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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Purvis “Earl” Cotten, 83, passed from this life on Monday, September 3, 2018, while surrounded by

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Sharel Renee Miller, 63, of Georgetown, passed from this life on Thursday, September 6, 2018 in W

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Edith Ann McDaniel Price, 80, of Winnfield, passed away Friday, September 7, 2018 at her home aft

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Steven Joshua Webb, 31, of Monroe, passed from this life on Monday, August 13, 2018.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Russell William McClary, 68, of Olla, passed from this life on Friday, August 31, 2018, at Hardtn

Mon
25
Jun

A birthday present for the Deep Statements

By Paul Jacob:

Is the enemy of your enemy your friend? President Donald J. Trump, meet fugitive Edward J. Snowden. Mr. Snowden, famous for divulging the NSA’s illegal domestic spying operations and other secrets to The Washington Post and to Glenn Greenwald with the Guardian in London, is clearly the enemy of the Fourth Amendment-trampling “Deep State.” And that same Deep State appears to work as nothing less than President Trump’s enemy. “The Justice Department inspector general . . . castigated former FBI director James B. Comey for his actions during the Hillary Clinton email investigation and found that other senior bureau officials showed a ‘willingness to take official action’ to prevent Donald Trump from becoming president,” the Washington Post reported last week. As G-Man Peter Strzok texted in response to G-Woman Lisa Page’s concern that Trump could possibly become president:

 

Mon
25
Jun

Trump is a born dealmaker

By Dr. Shea Garrison:

 

President Trump is a businessman and a deal-maker—we knew that when we elected him. His administration operates differently from any other previous presidential administration, including in diplomacy, where deals are truly an “art form.” So, it is not surprising President Trump threw protocol out the window when he met last week with Chairman Kim Jon Un, the first-ever meeting between a sitting U.S. president and North Korean leader. Those disappointed with the outcomes of the summit posit that Kim, not

 

Mon
18
Jun

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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