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18
Jun
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Deconstructing young minds

By Robert Knight

Since November 2016, the Deep State and its media allies have spent considerable time and money cultivating animus toward President Trump and the Republican-led Congress among younger voters.

Many Millennials came unglued in the wake of the election and still are. The Left is counting on their turning out to elect progressives in November. Social media bristle with anti-Trump and anti-conservative invectives, and some of it spills over into anti-American rants.

 

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Mon
18
Jun
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Putting America first has made USA #1

By Stephen Moore

The left is quickly running out of excuses for why Donald Trump’s economic policies have caused a boom rather than the bust that they predicted with such great certainty.

Last year, when the U.S. economy began to percolate with faster growth, the media and other Trump haters argued that this simply reflected a pickup in worldwide growth: Trump was riding the wave of what economists were calling “synchronized growth.”

 

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Mon
11
Jun
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The carnivores of civil liberties

By Victor Davis Hanson

After a landslide loss in the 1972 presidential election, the Democratic Party was resuscitated the following year by the Watergate scandal. The destruction of the Nixon presidency powered the Democrats to make huge political gains in the 1974 elections. Watergate also birthed (or perhaps rebirthed) modern investigative journalism. A young generation of maverick reporters supposedly alone had challenged the establishment in order to uncover the whole truth about abuses of power by the Nixon administration.

Mon
11
Jun
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The media would happily destroy you

By Derek Hunter:

There are some people who need silence work, to write, read, or study. I’ve never been one of those people; I need a distraction to focus. That likely doesn’t make sense to you, unless you’re like me in that regard. As such, when I was in high school and college I needed the TV on to get anything done.

That’s when I fell in love with cable news. It was the soundtrack to my TV candle as I studied, especially in college. From there it spread to all forms of news. That’s why it bothers me so much to see what it has become. In addition to the partisan spewings of left-wingers, much of the media is now a progressive hit-squad. Both for the liberal agenda and for sport, rather than conveying information, the media is as likely to attempt to destroy a person as they are to inform anyone.

 

Mon
04
Jun
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Conservatives need to argue about ideas

By Jonah Goldberg

“Let’s grow up, conservatives.”

That call to arms was delivered by Barry Goldwater at the 1960 Republican convention to implore members of the then-youthful conservative movement to hold their noses and rally around Rich

 

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Mon
04
Jun
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Summertime fun very different today

By Sammy J. Fraklin

I think our children today have lost a lot by not being taught how to “really enjoy” their summer vacation – the way we did when I was a kid. Or, am I just living in the past.

When I was growing up and school let out for the summer, we couldn’t wait to get to the nearest fishing hole, build log trucks from old pieces of wood using jar lids as wheels, making roads in the dirt, building hide-outs in the woods near our home.

 

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Fri
25
May
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We all need to sit on the front porch

By Sammy J. Fraklin

My friend and fellow columnist, Randy Rogers, shares a column with me from time to time. We have printed several in past issues of this newspaper. Randy grew up in a rural North Louisiana parish and his childhood was much like mine.

Last week, Randy sent me a column about, “This Old Porch”, and included a poem about the old front porch.

The column set me to thinking about the front porches in my early life. We never lived in a house that didn’t have a front porch. Many a problem was solved on the front porch, and a lot of visiting took place there, as well.

 

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Fri
25
May
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Make Congress work again

By Sen. David Perdue

Editor’s Note: This column was co-authored by Jenny Beth Martin.

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“I say to Congress: I will never sign another bill like this again.”

President Trump made this crystal clear following the massive, last-minute funding bill in March, and he is serious. However, Congress has not gotten the message.

Several weeks have passed since the president issued this warning, and Washington is still spiraling towards another 11th-hour spending battle. We can see it clear as day, but many career politicians cannot.

 

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Mon
21
May
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Who turned off the lights?

 By Stephen Moore:

Is anyone paying attention to the crisis that is going on in our electric power markets? Over the past six months, at least four major nuclear power plants have been slated for shutdown, including the last one in operation in California. Meanwhile, dozens of coal plants have been shuttered as well -- despite low prices and cleaner coal. Some of our major coal companies may go into bankruptcy. This is a dangerous game we are playing with our most valuable resource outside of clean air and water.

 

Traditionally, we’ve received almost half our electric power nationwide from coal and nuclear power, and for good reason. They are cheap, highly resilient and reliable. The disruption to coal and nuclear power wouldn’t be disturbing if this were happening as a result of market forces. That’s only partially the case.

 

Mon
21
May
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The outrageous outsider

 By Terry Paulson:

 

I don’t think those who voted for President Donald Trump knew what they were actually getting when he won. They were tired of the polarized inaction out of Washington. They recoiled at the prospect of Hillary Clinton, tainted by her questionable decisions and the prospect 0of another eight years of liberal overreach.

 

They surprised the pundits and voted for a man with plenty of opinions and no political experience. They elected what might accurately be described as an “outrageous outsider.” Many complain about his impulsive tweets. He brags too much. Instead of political decorum, he calls his political adversaries names, from “Rocket Man” and “Pocahontas.” But no matter what you feel about this president, you have to admit that he gets things done. This president actually delivers on his campaign promises.

 

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