• Calendar

    October 6, 2011

    Shrek the Musical

    Segerstrom Center for the Arts

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    [UPDATED with Ex-Veep's "Arrest":] Dick Cheney Greeted by Protesters at Nixon Library

    ​UPDATE, SEPT. 8, 9:56 A.M.: As Dick Cheney was lauding his profound role in Bush administration wars on terror, the Geneva Convention and the U.S. Constitution before a polite Nixon Library crowd Wednesday evening, he was "arrested."Code Pink co-founder Jodie Evans rose from her chair in the East ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Chapman-Buddy John Yoo: Sure, the President Can Massacre Civilians

    Photo by Christopher Victorio Torture lawyer Yoo makes his case at Chapman, flanked by former law dean turned attorney general candidate John Eastman.​There's good and bad news for John Yoo, the former Department of Justice lawyer who served as Chapman University's "Fletcher Jones Distinguished Vi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Wax On, Wax Off: Jesse Ventura on Boards and Water

    Agent Opie/Cory BarnesIn case anyone hasn't heard, former pro wrestler, navy SEAL and Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura has fallen in love with surfing. He answered Larry King's kooky questions on the issue in May, explaining that surfing, for him, goes way beyond just a new hobby. For Mr. Ventura, I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    Padilla vs. Yoo: First of Many Such Cases to Come?

    Nick Schou blogged last week about a San Francisco federal judge having ruled that John Yoo, the UC Berkeley law professor who just finished a stint as a visiting professor at Chapman Law School, can "be held personally responsible for the indefinite military detention and alleged torture of an Amer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    Awesome Criminal of the Week, Pt. Douche

    Yoo, Douche.This tale of crime and no punishment has gone back and forth so many times that it's tempting to ignore this latest development, but John Yoo, Orange County's favorite torture enabler, may be back in deep doo-doo over his role in providing the legal justification for the Bush administrat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    What the Hell Happened to the Anti-War Movement?

    Photo by Christopher VictorioA small piece of the Orange County peace movement at Palm and Glassell.It was unusually warm around 11 a.m. today in Orange and the spectacle was unusually jarring at Palm and Glassell: a dozen or fewer anti-war protesters, ranging from college age to their grandpar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    John Yoo Stars in a Most Civilized Debate on Torture

    Photo by Christopher VictorioAs John Yoo makes his case, John C. Eastman is hard at think.Two days after Barack Obama's chief of staff said the administration was not inclined to back prosecutions against Bush lawyers who signed off on torture, the president backed off that statement today, saying h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    To Do Tonight - 4/21

    Chapman Dialogue Debate with John Yoo, 11 a.m.Okay, so this isn't technically going on tonight. It's actually going on right now. But if you're not too busy this morning, we suggest heading over to give this debate a listen. Yoo is currently a visiting professor at Chapman Law, and during his time w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    Yoo in Clear or Not So Fast?

    World events are moving so fast and furious, one wonders how participants in the Saturday and Tuesday Chapman University School of Law debates featuring visiting professor and Bush White House torture enabler John Yoo at the center of each are keeping up with their talking Legal A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2009

    Torture Memo Author Finds Friends and Foes at Chapman U

    Perhaps some of you have a conservative uncle who says stupid things. You know, like the U.S. is not in debt to China, or that Barack Obama is a socialist or that George W. Bush won his presidential elections. Mine recently repeated the Bill O'Reilly/Rush Limbaugh/Attila the Hun yarn about all the s ... More >>

  • News

    January 25, 2007


    Congressman Rohrabacher shuts door on Oklahoma City bombingand the mysterious death of a former OC resident

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2006

    The Tortuous Path

    George Bush has fundamentally reshaped the "conventional wisdom" of American political life in a way that most presidents can only dream of. Ronald Reagan elicited only agreement, at least rhetorically, that "the era of big government is over." George Bush has elicited agreement that "those claiming ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2006

    A Bad Day for Bush, and maybe waterboarding

    The Supreme Court today ruled the Bush administration must do one of those things it is always extremely reluctant to do: obey the law. By a vote of 5-3, the Supremes said the administration can't proceed with its plans to try prisoners at Guantanamo Bay before military tribunals. Writing for the m ... More >>

  • News

    September 1, 2005

    Thats Noose to Him

    Rohrabacher presses FBI about hangings

  • Culture

    May 13, 2004

    XXX Files

    How Abu Ghraib echoes Robert Mapplethorpe