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David W. Hegg: Lessons mistakes can teach

When I was really young, my father was really smart. But as I entered my junior high years, he seemed to lose most of his ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 19, 2016 5:14 p.m. | Updated: aug. 20, 2016 2:00 a.m. | David W. Hegg: Lessons mistakes can teach Comments 42 Comments
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John Zaring: The trouble with us

Yeah, I know that the dumpster fire that is Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump had another awful week between the campaign shakeup and his ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 19, 2016 5:16 p.m. | Updated: aug. 20, 2016 2:00 a.m. | John Zaring: The trouble with us Comments 24 Comments
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Scott Wilk: The legislative gut-and-amend season is upon us

For parents and school children it's the end of the summer; for the Legislature we're entering into the "gut and amend" season as ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 18, 2016 3:45 p.m. | Updated: aug. 19, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Scott Wilk: The legislative gut-and-amend season is upon us Comments 5 Comments
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Gary Horton: A primer on lobbying influence

We're a mostly fortunate bunch here in the SCV. We enjoy a tree-lined city, benefit from a multitude of good schools and parks and ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 16, 2016 3:20 p.m. | Updated: aug. 17, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Gary Horton: A primer on lobbying influence Comments 47 Comments
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Charles Vignola: Trump’s big tax cheat

With the Republican and Democratic Conventions now wrapped up, we're only 83 days away from Election Day. » Read More
Posted: aug. 15, 2016 4:37 p.m. | Updated: aug. 16, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Charles Vignola: Trump’s big tax cheat Comments 64 Comments
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Bill Cooper & Maria Gutzeit: Optimized water governance means better water service

There is great potential for a new public water district in the Santa Clarita Valley. » Read More
Posted: aug. 15, 2016 4:38 p.m. | Updated: aug. 16, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Bill Cooper & Maria Gutzeit: Optimized water governance means better water service Comments 12 Comments
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David W. Hegg: Deception and morality

Over the years teaching ethics, I have found that most ethical situations can be best illustrated by the behavior of small children. » Read More
Posted: aug. 12, 2016 5:23 p.m. | Updated: aug. 13, 2016 2:00 a.m. | David W. Hegg: Deception and morality Comments 52 Comments
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John Zaring: So these are our choices?

Let's be honest: we now live in a post-fact-check world. Many people only believe what they want to believe, and since most of those ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 12, 2016 5:24 p.m. | Updated: aug. 13, 2016 2:00 a.m. | John Zaring: So these are our choices? Comments 23 Comments
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Steve Knight: Don’t hold Zika solutions hostage

The Zika virus poses an enormous threat to our public safety. Nearly 90 infections have been reported in California, and it is only a matter ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 12, 2016 5:26 p.m. | Updated: aug. 13, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Steve Knight: Don’t hold Zika solutions hostage Comments 23 Comments
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James P. de Bree: It’s time to dump Trump

On July 29, The Signal published a column written by Brian Baker ("A reluctant endorsement of Trump") wherein he clearly articulated the case against voting ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 10, 2016 5:26 p.m. | Updated: aug. 11, 2016 2:00 a.m. | James P. de Bree: It’s time to dump Trump Comments 61 Comments
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Gary Horton: The real race to watch

"I'm melting … melting!" » Read More
Posted: aug. 09, 2016 4:56 p.m. | Updated: aug. 10, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Gary Horton: The real race to watch Comments 44 Comments
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John Kiernan: No bickering; let’s hear policy

As the two presidential candidates bumble their way toward the presidential election in November, we independents are left with two terrible choices. Yes there is ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 09, 2016 4:57 p.m. | Updated: aug. 10, 2016 2:00 a.m. | John Kiernan: No bickering; let’s hear policy Comments 14 Comments
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Jonathan Kraut: 2016 election queries: Scott Wilk

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 ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 08, 2016 5:31 p.m. | Updated: aug. 09, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Jonathan Kraut: 2016 election queries: Scott Wilk Comments 19 Comments
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John Zaring: What is the rational center?

