I wrote a Signal piece in May about supporting our Santa Clarita Valley Domestic Violence Center. I had asked our readers to consider donating, supporting, and even being trained as "domestic violence advocates" and help put an end to this secret American epidemic. Our center serves thousands of victims a year.
It was graduation weekend at George Washington University, where Steve has taught for the last 23 years. At a brunch for students and their families, one group stood out: a half-dozen women in brightly colored hijabs, traditional Muslim headscarves.
I hope you enjoy your watermelon, fireworks and parades this Independence Day. I'm sort of burned out on the holiday.
John Roberts is a very patient man. Thirty years ago, as a young lawyer in Ronald Reagan's Justice Department, he wrote memos attacking a landmark civil rights law that was enacted to ensure that all Americans, regardless of color, had the right to vote.
While everyone wants to engage in an employment situation that is satisfying, noble, and even fun, the sad truth is that most end up on jobs that are just plain work.
There are many things I look forward to each summer in Santa Clarita, and the Concerts in the Park series is on my list of favorite ways to enjoy a Saturday evening.
I don't know what President Obama was thinking. Speaking recently in Northern Ireland, he said Catholic schools are divisive: "If towns remain divided - if Catholics have their schools and buildings and Protestants have theirs, if we can't see ourselves in one another and fear or resentment are allowed to harden - that too encourages division and discourages cooperation." Begorrah! What was he thinking? I was lucky to attend a Catholic elementary school through the ...
Before speaking to the issue at hand, let us review the sad state of affairs of the California Republican Party, to wit:
Sometimes it appears that everybody in Washington yearns for an action-hero president to make them feel important. That's never more apparent than during a crisis like the Syrian civil war President Obama stands accused of "dithering" about.
"The president of the United States is, you know, our boss. But he is also, you know, the president, and he and the first lady are kinda like the mom and dad of the country ... and when your Dad says something, you listen."
There was a striking moment in the Senate Judiciary Committee's debate on the Gang of Eight's comprehensive immigration reform bill when Republican Jeff Sessions and Democrat Charles Schumer argued over the number of immigrants who would be allowed into the country under the new legislation.
Where in the world is Edward Snowden? If you know his whereabouts, the United States intelligence community would like to talk with you.
The narrow boxes through which we find ourselves entering public debate over the rise of a totalitarian government surveillance infrastructure are driving me a little crazy.
I don't know what my parents were thinking, sticking me with a weird name like Jim. Why couldn't they have named me something cool, like Hal 2000 or Bandersnatch or Sasquatch or a thousand other cool names that the parents who really care about their kids would have come up with?
Last week, the California Legislature passed a $96.3 billion budget. Most discussions coming out of the one-party budget focus on the fact that the budget used the governor's more conservative revenue projections, but legislative Democrats won in their push for higher spending, particularly for welfare grants, Common Core standards, and a scholarship entitlement program that does not protect students from tuition hikes. Worthy of public attention, however, are two trailer bills, Assembly Bill 76 and ...
Right now we have an economy in transition, with close attention paid to job reports and which business sectors are hiring.
As President Obama considers retaliating against the Syrian government for the alleged use of chemical weapons against its people, I couldn't help but think about the lessons we should have learned following the Iraq War.
The new requirements for No Child Left Behind waivers from the Department of Education have some bad news for America's teachers.
Republicans have largely squandered an August that should have been spent preparing the American people for a showdown with Democrats over the president's health care law.