International Relations

  • Film

    October 16, 2014
  • Columns

    August 8, 2013

    What do Chris Berman and Perverted Mexican Men Have in Common?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And how can Mexicans make gabachos care about NAFTA?

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    Hanna Karim and Margarita Licomitros Accused of Selling Endangered Tiger Skin Online

    A Huntington Beach couple is facing charges in federal court in Los Angeles of sellling the skin of a Sumatran tiger for $8,000 through craigslist. "Tigers are critically endangered throughout the world, with estimates that there are less than 500 Sumatran tigers remaining in the wild," reads a sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    UN Recommends Bugs For Protein; Colbert Report Objects!

    There was news that the U.N. suggested that insects are one way to solve world hunger problems (mmm, chapulines!). They're a good source of protein, the U.N. report says, referring to bugs as "minilivestock." Stephen Colbert, in a biting, if only satiric segment on his show last night lambasted them ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    Death By China Screening and Special Panel Discussion Set For Anaheim on Sept. 28

    Some critics have declared that Death By China is fueled by warmongering, anti-Chinese sentiment and others call the film/book another important wake up call to a looming disaster.You can make up your own mind Friday night in Anaheim when there will be a special showing of the controversial, 79-minu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Orly Taitz Delusional Quote of the Day

    ​"Does this look like a behavior of an innocent person? An innocent person would have come to court and showed all the valid documents with the embossed seals, which are verifiable. Instead he is acting like a 5-year-old brat, saying 'I am afraid of Orly, 'I want the secretary of state of GA to a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Backyard Skeptics' "Treaty of Tripoli" Billboard Advocates Separation of Church and State

    ​Having screwed the pooch on a billboard with an atheist-friendly misquote from Thomas Jefferson has not stopped Fountain Valley-based Backyard Skeptics from going to the inkwell again. This time, above a Costa Mesa mattress store, it's a 48x14-foot "Treaty of Tripoli" billboard that boldly states ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 3, 2011

    Earthlings Beware!

    Costa Mesa Playhouse

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Illegal Mexican Tuna Granted Amnesty, to Invade U.S. Supermarkets Soon

    ​Craving some authentic Mexican tuna ceviche? Well, next time you order it, the fish might actually be from Mexico.Reuters reports that the Geneva-based World Trade Organization (WTO) has made an important decision in a decades-long battle between the U.S. and Mexico over tuna imports. The trade o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Mac Miller's Twitter Exchange with Donald Trump Gets Him Nothing, But What Did He Expect?

    ​Mac Miller, an up-and-coming rap artist from Pittsburgh, named the first single off his album Best Day Ever after the floppy-haired business mogul Donald Trump. Naturally, he  was disappointed with the Twitter exchange that ensued. On Tuesday, Trump wrote, "@macmiller 'Donald Trump the Song' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Ronald Reagan Day in Larry Agran Land?

    ​It's unclear why this wasn't proposed a few weeks ago, but the Irvine City Council tonight will consider proclaiming Feb. 6 "Ronald Reagan Day," in honor of 40th president's birthday.The proclamation is not being foisted on the panel that leans Democratic because Reagan was once a member of the p ... More >>

  • News

    December 23, 2010

    Return to Sender

    What would comprehensive immigration reform look like if the Feds got off their duffs?

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    WikiLeaks Expose Questionable Details From Dana Rohrabacher's Visit to Honduras

    ​R. Scott Moxley told you in October about Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) having inserted himself in the violent 2009 coup that toppled the democratically elected president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya. Was Dana Rohrabacher Playing Kingmaker in Central America?To refresh your memory, th ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 2, 2010

    The Mexican Migra Blues

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] Are you a vendido or a Manchurian Mexican?

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Ed Royce: Hillary Clinton Failed in Vietnam

    Clinton​News services are reporting that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pressured Vietnam's leaders to improve its human rights practices during her trip to the Southeast Asian nation, but two Orange County members of Congress view her actions with opposing conclusions.Loretta Sanchez (D-Anahe ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 1, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    Behold John Bolton and His Moustache at Balboa Bay Club

    John Robert Bolton, the neocon's neocon, laps up the hosannas of fellow knuckle-draggers May 28 when he is the special guest of the World Affairs Council of Orange County. The nonprofit, 500-member council--which since its 1967 founding has hosted Prince Andrew, Vicente Fox, Hans Blix and several ot ... More >>

  • Columns

    April 2, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 26, 2008

    Saving Trestles: Game On!

