Columns/Opinions

Tue
20
May

Statistical Frauds

The “war on women” political slogan is in fact a war against common sense. It is a statistical fraud when Barack Obama and other politicians say that women earn only 77 percent of what men earn — and that this is because of discrimination  
 
Tue
20
May

Remember veterans, troops on Monday

For 145 years, we have paused on the last Monday of May to remember and honor those Americans who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. On May 5, 1868, the Grant Army of the Republic established
Memorial Decoration Day as the national day to decorate the graves of the Civil War soldiers with flowers 
 
Tue
13
May

Graduation day hold special memories

Almost 150 LaSalle Parish seniors will participate in graduation exercises this week with ceremonies at La- Salle High School on Thursday night and at Jena High School on Friday night 
 
Tue
13
May

Graduation message for all

Amid all the congratulations, heartfelt speeches and   encouraging cards, graduates across the country look toward the future with a mix of uncertainty and hope. Many already have a job or plan to continue their education, but
a large number have a current outlook filled with seemingly endless possibilities  
 
Tue
06
May

Mothers play an important part in society

Sunday is a very special day of the year – the day that we honor our mothers. For many of us, it will be a day that we do something special for our mother who is still with us; for others, like me, it is a time to reflect on how
special our mothers were and how we still miss them.  
 
Tue
06
May

When love finds you…you will know

This writer wasn’t necessarily  going to broach the subject of love and engagements again in my column, but I just happened upon an article online regarding unexpected stories of finding love and I couldn’t not share this
with you, readers. 
 
Wed
30
Apr

Teachers have important responsibility

Teachers have the very important responsibility of shaping the lives of young, impressionable children. With this responsibility comes great pride and joy. 
 
Wed
30
Apr

When you least expect it…

So this writer has something to declare … I got engaged last Saturday. Yep, you heard right. If you follow me on Facebook, I’ve sure you’ve already seen the plethora of pictures capturing the moment and the happiness it
has brought along with it. If not, then here’s my time to tell about it all 
Tue
22
Apr

Support businesses that support our area

By Sammy J. Franklin.
 
For the past few weeks, we have published a series of advertisements pointing out the advantages of shopping at home. We’d like to devote our column this week to some of the advantages to all of us to keep our shopping dollars at home working for our communities. The fundamental ingredients for happiness and community prosperity are the same for everyone.

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Tue
22
Apr

A Halo for Selfishness

By Thomas Sowell.
 
The recent Supreme Court decision over-ruling some Federal Election Commission restrictions on political campaign contributions has provoked angry reactions on the left. That is what often happens whenever the High Court rules that the First Amendment means what it says — free speech for everybody. When the Supreme Court declared in 2010 that both unions and corporations had a right to buy political ads, that was considered outrageous by the left. President Obama called the decision “devastating” and said it “will open the floodgates for special interests.”

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