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 Night and Day by playwright Tom Stoppard, reporter Jacob Milne said "No matter how imperfect things are, if you've got a free press everything is correctable, and without it everything is concealable."
In Dr. Lee Rogers' Oct. 30 commentary, he says, "Elect me, because we deserve better." The piece is yet another slam Buck diatribe with just a few statements about what he will do. With all due respect to Dr. Rogers, who seems to be a nice guy and I'm sure a fine podiatrist, how about focusing on the issues ... especially local issues? He says, "I'll work to hold those responsible for cleaning up the ...
Finally, independent films - but too brief Looks like maybe Regal paid attention to all of our "protest" letters. I saw in the paper that they had booked two films that otherwise would be booked into the ArcLight or Laemmle theaters: "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" at Edwards in Valencia and "Seven Psychopaths" at Edwards in Canyon Country. These films are not mainstream, as I have seen both, but at least they are finally ...
Mike McSkane's letter to the editor (Oct. 15) was right on. The Signal needs to be a community watchdog with journalistic integrity, and each City Council member should be independently free to express his or her own opinion. Also, this opinion should be based on whatever sources are available, including from city employees.
I have been reading as well as watching news broadcasts about the many hikers who have been lost recently.
The gun control debate in Washington has turned into a sad Congressional joke but a great argument for term limits.
The Left is shocked - shocked! - that the Koch brothers use their own money to sway public opinion.
Climate scientists have recently concluded that man-made emissions are not significant enough to have a noticeable effect on the climate. When humans billow billions of tons of CO2 into the atmosphere, it doesn't change the climate.
In the current national debate over efforts to redefine the historic institution of marriage, some key concerns have hardly been mentioned.
Regarding The Signal's Letter to the Editor "Driving in Santa Clarita: Some rules of the road" (March 23, 2013):
Exclusionary arguments by gay marriage advocates (i.e., against polygamy, marrying relatives, marrying oneself, marrying underage, etc.) make the traditional marriage case for their opponents: i.e., that the social institution of marriage involves a lot more than simply "marry whomever you love."
Although I am not a churchgoer, I love reading the columns every Sunday titled "Ethically Speaking" by Grace Baptist Church Senior Pastor David Hegg. Indeed, his columns make me think and feel good about myself.
On March 3, The Signal published the editorial "Conference center: Don't give up yet." I was delighted to read this article and I think the words were needed to offset the idea that the cost of the land and construction would keep the conference center from being built.
The issue of homosexuality is deeply personal for many families. Such is the case for Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, who recently announced he has changed his mind on how marriage should be defined.
I read Mr Arenson's letter ("Jesus not a liberal Democrat," March 23, 2013), and agree with him completely. But there are some things that could be added, such as abortion.
Kevin Buck believes "Jesus would be a liberal Democrat".
With a heavy heart I am compelled to write this letter to the editor on the anniversary date of the Iraqi War.
Yes, many cars in Europe of the same make and model have higher mpg ratings than their U.S. counterparts. The U.S. and Euro testing standards differ, as do the tuning specifications (such as fuel/air and ignition timing, computer mapping).
In my humble opinion, the only way the U.S. Postal Service will survive is to STOP service one day a week. The question we all should be asking is not whether to stop service one day a week, but which day of the week.