Columns/Opinions

Wed
13
Feb

Response to the State of the Union

(Editor’s Note: Star Parker, a noted national black conservative leader, wrote the following column in response to the State of the Union address delivered by President Donald Trump on Tuesday night of last week. It appeared on Townhall and we felt it worthy of re-printing here.)

By Star Parker

My fellow Americans.

Given that the Democratic Party chose to select a recently defeated political candidate to give a response to the president’s State of the Union address because she is black and a woman, I feel I should also step up and give my response.

Although I have not recently lost a governor’s contest, I am black and I am a woman.

 

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Wed
06
Feb

My State of the Union Address

By Derek Hunter

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump will deliver the State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress. Rather than speculate as to what he’s going to say and how Democrats will respond to it, this is the speech I would give were I President of the United States.

Ladies and Gentlemen, the state of our union is strong. But it’s not as strong as it could be, not as strong as it should be, and not nearly as strong as it would be if we had 2 parties making the safety, security, and prosperity of the American people their top priorities.

 

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Wed
06
Feb

Are you also a tired American?

 

I came across an article the other day that appeared in a magazine on February 16, 1966 – that is more than a half century ago.

The article was titled “I am a tired American” – and it says a lot and gives hope that this country will come through the current crisis as it has in the past.

I don’t know the author of the article, but I don’t think they would mind of sharing the message again – 53 years later.

 

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Wed
30
Jan

The elderly targets for financial abuse

Elder financial abuse is an epidemic sweeping the country and it really bothers me. Unless you are constantly on the lookout, you could be the next victim.

The first step in stopping financial elder abuse is knowing the risks and recognizing that there are many different ways you can be targeted.

Many people assume senior citizens are targeted because they suffer from mental or physical decline.

The National Center on Elder Abuse, for instance, defines elder financial abuse as “the illegal taking, misuse, or concealment of funds, property, or assets of a vulnerable elder” at risk for harm by another due to changes in “physical functioning, mental functioning, or both.”

 

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Wed
30
Jan

Lead, follow, or get out of the way

Gil Gutknecht:

Senator Chuck Grassley may be the singularly most important reason why the GOP gained seats in the U.S. Senate last November. Democrats and their base were unhinged during the Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Sen. Grassley was calm and measured. The Left was disrespectful and angry. He was kind to all of the witnesses and offered them every courtesy. After it became clear that a couple of them had misled the committee, he did his duty by referring their testimony over to the DOJ for possible prosecution.  

Americans were paying attention. They saw through the media maelstrom. Without raising his voice, the senior Senator from Iowa transcended the opponents of now Justice Kavanaugh and pushed him across the finish line. Three Democrat incumbent Senators went down to defeat after turning their backs to common sense and hitching themselves to the anchor of the unhinged Left.  

Wed
23
Jan

Speech Police and Political Correctness

THE COUNTRY EDITOR

Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Lewis Grizzard died 25 years ago next month after his fourth open-heart surgery. For years, he was my favorite columnist and I read his column every Sunday in the area daily newspaper.

Lewis was the one who first revealed the Speech Police existed. It was in 1976 and Earl Butz, secretary of agriculture under President Gerald Ford, became the first victim of the Speech Police. Earl apparently told a joke one day, something he had done countless times before, but this one was told in public.

He probably had been telling jokes for years, and he had never gotten into trouble before. But this time, somebody overheard Earl tell this particular joke, and they told somebody else, and somebody else told somebody else, until it was in the papers and on television and Earl Butz lost his job because he told a joke.

 

Wed
23
Jan

I want a wall just like Israel’s

Wayne Allyn Root:

I have a simple message to get this wall built. I hope President Donald Trump starts using it, day and night. It’s easy to remember and easy to understand: The American people deserve the same wall as Israel.

Israel has a wall separating it from enemies, terrorists and potential illegal aliens. And it works. It works so well that Israel is busy building a massive sea wall to protect its ports, too.  

If it’s good enough for Israel, it should be good enough for America.     

Israel can’t afford to mess around. It is a tiny country the size of New Jersey surrounded by 300 million enemies who vow to drive Israelis into the sea.

 

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Wed
16
Jan

Strong local economy reflected in numbers

The Country Editor

The economy of LaSalle Parish grew to record numbers during the year just ended, according to figures contained in stories you will find in this issue of your parish newspaper.

Retail sales in the parish set an all-time high record, coming in at just under $270-million, compared to $230-million the previous year.

Most businesses in the parish reported excellent sales during the year as the cash registers continued to ring. Consumers were spending as never before, especially as they realized the tax savings they received from the late 2017 tax cuts.

 

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Wed
16
Jan

Rescuing marriage from the liberals

Scott Morefield:

I try not to be a judgmental person. Especially of late, I typically prefer to leave the obnoxious moralizing, shallow virtue-signaling, and hysterical hand-wringing to the Leftists, who after decades of godlessness finally seem to have what’s ‘moral’ and ‘immoral’ down pat, being high priests and priestesses of their own invented ‘religion,’ after all. But I try to live and let live, respecting other people’s viewpoints and understanding that, though I may see the world through a particular lens, others may see things in an entirely different way.  

Wed
09
Jan

Newspapers remain important source for small communities

THE COUNTRY EDITOR

We’d like to take a few minutes of your time to remind our readers how important and valuable their community newspaper is to them.

Community newspapers boost the local economy – both through advertising and in news coverage. They showcase community businesses at a time we need to be shopping locally, investing in the community and protecting local jobs. They allow “mom and pop” businesses to reach their most likely customers.

Community newspapers report on “good news” - news of Scout projects, civic club fundraisers, little-league registration, chamber of commerce happenings, church bake sales and students who make the Honor Roll or Dean’s List.

 

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