U.S. Economy

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    Sierra Club Counters SoCal Edison and PG&E with Campaign Championing Rooftop Solar

    The Sierra Club today announced the launch of an online advertising campaign designed to extoll the benefits of rooftop solar in California--and to counter negative campaigns against the energy source foisted by Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas & Electric and San Diego Gas and Electric. But M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    A New Doritos Locos Tacos Flavor Is Coming And It's Hot

    I don't know much about the inner workings of the U.S. economy but I'm pretty certain that Taco Bell's Doritos Locos Tacos will save us all. Last month, the Irvine-based chain revealed it had sold a half billion of the corn-chip/taco hybrids, enough to wrap around the Earth twice. Damn. Adding t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Costa Mesa Counterfeiter Who Sold $100 Notes For $30 Learns Fate

    For counterfeiting U.S. Federal Reserve notes, an Orange County con artist and convicted drug addict faced as much as 20 years in prison.  Costa Mesa's James Peter Perraie, a past part-time Rancho Santiago Community College student with a history of methamphetamine and heroin abuse, originally ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    William J. Ferry of Newport Beach Convicted of Investor Fraud Tied to Hurricane Katrina Relief

    William J. Ferry, a former stock broker and investment adviser, was convicted Tuesday for his part in a scam promising investors extremely high yields from a cut of humanitarian funds for relief from disasters such as Hurricane Katrina, which smacked New Orleans seven years ago today. Among those th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 26, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    Assemblyman Don Wagner Alarmed By Prop. 65 Lawsuit Abuses

    As part of a "Create Jobs; Not Lawsuits" campaign in California, Orange County state Assemblyman Don Wagner today blasted what he sees as Proposition 65's abuse of businesses by greedy plaintiff's lawyers.The voter-approved 1986 proposition called, "The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    More Than 60 Percent of Undocumented Adults Have Been in U.S. Over 10 Years: Study

    ​Nearly two-thirds of the 10.2 million unauthorized adult immigrants in the U.S. have lived in this country for at least 10 years and nearly half--4.7 million--are parents of minor children, according to a new Pew Hispanic Center study. "Unauthorized Immigrants: Length of Residency, Patterns of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Dana Rohrabacher Identifies National Income Disparity Cause

    Rohrabacher​Since 1993, the wealthiest one percent of Americans have captured 50 percent of the nation's economic growth.If that fact alarms you, Orange County Congressman Dana Rohrabacher knows who to blame for the 18-year-old crisis: a Chicago constitutional law professor. You may have heard of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    California Elementary Schools Are Not Teaching Science, Study Finds

    Bill Nye, where are you? ​​When it comes to science, you're probably smarter than a fifth grader.  Under intense pressure to increase English and math scores, California elementary schools are shoving out the subject almost entirely, a new study reports. Research from San Francisco-bas ... More >>

  • News

    September 29, 2011

    Pyramid Scheme

    Men boasting CIA and FBI ties met in Newport Beach to convince a mysterious billionaire to buy into a secret economy, and nothing was what it seemed

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Downgraded S&P Rating, China, Cuba, Obama, The Illuminati and Their Scary Ties to Newport Beach

    ​As Republicans in Congress and Democrats in the White House argue over whose role in the debt-ceiling crisis led Standard & Poor's for the first time ever to downgrade U.S debt from an AAA to AA rating, evidence mounts that the cause for this possible push into a double-dip recession was bor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Barney Frank Drops Octobomb (Again)

    ​Is Rep. Barney Frank becoming like your grandpa who keeps repeating the same story, over and over?The Massachusetts Democrat elicited some laughs and headlines last week for comparing the largest country on the planet to La Habra's world-famous mother of 14, Nadya Suleman.But, while getting the l ... More >>

  • News

    December 2, 2010

    Mexican Macroeconomics

    Do undocumented migrants steal jobs from American workers?

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Dana Rohrabacher Wants to Take His Loony Act to Bigger Stage

    Glassy-eyed Dana​Dana Rohrabacher, a man whose notoriously poor judgment caused him to associate with a long list of people who became convicted felons, wants to become chairman of the Science Committee in the House of Representatives.According to a Nov. 30 profile in Politico, the Costa Mesa cong ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    Explaining the Shitty Economy Through LMFAO's 'Shots'

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​The Great Recession may have been long declared over, but the pain continues for many everyday people. For the curious, the bottoming out of the U.S. economy prompted inquiry into what the hell went down. The subject of economics, however, is all too often unnecessar ... More >>

  • Music

    April 26, 2001

    Polka Politics

    The evolution of Los Tigres del Norte