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 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 ...
I was upset hearing that Rick Perry traveled to California on a "job-poaching mission."
In a Feb. 22 Letter to the Editor in The Signal, Brian Baker claims that President Obama is a "socialist."
The recent movie "Lincoln" was highly acclaimed in this year's Oscar-considerations.
A key difference between Left and Right is that when the Right transgresses the freedom of others, it violates its own tenets.
Regarding Alice Khosravy's column "California is at bottom for business," (Feb. 22), Khosravy's excellent commentary was so clear and so factual citing a huge - if not t-h-e huge - problem that is at the core of California being on life support as a state, a once-thriving, enviable state.
The Boy Scouts of America need to allow gays into their organization because that is the moral imperative, if you will, toward "a more perfect union."
Leftists of late have become very defensive about being called socialist in their ideology, as typified by Kevin Buck's column (Feb. 19, "Straw men live in glass houses").
CNN news anchor Deb Feyerick recently asked "The Science Guy" Bill Nye if global warming caused the latest asteroid.
"Marriage" is shorthand for a specific legal arrangement between a man and a woman, just as "corporation" or "limited partnership" is a specific legal arrangement between shareholders, business partners, etc.
I was annoyed and saddened by a comment demeaning the Signal: "The Signal is biased, ignorant and often inept at reporting news."