuit For Wrongful Termination & Retaliation Against Orange County For Botched Investigation Directed By High Level Superiors Senior County executives attempted to make the fall guy for the improper investigation they directed into initial sex allegations leveled against then Santa Ana City Councilman and Public Works Department…

Next Steps for the Solar Decathlon

TheLiberalOC is pleased to publish this essay from Professor Fred Smoller of Chapman University.  Without Professor Smoller’s vision, Orange County’s Great Park would never had hosted the recently held Solar Decathlon in the first place. Future planning for the hugely successful solar decathlon and XPO requires ambitious and innovative thinking, followed by bold action. In case…