Anti-Immigrant State Senator Recalled

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*+-Michele Waslin: Today, many in Arizona and across the U.S. celebrate Pearce’s defeat as a victory for practical solutions over extremist rhetoric and anti-immigrant proposals.

My Heart Cries for Mitch Miller

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*+-Michael Sigman: Mitch Miller, the musical maven of middle-of-the-road pop who died in Manhattan Saturday at 99, became a household name via his early-’60s TV show Sing Along With Mitch . Long before that, he — along with Frank Sinatra and a guy named Al Cernick — provided my dad, songwriter Carl Sigman, with the flukiest hit of his career.

Hedrick Opponent on Most Corrupt List, Again

*+-On September 10th, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) released its fourth annual report on the most corrupt members of Congress and 16 year incumbent Republican Ken Calvert (representing a large block of Riverside County and a portion of south Orange County) made the list for the third year in a row.