Regular readers of The Rational Center know that this column is rooted in the belief that government works best when politicians from both sides of ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 05, 2016 4:40 p.m. | Updated: aug. 06, 2016 2:00 a.m. | John Zaring: What is the rational center? Comments 94 Comments
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David W. Hegg: The lost virtue of modesty

I often wonder just when, and at whose insistence, the great virtues of modesty and humility became detrimental to the human condition. » Read More
Posted: aug. 05, 2016 4:42 p.m. | Updated: aug. 06, 2016 2:00 a.m. | David W. Hegg: The lost virtue of modesty Comments 35 Comments
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Cameron Smyth: November ballot measures piling up

Before I start into my column, I first want to add my voice to the chorus of support and thanks to the countless number of ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 04, 2016 5:02 p.m. | Updated: aug. 05, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Cameron Smyth: November ballot measures piling up Comments 40 Comments
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Gary Horton: Common decency is required

This has been Donald Trump's very bad, no-good week. At nearly every turn and tweet Donald's utterances have landed him in deeper do-do ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 02, 2016 5:47 p.m. | Updated: aug. 03, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Gary Horton: Common decency is required Comments 172 Comments
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Ken Dean: Rethinking ‘shooting to kill’

It's red, white and blue, and it's the symbol of freedom for all Americans, no matter if you're white, black, red, yellow ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 02, 2016 5:49 p.m. | Updated: aug. 03, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Ken Dean: Rethinking ‘shooting to kill’ Comments 11 Comments
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Charles Vignola: Trump’s military disgrace

Last week at the Democratic National Convention, America was introduced to Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the brave, bereaved parents of American Army Capt. Humayun Khan ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 01, 2016 3:19 p.m. | Updated: aug. 02, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Charles Vignola: Trump’s military disgrace Comments 90 Comments
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David W. Hegg: Vice of selfishness

The term "vice" usually conjures up the idea of habits considered damaging to those who pursue them. Things like gambling, drinking, smoking and stuffing your ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 29, 2016 5:42 p.m. | Updated: jul. 30, 2016 2:00 a.m. | David W. Hegg: Vice of selfishness Comments 1 Comment
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John Zaring: Making history in Philadelphia

On Thursday night in Philadelphia, history was made just blocks away from where the seeds of these United States, the seeds of revolution, began. The ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 29, 2016 5:45 p.m. | Updated: jul. 30, 2016 2:00 a.m. | John Zaring: Making history in Philadelphia Comments 139 Comments
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Brian Baker: A reluctant endorsement of Trump

Gary Johnson will not be president. » Read More
Posted: jul. 28, 2016 3:59 p.m. | Updated: jul. 29, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Brian Baker: A reluctant endorsement of Trump Comments 163 Comments
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Gary Horton: Beware the dog whistler

"Horse whisperers" have special talents to quietly calm and train wild horses. » Read More
Posted: jul. 26, 2016 5:38 p.m. | Updated: jul. 27, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Gary Horton: Beware the dog whistler Comments 180 Comments
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David W. Hegg: Managing the madness

If we are not careful, the chaos and madness of our world these days can certainly overwhelm our thoughts and leave us feeling emotionally numb. » Read More
Posted: jul. 22, 2016 6:05 p.m. | Updated: jul. 23, 2016 2:00 a.m. | David W. Hegg: Managing the madness Comments 25 Comments
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John Zaring: Fun times in Cleveland

Did you watch the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week, or were you too busy playing Pokemon Go? » Read More
Posted: jul. 22, 2016 6:07 p.m. | Updated: jul. 23, 2016 2:00 a.m. | John Zaring: Fun times in Cleveland Comments 240 Comments
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Maria Gutzeit: The revolution we need

These days so many of us wonder if a good portion of our country, and the world, has lost its mind. Others say it's ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 21, 2016 4:48 p.m. | Updated: jul. 22, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Maria Gutzeit: The revolution we need  Comments 8 Comments
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Erick Werner: Don’t fall for the left’s guilt trip

Five Dallas officers dead. Seven more undergoing intensive medical care. This is the America we woke up to on the morning of July 7. » Read More
Posted: jul. 21, 2016 4:50 p.m. | Updated: jul. 22, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Erick Werner: Don’t fall for the left’s guilt trip Comments 52 Comments
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B.J. Atkins & Maria Gutzeit: New water district: What’s in it for you?

Four of the five elected members of the Newhall County Water District Board of Directors are exploring constructive new ways to benefit our customers. » Read More
Posted: jul. 21, 2016 9:22 a.m. | B.J. Atkins & Maria Gutzeit: New water district: What’s in it for you? Comments 7 Comments
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Steve Lunetta: Political show

As I sit and watch TV coverage of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, I am struck by many thoughts that I'd like to ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 20, 2016 5:25 p.m. | Updated: jul. 21, 2016 2:00 a.m. | Steve Lunetta: Political show Comments 21 Comments
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James P. de Bree: Appearances are not deceiving

I am writing this column in Texas, where I am teaching a course to tax professionals who work for one of the world's largest ... » Read More
Posted: jul. 19, 2016 6:05 p.m. | Updated: jul. 20, 2016 2:00 a.m. | James P. de Bree: Appearances are not deceiving Comments 47 Comments
 

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