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What happens when statements cross the line?

The famous philosopher Daffy Duck had a saying: "Consequences, schmonsequences. ..."

December 30, 2013 | By Joe Gandelman | Columnists


David Hegg: The truth two nights can tell

This morning finds our society sitting right in the middle of two important nights. Just seven days separate them, but how we see them couldn't be more different.

December 29, 2013 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


Revelations of Obamacare

Christmas' respite with feelings of joy, good spirit and warmth of home, hearth and family have passed, and now we face the reality of much uncertainty focused on our families' health care.

December 27, 2013 | By Betty Arenson Right here right now | Columnists


Celebrate safely: don’t drink and drive

By the time you read this column, Christmas will have passed and we will be looking forward to celebrating the New Year.

December 27, 2013 | By Marsha McLean Live from city hall | Columnists


The best and worst of 2013

The year 2013 was a roller coaster of contrasts with some surprises. Here's a best and worst list:

December 26, 2013 | By Joe Gandelman Commentary | Columnists


A deep descent into the bowels of password hell

As the new year approaches, many of us in the dimly lit brotherhood of computer clumsoids (and our number is legion) feel the sharp prod of IT experts who blow themselves blue encouraging we Luddites to change passwords once a year like smoke alarm batteries or high school girlfriends or underwear on "Duck Dynasty."

December 26, 2013 | By Will Durst Raging Moderate | Columnists


Iowa caucuses won’t lead Paul Ryan to the presidency

Paul Ryan is now polling first in Iowa for the next presidential election. If Ryan is encouraged by this news, he is not much of a student of recent political history. Polling first in Iowa more than two years prior to the state's overhyped, first-in-the-nation caucuses is a bit like being told by the guy at the convenience store that the lottery ticket he just sold you is the winner. Take it with a huge grain of salt.

December 26, 2013 | By Doug Patton Commentary | Columnists


Losing today for the unknown

I find comfort and inspiration in music -- all kinds of music. So when I see how obsessed the media have become with the 2016 U.S. presidential election -- barely a year after the last one -- I'm reminded of the Steve Miller Band's "Fly Like an Eagle." The chorus goes, "Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin' into the future."

December 25, 2013 | By Donna Brazile Commentary | Columnists


Some things that could make the world a better place

In this season of fighting over the true meaning of the season, I offer my short (and admittedly incomplete) list of things which could make the world a better place all year round:

December 25, 2013 | By Tina Dupuy | Columnists


Gary Horton: The enduring message of Christmas

Another Christmas.

December 25, 2013 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


The Arctic is ice-free!

This just in from the North Pole: Santa says that his home is ice free!

December 23, 2013 | By Steve Lunetta Right here right now | Columnists


Plagiarism in our culture

One of the hardest things in life is being ignored, bypassed, or dismissed. We all appreciate being appreciated, and when we contribute we ought to be acknowledged as having been part of making something meaningful happen.

December 22, 2013 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


Conservatives must own their place in the GOP

As we look back on 2013, it will likely be remembered as the year the rubber began hitting the road with regards to Obamacare. The failure of the website was epic, but it is minutia compared to the flaws in the law.

December 20, 2013 | By Alice Khosravy Right here right now | Columnists


Reflecting on a remarkable 2013 in the SCV

In 2013, Santa Clarita continued to rise above the challenges of the Great Recession, helping to build a strong community.

December 20, 2013 | By Ken Striplin Live from city hall | Columnists


Give the gift of life

Most Americans have read or heard about the recent tragedy involving two young men in the fatal car crash in the Valencia industrial park here in the Santa Clarita Valley.

December 18, 2013 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


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Cher Gilmore: Ignorance is not bliss

Fracking has captured the headlines recently, but another, less well-known technique for extracting oil trapped in rock cavities deep underground is increasingly being used in California and is an even bigger threat to health and the environment.

January 16, 2014 | By Cher Gilmore | Columnists


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