November 13, 2003
Alicia Robinson Here's one thing Rep. Chris Cox won't be watching on television -- the CBS miniseries on President Ronald Reagan that the network relegated to Showtime after complaints from conservatives that the program was biased and inaccurate. Cox worked as White House counsel under Reagan from 1986 to 1988. "It strikes at a very beloved president in the twilight hours of his fatal illness," Cox said of the CBS miniseries. "Worse yet, it strikes at Mrs. Reagan, who is very much aware of what's going on while she's caring for him."
October 24, 2009
OK, I know that generalizations usually don?t work. But I will generalize here and pose that the definition of a Republican is a person who wants more government in our private lives, and a Democrat is one who wants more government in the marketplace. On the other hand, libertarians mostly want less government in both places. In that regard, numbers of times after I became a libertarian in 2003 I heard many people from all different political persuasions tell me that they too in many ways believe they also are libertarians.
November 10, 2007
No history of investigative journalism in the last half-century would be complete without Seymour Hersh, the Pulitzer Prize-winner whose work has encompassed the My Lai massacre in Vietnam, the CIA’s involvement in a number of countries and, most recently, the Abu Ghraib scandal in Iraq. On Tuesday, Hersh plans to speak on recent American foreign policy at UC Irvine, in a speech titled “The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib,” at 7:30 p.m. in the Humanities Instructional Building.
April 16, 2008
It?s National Library Week and the Newport Beach Public Library is celebrating with children?s story times, a lecture and a puppet show. Five of the seven Newport Beach council members and other city dignitaries will read kids tales, holding story time on a different day. Steve Rosansky plans on bringing a potbellied pig along this morning when he reads to toddlers. Renowned journalist Robin Wright, who covers foreign policy for the Washington Post, will give the Distinguished Speakers Lecture Friday evening.
March 3, 2003
Send AROUND TOWN items to the Daily Pilot, 330 W. Bay St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627; by fax to (949) 646-4170; or by calling (949) 574-4298. Include the time, date and location of the event, as well as a contact phone number. A complete listing is available at www.dailypilot.com. TODAY A Great Decisions discussion of "China in Transition: Is Real Change Imminent?" is the sixth in an eight-week series on U.S. foreign policy topics. The discussion will be led by John Austin from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2100 Mar Vista, Newport Beach.
December 31, 2010
No. 1 Jim Righeimer You would be hard-pressed to find anyone in town who had a bigger news year than Costa Mesa City Councilman Jim Righeimer. The former Planning Commission chairman went toe-to-toe with the police union, which smeared his name on billboards and websites and spent heavily to defeat him, but Righeimer's message of lower spending and creating less-generous retirement packages for public employees resonated with voters, who chose him overwhelmingly in a crowded field.
March 16, 2000
-- Greg Risling Rep. Christopher Cox [R-Newport Beach] was appointed Wednesday to chair a task force reviewing the nation's foreign policy with Russia. Cox, who heads the House Policy Committee, will form a select group to delve into a wide-ranging inquiry about United States-Russian relations. The announcement was made by Speaker of the House Dennis Haster [R-Illinois]. "The relationship between the Russian people and Americans is rich with unfilled promise," Cox said in a statement.
October 22, 2002
EDUCATION: Graham calls public education "the best investment in the future" of the country. But he also points out that, compared to other countries, the educational system in America is "an embarrassment." He notes that the country is 57th out of 160 countries in terms of educational expenditures as a percentage of gross national product and that 17 countries have longer school years than America's public schools. Higher pay for teachers is one solution he advocates, as well as suggesting the teacher's unions vote down tenure in return for better wages.
January 29, 2008
Newport-Mesa’s representatives in Washington said President Bush’s State of the Union address this week lacked vision and reflected poorly on his grasp of the nation’s challenges. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a former speechwriter for the Reagan Administration, said he felt underwhelmed by Bush’s remarks. “He gets a big fat D — barely a D — in his first part. For his second part, I’d give him a B, because he did talk about the progress that’s been made in his foreign policy,” he said.