Columns/Opinions

Mon
08
Feb

Grow Up!

By Thomas Sowell

Of all the many things said about Donald Trump, what was said by Roger Ailes, head of the Fox News Channel, said it all in just two words: “Grow up!” It is amazing how many people have been oblivious to this middle-aged man’s spoiled brat behavior, his childish boastfulness about things he says he is going to do, and his petulant response to every criticism with ad hominem replies. 

 

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Mon
08
Feb

A tribute to a former public servant

By Sammy J. Franklin

I was saddened last Tuesday morning when I received an email from Leigh Ann Sleeth Wilcox telling me her dad – Lewis Ray Sleeth – had passed away that morning. She said the family did not have any pictures of Lewis when he served as District Attorney and Judge of the 28th Judicial District and was wondering if we could assist her in finding some pictures.  

 

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Mon
01
Feb

The demand for villains

By Thomas Sowell

The latest tempest in a teapot controversy is over a lack of black nominees for this year’s Academy Awards in Hollywood. The assumption seems to be that different groups would be proportionally represented if somebody were not doing somebody else wrong. That assumption carries great weight in far more important things than Academy Awards and in places more important than Hollywood, including the Supreme Court of the United States.  

 

Mon
01
Feb

Not responsible for many problems

By Sammy J. Franklin

A column by John Hawkins, a columnist for Townhall Daily caught my eye the other day. He had titled the column, “Christians, Conservatives, Men, and White People Are Not Responsible for Your Problems!” The column was great, and I wanted to share it with my readers. Hawkins wrote :

 

Mon
25
Jan

What Are Elections For?

By Thomas Sowell

After months of watching all sorts of political polls, we are finally just a few weeks away from actually beginning to see some voting in primary elections. Polls let people vent their emotions. But elections are held to actually accomplish something. The big question is whether the voters themselves will see elections as very different from polls.  

 

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Mon
25
Jan

The second task for the next president

By Sammy J. Franklin

Many people do not understand the inability of the Republicans to accomplish more in Washington. They can certainly put a stall on many of President Obama’s appointments, especially judges who will outlast this president’s term, but the president has too much power.  

 

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Mon
18
Jan

‘Messing With the Constitution

By Thomas Sowell  

In recent years, a small but growing number of people have advocated a convention of states to propose amendments to the Constitution of the United States. The reaction to the proposal has been hostile, out of all proportion to either the originality or the danger of such a convention. 

 

Mon
18
Jan

Confederates on the Front Porch

By Sammy J. Franklin

Partisan gridlock in Washington, the two parties at each other’s throats. The economy wracked by disruptive new technologies and jostled by rising foreign competition. A growing concern that the divide between the rich and poor is growing. 

 

Mon
11
Jan

Showman-in-Chief

By Thomas Sowell
 
Those who have been marveling at Donald Trump’s political showmanship were given a reminder of who is the top showman of them all, when President Barack Obama went on television to make a pitch for his unilateral actions to restrict gun sales and make a more general case for tighter gun control laws. It was beautifully choreographed, like a great ballet, and performed with consummate skill and understated eloquence. First of all, the scene was set with a room full of people who had lost loved ones to gun violence. A father whose son had been gunned down made a long introduction before the president showed up, walked down the aisle and up on to the stage to growing applause.
 
Mon
11
Jan

Don’t blame us for what is wrong

By Sammy J. Franklin
 
I received an email the other day that I wanted to share with my readers…especially those who are seniors like myself. The email stated: Senior citizens are constantly being criticized for every conceivable deficiency of the modern world, real or imaginary. We take responsibility for all we have done and do not blame others.
 

 

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