Columns/Opinions

Mon
31
Oct

The Left and the Masses: Part II

By Thomas Sowell

It is never easy to tell what people’s motives are. But, when the political left proclaims their devotion to improving the lives of others in general, and of the poor in particular, we can at least get some clues from the way they go about it. One of the first things the left does is take away the right of other people to make their own choices.   

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Mon
31
Oct

Exercise your freedom – vote

By Sammy J. Franklin

In case any of you don’t know, this coming Tuesday is Election Day in the United States, with the election of a new president and vice president at the top of the ballot. This is perhaps the most important presidential election in my lifetime. There are also some important statewide and district races on the ballot. We would encourage every registered voter to exercise his or her freedom to cast a ballot. There are some important decisions facing voters on Tuesday, including the election of a U. S. Senator to replace Sen. David Vitter – in fact voters have a choice between two dozen candidates.   

Mon
24
Oct

The Left and the Masses

By Thomas Sowell

The greatest moral claim of the political left is that they are for the masses in general and the poor in particular. That is also their greatest fraud. It even fools many leftists themselves. One of the most recent efforts of the left is the spread of laws and policies that forbid employers from asking job applicants whether they have been arrested or imprisoned.   

Mon
24
Oct

Louisiana lost another great servant

By Sammy J. Franklin

We have our politicians and then we have our servants – those who stand for the conservative values this country was built on. We lost one of those great servants last week in the death of Clyde Holloway of Forest Hill. After holding several other positions, Holloway was a member and chairman of the Louisiana Public Service Commission at the time of his death. 

Tue
18
Oct

Words versus deeds

By: Thomas Sowell

Donald Trump’s gutter talk about women shows yet again that he is bad news. The problem is that Hillary Clinton is far worse. Trump’s talk is indefensible. But Hillary Clinton’s actions as Secretary of State, carrying out the Obama administration’s foreign policies, have cost many lives in many places, including the American ambassador and others killed in Benghazi.
 
Tue
18
Oct

Don’t mess with old Veterans

By:Sammy J. Franklin

Mon
10
Oct

Dunbar After 100 Years

By Thomas Sowell

One hundred years ago, on October 2, 1916, a new public high school building for black youngsters was opened in Washington, D.C. and named for black poet Paul Laurence Dunbar. Its history is a story inspiring in many ways and appalling in many other ways. Prior to 1916, the same high school had existed under other names, housed in other buildings -- and with a remarkable academic record.    

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Mon
10
Oct

How our government really works

By Sammy J. Franklin

I think you’ll like this one!!!! A cowboy named Bud was overseeing his herd in a remote mountainous pasture in Montana when suddenly a brand-new 2016 BMW advanced toward him out of a cloud of dust. The driver, a young man in a Brioni® suit, Gucci® shoes, RayBan® sunglasses and YSL® tie, leaned out the window and asked the cowboy, “If I tell you exactly how many cows and calves you have in your herd, will you give me a calf?”   

Mon
03
Oct

‘Favors’ to Blacks

By Thomas Sowell

Back in the 1960s, as large numbers of black students were entering a certain Ivy League university for the first time, someone asked a chemistry professor -- off the record -- what his response to them was. He said, “I give them all A’s and B’s. To hell with them.” Since many of those students were admitted with lower academic qualifications than other students, he knew that honest grades in a tough subject like chemistry could lead to lots of failing  grades, and that in turn would lead to lots of time-wasting hassles -- not just from the students, but also from the administration.  

Mon
03
Oct

Listen as American voters roar

By Sammy J. Franklin

Like most of you, I watched the debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Afterwards, I read several columns devoted to the debate and who the writer of the column thought won. One of the best ones I read was by Debra Saunders. 

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