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Does this Op-Ed Resonate with OC Conservatives?

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The Berkshire Eagle is a respected small newspaper in Western Massachusetts.  Some of my friends got their start at this publication. Earlier in June, before the shootings in South Carolina, the Eagle published this column from a “conservative activist” named Steven Nikitas who is affiliated with the local Republican Party in Pittsfield, MA, specifically the…

Gun Violence is a Conservative Problem, Not a Liberal One

Sarah Palin with Assault Rifle

I meant to get to this post much sooner.  Two Saturday’s ago, the Register’s relocate Libertarian/Christian columnist Mark Landsbaum went after progressives/liberals/leftists in a big way with this column.  Here’s a taste: “Fortunately, after bullying, lying and otherwise contriving themselves into power, self-anointed progressive benefactors’ claims of a better day ahead often are recognized for…

Myths about Minimum Wage Leading into Irvine’s Living Wage Repeal Attempt

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The Irvine City Council majority will almost certainly repeal the city’s Living Wage ordinance, first installed in 2007, which required contractors for city business who won contracts in excess of $100,000 to pay workers in Orange County between $10.82/hour (with benefits) or $13/hour without benefits.  The media coverage of the act is calling out Irvine’s…

Keep the Solar Decathlon in Irvine

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The annual South by Southwest Conference, or SXSW, kicks off later this week in Austin, TX and its a major technology and cultural event that brings in hundreds of millions of dollars to Austin’s economy every year.  In 2013, the Solar Decathlon came to Orange County on the heels of what the Department of Energy…

Irvine Community News & Views Still Publishing

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After November’s bitter and close election, Irvine Republicans like Allan Bartlett and Jeff Lalloway went to social media to ask if anyone got their copy of Irvine Community News & Views because, “my copy hasn’t arrived” followed by derisive comments that the OC Register’s delivery team was responsible for distribution.  Lots of griping from Irvine…