Smoller and Moodian: Four Takeaways From the 2020 General Election

Here are four takeaways pertaining to Orange County from the historic 2020 general election. Vote by Mail Is an Overwhelming Success

Orange County is fortunate to have Neal Kelley as its registrar of voters. Several years ago, Kelley devised the vote center model, but because of resistance from the board of supervisors, he was not able to fully implement it until this year. The registrar of voters mailed ballots to all voters about a month before the election. Voters could mail them back or drop them off in one of the county’s 116 ballot drop boxes.

Alevy: The Economic Threat of the Color Purple

Our Founding Fathers believed that “Compromise is the Lifeblood of Democracy.” Sound public policy must take the needs of the people into consideration. Closing up the business community is not a compromise – it is a strong-armed tactic focused on physical health while turning its back on financial health.

Mosko: Public Safety at Stake in Debate Over Nuclear Waste Storage at San Onofre

Highly radioactive spent nuclear fuel will be stored onsite at San Onofre for the foreseeable future. SoCal Edison will save untold $millions should the public be swayed to trust in Edison’s promises that their thin-walled dry canister storage system can’t fail and that a national repository will magically materialize in time to save the day. Safe nuclear waste storage activists want the waste moved now to more robust, thick-walled casks with safety features lacking in thin-walled canisters.

Resnick: SchoolsFirst…Leadership Last

Following the editorial, SchoolsFirst…Diversity Last, the leadership of Orange County’s largest financial institution, SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union responded in national trade publications and the OC Register with unusual excuses why their 13 member board, which does not include a person of color is actually diversified.

Dobken: Misleading Readers About Spent Nuclear Fuel Serves No Purpose

Securing a long-term solution to spent nuclear fuel storage has proved daunting in the U.S. Making the task more difficult is the amount of misinformation put forward by some regarding the nature of spent nuclear fuel and its storage. John Dobken, San Onofre nuclear plant public information officer, argues for a science and fact-based discussion of the issue.