Political Scandals

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2014

    Gary Webb: Pariah No More

    A few months after Gary Webb killed himself with his dad's old pistol, I stood shirtless in my back yard, staring at the full moon. The sky was black and cloudless, the moon blurry. Earlier that night, I'd poured myself several splashes of single-malt scotch. I shook my fist in the air and screamed. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2012

    Dana Rohrabacher Fans Claim "Conniving, Wily Latinos" Who Stole 2012 Election For Barack Obama Were Too Smart To Get Caught

    On Dec. 8, I reported that Congressman Dana Rohrabacher claimed Democratic operatives paid poor people and "illegals" to steal the 2012 presidential election for Barack Obama.Rohrabacher offered no proof of his claim and so I challenged him to name just one crony who paid one identified "illega ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    NBFF Midway: Reflexoes de um Liquidificador, High Road Premiere, Aaron Sorkin, California State of Mind: The Legacy of Pat Brown

    Searching the High Road.​Checking in on the Newport Beach Film Festival at its halfway mark, viewers have been treated in this 12th year to the option of sticking to one genre of presentations--say, only shorts or comedies or Spanish-language movies--or creating their own cultural bouillabai ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 14, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Rep. John Campbell Skates in House Ethics Report

    ​This morning, an independent ethics office recommended the further investigation of Representative John Campbell (R-Newport Beach) and two other congressmen for possible wrongdoing because they raised funds from financial lobbyists around the time in December 2009 the House voted on a sweeping ov ... More >>

  • News

    December 2, 2010

    Fantasy Voter Fraud

    Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was dissed by Russell Pearce over Arizona's Prop. 200 dismissal

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Election Monitor Named for People's Republic of Orange County

    ​An election monitor has been appointed for the People's Republic of Orange County. No, Jimmy Carter isn't coming Tuesday.  Assistant United States Attorney Dennis Mitchell, as he has done before, will serve as the District Election Officer for the Central District of California, which includ ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 5, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    Tales Of Suicide And Tyranny From Orly Taitz In Santa Ana

    ​Whew, that was a long one. Laguna Niguel dentist/lawyer Orly Taitz, along with her co-counsel/nemesis Gary Kreep, spent a couple hours this morning in the Santa Ana Ronald Reagan Federal Building and Courthouse arguing why Judge David O. Carter shouldn't throw their case against Barack Obama out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    The Other F-Me Pump Drops for Sarah Palin

    Right after her stunning loss to Loretta Sanchez in the Great Navel Gazing Fashion-off, the other pump dropped for former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Apparently, The Associated Press got ahold of a report about an ethics complaint involving Alaska's departing governor and the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Friday Film Funnies: Larry "Nativo" Lopez

    My email and Facebook in-box have been invaded with the news that longtime Latino activist/racialist Larry "Nativo" Lopez was arrested on felony counts of voter fraud this Wednesday. We'll see whether the charges (that he voted in Boyle Heights but lives in OC), but my only comment at this point is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    Quote of the Day in the Mike Carona Corruption Trial

    "I'm sure it's memorable." --Sassy defense lawyer Jeffrey Rawitz on a Newport Beach cop's recollections today about Orange County Assistant Sheriff George Jaramillo wearing a "Hawaiian shirt" over his uniform while trying to block a 2002 police investigation into the videotaped gang rape of an unc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2008

    And Now There Are Two

    Five months after indicted Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona resigned to prepare for his corruption trial, the county's board of supervisors (BOS) today narrowed the prospective replacement list from nine candidates to just two: Santa Ana Police Chief Paul Walters and ex-Los Angeles County Sheriff's ... More >>

  • News

    November 1, 2007

    No Party Favors

    The county GOP gives beleaguered Republican board members at Capo Unified Schools a vote of no-confidence

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2007

    Tuesday's Headlines. No Surprises: Moxley called it

    Moxley called it: Last night, the Los Angeles Times reported that OC Sheriff Mike Carona had been indicted on federal corruption charges. If you haven't already, read R.Scott Moxley's post on the subject, with links to his ballsy coverage of the official over the years. Note: The indictment is unde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2007

    OC Lawyer Tossed From CA Republican Bribery Case

    A federal judge in San Diego removed Mark Geragos from a sensational bribery case yesterday because the (in)famous Orange County-based defense lawyer refused to agree to a federal background check before receiving classified national-security-related data. Geragos—who worked for convicted wife-a ... More >>

  • News

    April 26, 2007

    Angry Asian Rap Stalls Case

    VA Tech murders give OC Sheriff pal excuse

  • Columns

    January 11, 2007

    Hey, You!

