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Archive By Author - Bruce McFarland


UPDATED: Bruce McFarland: The rich get richer

It certainly has been a tumultuous couple of weeks in world news, from Egypt and the Middle East quest to be free from domination to Japan's earthquake, tsunami and nuclear catastrophe.

March 22, 2011 | By Bruce McFarland | Columnists


Bruce McFarland: Democrats can save state with your help

Many good statewide elected officials are in jeopardy of being overwhelmed by Queen Meg Whitman's millions. Democrats all over California are mobilizing for the fight of their political lives, and Democrats in the Santa Clarita Valley can help stop the term "Gov. Meg Whitman" from becoming a reality.

September 14, 2010 | Bruce McFarland | Columnists


Bruce McFarland: An unholy alliance at city hall

On July 13, I was a public speaker chastising Santa Clarita city council member, Frank Ferry, as well as of his harem of council-member devotees, for their self-serving position on raising the campaign contribution limit from $360 to $1,000.

July 27, 2010 | Bruce McFarland | Columnists


Bruce McFarland: Getting rid of developer kissers

I just got home from marching with the Democratic Alliance for Action in the Fourth of July parade. It sure is fun having friends and strangers alike cheering for Democrats in the Santa Clarita Valley.

July 06, 2010 | Bruce McFarland | Columnists


Bruce McFarland: Calling for clergy action

Before I address the clergy of Santa Clarita, I must share that my previously scheduled rant about City Councilman Frank Ferry's terrorism comments must be postponed because of a more pressing issue - an issue for which I actually applaud Ferry's stance at a previous council meeting.

June 08, 2010 | Bruce McFarland | Columnists


Bruce McFarland: Call to arms or cautionary tale?

There's one thing that the neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan, white supremacists, Minutemen, tea partiers and the Republican Party have in common: they all want you to be angry about illegal immigration - very, very angry.

May 11, 2010 | Bruce McFarland Democratic Voices | Columnists


Bruce McFarland: Jerry Brown ignites the Democrats

California Attorney General, and Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Jerry Brown made a big splash this weekend at the state Democratic Party's convention in Los Angeles. Republicans who've chided him for "not getting into the race sooner," will soon be wishing he hadn't gotten into the race at all.

April 20, 2010 | Bruce McFarland Democratic voices | Columnists


Bruce McFarland: City Council bullet-voting 101

Most of you have probably heard of bullet voting. Today we'll explore the best strategies to make sure the person or people you want elected, get elected.

March 14, 2010 | Bruce McFarland SCV Voices | Columnists


Corporate spending: Here come the corporations

Although the exact future impact of the Supreme Court's decision to allow unlimited political spending by corporations is unknown, the wide-reaching detrimental effects on local election campaigns will be inescapable. That is, unless something is done to change it.

February 07, 2010 | Bruce McFarland Democratic Voices | Columnists


Bruce McFarland: Bob Kellar should step down now

What is wrong with Santa Clarita City Councilman Bob Kellar?

February 02, 2010 | Bruce McFarland Democratic Voices | Columnists


Abortion bad, choice good

Today, it's religion, sex and politics - a mélange which should please just about everyone.

December 01, 2009 | Bruce McFarland Democratic Voices | Columnists


Bruce McFarland: Are you a nut job?

Please sit down, relax, take a few minutes and ask God for the courage to hear and accept the truth.

August 24, 2009 | Bruce McFarland | Columnists


Bruce McFarland: Nixon, Bush, Cheney and the Truth Teller

As we learn more about the secret inner workings of the Bush/Cheney administration, many old-timers make comparisons with Richard Nixon's reign.

July 28, 2009 | Bruce McFarland | Columnists


Bruce McFarland: Issues and answers: It's as simple as that

It's been two months since my last column. I really want to thank everyone for reading the editorial pages of our illustrious Signal. I especially want to thank everyone who felt compelled to comment on my last column. Isn't this a great country?

June 23, 2009 | Bruce McFarland | Columnists


Bruce McFarland: America: Love it or leave it

There was an amazing sight on Valencia Boulevard April 15: Hundreds of well-off, well-fed, whining white folks lined up, carrying signs, complaining about their alleged desperate plight in life - paying taxes. There was so much unpatriotic hate on the street during the so-called "TEA" party, I thought I was in a Texan secessionist meeting - maybe those folks who hate America so much should all just move to Texas and get the hell out of the United States.

April 21, 2009 | Bruce McFarland | Columnists


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