Columns/Opinions

Wed
20
May

Gavin Wax: A new day in a fearful America

It’s a new day in America, that much is guaranteed. By now you’ve been told repeatedly how we’re living in a time like no other. Schools are empty, roads throughout most of our communities are quieter than normal, and the facemask fashion trends were certainly an unexpected twist to this year’s summer wardrobe. It is certainly a new day, but few would say things are better.

Wed
20
May

Not as bad as the Great Depression

Not as bad as the Great Depression

I have heard some say that the current condition in the United States compares to the Great Depression of the 1930s. I was speaking with Hilda Husbands the other day, and neither of us thinks things are as bad as we remember during the Great Depression.

The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across the world; in most countries, it started in 1929 and lasted until the late 1930s.

It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. The Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how intensely the global economy can decline.

 

 

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Wed
13
May

Greatest mistake in history

The idea that the worldwide lockdown of virtually every country other than Sweden may have been an enormous mistake strikes many -- including world leaders; most scientists, especially health officials, doctors and epidemiologists; those who work in major news media; opinion writers in those media; and the hundreds of millions, if not billions, of people who put their faith in these people -- as so preposterous as to be immoral. Timothy Egan of The New York Times described Republicans who wish to enable their states to open up as “the party of death.”

That’s the way it is today on planet Earth, where deceit, cowardice and immaturity now dominate almost all societies because the elites are deceitful, cowardly and immature.

Wed
13
May

USA post-pandemic ten commandments

USA post-pandemic ten commandments

In an effort to capitalize on the lessons learned from the current pandemic, the plain folk of America are beginning to demonstrate and demand change. They’re tired of politicians and experts locked in inaction, according to Terry Paulson, a columnist for Townhall Daily.

Their changes might be summarized in 10 new and compelling commandments to guide America’s future. There’s been no mountain top conclave to confirm one direction, but their collective voice might just provide plain spoken guidance for our future.

Here are 10 post pandemic commandments they just might rally behind to make America great again:

1. Life is difficult, unsafe, and has always carried risk. None of us get out of this alive. So, never again even think of sacrificing the economic, mental, and physical well-being of the 99.7 percent to possibly protect and save the .3 percent from any disease or disaster.

Wed
06
May

Josh Hammer: Will there be another great awakening?

Josh Hammer: Will there be another great awakening?

The coronavirus pandemic and its fallout will usher in countless trends. The neoliberal consensus, already battered since the transformative populist 2016 phenomena of Brexit and Donald Trump’s presidential election, will come under even greater scrutiny as we navigate the deepest global recession since the Great Depression.

Nations the world over will grow more skeptical of the Davos class’s peddling of free trade and free travel as unalloyed goods, preferring instead the comparative safety of self-sufficient critical supply chains and secure borders. Overall, the New World Order of President George H.W. Bush may have finally met its demise in Wuhan, China.

 

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Wed
06
May

Looking closely at the shutdown

Looking closely at the shutdown

For more than six weeks we have been in a shutdown mode and last week, our governor extended that shutdown for another two weeks, until the middle of May. Some communities, like LaSalle, has had enough. It’s time to get back to living.

Not everyone agreed with the governor’s decision, including many members of the legislature. In fact, we understand, that legislators were told that Edwards would lift the stay-at-home order on May 1st. That did not happen, which has caused a stir among lawmakers, other officials, and citizens of the state.

As Stephen Waguespack, President of LABI noted, we are obviously disappointed with the decision.

 

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Wed
29
Apr

Marvin Olasky: The rising and falling

Romans 8:28 says “all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” How could the effects of COVID-19 possibly be good? Many are dying. Many more face disruptions in their lives and careers, financial hardships, family stress, boredom, the list of difficulties goes on.

Understanding the deaths is a hard question, but Jesus didn’t dodge it when asked about 18 who suddenly died as “the tower in Siloam fell and killed them: Do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others who lived in Jerusalem? No, I tell you, but unless you repent you will all likewise perish” (Luke 13:4). Every dead person is a missionary and an evangelist, reminding us that we must repent if we don’t want to perish in this life or the next.

 

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Wed
29
Apr

Lincoln’s battle with press during Civil War

Lincoln’s battle with press during Civil War

I continue to be amazed at how the reporters from the main street media continue to show their disrespect and disdain for our President during the daily press briefings on the COVID-19 Pandemic. They are rude and try to argue with the Chief Executive, many times on things not even connected to the topic at hand – the coronas virus.

As I was pondering on these happenings, I read an article in The Epoch Times by Michael Walsh, who compared Trump’s battle with the press with that of another Great President, Abraham Lincoln, during the Civil War. Lincoln actually closed two New York newspapers.

I felt our readers would also enjoy the column. It follows:

 

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Wed
22
Apr

Darrell Scott, Kareem Lanier, and Tim Dunn: Let’s get America back on her feet, together

Darrell Scott, Kareem Lanier, and Tim Dunn: Let’s get America back on her feet, together

Dear Mr. President:

We have seen your heartfelt concern for American lives. You took bold steps to protect America from an invisible threat. But, as you have said numerous times, we must not allow the cure to be worse than the disease.

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Wed
22
Apr

Consider changes in past fifty years

Consider changes in past fifty years

Those who were born more than fifty years ago have witnessed a lot of changes during the half-century.

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