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Last Build Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:49:48 +0000


NY Times Says Path Back for Democrats to Retake Congress is Through OC

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:49:48 +0000

Many of the discussion in Blue circles is a debate about whether the Democratic Party is weak or strong right now.  So often, it depends on whether you’re asking a Hillary supporter or a Bernie supporter, but the evidence out there suggests Democrats — especially in OC — are growing stronger.  With the relative impatience of…

CLUE Orange County Honors Three “Architects of Justice” Today

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:33:05 +0000

CLUE Orange County (Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice) honors three people at today’s “Architects of Justice” reception at Temple Beth Sholom in Santa Ana.  Rev. Arturo Ferreras, pastor at Fairview Community Chuch; Beth Krom, former Mayor and City Council member in Irvine; and Jennifer Muir, general manager of OCEA tonight at with a 6PM reception.…

Quirk-Silva’s Bill to Freeze Tuition/Fees at California Public Colleges & Universities

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:17:34 +0000

SACRAMENTO—Today, California State Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva and leaders of the California Faculty Association (CFA) held a press conference to address students and faculty on the campus of Sacramento State University to announce a new bill that will place a moratorium on student tuition and fees at California’s public community colleges and state universities. Quirk-Silva authored…

A Mimi Town Hall Even If Mimi Doesn’t Show

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:52:21 +0000

Since it’s a holiday week, a number of members of Congress are back in their home districts for private meetings and talk with community leaders.  And a number of them are hiding from angry constituents like cowards.  Take Congresswoman Mimi Walters in CD-45 — weekly protests at her office have resulted in closed doors and…

My First DPOC Resolution Addresses Sanctuary City Status

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:12:14 +0000

At the next Democratic Party of Orange County meeting in about two weeks, I’ve put forth a resolution – my first as a member of the Central Committee – that was to address the need for making Anaheim a Sanctuary City.  Sources tell me that the Resolutions Committee has actually expanded this idea to call…

The Real “Snowflakes” are Republicans and the Alt-Right Crowd

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 22:15:49 +0000

Since the election of Donald Trump as president, there’s been considerable denegration of liberals, progressives and Democrats by Trump fans and the Alt-Right who’ve resorted to derogatory language to insult us.  The terms “Snowflakes” needing a “safe space” often turn to acronyms like SJW for “Social Justice Warrior” or “cuck” as short for “cuckhold” to…

OC Young Democrats Elect Board, Launch Committee to Resist Trump Administration

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 19:27:19 +0000

Orange County— February 9, 2017 — Last night in Newport Beach, more than 65 young Democrats attended the Orange County Young Democrats’ February meeting to elect a new board and launch the organization’s new Trump Resistance Committee. The Orange County Young Democrats (OCYD) saw exceptional attendance last night as more than 65 local young professionals and students came…

The Undertold Story of Orange County and the German American Bund

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 16:25:46 +0000

Editor’s note: we’re delighted to publish the following essay from author Anita Mishook who has just published a new historical novel called Helen.  Mishook uses factual events of an American Nazi organization that came to power in Orange County in the 1930s along with sordid types from the KKK and the John Birch Society.  Reading…

Guest Column: Robert Schmidt on Donald Trump — Satire for the 54%

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 22:49:15 +0000

Editor’s note: The Trump presidency has been a goldmine for writers seeking a more public voice; local author Robert Schmidt offers this column exclusively for TheLiberalOC:   Phase 1 in The Donald’s final solution to the “Islam problem” was banning Muslims from targeted countries from traveling to the US. It’s a tiny first step in…