World Politics

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    What the Hell Was Larry Agran Even Thinking Trying to Befriending a Vietnamese City?

    Last night, hundreds of Vietnamese Americans beset Irvine City Hall to voice their distaste at Larry Agran's suggestion that the city of Irvine start a friendship city relationship with Nha Trang, Vietnam. They filled the seats and the parking lot, overflowing around the building as anti-communist V ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    OC-based Tea Party: Impeach Obama Over Gun Control Executive Orders ... or Benghazi

    Before President Barack Obama just announced 23 executive orders he will issue and a $500 million package and changes in law he will seek from Congress in the wake of the mass shooting in Connecticut that killed 20 elementary schoolchildren, the Laguna Woods-based California Tea Party called for hi ... More >>

  • News

    November 15, 2012

    Tony Rackauckas Is a Robo Cop

    [Moxley Confidential] DA's election-eve robocall for Irvine Democrat Larry Agran angers Orange County Republicans

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom To Address Orange County Democrats Tonight in Anaheim

    Gavin Newsom--the onetime San Francisco mayor, current California lieutenant governor and possible future governor or U.S. senator--is scheduled to give the keynote speech tonight at the 18th Annual Truman Awards Dinner in Anaheim for the Democratic Party of Orange County.Newsom follows Barney ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    Mitt Romney Cruising into Newport Beach For Friday Fundraiser!

    Watch out 99%, a notorious 1 percenter is coming into town...again.  Mitt Romney is scheduled to appear at a fundraiser at the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach on Friday night, less than three months since his last Orange County fundraiser. According to the Daily Pilot, the Republic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    'Anonymous' Hack Emails of American Third Position Party, Show Proof of Meetings and Calls Between Neo-Nazi Group and Ron Paul

    ​The Orange County-based white supremacist American Third Position Party finds itself in the headlines again as Anonymous defaced its website yesterday, with the flag of the Soviet Union serving as backdrop with superimposed images of the seal of the amorphous hackers and a rainbow-maned pony! The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Michele Bachmann's Fallon Intro Music: "Lyin' Ass Bitch" by Fishbone, Chosen by House Band The Roots

    As Michele Bachmann, congresswoman and GOP presidential contender, walked across the stage to sit next to Jimmy Fallon on Monday night, house band the Roots chose to play Fishbone's "Lyin' Ass Bitch." While the audience only heard a "la la" refrain, the message was pretty clear.

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Backers of Mandatory Helmets for Kids on Ski Slopes Think Gov. Brown Has Rocks in His Head

    ​Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed legislation that would have required skiers and snowboarders under 18 to wear protective helmets.State Sen. Leland Yee, a San Francisco Democrat and child psychologist, authored SB 105, which had received bi-partisan support in the state legislature.

  • News

    August 4, 2011

    Lupe Gomez Is a Triple Player

    The Santa Ana businessman's big idea got the Mexican government to help spruce up immigrants' hometowns and got him into politics back home

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    [UPDATED with Register Tongue Bath:] Rick Perry, Texas Governor and GOP Presidential Possible, Shakes the Newport Beach Money Tree

    ​UPDATE, JULY 1, 8:11 P.M.: The Orange County Register Editorial Board loves them some Texas Gov. Rick Perry.After the Republican met in Newport Beach's Pacific Club with big GOP donors and the likes of Orange County GOP Chairman Scott Baugh, Flash Report publisher Jon Fleischman, OC GOP Chairman ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    [UPDATED] Irvine 11 Charged With Misdemeanors, Face Jail, Probation, Community Service if Convicted

    ​UPDATED, FEB. 28, 8:33 A.M.: The Islamic Institute of Orange County hosts "Stand With the Irvine 11: Community Town Hall and Action" at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the IIOC Multipurpose Room, 1220 N. State College Blvd., Irvine.The event flier follows after the jump. (Also, scroll down a couple posts i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Loretta Sanchez Goes to the Net for the Vietnamese

