I'm glad Steve and Cokie appreciate the value of diversity in higher education. Sadly this diversity does not apply to political ideology. A recent survey indicated that 60 to 70 percent of academics identify themselves as liberal or very liberal. Professors have been known to intimidate and even punish students (through lower grades) who dare to challenge their liberal philosophy. According to the Young America's Foundation seven of eight Ivy League Schools chose a liberal ...
The "Get Out of Jail Free" editorial cartoon published in The Signal July 16 regarding the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial was wrong, wrong, wrong.
An open letter to Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, and to the Trayvon Martin Foundation:
Please stop filing frivolous lawsuits. By your own statements, the city of Santa Clarita is comprised of one-third registered Latino voters. With the low voter turnout we typically see in elections for City Council, any group that has one-third of the registered voters can easily control the election by sheer numbers alone. My next question, Mr. Parris is: Do you really believe that one-third of our population lives in what could be one district? I ...
It cannot go unnoticed how low America's society has declined with George Zimmerman's trial and subsequent ruling serving as a perfect example.
I'm afraid I have to rain on Kevin Buck's tirade ("We shall overcome ... some day," July 16) and dilute it with a few actual facts.
On July 12, Malala Yousafzai, a 16-year-old Muslim girl, delivered an impassioned address at the United Nations to promote education of children worldwide.
In the late hours of July 4 our local Sheriff's Department did an extraordinary job handling an incident at Valencia Valley Park.
What's with all this attention and hullabaloo about a circle in the street? I'm referring, of course, to the Newhall roundabout.
This letter is regarding my feelings on the necessity for a chloride compliance facility and the plans for building such a "thing."
What difference does it make if we spend more money than we get in taxes? What difference does it make if we do not close our borders and allow more people to come into our country than we can afford to provide assistance, medical, education, etc. for? What difference does it make if the president wants to make them all citizens so they can vote to keep the Democrats in power? What difference does it ...
The immigration reform bill presently before Congress could prove to be a disaster. What seems to be a good point of the bill, that newly legalized citizens would not be eligible for Obama care, will actually mean loss of jobs for Americans. Think about it. Imagine you are an employer who needs to hire 20 people. If you hire 20 Americans you have to provide Obamacare, but if you hire 20 legalized workers, you save ...
I recently read an interesting article in The Signal by Mr. Tom Purcell ("Getting educated in debt," July 8).
Regarding Betty Arenson's letter to the editor about posters ("Pay no attention to the little man behind the pseudonym," July 4), I am compelled to write this letter.
Our neighbor R. Rex Parris, attorney and Lancaster mayor, coupled with a Malibu law firm, have chosen to sue the city of Santa Clarita and two school districts (so far) alleging that Latino voting voices are being silenced because of our area's at-large voting system versus specified district voting.
We have just had another mass shooting and gun control advocates are all over it but maybe it would never have happened if someone in the Navy had done their job.
Be not influenced by our horrific experiences in Iraq, for they were the result of a lie. A lie to Congress, its citizens and our allies.
I just saw an ad for a new television comedy this fall. Since it is to be about the "family," I focused in.
In the past few weeks The Signal has printed two front-page articles that, when considered together, reveal some interesting things about our City Council.
Those on the left, center, and right all think they know best - in fact, that may be the only thing they do agree upon.
Lots of people are familiar with the reality TV show "Say Yes to the Dress," in which a bride to be allows an entourage to help pick out her wedding dress.
Regarding "Council votes down bag ban," Sept. 12, The Signal article contains the statement "Some council members spoke in favor of banning plastic bags but bristled at the implication that customers would be required to pay five or 10 cents a bag for the paper counterparts."
There can be only one memorialized statue at the entrance to Newhall: William S. Hart, the cowboy, actor, rancher and humanitarian who made the community and contributed his legacy for all to enjoy forever.
Health care definitely needs reform, but Obamacare, the so-called Affordable Care Act, is a travesty - as evidenced by the AFL-CIO now asking to be exempted.
Gary Horton's (no relation) column about war is very revealing in that it delves into the short-sightedness of liberal thinking.
I cannot believe that some people actually think that same-sex marriages ought not to exist. That is just plain brutal.
The student government at UCLA recently resolved to ban the term "illegal immigrant" because they consider it "racially derogatory language" which has led to "racial profiling practices, punitive policies targeting socially marginalized groups, hate crimes and violence."
In his letter to the editor in the Aug. 29 edition of The Signal, Brian Springer credits "The Butler" movie as truthful. It is not.