Columns/Opinions

Mon
24
Jul

Global warming swindle

Reprinted from March 15, 2007– ten years ago)

By Thomas Sowell

Britain’s Channel 4 has produced a devastating documentary titled “The Great Global Warming Swindle.” It has apparently not been broadcast by any of the networks in the United States. But, fortunately, it is available on the Internet.

Distinguished scientists specializing in climate and climate-related fields talk in plain English and present readily understood graphs showing what a crock the current global warming hysteria is.

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Mon
24
Jul

Bridge mends feud between brothers

By Sammy J. Franklin

A faithful reader sent me the following story the other day. It has a very valuable lesson of life and I wanted to share it with my readers.

Once upon a time, two brothers who lived on adjoining farms fell into conflict. It was the first serious rift in 40 years of farming side-by-side, sharing machinery and trading labor and goods as needed without a hitch.

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Tue
18
Jul

Child marriage in America

By Morgan Tarpley Smith

This writer cannot even imagine being married at age 24, much less 14 and subjected to a forced arranged marriage. It’s unfathomable, but for many young women – even in the U.S. – this is a reality. Here is one woman’s unforgettable story of her life as a child bride.

“On the morning of October 19, 1983, 14-year-old Trevicia Williams’ goal was to land the role of Annie in the school play. Over 32 years later, she remembers these details so well because it turned out to be the day she got married. Trevicia exited her Houston-based high school, hands filled with textbooks, and walked to her mother’s car. She got in the backseat as her mother turned around and said, ‘You’re getting married today.’

 

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Tue
18
Jul

Every business, industry important

By Sammy F. Franklin

This week is the time each year when officials and citizens pause to give thanks for all the businesses and industries we have in LaSalle Parish. Every business and industry, small or large, is important to the economical well being of the parish.

The staff at the Times-Signal has been quite busy for several weeks now preparing this edition of your hometown newspaper as a special salute to all businesses and industries for being a vital part of our parish.

 

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Tue
11
Jul

Rediscovering America

By Craig Shirley

This piece was co-authored by Craig Shirley and Scott Mauer.

Some years ago an angry and frustrated taxpayer flew his private plane into the Internal Revenue Service building in Texas. Most liberals commentators wrung their hands over the act but failed to ask, “Why?” What did the IRS do to so infuriate this taxpayer into taking his own life to make a political statement? During the American Revolution, this would have been considered an act of courage and monuments would have been made to the man. After all, the Framers believed man was more important than institutions. But now it seems like Americans, mostly on the left, forgot what America should be.

 

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Tue
11
Jul

New immigrants nothing like the old

By Sammy J. Franklin

One of our faithful readers and supporter forwarded me an email the other day which talks about the immigrants of old, and the new brand of immigrants now entering the United States of America.

Included in the email was a letter written by Rosemary La- Bonte to the editors of a California newspaper in response to an article written by Ernie Lujan, who suggested we should tear down the Statue of Liberty because the immigrants of today aren’t being treated the same as those who passed through Ellis Island and other ports of entry over the years.

 

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Mon
03
Jul

Why the left needs to stop

By Kevin McCullough

Has anybody had enough yet?

They are almost as numerous to keep up with as the number of attacks ISIS related terrorists have launched during the season of Ramadan in 2017.

Left leaning outlet after person after celebrity after elitist wants either Trump, his supporters, or his party’s congressional reps dead. Dead dead... they want them deadest of all the deads.

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Mon
03
Jul

How stupid are we as Americans

By Sammy J. Franklin

The Muslim wars started in the 7th Century and lasted through the 17th Century. Many will contend it never stopped; the facts below are historically correct.

That is why many of us choke when we hear someone say we will defeat or contain these Islamic terrorists in a few years, or even “30 years” as has been stated.

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Mon
26
Jun

The liberal media’s double standard

By Bernard Goldberg

In 2011, after a severely mentally ill young man in Tucson, Arizona shot Democratic Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, wounded almost 20 more, and killed six, including a 9-year-old girl, it took the liberal media elite a nanosecond to pin the crime on -- who else? -- conservative Republicans and their supposed “toxic rhetoric.”

While police were still scouring the crime scene, Paul Krugman, The New York Times hard-left columnist wrote: “Where’s that toxic rhetoric coming from? Let’s not make a false pretense of balance: it’s coming, overwhelmingly, from the right.”

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Mon
26
Jun

The greatest country in the world

By Sammy J. Franklin

Next Tuesday, July 4, 2017, we will celebrate Independence Day – the 241st birthday of these United States of America – the greatest country in the world.

While I was thinking of an appropriate column for Independence, I ran across a column by Bryan Golden, author of “Dare to Live Without Limits” and it filled the bill.

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