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Andy Pattantyus: Freedom of speech is not for free

The First Amendment states: "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press."

December 04, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Cam Noltemeyer: A community advisory alert

Did you receive a Community Assessment Survey for the former Whittaker-Bermite site from the Department of Toxic Substances Control?

December 03, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Nathan Imhoff: More conflict is not the answer

Isn't it refreshing Lynn Vakay ("To whom should Americans give thanks?" Nov. 20) saw fit to use Thanksgiving as an opportunity to push her political and religious propaganda while simultaneously launching a preemptive strike against the Obama White House?

December 03, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Gary Horton: No birds and bees or cigarette trees these days

In the Big Rock Candy Mountains,

December 02, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Abortion bad, choice good

Today, it's religion, sex and politics - a mélange which should please just about everyone.

December 01, 2009 | Bruce McFarland Democratic Voices | Columnists


Steve Lunetta: Climategate

"Oh what a tangled web we weave when

November 30, 2009 | Steve Lunetta | Columnists


W.E. Gutman: Libertarianism: A lofty ideal or simply artifice?

So, you call yourself a "Libertarian?" You're not alone. But do you fully understand a term that has been sloppily coined and deceptively marketed?

November 29, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Tim Myers: The decline of football is all in the numbers

Back in the late 1990s, a sports reporter contacted me to obtain a quote concerning an upcoming Hart-Valencia football game during the 10 years the Vikings tried (and failed) to obtain a victory during many regular season and playoff games.

November 29, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Bill Kennedy: On building walls and tearing them down

"Something there is that doesn't love a wall"

November 27, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Marsha McLean: Holiday events in downtown Newhall

The holidays are upon us once again and a host of fantastic opportunities perfectly suited to the season are available to all of Santa Clarita in downtown Newhall.

November 27, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Lynne Plambeck: Here's to a happy Thanksgiving

At first celebrated only sporadically in remembrance of the gift of food by native Americans to the new settlers at Plymouth Rock in the winter of 1621, Thanksgiving was not permanently established until 1863.

November 26, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Gary Horton: Don't mess with Texas

Last week, all-around good guy and Signal business columnist Frank Norton wrote that perhaps it's time we give up on our Golden State for the greener pasture "low tax" states of Texas, Nevada and locales further afield.

November 25, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Stupak is as Stupak does

I'm cheering for health care reform, even though I'm resigned to a debate heavily influenced by special interests. This chapter of American history would turn Jimmy Stewart's Mr. Smith into a die-hard cynic.

November 24, 2009 | Diana Shaw Democratic Voices | Columnists


Steve Lunetta: Eric Holder's bad decisions

Bad decisions. We all make them. Some have limited consequences while others are far-reaching.

November 23, 2009 | Steve Lunetta Right About Now | Columnists


The state of the unions

Organized Labor has a long and storied history in America. Approximately 1 in 10 Americans claim they are a member of one. But as the economy that tanked in late 2007 continues to resist a rebound, Americans are beginning to ask themselves if labor unions are part of the solution or a big part of the problem.

November 22, 2009 | Kevin Korenthal SCV Voices | Columnists


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David Hegg: Our freedom of speech is being taken away

One of our most necessary freedoms as Americans is the freedom of speech, as protected in the Bill of Rights. Yet, today, while much is being shouted and written supporting this prized privilege, the fact is the freedom to speak is being taken away.

June 15, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


Laurene Weste: Events with benefits: fun for a cause in the SCV

The city of Santa Clarita is home to numerous nonprofit organizations that benefit residents from all walks of life.

June 13, 2014 | By Laurene Weste Live from city hall | Columnists


Scott Wilk: Raising awareness to DIPG

Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, or DIPG, is a terminal brain disease that affects children aged 5 to 10 years.

June 13, 2014 | By Scott Wilk Right here right now | Columnists


Steve Lunetta: Earl’s graduation speech

My Uncle Earl was recently invited to give the commencement speech at the Robert Oppenheimer School for Really Smart Kids, a charter school approved by the Newhall School District but located in Lancaster.

June 12, 2014 | By Steve Lunetta Right about now | Columnists


Gary Horton: Oh, the places our tax money goes

Dr. Seuss is among the most beloved in the pantheon of American writers. Ostensibly written for children, most of his stories also carry deeply meaningful lessons for those adults reading along with their kids.

June 11, 2014 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


Charlie Vignola: G.O.P. smears P.O.W.

Just when you think Fox News and the right-wing scandal machine can sink no further, they wallow in a new level of filth that just boggles the mind.

June 10, 2014 | By Charlie Vignola Democratic Voices | Columnists


Embracing a fire that still burns us today

A friend of mine surprised me with an unexpected opinion the other day. Like me, he had recently traveled to India and came away stunned by the immensity poverty prevailing there.

June 04, 2014 | By Gary Horton | Columnists


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