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Terri Lovell: The rally for refugees

Most Americans are not aware that, although Barack Obama is serving his last months as president, he plans to do a lot more damage before he leaves.

September 09, 2016 | By Terri Lovell Right Here, Right Now | Columnists

Steve Lunetta: Era of the presidential quandary

I'm in a quandary. I am completely confused by this presidential election. And I suspect I am not alone.

September 08, 2016 | By Steve Lunetta Right About Now | Columnists

Jim de Bree: City Council presses snooze button

About a month ago I wrote a column that was published in The Signal entitled "Wake-Up Call for City Hall." I wrote it in response to the alleged embezzlement of more than $500,000 by an employee of the city of Santa Clarita.

September 06, 2016 | By Jim de Bree SCV Voices | Columnists

Tom Purcell: America's lost love affair with cars

I'm a car guy.

September 06, 2016 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

Charles Vignola: The right wing labor force fallacy

As the 2016 election looms, it's inevitable that people debate the efficacy of President Obama's economic policies. And that's as it should be: stewardship of the economy is a legitimate concern for people and a key benchmark of a successful presidency.

September 06, 2016 | Charlie Vignola | Columnists

Brian Baker: Let the punishment fit the crime

On Aug. 19 The Signal published an editorial entitled "Our View: Yes on Prop 62" in which the Editorial Board supported that ballot proposition, which would abolish the death penalty in this state.

September 06, 2016 | By Brian Baker SCV Voices | Columnists

John Zaring: Lower drinking age to 19

Before I reached 21, I enjoyed a good party as much as the next guy. In high school, my parents and my friends' parents used to supervise the parties we all went to; they'd even buy the keg.

September 06, 2016 | By John Zaring The Rational Center | Columnists

David W. Hegg: Anger is our enemy

In the biblical story of Jonah, after enjoying an all-expense paid, three-night stay in waterfront accommodations, the prophet finally completed the mission God gave him. He went to Nineveh, preached impending doom to the city, and watched them repent and ward off God's judgment.

September 03, 2016 | by David W. Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists

Cameron Smyth: A strong GOP lineup

They say election season really doesn't start until Labor Day, and if that's the case the Santa Clarita Valley, along with our nation, is in for a wild 67 days!

September 01, 2016 | By Cameron Smyth Right Here, Right Now | Columnists

Christine Flowers: Trump camp bashes Catholics

They told me not to overreact. Read new Donald Trump campaign CEO Steve Bannon's comments "in context," they said.

September 01, 2016 | By Christine Flowers | Columnists

Gary Horton: Pick your favorite flavor

From the privilege of authoring this (mostly) weekly column over the past 12 years, I've gained access and opportunity to speak and meet with many of our public leaders - and those who've desired to displace them.

August 30, 2016 | Signal Staff | Columnists

Peter Funt: This Labor Day, Beware of Signs

Highway signs along Interstate 80 in Utah warn: Fog May Be Icy.

August 30, 2016 | Signal Staff | Columnists

Jonathan Kraut: ’16 election queries: J. Ervin

Author's note: I am reaching out to our local, county, state, and congressional candidates to report their views. I selected a narrow set of concerns that I believe have the most dramatic impact on our daily lives here in the Santa Clarita Valley. They are: transparency in government, reform of the criminal justice system and social welfare programs.

August 30, 2016 | Signal Staff | Columnists

David W. Hegg: The inevitable legacy of bad choices

Recently, my wife and I escaped some of the August heat and headed north to the Pacific Northwest on vacation. Knowing Seattle weathermen always take their vacations in August, we knew the weather would be great, and it was.

August 27, 2016 | By David Heitz Ethically Speaking | Columnists

John Zaring: A dad’s concern

On Sept. 2, Brock Turner, the former Stanford student who sexually assaulted an intoxicated girl after a party, will get out of jail after serving only three months of a six-month sentence.

August 27, 2016 | By John Zaring The Rational Center | Columnists

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