Tag Archive for Mike Lawson

Thoughts on 10 Years

Editor’s note: Former blogger Claudio Gallegos sent this column in on Tuesday, but it went to my Spam folder so I missed it.  Here it is. Wow! Has it been 10 years already? I only wrote for Liberal OC for a short time, a year and a half. But I am honored to have contributed…

We’re 10

On this date in 2006, Mike Lawson hit “publish” on the first ever blog post for TheLiberalOC.  Imagine, Liberals behind the Orange Curtain speaking out.  The blog’s second ever post, regarding Tan Nguyen’s failed Congressional run against Loretta Sanchez, which ran the very next day is what put us on the Map. It’s been an amazing…

Barbara Coe dies; Far Right Wing Mourns “Patriot”

TheLiberalOC has confirmed that Barbara Coe, the head of the California Coalition for Immigration Reform (CCIR), has passed away of cancer this past Saturday.  Notes from friends and supporters mourn the loss of “a patriot.” Coe ranks up there as one of the more “colorful” political figures from the far right wing of the OC…

A Reader Rebuttal worth Reading

On April Fool’s Day 2007, Mike Lawson pulled the perfect prank announcing that Red County has acquired the Liberal OC blog and changed the name to “The Blue Minority” with a tag line “Because even Liberals should get the chance to speak.”  A political reporter from the Register actually bought it and called Matt Cunningham…

Tan Nguyen Found Guilty of Lying

Longtime readers know this blog got its start by following the exploits of Republican congressional hopeful Tan Nguyen who challenged Rep. Loretta Sanchez in 2006.  Nguyen made veiled “warnings” to our founding publisher Mike Lawson over blog posts Mike wrote then. Mike was on to something on this guy. Nguyen’s campaign issued a letter, written in…