    Rosy Outlook

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2006

    Funky President: Gerald Ford & James Brown

    In a strange way, it is perhaps somewhat fitting that James Brown and Gerald Ford died within a day of each other, since Brown and Ford had a unique bond. As Brian Koller notes in his ePinions review of the James Brown compilation CD Disc Four: Godfather of Soul (1972-1984), "James Brown was proba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2006

    Who Stole the Election from the Stealers?

    As Gustavo's recent post on Hugh Hewitt suggests, even Republican diehards are beginning to surrender. That raises an important question: how will conspiracy theorists explain the stolen election that wasn't? Many on the left had warned that the GOP had everything wired--from electronic voting machi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2006

    What Could Go Wrong

    Here in Orange County we've got every reason to fear voter fraud. There's that time back in 1988 when Tom Fuentes, then head of the OC Republican Party, authorized the use of poll guards to scare off Latinos. There's the 1996 election when Loretta Sanchez won from nut-bar Bob Dornan (now with extra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2006

    Odds and Ends

    Well, it was quite a weekend in Washington D.C. In a previous post, Alex did a fine job of spelling out the facts in the case of ex-Rep. Mark Foley (R-Predator). The only thing that can be added is that Foley has now headed down a familiar path-- as Josh Marshall puts it: "Ahhh, once again, the l ... More >>

  • News

    September 14, 2006

    Cocaine Airways

    A former CIA pilot says secret flights to El Toro could explain a Marine officers suicide

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2006

    Sampling Dana

    Over at Talking Points Memo, Josh Marshall catches the ex-CIA bigwig at the center of one of Washington's more intriguing ongoing scandals (the one with the hookers), Dusty Foggo, trying to pass off as his own a memorable bit of nonsense first used by everyone's favorite Surfin' Congressman, D. Rohr ... More >>

  • News

    January 19, 2006

    Update: Agran's Pork Probed

    Grand jury eyes OC Great Park shenanigans

  • News

    January 12, 2006

    Lou Sheldon's Movin' On Up

    OC reverend played the gay card to aid FBI corruption target

  • News

    December 29, 2005

    Agran Machine Blows Gasket

    Death of the man they called The Knife raises questions about Larry Agrans political future

  • Columns

    December 15, 2005
  • News

    November 17, 2005

    A Fox in the Henhouse

    Why wont DA Tony Rackauckas do his job?

  • News

    October 20, 2005

    Punchin' Judy

    NY Times First Amendment 'martyr' Miller comes to town

  • News

    September 15, 2005


    Your DA declines to prosecute his friends

  • Columns

    September 8, 2005
  • Columns

    July 21, 2005

    The Spy Who Loved Me

    Why does George W. Bush want the terrorists to win?

  • News

    July 29, 2004

    Slammer Time!

    Huntington Beach councilwoman faces federal case

  • Columns

    April 17, 2003
  • News

    March 4, 1999


    Reg allows conservatives to blast foes-anonymously

  • News

    February 25, 1999

    Constitutional Cuisinart

    OC congressmen try to chop U.S. birthright out of the 14th Amendment

  • Features

    January 7, 1999
  • Columns

    August 20, 1998
  • News

    March 12, 1998

    Off With Its Head!

    Nottingham's out, La Guire's 'fresh eye' is in at the Times

  • News

    May 1, 1997

    Jerque Du Soleil

    Bob Dornan's Circus Comes to SoCal and Leaves Once More Without Making Its Case

  • News

    January 23, 1997

    The Sore-Losers Club

    A Bitter Ex-Congressman Secretly Feeds Voter Probe