    ​Here in the goldarn US of A, we argue about Net neutrality, but over in Vietnam, there are citizens struggling just to get access to the Internet. It's like a mass of people who would looooooove dial-up AOL.Help for them is coming from this side of the world--in Washington, D.C., to be precise--w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Election 2010: Gustavo Drinks Through the Election, Or: Trashing the Dems and Bashing Whitman

    ​Updated throughout the day, with the freshest post on top. Click after the jump for vignettes on Barbara Coe, Loretta Sanchez, Meg Whitman, and Borat!Midnight. Drink of choice: pockets hurt. Loretta Sanchez has pulled away by thousands of votes, but we'll wait until the official ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Will Maid's "Explosive Allegations" Sink Meg Whitman's Latino Outreach?

    ​UPDATE: New details throughout . . . Billionaire Meg Whitman exploited a Latina housekeeper the GOP nominee for California governor knew was in the country illegally, alleged celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred this morning, setting off an array of charges and counter-charges.

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Dana Rohrabacher Finds New Reason For Fear

    Uncle Slammed: Be very afraid​Orange County's self-proclaimed surfin' congressman who doesn't surf but plops his substantial stomach on a boogie board to ride non-threatening waves has found a new boogeyman for America.Yes, Dana Rohrabacher, the man who once assertively lobbied on behalf of the Ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    Racist OC Register Reader Fustercluck of the Day

    ​Headline: First Mr. Gay Orange County CrownedComment by TAKEITNOMORE: Keep pushing your Gay agenda, All you do is Pi$$ NORMAL people OFF. That's Right I said NORMAL.! No I'm not a "homophobe" I don't FEAR you, I just think your perverted!Comment by DREWSKI: I am assuming they are not Tea Party me ... More >>

  • News

    August 26, 2010

    Asylum Denied

    Only a fraction of Mexicans get U.S. asylum.

  • News

    August 12, 2010


    Inside the brutal world of America's kidnapping capital

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    Ed Royce Worries Hillary Clinton is Soft on Vietnam Human Rights Abuses

    Royce to Clinton: Don't be a wimp in Hanoi​Demonstrating his concern over ongoing human rights abuses by Vietnam's rulers, Congressman Ed Royce has sent a letter to Hillary Clinton asking the secretary of state to pressure the communist nation on the topic during an upcoming trip to Hanoi. "W ... More >>

  • News

    June 3, 2010

    Badlands: From Ground Zero of the Immigration Crisis Along the Mexican Border

    Tougher border enforcement in California and Texas has spelled disaster for southern Arizona

  • News

    May 6, 2010

    Mi Casa Es Mi Casa

    How Fullerton resident Alex Bernal's 1943 battle against housing discrimination helped change the course of American civil rights

  • News

    April 29, 2010

    Tea Party On!

    The county's GOP central committee is in hot water with the tea party movement

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2009

    Dana Rohrabacher is Going to Be Pissed

    Dana Rohrabacher believes missiles should be pointed at China that way.A day after Rep. Dana Rohrabacher sent a blistering letter urging President Barack Obama "to unambiguously condemn the Communist Chinese government's violent crackdown on peaceful Uyghur protests in the Xinjiang province of China ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    McKinney Follows UC Irvine Speech With Israeli Detention [UPDATED, THE SEQUEL]

    UPDATE: MCKINNEY IS ON HER WAY HOME, REPORTS ATLANTA-JOURNAL CONSTITUTION ...Former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (D-Georgia) is shown speaking at UC Irvine May 13 as part of the Muslim Student Union's controversial, three-week "Israel: The Politics of Genocide" teach-in. Here she makes the c ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 4, 2009
  • Columns

    December 11, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 10, 2008

    Obama Wins Presidential Election Thanks to Baby Hewie!

