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18
Mar

Is everything falling apart?

Is everything falling apart?

Lots has happened during the past couple of weeks including the upside of coronavirus, oil prices falling, the Joe Biden mental decline cover-up, and intermittent mocking of liberals.

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Wed
11
Mar

Gil Gutknecht: Taxing the rich?

Michael Bloomberg said something the other night that raised eyebrows. In a slip, he reminded faithful Democrats that he had paid his dues. Bragging about his $100 million in contributions that led to the Democrats retaking the House he said, “All of the new Democrats who came in, who put Nancy Pelosi in charge and gave the Congress the ability to control this presidency, I bought… I got them.”

The enormous influence of people like he and George Soros can cause even some crusty conservatives to consider stiff wealth taxes.

Taxing the rich is a proven vote-getter. It works almost every time. Former President Obama reminded Americans that these wealthy business moguls “didn’t build that!” He also said that no one “needs” that much money. This, of course was before he and Michelle “needed” a seven-bedroom, $12 million cottage on 29 acres overlooking the sea on Martha’s Vineyard. We assume someone built that.

 

 

Wed
11
Mar

Heart check may have saved my life

Heart check may have saved my life

Do you recognize the title of this column? It is the title of my column, which appeared in the March 11, 2009 issue of the paper. Today is the eleventh anniversary of my open-heart surgery.

In recognition of American Heart Month, which just ended, and in hopes it may help convince others they need to be checked, I wanted to take time to review the events that led up to me having open-heart surgery eleven years ago.

The surgery did not come about because I suffered the usual chest pains, had a heart attack, or any of the other symptoms usually associated with heart problems. I had none of the above symptoms, but I had found myself over the past year or so tiring quicker when I would work in my yard, but I attributed that to growing older.

 

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Wed
04
Mar

Democrats deserve Bernie Sanders!

If Bernie Sanders continues his undefeated win streak in 2020 he deserves to be the Democratic nominee for president.

So why all the agita?

He’s undefeated through three contests. He’s growing his coalition and base of support. And he’s staying on message.

How is this a mystery to people?

In the modern era, he is also the culmination of what left-leaning politics has been yearning for.

Face it, barring some radical recalibration, John F. Kennedy was the last moderate Democrat our society will likely see.

 

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Wed
04
Mar

Keep message of Jesus simple

Keep message of Jesus simple

Dr. William Robertson, better known to most of us as Brother Bill, served his Lord for more than 58 years. A native of Franklin Parish, Brother Bill actually called LaSalle Parish home, as he served as pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church in the Belah Community on three different occasions.

He also was very active in the Louisiana Baptist Convention, serving as president from 2005-07, honored as preacher of the year in 1997 and 2007, retired as Director of Pastoral Ministry from LBC last November, and returned as pastor at Fellowship last summer.

I have known Brother Bill since he first came to LaSalle Parish, but my best memories are when he served as interim pastor of Midway Baptist Church, and was serving there when the nine-week long spiritual revival broke out that involved several area churches, following the Jena Six incident.

 

Wed
26
Feb

John C. Goodman: What is Socialism?

Since a leading contender for the Democratic presidential nomination has endorsed it, since most of his opponents have refused to denounce it, and since a majority of young people appear to approve of it, now is a good time to ask: what exactly is socialism?

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Wed
26
Feb

Derek Hunter: It’s all Donald Trump’s fault

Derek Hunter: It’s all Donald Trump’s fault

Whatever it is, whatever might be wrong in your life, it’s all Donald Trump’s fault. You probably didn’t know that, you likely thought it was something you did, some bad choice you made in the course of your life that resulted in your being in whatever situation you might find yourself, but you’re wrong – it’s Trump.

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Wed
19
Feb

Wayne Allyn Root: Are Democrats ‘Evil’? You decide

I’ve tried in my career as a conservative commentator to rarely use the word “evil.” Disagreements over policies and agendas don’t make your opponent “evil.” As a matter of fact, most reasonable, common-sense Americans want compromise.

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Wed
19
Feb

Trump and the forgotten American

Trump and the forgotten American

Looking at the upcoming presidential election the Democrats are trying to get a candidate to go up against Donald Trump. So far, they are failing. Kay Coles James summed up the “Election of 2020” in this column about President Trump’s performance.

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Wed
12
Feb

Katie Pavlich: Graham vows 'Day of Reckoning'

On Wednesday the Senate voted to acquit President Trump of impeachment charges and it happened in bipartisan fashion.

But the saga surrounding President Trump’s July 25, 2019 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and the whistleblower who filed a second-hand complaint about what was said, is far from over. The boomerang effect on Democrats has started.

During an interview with Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo over the weekend, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham vowed to compel testimony from the whistleblower in order to get to the bottom of what led to impeachment against President Trump. He also reiterated his plans to investigate the Bidens for their involvement with Burisma, the most corrupt company in Ukraine.

 

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