Mainero and Smoller: Response to Wagner

Supervisor Don Wagner quibbles with typos and minor details, but fails to acknowledge the big picture about race relations and the Covid-19 crisis. Wagner refuses to address the fact the Board of Supervisors rejected the call to put a discussion of the renaming of John Wayne Airport, an avowed White Supremacist, on the agenda of its July 14 meeting or before voters. Just like Trump, Wagner fails to take responsibility for the County’s failed response to the Covid-19 crisis, which is why virus cases and deaths in Orange County have, since late May and early June, spiraled out of control. The County needs leadership, not political gamesmanship.

Curry: The Road Back For Republicans

Keith Curry, former Mayor of Newport Beach and Republican activist for more than fifty years writes that partisanship does not belong in local government.  Curry writes the road back for Republicans should start at the local level with a new way of thinking and a bigger tent.

Curry: The Way Back for Republicans

Keith Curry, former Mayor of Newport Beach and Republican activist called out Trump in 2015 as being the downfall of the Republican party. Today he argues his prediction was spot on. He discusses next moves for the Republican Party.