Columns/Opinions

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.
 

 

Mon
04
Jan

Top Trends: What was liked in 2015?

by Morgan Tarpley Smith

“What was trending in 2015?” is a question splashed all over current articles in the new year from fashion to food and more. I’m not really one for trends. If I like it I like it. But I do find it a bit interesting to see what others like enough to gain notice.

 

Mon
04
Jan

Beginning my 49th year as your editor

by Sammy J. Franklin

January 1 marked the beginning of my 49th year as your editor and publisher. My, where has the time gone? It seems just yesterday that I took over the reigns of this newspaper at the ripe old age of 27. 

 

Mon
28
Dec

New Year: A New Different

by Morgan Tarpley Smith

New Year. A time for new beginnings. And for a growing number of refugees across the nation a new program is gaining popularity by allowing many refugees to return to their roots through farming. I had not heard anything about this program before and it is interesting, especially for the refugees who miss the outdoor/ agricultural part of their lives in their home countries. Here’s the article to hear what the program is all about.   

 

Mon
28
Dec

Good rules for enjoying senior years

by Sammy J. Franklin

In a couple of days, we will all begin a brand new year. I gave up on New Year resolutions a long time ago. But I ran across some good rules for living very good senior years the other days. I wanted to share them with my readers.  

 

Mon
21
Dec

Christmas: Living with Less?

by Morgan Tarpley Smith

Mon
21
Dec

Yes, Virginia…there is a Santa Claus!

by Sammy J. Franklin

One of my favorite articles at Christmas time is one written by the editor of The Sun newspaper way back in the year 1897 - more than one hundred years ago. The Christmas classic was the letter from an 8-year-old girl inquiring if there really is a Santa Claus and the answer the wise editor penned those many years ago.

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Mon
14
Dec

Are you a good cook?

By Morgan Tarpley Smith

Now that the holiday season is here there are sure to be countless get-togethers and events to attend and a smattering of good foods to enjoy. But the question is who will provide these delicious concoctions?  

 

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Mon
14
Dec

The President’s speech

By Thomas Sowell

When the President of the United States asks the television networks to set aside time for him to broadcast a speech from the Oval Office, we can usually expect that he has something new to say. But President Obama’s speech Sunday night was just a rehash of what he has been saying all along, trying to justify policies that have repeatedly turned out disastrously for America and our allies. 

 

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