The Pentagon

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2014

    An Inconvenient Thirst: See Jay Famiglietti's
    60 Minutes Segment "Depleting the Water"

    UPDATE, NOV. 17, 4:15 P.M.: In case you missed the top story on 60 Minutes last night, click play above or follow this link to the complete segment "Depleting the Water," which prominently features UC Irvine/JPL water scientist Jay Famiglietti. READING ASSIGNMENT: An Inconvenient Thirst: Water sci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Rep. Loretta Sanchez, A Future Secretary of Defense?

    What do Robert McNamara, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Robert Gates and Leon Panetta have in common with Orange County Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez?Almost nothing, but just wait.It's highly unlikely that President Barack Obama would ever name Sanchez to be a Secretary of Defense in his administrati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Court Orders Immediate End to "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

    ​A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled today the U.S. military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy must be immediately lifted.The legal battle over the 20-year-old policy is still being played out in courts, but the justices say it must end now that the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2010

    "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Overturned in Senate

    Godspeed, Lt. Choi.​This morning will be known as the day the DREAM Act died in the U.S. Senate but "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was overturned there.By a bipartisan vote of 63 to 33, the Senate voted to end the debate on a bill that will allow President Barack Obama to overturn the Pentagon's ban on g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Dana Rohrabacher's Hyprocrisy Extends to His Shameless Press Flack

    Blah, blah, blah​As always, overly confident political mouthpiece Tara Setmayer likes to talk and talk and talk and talk and talk and defend the indefensible . . . and, of course, gets an unquestioning forum on Fox News.That's good for her because she is the Washington, D.C. press secretary f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    How John Patrick Bedell Got a Gun

    Courtesy of Irvine Police DepartmentJohn Patrick Bedell​John Patrick Bedell, the troubled former Irvine resident (and Weekly reader?) who was shot to death on his way to shooting up the Pentagon, carried two 9 mm handguns with him that fateful March 4 day.One was a Ruger Bedell purchased at a Las ... More >>

  • News

    February 11, 2010

    Sheriff's Deputies Wreck Another Case

    [Moxley Confidential] OCSD's omission of key facts about a stalled car crashes a burglary prosecution

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Loretta Sanchez Wants Fewer U.S. Soldiers Who Hate Women

    Christopher VictorioSanchez addressed OC Dems at recent Pelosi party ​The new National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has a little less unbridled testosterone in it than previous versions of the annual legislation thanks to Orange County Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, who addressed two of her pe ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 4, 2008
  • Columns

    August 28, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 19, 2008

    Pentagon Flyover Hysteria Rocks the Internets

    Ever since my cover story last Thursday hit the online conspiracy websites, my inbox has been bombarded with emails from folks obsessed with the events of Sept. 11, 2001 as they pertain to the U.S. Pentagon and an American Airlines jet that either did or didn't hit the building, depending on what th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 9, 2008

    Do you know Dick? Nixon that is.

    In honor of our 37th president's would-be birthday today we here at the Weekly have decided to create a quiz to test our readers' knowledge of their only locally born president, Richard Nixon. He's from Yorba Linda, donchaknow. 1. What is Dick's middle name? A. Homer B. Bart C. Smithers D. Milhous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2007

    Tuesday's Headlines & Surprises

    Top U.S. Secrets to Crooks, Idiots and Dopers: The Hill newspaper in Washington, D.C., reports this morning that the Pentagon, the guys running the Iraq War, now want Congress to allow national security clearances for government employees who are “ex-convicts, drug addicts and mentally incompeten ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2007

    LAFF 2007: Stuttering to a Close

    After spending the other day at the Landmark, surrounded by bookstore windows advertising the latest upcoming boy-wizard bonanza, I had to wonder if I'm the only one who wants to chant "Har-ry Potter and the DEATHLY HALLOWS! Har-ry Potter and the DEATHLY HALLOWS! " in the style of the Beastie Boys y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2006

    America: Fun While It Lasted

    More credible minds than mine say time to call it like it is. As promised below: Arthur columnist Douglas Rushkoff thinks the great democratic experiment is just about over: Those of us who try to stay even remotely connected to what is going on in the world around us have enough hard evidence to co ... More >>

  • News

    September 7, 2006

    Ending War 101

    UCI profs book could be the real roadmap to peace

  • News

    August 10, 2006

    A Death in the Family

    Former DA homicide chief says El Toro officer was murdered

  • News

    July 27, 2006

    Let's Roll Film

    Surf City activists host movies questioning what happened on 9/11

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2006

    Standard Operating Procedures

    There are those who say that the Department of Homeland Security, which the Bush administration frankensteined into existence in 2002, is a dysfunctional government agency, but this morning's New York Times brings evidence that DHS is clearly following in the steps of such well established and widel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2006

    Charge of the Register Lite Brigade

    Since Ronald Reagan turned it into a bloodsport, most journalists in this country are routinely assumed to carry a liberal media bias ("Guilty!"). One place you'll often see that bandied about is in the Orange County Register--not directed at its own fleet of word monkeys, oh no, no, no, but journos ... More >>

  • Music

    May 11, 2006
  • 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 >>

  • Columns

    December 29, 2005

    Don't Gloat Yet

    A bad year for Bush is bad for all of us

  • News

    December 29, 2005

    Mr. Rooney Goes to UCI

    Bring me the head of the head head doctor!

  • News

    November 24, 2005

    the Rise of Carbon

    It’s the new plastic, and the military-industrial complex wants it all. That’s bad news for Anaheim’s Anchor Products

  • Columns

    October 20, 2005
  • Columns

    September 22, 2005
  • News

    March 18, 2004

    Empire Falls

    Chalmers Johnson on why things that cant go on forever dont

  • Web

    February 26, 2004

    Hard Cell

    Slider cell phone owners try to phone it in

  • News

    April 24, 2003

    Get Your Iraqs Off

    This time, its sexual

  • News

    April 3, 2003

    'We Will Not Resolve This With Cannons

    Hardened Vietnam hero says hes anti-war

  • Features

    March 6, 2003

    War College

    67 things you might want to know before the bombs drop

  • News

    February 6, 2003
  • News

    December 19, 2002
  • Supplement

    December 12, 2002

    Jingle Alarm Bells

    Kids toys for a dangerous world

  • News

    August 15, 2002


    Reagans fantasy of lasers in the sky hits earth again. But is anybody watching?

  • News

    July 11, 2002
  • News

    April 11, 2002
  • News

    February 7, 2002

    Space Case

    Apparently theres something called Space Command . . . and theyll control the weather

  • News

    September 27, 2001

    I Cannot Take This Again

    Arab-American fears the worst

  • Columns

    September 20, 2001

    No Shelter

    Vengeance isnt justice

  • Unknown

    August 2, 2001
  • Columns

    May 24, 2001

    The Skunk and the Worm

    Two great tastes that taste great together!

  • News

    December 9, 1999

    Alien Toxins

    Area 51's sci-fi folklore masks a truly spooks reality

  • News

    November 18, 1999

    Up In Smoke

    South County project burns more taxpayer money than missiles

  • 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

    August 19, 1999

    Your Name Here!

    In which our Heroine sells her Soul for a crust of Bread

  • News

    July 29, 1999

    Ho-ing for Boeing

    $50 billion-per-year company continues to receive welfare handouts

  • News

    February 11, 1999

    Star Wars, the Sequel

    OC firm still chasing Reagan's (costly) dream

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