The U.S. Army Ranger School boasts one of the world's most difficult combat training programs. Our allies send their best elite special forces soldiers to join top American military personnel to attend this two-month intensive combat leadership training course.
You've probably heard the tried-and-true gun defense, "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," right?
I rarely use this column to advance purely religious or theological ideals. And this one, while it may look religious, is really all about ethics. It just so happens there is a particular ethical problem I'd like to discuss, and it has everything to do with the Bible. So, please keep reading.
We like quiet - at least sometimes.But when Santa Clarita Valley local government is so silent that almost nobody's participating, we don't like that quiet. We don't think it's healthy.
There was a time when the enemy was The Axis Powers then it was communism. Most thought the enemies were on the outside. After all, we were the United States of America.
Last week, the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation (SCVEDC) announced that Logix Federal Credit Union will be moving its headquarters to the Santa Clarita Valley. By now, hopefully, you know the basic facts of the deal:
It's become increasingly difficult to write political columns - and it's not old age that's creating writer's block.
It has been said we are presented with more new information every day than Jonathan Edwards, an 18th century theologian and president of Princeton, was in his lifetime.
Like all human beings, radical liberals reveal what they value and don't value through the way they express their passions. What are radical liberals passionate about?
Do you have something to hide? Most of us do. That little habit that would cause significant embarrassment if our co-workers and loved ones found out. That odd peccadillo that would bring shame and consternation upon us.
California lawmakers are finally considering legislation to regulate medical marijuana, which has been legal under state law for nearly two decades.
There are many reasons this is shaping up to be the presidential election of a lifetime.
Have you noticed there have been myriad disagreements lately? With the recent Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage, and the Planned Parenthood videos, and the various nefarious goings-on among the politicos, we have had plenty to chat about and disagree about lately.
The critics use terms such as "demagogic ideologue" with "no specific policy proposals," while the cheerleaders say things like "savior of the country" and "America's best hope."
It is no secret that California's current drought has impacted all of us. From public service announcements telling you to let your lawn go brown to proposed fines of $10,000 for violating water restrictions, the message to conserve is coming through crystal clear.
Terrorism is asymmetrical warfare against an opponent that cannot be defeated in a traditional military conflict.
My oldest son, Joshua, recently got me into podcasts. When I first heard of these things, I thought they were useless, discarded, and empty seed ...
Years before Navy Seals killed Osama bin Laden, this column argued that al-Qaida was capable of "theatrical acts of mass murder" but was not a ...
It's depressing to see that the recent terror attacks on Paris have brought out a level of paranoia and xenophobia not seen here since ...
(Note: This column originally ran November 20, 2011 in the Signal. Many have asked for copies so, here it is!)
Last month I had the pleasure of welcoming several of my colleagues from the state Assembly to the Santa Clarita Valley for a film and ...
Last month, the White House announced that it plans to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees onto American soil over the next two years.
French people like peace and freedom. They also have their own sense of humor. They are people who enjoy a good meal, relaxation, and work.
It's been a rough month on the terror-fighting scene. A downed Russian jet traveling from Egypt looking more and more like an on-board bomb ...
Today I feel a sense of sadness when recalling what just happened to our brothers and sisters in Paris but a few days ago.
My first clue fall had descended on our land came in the form of brilliant photos of bright colored foliage in New Hampshire posted on ...
Imagine a quiet room furnished with pillows, blankets, and soothing music. A video of frolicking puppies is playing in the background, and trays of cookies ...
It's about that time of year again: Prospective high school students, or their parents on their behalf, are flooding the maws of university admission ...
Great! I got to exercise my constitutional right last week to vote at my local polling place. Sadly, showing up was the end of my ...
Many a thinking person has long bemoaned the excess of gratuitous violence in American culture and media.