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Why President Obama failed the Syria test

While a lot about Syria remains unsettled, one fact is clear: President Obama has failed to convince the public and the Congress, that attacking the Assad regime is a good idea.

September 19, 2013 | Cokie and Steve V. Roberts Commentary | Columnists


Dana L. Stern Sr.: You’re right, President Putin, Americans are exceptional

Recently, Vladimir Putin said something about Americans thinking that we are exceptional.

September 18, 2013 | Dana L. Stern Sr. SCV Voices | Columnists


You must shoes wisely, young grasshopper

Those first few steps in the morning are surprisingly painful. It feels as if someone has hammered a 10-pound nail into the middle of your heel.

September 18, 2013 | Jim Mullen The Village Idiot | Columnists


California and Texas agree on school testing

California and Texas are the Red Sox and Yankees of interstate rivalries. The biggest blue state and the big, bad red state love to hate each other, but they are fighting on the same side against the expensive and useless burden of over-testing.

September 18, 2013 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Kevin Buck: Good civics vs. politics

It appears as if there is some confusion among conservatives regarding how our government works and its role in the lives of Americans, as well as its role in the world in general.

September 17, 2013 | Kevin Buck Democratic Voices | Columnists


It’s true: health really is everything

His neck and underarms were swollen. His skin itched, particularly on his arms. Sleeping at night was impossible.

September 17, 2013 | Tom Purcell Commentary | Columnists


Danny Tyree: Can/should we save AM radio?

I don't think my relationship with AM radio is particularly unique.

September 16, 2013 | Danny Tyree Tyrades! | Columnists


Steve Lunetta: What’s our role in the Middle East?

My family spent many years in the Middle East because of my Dad's occupation. He was a hydro-geologist, which means he's a guy who found water. Think divining stick with a little bit of science.

September 16, 2013 | Steve Lunetta Right About Now | Columnists


Laurene Weste: Register today for 19th River Rally Cleanup

We all know Santa Clarita is a great place to live, but what makes it special is different for everyone.

September 13, 2013 | Laurene Weste Live from City Hall | Columnists


Betty Arenson: America is lacking leadership

Leadership is an essential component in a president, especially when facing military conflict.

September 13, 2013 | Betty Arenson Right Here, Right How | Columnists


Jason Stanford: Political opportunism on Syria

There is a danger in being as glib as Sen. Ted Cruz, the winner of several national debating awards in college.

September 12, 2013 | Jason Stanford Commentary | Columnists


Tom Purcell: Jeep quickly going the way of the buffalo

I became upset when I got word.

September 12, 2013 | Tom Purcell Commentary | Columnists


Want free books? I know a place

Think about the last time you were in a giant chain bookstore, with its aisles of best-sellers, its huge children's section, its walls of mysteries and rooms of romances. It's got all the classics, along with stacks of photo and art books you can flip through, page-turners that will keep you up all night, books you will read through in one sitting, business books, self-help books, spiritual books, how-to books - something for everyone.

September 11, 2013 | Jim Mullen The Village Idiot | Columnists


Santa Clarita needs tougher enforcement of noise laws

Recently I alerted both the Mayor's and Sheriff's office of the growing nuisance of modified mufflers both by motorcycles and vehicles in the Santa Clarita area. My first draft to the Mayor's office was asking why isn't the SB 435 law not being enforced. The law requires that every motorcycle registered in California bear the required applicable Federal EPA label which states that the motorcycle emissions equipment is in compliance with federal noise standards.

September 11, 2013 | James White SCV Voices | Columnists


Gary Horton: War: what is it good for?

So here are two old war protest songs that again have become timely for our day:

September 11, 2013 | Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


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Alice Khosravy: Sandbagged department budgets

On Feb. 19 the state Legislative Analyst's Office released a report that analyzes the governor's budget plan for the Department of Corrections.

February 21, 2014 | By Alice Khosravy Right here right now | Columnists


David McCann: Address the real problems

I just finished reading Susan Stamper Brown's piece about not trusting our government (Santa Clarita Valley Signal, 2-18-14); and, while I could not agree more with you on some of your points, I could not disagree more with you about your reasons for making those points.

February 20, 2014 | By David McCann | Columnists


Gary Horton: Victors can’t get all the spoils

"To the victors go the spoils."

February 19, 2014 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


Jonathan Kraut: It’s time for fresh approach at city hall

For the last 12 years, four of the same five pilots have steered the good ship Santa Clarita.

February 18, 2014 | By Jonathan Kraut | Columnists


Ed Bernstein: Billboards are a homerun

For nearly a quarter century 25Score has maintained a tight-knit relationship with the community members and local businesses of Santa Clarita.

February 17, 2014 | By Ed Bernstein SCV Voices | Columnists


Steve Lunetta: The spending orgy

I admit it. I am blissfully unaware of most things related to government budgeting. Because, frankly, it bores me.

February 17, 2014 | By Steve Lunetta Right here right now | Columnists


David Hegg: Sacrifice and success

If I seem a little grouchy there's a reason. My wife and I have embarked on a 28-day food intake program (read: diet!) that has one simple, basic rule: If it tastes good, spit it out!

February 16, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


Steve Knight: Failed laws threaten communities

Federal judges recently granted California two more years to reduce its inmate population to 137.5 percent of the capacity that the 33 state's prisons were built to hold, moving the deadline from June 2013 to February 2016.

February 14, 2014 | By Steve Knight Right here right now | Columnists


Marsha McLean: Free homework resources

These days, homework is not only difficult, it's time-consuming. It is not uncommon for students to have three hours or more of homework each and every night.

February 14, 2014 | By Marsha McLean Live from city hall | Columnists


Trudi Nash: Drought-resistant plants

I don't know who is responsible for this situation, nor do I know if it can be corrected, but I do feel like no one is seeing the reality of this.

February 13, 2014 | By Trudi Nash SCV Voices | Columnists


Gary Horton: Demand more from candidates

I met up with Lee Rogers for lunch last week at the Tournament Players Club restaurant in Valencia. The Democratic candidate running to replace Howard "Buck" McKeon in this year's election, Lee, many believe, is likely to be the new representative for our district.

February 13, 2014 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


Kevin Buck: Obama derangement syndrome

Is anyone else tired of the barrage of ad hominem attacks, conspiracy theories, ginned-up scandals and false equivalencies coming from the right side of the political spectrum?

February 11, 2014 | By Kevin Buck Democratic Voices | Columnists


Will Durst: It’s time to speak out against plastic bread

No matter who you are or where you live or what you drive or whether you thought "The English Patient" or "Anchorman 2" the funnier movie, it is time to take a stand on plastic bread. Here's a hint: most of us are against it.

February 10, 2014 | By Will Durst Raging Moderate | Columnists


Bob Kellar: Take a spin on the city’s trails

Santa Clarita residents are enjoying one of the warmest winters on record, which means there are more opportunities than ever to get outdoors and enjoy our local bike trails.

February 10, 2014 | By Santa Clarita City Councilman Bob Kellar Live from City Hall | Columnists


Steve Lunetta: Wisdom just ain't what it used to be

"Hear, my son, your father's instruction

February 10, 2014 | By Steve Lunetta Right About Now | Columnists


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