Columns/Opinions

Error message

  • Warning: include(/data/etypeam1/public_html/thejenatimes/sites/sites.php): failed to open stream: Permission denied in conf_path() (line 562 of /data/etypeam1/public_html/thejenatimes/includes/bootstrap.inc).
  • Warning: include(): Failed opening '/data/etypeam1/public_html/thejenatimes/sites/sites.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in conf_path() (line 562 of /data/etypeam1/public_html/thejenatimes/includes/bootstrap.inc).
Tue
21
Jul

Every business, industry important

This week is the time each year when officials and citizens pause to give thanks for all the businesses and industries we have in LaSalle Parish. Every business and industry, small or large, is important to the economical well
being of the parish.
 
Tue
21
Jul

A Summer of Soccer

It’s been an international soccer summer in this writer’s world and it looks to be a fall filled with some local soccer too. The main pivotal soccer event of the summer was the U.S. women’s soccer team bringing home the World Cup and a historic feat.
 
Mon
13
Jul

A Legacy of Cliches

By Thomas Sowell
Discussions of racial problems almost invariably bring out the cliche of “a legacy of slavery.” But anyone who is being serious, as distinguished from being political, would surely want to know if whatever he is talking about -- whether fatherless children, crime or whatever -- is in fact a legacy of slavery or of some of the many other things that have been done in the century and a half since slavery ended. Another cliche that has come into vogue is that slavery is “America’s original sin.” The great Supreme Court justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said that a good catch phrase could stop thinking for fifty years. Catch phrases about slavery have stopped  people from thinking, even longer than that.
 
Mon
13
Jul

Life is short…express your love often

By Sammy J. Franklin
A few weeks ago I did a column on life and how, even if you live to be 70 or 80, it is as a vapor – soon to vanish. I was saddened over the weekend to learn of the tragic death of a young lady my wife and I had become very fond of over the past three and half years. Sara Angier, 19, of Mt.  Pleasant, Texas, died from injuries she received when thrown from her horse. Her love for horses is what brought  this outstanding young lady into our home on numerous occasions.
 
Tue
07
Jul

Supreme Court Disasters

By Thomas Sowell
 
Many people are looking at the recent Supreme Court decisions about ObamaCare and same-sex marriage in terms of whether they think these are good or bad policies. That is certainly a legitimate concern, for both those who favor those policies and those who oppose them. But there is a deeper and more long-lasting impact of these decisions that raise the question whether we are still living in America, where “we the people” are supposed to decide what kind of society we want, not have our betters impose their notions on us.

 

Tue
07
Jul

Deep thoughts on flag banning

By Sammy J. Franklin
 
A lot has been said and wrote about banning the Confederate flag during recent days. One of the best columns that I read on the subject was written by Mike Adams, a columnist for Townhall. Here is what Adams had to say: “It’s not possible for me to write about First Amendment issues and refrain from weighing in on the current Confederate flag controversy that is brewing down in South Carolina. Many of my students and readers have asked for my take, so here it is.

 

Mon
29
Jun

Hillary and History

By Thomas Sowell
 
There are no sure things in politics, but Hillary Clinton is the closest thing to a sure thing to become the Democrats’ candidate for president in 2016. This is one of the painful but inescapable signs of our time. There is nothing in her history that would qualify her for the presidency, and much that should disqualify her.
 
Mon
29
Jun

Freedom is as precious as life itself

By Sammy J. Franklin
 
On Independence Day we celebrate the gift of America given to us 239 years ago by the founders of our great nation. Freedom is as precious as life itself. But its true value is rarely appreciated by people unless it is either threatened or lost.
 
Mon
22
Jun

Twenty years later: Jurassic is Back

This writer was swept away with the recent update on a 1993 cinema institution – “Jurassic World.” The film hit theaters nearly two weeks ago with world-record breaking numbers – overtaking the highly popular “The Avengers”
film by a few million dollars as the largest movie opening of all time and shattering a global record as the first movie to cross the $500 million mark in a single weekend. Yes, this movie is as big as the film’s new frightening dinosaur, the Indominus Rex.
 
Mon
15
Jun

Providing housing for our friends

Being friends with the homeless is not exactly a frequently accepted thing to do within society whether you’re 50 or 38 years old – but especially not five. Now age 9, Hailey Fort of Washington not only has homeless friends, but she’s building houses for them. “When Hailey Fort was just five years old, she spotted a homeless man in Kitsap County, Washington where she lives. She asked her mom whether she could help him. Her mom said yes, and for the last four years, that’s what Hailey’s been doing: helping the homeless, with the help of her mom. She plans to build 12 mobile shelters this year.
 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Columns/Opinions