I have noticed lots of bitterness floating around our society recently. People are bitter over wrongs suffered, and their bitterness fuels their anger.
Republicans being the sole cause of Obamacare's destruction is a myth.
Warmer weather, longer days and unprotected property tend to lead to more burglaries, car break-ins and open garage intrusions.
Few things make me madder than dishonesty. Being able to take someone at their word lies at the very foundation of healthy, productive, and civil society.
"There ought to be a law." These words are uttered so often these days among people who think their personal belief or preference on a matter constitutes creating another law to impose their will upon the entire population.
Disneyland is infected! Disney's new trademark song is now "It's a small (pox) world after all." The amusement park is opening a new section called "Infectionland."
Nothing's 'gone change
I will never understand the person who insists the American political system is boring, or even more incredible, that it does not affect their day-to-day lives.
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Whatever your profession, you find out what you are made of when you face a challenge. Firefighters test their mettle when battling a major blaze. Athletes push their bodies to the limits in playoffs and championships.
As the controversy builds over anything and everything relating to Barack Obama, many Republicans have come to believe that their party will prosper as a result.
We have experienced an unusual run of killings in our world lately. The recent deaths in Paris can be added to the list that includes shootings in New York, Ferguson, Florida, Pennsylvania, Colorado and California.
In politics, we often refer to today's Democrats as "liberals," and the terms "liberal" and "progressive" are used interchangeably.
Paranoia strikes deep
The year 2015 started off with a bang last week: from the Republican-dominated 114th Congress taking office and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell claiming Republicans deserve some credit for the robust economic recovery they had nothing to do with; to Gen. David Petraeus facing felony charges from the FBI for leaking state secrets to his mistress.
Legal rights for animals? Not so fast.
One does not have to look very hard to find victims. History is replete with genocide, natural disasters, cruel and evil despots punishing their citizens.
It's conventional wisdom that the 2016 Republican presidential race is at such an early stage that the polls don't matter. They're just a measurement of name recognition at this point, some observers say, and the only people really paying attention to the campaign are reporters and hard-core party activists.
If you're like me, you sometimes lay in bed after the alarm has sounded, theoretically debating the benefit of leaving the warm comfort of the bed to get up and take on the day. That 30 seconds turns out to be a microcosm of the way we look at life. I suppose many folks get up because of obligations. They simply have to get up because their commitments obligate them to do so, whether they like it or not. On the other hand, some of us get up because we can hardly wait to get a jump on the ...
"In this time of increased political polarization," writes Bill Clinton, "there is one area where we have a genuine chance at bipartisan cooperation: the over-imprisonment of people who did not commit serious crimes."
OK, I admit it. ... There was a time when I thought the California high-speed rail project was a good idea.
I'm sure you've heard the argument that if we raise the minimum wage, the cost of that raise will just get passed along to you, the paying customer.
One of the most outrageous but least reported ongoing scandals in Washington is that the House and Senate have both falsely certified themselves as small businesses in order to fund health insurance for themselves and their staff with taxpayer dollars, sidestepping provisions of Obamacare.
Today marks the 13th anniversary of the day Santa Clarita lost one of its finest sons: Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff David March.
This coming Friday I'm doing a walk-through with a field manager for the Oxnard Parks and Recreation, a community that's fully surrounded by a unique common-area park.
We all have our stereotypes. They circulate because each contains a kernel of truth.
Raising the minimum wage is back in the news again after nationwide protests from fast-food workers who have had it with being exploited by billionaire corporations. And once again, where you come down on this has a lot to do with which side of the political fence you're on.
Maybe it was the time or maybe it was the place. I cannot pinpoint how I came to know it, but the fact that my family, neighbors and friends were living in the best country on this earth was a fact I simply knew and shared.
When I was a 6-year-old lad lusting over the "ant farm" advertisements in 12-cent comic books, I had no idea how ahead-of-their-time those ads were.
When I was a kid, I used to work as a parts chaser in my grandfather's truck and trailer shop. Whenever a driver or mechanic came in, I had to go find the parts he needed and write up the sale.