Happy for him but sad to hear that Robert Lamoureux is retiring. We looked forward to reading his column every Saturday. His thoroughness and expertise were always appreciated and will be missed. He is a treasure.
I was doing some pondering after hearing of the latest scandal coming out of Washington: the disgraceful behavior of the head of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Years ago, rock musicians would come out with songs that were outspoken and critical about social and political ills.
The front page headline of the election day Signal read "Now, voters get to speak," but it should have read, "Now, voters get to speak - slowly!"
Gary Horton's most eloquent Nov. 7 comments on everything that is right and wrong about our country, its politicians, our election system, etc., is so accurate it's eerie.
In response to "Students holding mock elections," Nov. 4: I was beside myself with the attitude of the online comments on this article. Maybe, just maybe, these kids are being taught to have pride in their country and respect for the president. Maybe, the reality of politics for kids (because these are children) is that the president runs our country because he is elected to do so. Maybe, they are learning to take part in ...
Headline seen Nov. 8: "Stock Market Plunges, Is Obama to Blame?" I spent most of election night monitoring global market news as the election results came in as President Barack Obama seemed to gain a second chance. I figured I might as well position myself to make some lemonade from the lemons, and in today's global trading, you don't need to wait for the NYSE to open. World markets actually reacted somewhat favorably to the ...
I would like to take issue with what you have been doing to the Letters to the Editor section of your paper lately.
Perhaps Mr. Jawa would like us to fight in Afghanistan riding camels and carrying swords - which is how the Afghans would be fighting without outside forces supplying them with arms.
On behalf of the 2012 Rubber Ducky Festival committee, along with the doctors and staff of Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers, I extend sincere thanks to all who participated in the 10th annual Rubber Ducky Festival held Oct. 27 at Bridgeport Park.
We Americans have too easily embraced the use of drones. We acquiesce to the accidental killings of children in the name of keeping our soldiers and our children safe.
A bipartisan coalition of local education leaders has formed to support Edward Headington's bid for the 38th Assembly District seat. We, the "Ed for Education" coalition (ED4ED), recognize Ed's potential to have a real impact on local education as both a member of the Assembly majority and as the practical and balanced candidate focused on real policy improvements. ED4ED supports Headington over his challenger, who has been curiously absent on the education issue-except as the ...
Big things often come from small or unforeseen beginnings. Some call it part of living a purpose-driven life while others write it off as mere happenstance. I began this race for State Assembly around the kitchen table with my wife Sasha. We were both new parents, sleep-deprived and wondering about the life ahead for our two-and-a-half month-old son Narayan. We talked about the kind of community he would grow up in, the neighborhood schools he ...
In response to "SCV speed limits shift" in The Signal on Oct. 25: Speed limits mean nothing to most motorists because they feel that they own the road, and they don't want you to infringe on their space. They are reckless in their driving, actions and thinking and have no manners. Point in fact: Motorists tailgate to intimidate you to move over and honk their horns when trying to make a left turn or right ...
First of all, I applaud Betty Arenson for her Signal article, on Oct. 26, "Obama's record shows he's the wrong choice." Her factual article stated many of the important issues I had wanted to convey.
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.
As is usual in his columns, Kevin Buck took some big liberties with the truth in his column "It's been a long and winding road" (April 16), in which he lauded Democrats for everything good in this country while blaming Republicans for everything bad.
Kim Jong-Un is the current leader of North Korea, and I believe whenever he has enough nuclear power to reach mainland America he shall do so.
A column by Kevin Bayona published earlier this month tells us we should not be ashamed of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
I just wanted to belatedly thank the Santa Clarita City Council for continuing the great tradition of honoring our country and its soldiers by placing flags along Lyons Avenue.