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UCI Grads “Zot” up HOPE from Obama’s Address

President Barack Obama waves to the UC Irvine graduating class of 2014 while flanked by UC President Janet Napolitano, at left, and Chancellor Michael Drake during the 2014 commencement ceremony at Angel Stadium.
MINDY SCHAUER, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

And today’s Congress, though, is full of folks who stubbornly and automatically reject the scientific evidence about climate change. They will tell you it is a hoax, or a fad. One member of Congress actually says the world is cooling. There was one member of Congress who mentioned a theory involving “dinosaur flatulence” – which I won’t get into.

Diamond gets the Bronze

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It’s been a tough couple of months for OJ blogger Greg Diamond.  The Democratic Party of Orange County ousts him from his vice chair’s role by a margin of 70 percent.  County voters beat that margin with more than 73 percent of the county’s voters selecting Tony Rackauckas over Diamond in the June primary and…

Sad Day at the OC Register

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I love newspapers.  I always have.  I get three of them in my driveway every morning.  And as outraged as I was when the OC Register let go a bunch of experienced journos with exceptional institutional knowledge of Orange County in January, it appears that between buyout offers and layoffs that the Register is losing…

Dramatically low turnout helps Republicans dominate primary results

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The current unofficial turnout numbers for the 2014 Primary Election in Orange County sit at 16.9 percent. In comparison turnout in 2012 was 26.5 percent, and the worst ever in Orange County was in 2006 with 21.5 percent voting. Low turnout drives the results in a primary election tilting in favor of whichever party holds a better registration lead, and turnout average. In Orange County the numbers tilt strongly in favor of Republicans.