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James Rainey on Civil Discourse by Commenters

Chip Hanlon’s Red County post about censorship by the Fullerton School District in blocking the Friends for Fullerton’s Future was an excellent post not only for the topic, but for the comments it generated.  One commenter had a comment blocked for violating Red County’s terms of service prompting a discussion of censorship (that term only…

Fleischman on KCET: “I Know People (from OCSD) with $100K $150K, $200K Pensions”; Does the name Carona Ring a Bell?

I had the misfortune of watching KCET’s post State of the State analysis last night. David Lazarus, a brilliant business columnist for the LA Times, and Judy Muller, a professor of journalism at USC and former CBS News correspondent, had the misfortune of being paired with Flash Report’s Jon Fleischman. I’ll boil down Fleischman’s argument…

Rep. Royce Ties Arizona Shooting to Fairness Doctrine (huh?)

Fallout from the Arizona shooting continues to reverberate from Washington DC to Orange County.  Last week, Irvine City Council member and 2010 Democratic congressional candidate Beth Krom weighed in with a letter to the editor in the OC Register calling the right wing media to task for elevating the rhetoric. Key points from Krom’s letter:…

Is California Broken? Lockyer and Levy Say No

In an editorial in today’s Los Angeles Times, Bill Lockyer and Stephen Levy make the case that the state of California isn’t broken.  I know that’s bound to rile up the John-and-Ken crowd, but the duo make a compelling case. From the opinion: “During the current fiscal year, general fund revenues are expected to total…

Still $40,000 in Debt, Chuck DeVore Plans 2012 Run

Has it been two weeks since Chuck DeVore left office?  I hadn’t thought about it until I got an email from new Assemblyman Don Wagner on his swearing in ceremony (more on that in a bit).  But Chuck can’t wait until 2012 and the LA Times is reporting he is already planning to run but…

What would we call OC’s NFL Team in Irvine?

Great Park Stadium

The Los Angeles Times did a fascinating and sad story about former USC great Anthony Davis who is struggling someone to continue cashing in on his fame as USC’s “Notre Dame Killer” for his five TD performance in the 192 and 1974 games against the Fighting Irish. The story had an interesting tidbit:  “The opportunities…

LA Times Endorses Boxer for Senate, Brown for Governor

The Los Angeles Times issued its endorsements for the top two races in California this election — and the editorial board on First Street has come out in favor of Senator Barbara Boxer for Senate and AG Jerry Brown for Governor.  Boxer’s endorsement ran in today’s edition while Brown’s endorsement ran in Sunday’s newspaper. On…