    The on-again, off-again hearing on the 241 Foothill South toll road extension by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce is back on, from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 22, and in an old/new home, O'Brien Hall at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, or the same place the California Coastal Commission met, took testimony ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2007

    Hail Jesus: The Weekly and Pastor Wiley Drake Save America, One Day at a Time!

    Dearest brethren and sisters of the Internet, God's children all: Let us all join our hands in prayer and thank the Lord for both the Orange County Weekly and Wiley Drake, the Buena Park-based, homeless-person-feeding, gay-bashing, Southern Baptist Pastor. Why blesseth we the Weekly and Pastor Dra ... More >>

  • Music

    November 29, 2007


    Bionic Records

  • Features

    June 28, 2007

    From Hunter to Hunted

    In his quest to free slaves around the world, Aaron Cohen thought hed seen it all. Then he went to Myanmar

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2006

    Ignorance is...

    ... a poor basis for a foreign policy.  Click here to see.  It would be funny-- hell, hilarious-- if people weren't dying.

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2006

    Weak on both sides...

    … and radioactive in the middle. By now you know that North Korea has apparently successfully tested a nuclear weapon. (Experts prefer the term "device", rather than "weapon", but given the fact that this device's sole function is to cause large-scale destruction, I think the word weapon is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2006

    Look to the Skies

    In a column in yesterday's Los Angeles Times, Ray Lemoine, co-author of Babylon by Bus, recounted his recent brush with the Department of Homeland Security. Lemoine was stopped at JFK airport while returning from Dubai. He'd been red-flagged because of a former job. Lemoine isn't a retired shoe-bomb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2006

    Massively Penetrating in Vegas

    Looking for something new to do in Vegas? Something that involves breathing in massive amounts of particulate matter blown in from the desert? Something that involves watching yet another bit of idiotic Bush administration defense planning go up in smoke (literally)? Something a little mushroom clou ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 5, 2006

    The Children of Imperialismo

    Glenn Stern captures Latin American political graffiti

  • News

    May 12, 2005


    In UC Irvine speech, Hans Blix denounces Iraq invasion and faith-based intelligence

  • News

    February 10, 2005

    F. Yoo!

    UC Irvine protesters humiliate torture-memo author

  • Unknown

    July 15, 2004
  • News

    December 18, 2003

    George Bush on Ecstasy

    A talk with former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter

  • News

    April 10, 2003
  • News

    March 27, 2003
  • Film

    March 13, 2003

    Yesterdays Doomsdays

    Well meet again. Dont know where, dont know when . . .

  • Features

    March 6, 2003

    War College

    67 things you might want to know before the bombs drop

  • News

    February 6, 2003
  • News

    September 19, 2002
  • Features

    September 12, 2002

    Rogue Statesman

    Congressman Dana Rohrabachers absolutely crazy, quite possibly illegal back-channel chats with the villains of Sept. 11

  • Columns

    March 21, 2002

    Felony Foods

    Bushs DEA criminalizes hemp foods

  • News

    July 12, 2001

    Shrubs Man In Madrid

    Lets send someone with lots of money and no experience to Spain

  • Columns

    May 17, 2001
  • News

    January 4, 2001
  • News

    April 20, 2000

    Shut Em Down!

    Green Party candidate Medea Benjamin brings trade politics to OC

  • Columns

    January 13, 2000

    How About a Future That Doesnt Blow?

    And includes The Sopranos

  • Columns

    December 16, 1999

    The New New World Order

    Legal demonstrators, the Idiot Party and Arthur Carmona

  • News

    November 4, 1999

    Virtual Tax

    Cox and Packard find a war they can winagainst a nonexistent tax

  • News

    October 7, 1999

    The Death Ray

    Welcome to South Orange County, home of uranium 238, illegal immigrants, rare trout, and the most powerful military laser in the world

  • Columns

    July 8, 1999
  • News

    February 11, 1999

    Star Wars, the Sequel

    OC firm still chasing Reagan's (costly) dream

  • News

    September 3, 1998

    How to Kill a Factory

    Was an Irvine plant's closing payback for its union's budding internationalism?

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