Former astronaut Mark Kelly and his wife Gabrielle Giffords have become national spokespeople for gun control since the former congresswoman out of Arizona was nearly shot to death in a January 2011 assassination attempt that took six lives and injured 11 others. Now the high-profile couple finds th ... More >>
I am this Sunday morning postponing my terrific and much-anticipated (by me, at least!) reviews of a first novel by OC's own Peggy Hesketh, the new short story collection by Gary Amdahl of Redlands, and Gold Line-chapbook award winner Alisa Slaughter's short stories to offer--completely unsolicited- ... More >>
I began writing this on Friday, hours after NRA loon-in-chief Wayne LaPierre offered his predictably over-the-top defense of gun nuts, pimps and apologists for the weapons industry. Hard to imagine the cognitive dissonance required of somebody who can stick to his, yes, guns in the face of ... More >>
"What is government if words have no meaning?"
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyU2June 17, 2011Angel StadiumIs U2 the biggest band in the world? Yes. Invading baseball stadiums across the country, their beyond massive "spaceship" stage landed centerfield at Angel Stadium. Originally scheduled a year ago, the U2 show was postponed due to Bono undergoin ... More >>
UPDATE, MAY 25, 1:02 P.M.: A federal judge just ruled Jared Lee Loughner is incompetent to stand trial for January's shooting spree in Tuscon that killed six and injured 12, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Arizona).Loughner will be sent to a federal facility for up to four months in a b ... More >>
'Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World' shows there's more to the Founding Father than his face on the $100 bill
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Jack Jakosky, who owns a Newport Beach-based property-management company, was called away to Tucson last week to see if he could help reopen his shopping center's parking lot, which has been closed for several days, preventing easy customer access to stores. The city name probably tipped you off ... More >>
The Washington Post, quoting federal law-enforcement officials, reports the trial of Tuscon mass-shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner will be moved to San Diego due to extensive pretrial publicity in Arizona.San Diego would take the case because it is the closest federal judicial district to Arizo ... More >>
LevinBrian Levin runs the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino, and is someone whom the mainstream media always calls on for insights into hate groups after one of their members commits a crime. Now that word is leaking out that the horrific shooting in Tucson ye ... More >>