Columns/Opinions

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.
 
Tue
06
Oct

The importance of voting in all elections

By Sammy F. Franklin

 

Folks, we have some very important decisions facing us in the upcoming fall elections and I would like to encourage everyone to exercise their freedom to cast a ballot. No excuse for not voting is good enough.
 
Mon
28
Sep

The left has its Pope

By Thomas Sowell
 
Pope Francis has created political controversy, both inside and outside the Catholic Church, by blaming capitalism for many of the problems of the poor. We can no doubt expect more of the same during his visit to the United States. Pope Francis is part of a larger trend of the rise of the political left among Catholic intellectuals. He is, in a sense, the culmination of that trend.
 
 
Mon
28
Sep

Government and our cultural environment

By Sammy F. Franklin
 
How you thought much lately about the direction our current government and cultural environment is headed. A reader sent me three short illustrations that says a ton about where we as a nation is headed. 1. We are advised not to judge all Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge all gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics.
 
 
Mon
21
Sep

Why Have Elections?

By Thomas Sowell

 

In a country with more than 300 million people, it is remarkable how obsessed the media have become with just one -- Donald Trump. What is even more remarkable is that, after six years of repeated disasters, both domestically and internationally, under a glib egomaniac in the White House, so many potential voters are turning to another glib egomaniac to be his successor. No doubt much of the stampede of Republican voters toward Mr. Trump is based on their disgust with the Republican establishment. The fact that the next two biggest vote-getters in the polls are also complete outsiders -- Dr. Ben Carson and Ms. Carly Fiorina -- reinforces the idea that this is a protest. 

 

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