Columns/Opinions

Wed
30
Oct

The American dream is still alive

Terry Paulson:

It’s time to leave the Impeachment Circus to play out on its own. Let’s stay focused on why the Republican Party needs to win in November.

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Wed
30
Oct

IRS pays out billions in fraudulent refunds

IRS pays out billions in fraudulent refunds

Next year when you are working on your tax returns and feeling the government is taking more than it’s share of your hard earned money, let me give you a little information that will make you even more furious.

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Wed
23
Oct

What in heaven’s name goes on?

Bill Murchison:

At its best, Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke’s high-octane assault on religious freedom calls for brandy and an extended lie-down in a dark room. That’s the best that can be said of it. Its worst has to do with the disdain a midlevel presidential candidate exhibits for supernatural religion.

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Wed
23
Oct

Raising our kids to hate

Raising our kids to hate

Michael Reagan:

A Jeb Bush tweet this week got me thinking about some of the ways our nasty partisan politics has been hurting our kids.

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Wed
23
Oct

Remembering a devoted teacher

Remembering a devoted teacher

“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” – Charles Dickens.

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Wed
16
Oct

Making America a kinder, gentler nation

Making America a kinder, gentler nation

From the 1970’s until early 1990’s, my favorite newspaper column appearing in an area newspaper was written by Lewis Grizzard, a thrice-weekly syndicated humor columnist who made thousands of readers laugh out loud.

Lewis became a “boy wonder” of the newspaper business. He was named sports editor of the Athens newspaper at 19, and, at 21, became sports editor of The Atlanta Journal. He became an assistant city editor of The Journal in 1975, and after stints with other publications, returned to his roots at the Atlanta Journal.

Grizzard died in 1994 at the age of 47 following his fourth open-heart surgery.

 

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Wed
16
Oct

Crackdown on Christian speech

Todd Starnes:

Anyone who delivers a speech at an event hosted by the school district in Appleton, Wisconsin must submit the speech in advance and then swear under oath they will not deviate from the script. And that includes students.

“The opportunity to speak at a school event is a privilege, not a right,” the Appleton Area School District wrote in a statement. “These guidelines do not restrict or regulate individual speech or expression. However, individual speech and expression may still be subject to other restrictions or limitations that are imposed by law or that the District may lawfully enforce through other policies, rules or practices.”

The new regulations were implemented after a Christian school board member invoked the name of Jesus Christ during a graduation ceremony last June.

 

Wed
09
Oct

Demand respect; yet treated like fools

Sheriff David Clarke, Ret.:

Six months ago I wrote about the liberal media masquerading as journalists to scam the American people down a rabbit hole with their contrived high noon drama-filled fake news scandals.  

I called attention to the reality that “only in the Washington D.C. bubble can high drama and theater be manufactured by a topic the media elites and establishment politicians have wet their pants over in excited delirium that the general population have become bored with for some time now.” They make effective use of propaganda to convince or should I say fool the public that what they are doing is important.

 

 

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Wed
09
Oct

What do you want your child to be?

Dennis Prager:

Ask any young person -- even a young child -- “What do you want to be?” and just about everyone will answer, “a doctor,” “an engineer,” “a teacher,” “a firefighter,” “an airplane pilot” or a member of some other profession.

This is completely understandable.

But I have a suggestion that would change your child’s life -- and the world -- for the better. Tell your child to answer, “I want to be a good person.” This would completely change the way your child sees himself or herself.

 

 

What do you want your child to be?

 

Wed
09
Oct

We should take the time to vote

We should take the time to vote

Since I have been old enough to cast my ballot, back then it was 21, I have missed very few elections where I did not vote. Not only have I felt it a duty; I feel it is one of the freedoms that we enjoy as Americans.

Saturday is Election Day in Louisiana and LaSalle Parish, with voters having a lot of important decisions to make on who they want to serve them for the next four years. Races on the ballot range from governor and all statewide officers, to legislative races, sheriff, police jury races in nine wards, and four constitutional amendments.

The ballot is long and voters should go to the polling booth prepared. In this issue (on the front page) voters will find a listing of everything that will be on Saturday’s ballot. Also elsewhere in this issue, voters can also find sample ballots as they will appear on the voting machine.

 

 

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