Tag Archive for Republicans

Harvey Liss: Reflections on Irvine Planning Commission Partisanship

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I just completed a one-year stint as a City of Irvine Planning Commissioner, having been appointed by former Councilmember Larry Agran who lost his re-election to the City Council to the detriment of all the residents and working population of Irvine. I’ve known Larry for years, and he has been a major force, along with continuing Councilmember Beth Krom, for the public interest of all of Irvine’s residents.

Sanchez addresses CIA Torture Report

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For a party represented by elephants (who never forget), Republicans can’t be excused for their failure to address torture during the War of Terror and in many cases, defending it as necessary and often referring to those opposed to torture as unpatriotic.  The New York Times summarized the report well and you can read what…

Good Winners and Bad Winners

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Years of coaching kid sports, for both boys and girls, is something I’ll always cherish.  I love winning as much as any coach does, but I’ve always found there are life lessons to be taught that hopefully carry over into young adulthood (and some of kids who played ball for me have graduated college already…

Irvine Republicans Lying about Sharon Wallin Endorsement

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Social media has been a trip in Irvine this year with charges of lying from both sides about each others records reaching laughable levels.  But Irvine Democrats who received the recent flyer pictured above suggesting IUSD president Sharon Wallin is endorsing the Irvine Republican ticket of Choi, Lalloway and Schott shouldn’t be confused — it’s…

40th Anniversary of Nixon Resignation is Next Week

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In a week, we’ll mark the 40th anniversary of President Richard M. Nixon’s resignation.  I remember the night like it was yesterday.  My grandfather came home from work and gave me a copy of the New York Daily News with the largest headline I’ve ever seen in a mainstream newspaper — Nixon Quits.  If you’d like…