    The New York Observer is reporting that Orange County conservative yackmouth Hugh Hewitt unsuccessfully tried to sell a book proposal involving Republican presidential candidate Sarah Palin. We'd usually laugh at any Baby Hewie gaffe--the proposed title was How Sarah Palin Won the Election ... and S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2008

    Survey Says...Not Much

    We recently heard from a reader in Santa Ana who received a copy of the "Republican Party Census Document," along with an introductory letter from the RNC stating that "your answers will represent the views and opinions of ALL Republican voters living in your voting district...Unless we hear from YO ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2007

    Mitt Romney's a comin'!

    Former Massachusetts governor and current presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be at Chapman University on Sunday to participate in a forum called, "Ask Mitt Anything!" Anything, huh? Y'know, Romney's an interesting critter in the ever-more-frayed-and-teetering Republican big tent. He's a "Perso ... More >>

  • News

    August 23, 2007

    Waiting With Red-baited Breath

    Little Saigon’s latest wave of anti-communist fervor spreads beyond Viet Weekly

  • Columns

    July 5, 2007


    Allow me to write a similar column to !Ask a Mexican! called Ask an American, and lets see which column people like more

  • 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

  • Columns

    April 26, 2007


    'And when I say "you," I am referring to white America. I purposely left that "white" uncapitalized'

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2006

    The Leafy Green

    There are now 171 cases of people sickened by E. coli tainted spinach from Salinas Valley. But don't worry, the Schwarzenegger administration has a plan. True, the source of the infection hasn't been identified yet, though the Sacramento Bee reported last week, The spinach-packaging company in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2006

    Dancing around a great problem at The Great Park

    The El Toro Shuffle? The Great Park Gavotte? The Irvine Ranch Water District Toxic Waltz? We should come up a name for the little dance. It's a simple four step dance, and very familiar one. Scientists point out a looming environmental threat and call for government action. The Bush administration, ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 20, 2006


    'He is smart enough to realize if he didnt get out then, he may have awoken a fortysomething with crazy-colored hair and a tattoo of dragons circle jerking'

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2006

    Ed Royce Makes a Run for the Border

    The San Diego Union-Tribune, whose editorials typically lean solidly to the right, has come out firmly against mixing illegal immigration with the war on terror--and with "The Wrong Mix," they more specifically chide OC's own Rep. Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) for chairing an Imperial Beach congressional h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2006

    Terrorists Attack US Power Plant

    Israeli terrorists have caused significant damage to a power plant in Palestine, insured by the U.S. government for up to $48 million dollars. READ THE STORY ON ALJAZEERA.COM Tony Snow, White House Chief of Verbal Diarrhea, previously described Israel's current assault on the Palestinians as legi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2006

    Irvine Wants Communist $$$ for the Great Park?

    The controversy surrounding Irvine's new "Sister City" relationship with Communist officials in Shanghai and the bizarre snub of democratic Taiwan began with numerous "irregularies," including breaches of protocol, "odd" outside influences and possible "deliberate deception," according to a June 21 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2006

    Hirelings and Slaves and Tuneless Members of Congress

    Just when I thought I was done writing about the national anthem, an alert reader who was never a contestant in the Miss Teen USA pageant (which is a shame, since given the circumstances, he was probably a shoe-in for the Congeniality award) , tipped me to this story from ABC's Nightline. Nightline ... More >>

  • Web

    August 4, 2005
  • News

    July 14, 2005

    Special on Sambo, Aisle Dos!

    Picking apart racist caricatures at Orange County Latino grocery stores

  • Unknown

    July 14, 2005
  • News

    June 30, 2005

    Losers Again

    Communists, Bush defeat Little Saigon in human rights war

  • Food

    June 3, 2004

    Mmmm . . . Freedom Naan

    India Houses buffet as a meal metaphor for the worlds largest democracy

  • Film

    January 8, 2004

    Hard Lines and Second Thoughts

    Earl Morris Robert McNamara documentary is half in, half out of the fog

  • Columns

    May 16, 2002

    The Little Engine Who Took His Place in the Underclass

    And other new-millennium stories for American kids

  • News

    July 15, 1999

    The Phantom Menace

    Are American POWs still being held in Southeast Asia?

  • Columns

    June 24, 1999
  • 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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