Columns/Opinions

Mon
16
Nov

Ignoring the obvious

By Thomas Sowell
 
A recent, widely publicized incident in which a policeman was called to a school classroom to deal with a disruptive student has provoked all sorts of comments on whether the policeman used “excessive force.” What has received far less attention, though it is a far larger question, with more sweeping implications, is the role of disruptive students in schools.
 
Mon
09
Nov

Jena Giants dominate in 2015 season

By Sammy J. Franklin
 
It only took 67 years, but a Jena Giants football team finally finished a season with a perfect record – undefeated – 10-0 – with a district title and a top seed in the Class AAA state football playoffs. Congratulations, players and coaches! Your achievement has brought recognition to yourselves, your school and your community which money cannot buy.
 
Mon
09
Nov

Hillary 2.0

By Thomas Sowell
 
Many people may share Senator Bernie Sanders’ complaint that he was tired of hearing about Hillary Clinton’s e-mails. But the controversy is about issues far bigger than e-mails. One issue is the utter disaster created by the Obama administration’s foreign policy in Libya, carried out by Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.
 
Mon
02
Nov

A time to pause and honor our veterans

By Sammy J. Franklin

Next Wednesday, November 11th, is Veterans Day – a time to pause and honor our veterans, both those who have gone on before and those still with us. Five public programs are being planned in the parish to honor our veterans. I encourage everyone to attend at least one, and more if possible, to express your appreciation to our veterans.  

Mon
02
Nov

The ‘Gun Control’ Farce: Part II

By Thomas Sowell

The grand illusion of zealots for laws preventing ordinary, law-abiding people from having guns is that “gun control” laws actually control guns. In a country with many millions of guns, not all of them registered, this is a fantasy and a farce. 

Mon
26
Oct

Voters glad primary election is over

By Sammy J. Franklin

From all accounts, voters statewide and here in LaSalle Parish are glad the primary election is finally over.

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Mon
26
Oct

The ‘Gun Control’ Farce

By Sammy J. Franklin

From all accounts, voters statewide and here in LaSalle Parish are glad the primary election is finally over.

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Mon
19
Oct

Charlatans and Sheep: Part II

By Thomas Sowell

One of the secrets of successful magicians on stage is directing the audience’s attention to something that is attractive or distracting, but irrelevant to what is actually being done. That is also the secret of successful political charlatans. Consider the message directed at business owners by Senator Elizabeth Warren and President Barack Obama -- “You didn’t build that!”

 

Mon
19
Oct

What does this say to girls?

By Morgan Tarpley Smith

Growing up, this writer was blessed with a whole host of great female role models including my mother, grandmothers, other family members, church members, teachers, and the list goes onward. These women taught me about my worth as a young woman in God and in living in a world full of negative media images of women and unrealistic, unfair expectations of who we are “supposed” to be. They led by example in their own lives and I only hope I can leave a legacy like they have for others.

Tue
06
Oct

Celestial Phenomenon: 2033 Return

By Morgan Tarpley Smith

 

For those of us in LaSalle Parish without a telescope we probably wouldn’t call the moon as a small speck of dark light in the sky as a phenomenon – but for others it was a magical moment and either way a fascinating occurrence – one that happened for the first time in my nearly three decades of life.
 

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