Alan Bock

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Eric Dondero, Now Blasting Ex-Boss Ron Paul, Used to Beat Up the Register's Steven Greenhut

    ​Ron Paul's former aide Eric Dondero blogged over the holiday weekend that his former boss was anti-Israel, isolationist on foreign policy, uncomfortable around homosexuals and out of touch with black and Hispanic cultures. Naturally, that kicked up a shitstorm as Paul continues to poll well in ea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Alan Bock, Register Editorial Guru, RIP

    ​Alan Bock, the Orange County Register's beloved voice of libertarianism, has passed away of cancer at his home in Lake Elsinore. Bock published a farewell column to readers in March which the Weekly noted in our Navel Gazing blog on March 29. The sad news of Bock's passing came via an email to Re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Alan Bock, OC Register Columnist, Retires after 30 Years

    ​The pages of the Orange County Register just got a little more predictable.On March 16, after 30 years with the newspaper, columnist Alan Bock, wrote in the Register's "Orange Punch" politics blog, that he's retiring from journalism. Bock, who has previously written about his recent struggle with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2009

    Maybe John Wayne's Old Yacht Will Produce Wild Goosebumps Now

    Duncan McIntosh Co. Inc.Boo! It's the Wild Goose.​John Wayne's onetime yacht the Wild Goose is being trotted out to drum up interest in the 31st annual Lido Yacht Expo in Newport Beach Sept. 24-27.Don't blame organizers for pulling out all the stops. Are there really shoppers for yachts these days ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2007

    Thursday's Headlines & Surprises

    Best medicine you can buy?: Last November, Dr. Prem Reddy—chairman of Prime Healthcare—gave $100,000 to the Oakland charter school created by Attorney General Jerry Brown and—shazam!—three months later, last February, Reddy won AG approval of a sweet hospital deal. Brown said the 100 G's mea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2006

    One Ring to Fool Them All

    On the Orange Punch blog yesterday, Alan Bock wrote a terrifying post under the headline "What if it's true?" It seems he read some blog about a bumper-sticker that read, FRODO HAS FAILED – BUSH HAS THE RING Some intense research revealed that it is in fact true. There is such a bumper-sticker ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 20, 2003

    The Optimist

    When good things happen to blog people

  • Columns

    November 6, 2003

    What a Rush!

    A Commie in the Limbaugh Club

  • Columns

    September 25, 2003

    Smug As a Bug in a Rug

    Republicans, reporters preen, groom selves at congratulatory LA bash

  • News

    April 10, 2003

    Suspicious Minds

    Local libertarians look licked

  • News

    November 14, 2002

    Landslide 2002

    What we saw on election night

  • Unknown

    August 22, 2002
  • News

    October 4, 2001

    Marvins Garden

    OC war against medical marijuana still rages

  • News

    March 30, 2000

    Epitaph for Libertarianism

    Register dumps ideology when it comes to gay rights

  • Columns

    March 23, 2000

    The Girl Who Peed Herself

    And other tales of hilarity from election night

  • Features

    October 28, 1999