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Change Is Good!

On Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 12:00 President-Elect Barack Obama will take the oath of office as the 44th President of the United States of America. In recognition of the change in our national course we have launched a new layout/design for TheLiberalOC.com. We have also added the commenting feature from Intense Debate. We hope…

New FreedomPolitics.com: Democratic Party and Liberal POV Lacking

Chris Prevatt and I received an invitation to the party for the new FreedomPolitics.com website being launched by Freedom Communications, the people who published the Orange County Register.  After reviewing the site, I have to wonder if the invitation wasn’t misdirected somehow. This isn’t to say there are times when the Register’s editorial writers don’t…

Why I Hope

“Marriage isn’t a special right. Marriage is a civil right.” – Robin Tyler, one of the plaintiffs in the Prop H8 lawsuit currently before the California Supreme Court Yesterday, something amazing occurred. On a beautiful and sunny Sunday in Southern California, people came to speak up, speak out, come out, and make a difference. And…

Carona NOT GUILTY!!!

The Jury in the federal corruption trial for fromer OC Sheriff Mike Carona has found him not guilty on 5 of 6 charges. He was found guilty on one count of witness tampering. There will be a press conference at 1:00 PM. UPDATE: Statement by Sheriff Sandra Hutchens on the verdict in the trial of…

Saddlebacking is the New Santorum

Columnist Dan Savage, who pens the very funny “Savage Love” column that can be read locally in the OC Weekly, is more than a sex advice columnist.  He’s a political activist and frequents Bill Mahers “Real Time” program on a regular basis. A few years ago, in response to former PA-senator Rick Santorum’s comments about…

Have we forgotten our TWO undeclared wars?

As we finish the last few days of the Bush presidency, our nation faces many problems. We are facing a global economic crisis. But I’ve noticed that it’s been quite a while since I’ve seen any coverage of our undeclared wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in the media. So I thought it was time to…