In recent weeks, we have seen the news flooded with "Zippergate" involving Gens. David Petraeus and John Allen, who have both had questionable relationships with some kind of military
The Gaza-Israeli conflict and the fiscal cliff should take precedence over the Petraeus sex scandal. The conflict and the fiscal cliff have a major bearing on our lives at the moment. Not saying that the sex scandal is not important, but it should be put on the back burner for now. All efforts should be going to the Gaza-Israeli and the fiscal cliff problems in hopes to settle those problems! The Gaza and Israeli conflict ...
I want to wish all the unions of America a very well-deserved congratulations for being the primary instrument in getting 18,000 Hostess employees laid off at Thanksgiving/Christmas time. So much joy will be had by those employees while the slimy union thugs sit back in their warm, cozy houses and experience a large dining room table filled with all sorts of food paid for by the dues of laid-off employees. Movies are made of actions ...
There won't be a song about how our flag was still there, because it wasn't. Maybe stories of the battles that almost took place in Benghazi will come out soon. But the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack at Benghazi was the strangest geo-political episode I can remember. I wish the journalists would get curious and find out what went on in this terrorist attack. From what I see, it starts with our embassy in Cairo ...
On Nov. 10, I was honored to help prepare a traditional Marine Corps meal (SOS) for Marine veterans at the Los Angeles Fire Department Museum. The attendees are mostly active and retired police officers, firefighters and paramedics.
In our modern society, everyone knows. We all know the answers without a doubt. I've seen enough Christians blindly stand with Israel because that is what they are trained to do. No one is questioning their own convictions as good humans must. Why are we not philosophizing anymore; why is there no longer a greater importance on questioning our truths? We all have an answer; no one can admit they do not know. I do ...
Regarding your article "Cellphone abuse on road out of control," you write that law enforcement should also emphasize avoiding other in-car distractions – eating, applying makeup, fiddling with the radio, focusing on other people or pets in the car, etc.
Off of politics for awhile, let's deal with a very important matter - the UCLA vs. USC football game on last Saturday at the Rose Bowl.
As American-Muslims, Thanksgiving holds a special meaning for us. The Holy Prophet of Islam laid strong emphasis on the practice of offering thanks and the quality of gratefulness, not just to God but also to fellow human beings.
Pondering the results of the recent local and national elections brings to mind a Benjamin Franklin quote:
On page A5 of the Nov. 14 edition of The Signal is the continuation thread of a front-page article about a young woman killed in a car crash on McBean Parkway.
In response to "Some compromise could head off looming cliff," Nov. 11: If President Obama did all the things Walt Watson feels will rescue America from financial Armageddon - he would be President Romney. But he ain't, and rescue is unlikely.
In trying to explain how school funding works, I chose a topic close to my heart: home economics. I like to eat, so much of my life revolves around cooking and eating.
In response to Richard Myers' letter of Nov. 11, I agree that the Letters to the Editor section is not the correct place for "paid" political endorsements. My letter from Nov. 2 was mentioned as an example, being dubbed a "paid candidate endorsement" letter.
Are we doing all we should for the people hit by (Superstorm) Sandy? I know the Red Cross and FEMA are there, but still I wonder.
I always enjoy a good chuckle on a Sunday morning, and the letter by Richard Myers today allowed me a good one.
I recently read Brian Baker's April 24 letter "On logic, liberated thinking and gun control."
Sure hoping we will have other options besides the birds for the traffic circle sculpture coming to Old Town Main Street area.
It comes by surprise. Bombs explode and people run; some are killed, hundreds are injured. Why? What is in the mind of men to do such things?
In his article of April 20 ("Setting a bad example"), Tim Myers posits a definition of a "geography" partisan and divides them into good, neutral and bad.
I am very concerned that our democracy does not work in the Senate.
Jonathan Kraut's "Blame the bombers and nothing else" (April 23) is right about one thing: the acts perpetrated by the alleged Boston Marathon bombers the Tsarnaev brothers; Newtown's Adam Lanza; and cop terrorist Christopher Darner were all seeded in hate.
Congratulations to Scott Wilk on his success in gaining the approval of the Higher Education Committee of the Assembly for AB 806.
I really have to wonder at what passes for thinking in liberals. In his column - or maybe "rant" would be more accurate - on Wednesday, Gary Horton goes on a wild spree of finger-pointing about the failure of new gun control legislation at the federal level.
When I think about what the American people wanted in regards to gun control and what their representatives in Congress did for them, only one word comes to mind: betrayed.
Although the average American can celebrate Tax Freedom Day on April 18, Californians must wait nearly a week longer - until April 24 - to join the celebration.
California's single-party supermajority in Sacramento continues to churn out bad bills, harming children and families in the Golden State.
After reading lots of negative letters from a group I call "The Angry Five," I have a very positive story to tell.
It seems that it is difficult for some people to react to good news and a positive theme, especially the one relating to alcoholism.