Wednesday around noon, over 50 Democrats led by civil rights icon and longtime Georgia Congressman John Lewis ignored decorum and staged an old-fashioned sit-in. In the process, they shut down the U.S. House of Representatives.
No matter how good we may have it, sooner or later things break.
Martin Luther King Jr,, President Kennedy then President Johnson - men of different ethnic and political backgrounds - were able to utilize their differences to achieve the common goal of advancing American civil rights.
I think I need to take the day off.
On June 12 a deranged Muslim-American walked into a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, armed with a SIG Sauer MCX semi-automatic rifle and a Glock 9mm semi-automatic pistol, slaughtering 49 people and injuring 53 more before the gunman was killed himself.
Donald J. Trump is a moron. Okay, there, I've said it.
Over my years as an adult male I have worked at many different jobs, especially during college, grad school, and our first years of marriage.
Why should Valencia Water customers have to pay $2.4 million in dividends to Castaic Lake Water Agency - and still have their rates raised?
One of the cornerstone principles of this country is personal responsibility and self-determination.
The battle over Measure E is over. By a margin of 1,105 votes, Measure E exceeded the requisite 55 percent passing threshold.
I consider myself a reasonable person. I pride myself on thinking and listening before speaking.
Last week Tiana Savaikie wrote a column in The Signal urging city planners to reduce speed limits throughout our city. She told the story of how her own brother, Wyatt, was killed walking through a crosswalk at Bouquet and Seco canyon roads.
This is an open letter to the top two candidates in each local race who just won a place in the runoffs in November.
For many Republicans, supporting presumptive nominee Donald J. Trump is like being strapped to the tip of a North Korean missile - you have no idea where it's going or when it will blow up, but hey, you're stuck, so you might as well enjoy your last few minutes on earth.
I continue to be stunned at how rapidly moral fractures are occurring in our precious democracy. Most recent are the wholesale redefinitions of marriage, sexuality, gender, and the extent of governmental power.
In California, diversity is not just about embracing demographic change. It's about protection against disasters, natural and manmade.
America. Our Constitution guarantees us all the right to peaceful assembly and protest.
What are rights?
I recently attended a conference where one of the speakers discussed the outlook for tax legislation in the next session of Congress.
Regarding Robert Crone's Sept. 9 column in The Signal, "Don't drink the Kool-Aid," just a few thoughts. He said:
I was a bit concerned to return from a weekend outing and read Saturday's Signal where the headline stated: "More inmates heading to Pitchess?"
Just before I got off the plane, a bomb went off in New York and nobody knows exactly what's going on," Trump said.
Istarted writing this on 9/11/16. I was, of course, feeling deeply sad for the country and all those who lost loved ones on ...
As part of a series on candidates, I am reaching out to our local, county and state candidates to report their views.
After four straight years of record-setting foreign sales for California businesses, we slipped last year, with exports dropping 5 percent.
We are becoming a nation of protest, and that is something near and dear to my heart simply because I am considered a Protestant.
I have a theory about what I call the "spousal goodwill reservoir." The way it works is, as a husband, you have to work hard ...
About once a month I try to go to Sacramento to visit my husband, Assemblyman Scott Wilk.
Ihave a question for Mayor Bob Kellar about traffic: "What can we do to resolve the traffic congestion in Santa Clarita?"
Something has been rumbling around in the back of my mind and I wonder if other people feel the same way.