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Roger Gitlin: We can make a change

"God grant me the serenity to accept things I cannot change, the courage to change things I can and the wisdom to know the difference." - The Serenity Prayer

February 14, 2010 | Roger Gitlin SCV Voices | Columnists


W.E. Gutman: As the dust settles, questions and suspicions mount in Haiti

American troops made their habitually flamboyant entrance in the earthquake-ravaged Haitian capital to distribute aid and provide security in one of America's most-spirited military deployments since the 2003 Battlestar Galactica-style invasion of Iraq.

February 14, 2010 | W.E. Gutman The Long View | Columnists


Tim Myers: Fundraising as a proxy for support and effort

Many complain that my numerical prognostications concerning the local City Council election hide some hidden agenda.

February 14, 2010 | Tim Myers Myers' Musings | Columnists


Nathan Imhoff: Fix problem with illegals

"America was indebted to immigration for her settlement and prosperity. That part of America which had encouraged them most had advanced most rapidly in population, agriculture and the arts."

February 13, 2010 | By Nathan Imhoff SCV Voices | Columnists


F. Andre Hollings: 2010: Now is the time

When Republicans Bob McDonnell and Chris Christie last November captured the governorships of Virginia and New Jersey, respectively, I surmised a slight chill rushed down the spines of liberals nationwide.

February 12, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Lynne Plambeck: Nazism, fascism and cleaner air

Recently, some people in the business community have called for a rescission of our landmark climate change law, AB32, passed in 2006 and signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

February 11, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Gary Horton: What we can learn from a satisfied life

It is with pleasure today that I'm am writing about a guy who exemplifies how you and I might hope to turn out in our twisty-turny, up and down, anxiety filled lives. No politics this go-around. Just insight toward more satisfying living.

February 10, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Kevin Buck: Immutable politics in the U.S.A.

Reading the current headlines, surfing political sites on the Internet or listening to the television and talk radio pontificators' opinions on the present state of our nation and the republic for which it stands, one gets the impression that we are once again on the eve of destruction.

February 09, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Steve Lunetta: Phenomenal cosmic power

Last Tuesday, the local Republican Central Committee invited Republican candidates for City Council to come and seek endorsement. Six candidates showed, all eagerly seeking the blessing of the party.

February 08, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Corporate spending: A balanced playing field

The decision by the United States Supreme Court in the Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission case has created a huge stir among Democrats and campaign finance reform advocates across the nation.

February 07, 2010 | Brian Koegle Right Here, Right Now | Columnists


Corporate spending: A full First Amendment or none at all

James Madison, the Constitution's principal architect, believed "The freedoms of speech and of the press are among the great bulwarks of liberty, and can never be restrained except by despotic governments."

February 07, 2010 | F. Andre Hollings Right here, Right Now | Columnists


Myers' Musings: The suburban conceit of charter and magnet schools

Back in the late 1990s when two of our children attended Helmers Elementary School in Valencia's Northbridge tract, a group of activist parents along with the administration decided the school needed a uniform policy.

February 07, 2010 | By Tim Myers Myers' Musings | Columnists


W.E. Gutman: Rewarding silence filled with guilt

Last December, spurning the raw feelings and grievances of world Jewry, Pope Benedict XVI signed an edict proclaiming Pope Pius XII, who reigned from 1939 to 1958, "venerable." The pre-beatification formality is intended to hype the late pontiff's "heroic virtues."

February 07, 2010 | W.E. Gutman The Long View | Columnists


CLWA: The SCV's water scene for 2010

If you'll pardon the expression, 2010 has the potential to be a watershed year for California's water supply.

February 07, 2010 | R.J. Kelly Castaic Lake Water Agency | 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


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My Obamacare experience

I read Gary Horton's April 30 column on his experience with the Affordable Care Act ("American Medicine has become a joke") and decided to share a story.

May 12, 2014 | Valeria Tippy SCV Voices | Columnists


David Hegg: We don’t have to think alike

In every ordered and civilized society the rule of law plays an essential role. Given that human nature is too often selfish and sometimes even cruel, laws are enacted to declare the boundaries between right and wrong. Laws form the lens through which society views the actions of those individuals who choose to live in the group.

May 11, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


The Sterling dilemma

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.

May 05, 2014 | By Steve Lunetta Right About Now | Columnists


David Hegg: Toward ethical friendship

Someone has rightly said that a true friend is one who walks in when everyone else is walking out. In most areas of life, tragedy and trial bring truth to the surface. Your true character is best seen in the worst of situations, when the façade falls away and you no longer can hide who you are. When it comes to friendships, hard times bring out the reality of the relationship.

May 04, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


Dante Acosta: Santa Clarita laces up for Wings for Life run

Ever since I moved to Santa Clarita nearly 28 years ago, I've always appreciated our community's clean streets, wide open spaces and active lifestyle.

May 02, 2014 | By Dante Acosta Live from city hall | Columnists


Steve Knight: It’s time for a new approach

In the 1976 movie "Network," Peter Finch delivers the famous line, "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore."

May 02, 2014 | By Steve Knight Right here right now | Columnists


Michael Antonovich: Realignment : a dangerous ruse

Editor's note: The following column was written in response to a news story reporting that Gov. Jerry Brown, after touring California counties to determine effects of prisoner realignment, declared, "I can report ... that realignment is working."

May 01, 2014 | By Michael Antonovich SCV Voices | Columnists


Amer Aziz: Seeking religious freedom

The United States government recently launched the Ahmadiyya Muslim Caucus chaired by veteran Republican Congressman Frank Wolf.

May 01, 2014 | By Amer Aziz SCV Voices | Columnists


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