Columns/Opinions

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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Mon
19
Jun

Are we nearing Civil War?

By Pat Buchanan

President Trump may be chief of state, head of government and commander in chief, but his administration is shot through with disloyalists plotting to bring him down.

We are approaching something of a civil war where the capital city seeks the overthrow of the sovereign and its own restoration.

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Mon
19
Jun

Students can’t pray, mention Jesus

By Sammy J. Franklin

The following story sums up what is wrong in our great Country today. Years ago, liberals began their attempt to remove God from the classroom and out of our schools. And we sat idly by and allowed it to happen.

Today, students are not allowed to bring Bibles to school, pray in public, or do anything which includes the name of Jesus Christ.

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Mon
12
Jun

The politics racket

By Derek Hunter

Public service is a calling, or so those in it will tell you. What they don’t tell you is it’s also a nice way to make a pretty good living.

It’s well known that politics serves as the siren call for a lot of wealthy people, both those who earned a fortune and those who inherited one. But for every self-made millionaire or Kennedy looking to pass time their circumstances afford them to play at power, there are others who see politics as a way to make their lives better.

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Mon
12
Jun

Celebrate “Flag Day” by flying flag

By Sammy J. Franklin

Today – June 14th – is Flag Day in the United States and its time to proudly fly your flag even if you don’t on other days. June 14th is the anniversary of the day we officially adopted the stars and stripes as the banner of our country.

Unlike President’s Day or Martin Luther King Day, Flag Day isn’t recognized as a federal holiday. However, many patriotic people choose to plan a celebration regardless, and rightly so.

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Mon
05
Jun

Revolt against the elite

It’s been my experience, having covered the news at CBS for nearly 30 years, that when the media elites come in for criticism, they’re not very good at introspection. They’re much better at circling the wagons.

Dan Rather, the former “CBS Evening News” anchor, is Exhibit A. On Feb. 8, 1995 he told Tom Snyder on his late-night TV show that, “It’s one of the great political myths about press bias. Most reporters don’t know whether they’re Republican or Democrat and vote every which way.”

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Mon
05
Jun

Draining the swamp is messy

By Sammy J. Franklin

Michael Master, author of Save America Now, Rules for Conservatives, and The Birth Famine, just recently wrote the following analogy about draining the swamp. It is an interesting take on what is happening in Washington, D.C.

“Our home is in a community of 2,000 homes located on the intercoastal in North Carolina. Everything lives here Alligators. Water moccasins. Rattle snakes. Sea hawks. Egrets. Giant blue heron. Mosquitoes…

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Tue
30
May

Political correctness has gone amuck

By Sammy J. Franklin

I was reading several columns the other day on political correctness and the impact it is having on our country. I came across one of the best, which appeared in the Log Cabin Democrat of Conway, Arkansas. I’d like to share that column with my readers. It follows:

“Here is a question that I would like to ask you to ponder with me for a few minutes today. If someone were to ask you, “What does the First Amendment to the United States Constitution say?” could you answer this person with any degree of certainty?

 

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Tue
30
May

Child of the wild: A true story

By Morgan Tarpley Smith

This writer must admit that I wasn’t the biggest fan of the classic story, “The Jungle Book.” Maybe it was the film version’s snake and tiger that frightened me as a child or perhaps the sad fact that Mowgli’s parents died, but I didn’t like to watch it. It was these thoughts that filled my mind when I learned of a very intriguing story of a girl who was raised like a modern-day Mowgli but on the plains of Africa. It’s certainly fascinating.

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