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Tue
13
Feb
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Are liberals rooting against America?

By Stephen Moore

The unseemly sight of nearly the entire Democratic congressional delegation sitting on their hands and clinging to their chairs throughout Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech is further evidence that they want America to fail on Trump’s watch.

Hundreds of American companies are bringing jobs to America and paying American workers bonuses: Democrats sat stonefaced. The lowest black unemployment rate in 40 years: Democrats smirked. We are defeating ISIS in the Middle East: Ho-hum.

 

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Tue
13
Feb
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Laughter is contagious …good for your health

By Sammy J. Franklin

Did you make a New Year’s resolution? If you didn’t, may I make a suggestion for one that will benefit your health, as well as those around you. That is to laugh more. Laughter can be a part of your everyday life.

We all have humor inside us, and it is healthy to use it as often as we can. There are many benefits – mentally and physically – to laughing often.

 

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Mon
05
Feb
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A message for my evangelical friendsnaming

“Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.” (Romans 13:1) That verse, written by Paul the Apostle, is one of the most difficult for modern evangelicals to fully accept. It was written at a time when the Roman authorities were bad dudes.

 

They actively discriminated against the early Christians, murdering some, imprisoning others, including Paul, who was among their most ardent persecutors before his conversion. Modern Christians sometimes suffer from the notion that God is only active when someone they voted for wins an election and that He must have gone on holiday when the candidate they didn’t vote for prevails.

 

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Mon
05
Feb
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Trump’s ‘Top 7’ accomplishments

While the news media and the President’s biggest critics have understandably focused on Trump’s latest controversial tweets and statements along with sketchy claims made about him by anonymous sources, he has done a shockingly good job of actual governance. In fact, if any 2016 candidate other than Trump had gotten this much done in his first year, Republicans would be calling him another Reagan. With that said, it’s time to give a little credit where credit is due…

 

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Mon
29
Jan
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NFL rejects Super Bowl ad from Veterans

By Katie Pavlich:

The NFL is in hot water again after rejecting a Super Bowl advertisement from American Veterans (AMVETS). The ad asks people to stand for the National Anthem. Adding insult to injury, the NFL reportedly asked the organization to submit an ad and then declined to accept it. “American Veterans appreciated the opportunity to place an ad in the Super Bowl LII program at the invitation of the National Football League, but that appreciation quickly gave way to deep disappointment when we learned your staff had refused to publish our ad because of its simple, two-word message -- ‘#PleaseStand

Mon
29
Jan
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Blame us for government shutdown

By Cal Thomas:

 

If we don’t like what is happening in Washington -- and few do -- the blame must be placed squarely where it belongs. It is “we the people” who send these people here. We send people of different and often opposing viewpoints to Washington and expect them to get along. Many quickly turn opportunities to represent us into opportunities to represent themselves.

 

They become careerists, statists and hypocrites, first supporting one cause or policy when it suits them and then with whiplash intensity turning around and supporting its opposite when it is politically expedient. It is why my favorite lecture circuit laugh line is “I’m happy to be here tonight from Washington, D.C., where the only politicians with convictions are in prison.”

 

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Mon
22
Jan
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Trump tax cut is already working

By Stephen Moore

With the recent announcement of Walmart’s increasing starting wages and Fiat Chrysler’s opening a new plant (with 2,500 jobs) in Michigan, there are now more than a hundred companies that have offered bonuses and benefit hikes to their workers due to the tax cut. An estimated 1 million workers have benefited. This after less than one month.

Liberals disparage all of this as a “publicity stunt.” To hundreds of thousands of families, this is a wonderful stunt, and let’s hope to see a lot more examples of it in the weeks and months ahead.

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Mon
22
Jan
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Reporter share views of Jena 85 years ago

By Sammy J. Franklin

A reporter from The Shreveport Times visited Jena in March 1933 and had some positive comments on the town in a column appearing in that newspaper that month.

The article included a picture of the old LaSalle Parish Courthouse and a view of the downtown business section of Jena.

A copy of the story was obtained by your editor and is being reprinted below. The name of the writer did not appear in the clipping provided.

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Tue
16
Jan
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Nation has abandoned the Bible

I won’t make any assumptions about how many readers noticed I took a three-month break from column writing.

Nevertheless, I want to explain why.

I needed the time to finish the first volume of the biggest project of my life as a writer, a commentary on the first five books of the Bible, or what are called the Torah in Hebrew.

The commentary is addressed to people of every faith and, especially, to people of no faith.

 

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Tue
16
Jan
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Who are you calling a moron?

I remember when I was in fifth grade and kept losing tennis matches to a kid I despised. After one match I slammed down my racket and fumed to my mother that my nemesis was a really terrible tennis player. She brought me back down to earth by placing her hands on my shoulders, looking me in the eyes and saying: “How bad can he be, if he keeps beating you?”

Which brings me to the trash talking from the media and others on the intellectual left about Donald Trump in the wake of Michael Wolff’s new anti-Trump screed, “Fire and Fury.” The talking heads are now out in full force, once again thrashing Trump as a moron, a dangerous fool who is intellectually and temperamentally “unfit for office” and even “mentally ill.” This is what they have been saying since the day Trump announced he was running for president.

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