Columns/Opinions

Wed
20
Feb

Some good reasons to chuckle

Michael Reagan:

It’s not often you get to really laugh at politics.

But thanks to a bunch of self-exploding Democrats in Virginia and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Republicans had some good chuckles this week.

Since the midterm elections last fall, Republicans have been down in the dumps and Democrats have been riding high and mighty.

Democrat leaders spent January gloating about retaking control of the House of Representatives, coming up with 152 ways to impeach President Trump and voicing support for the dumb legislative ideas of their star rookie socialist, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of NYC.

Rep. Adam Schiff, my Southern California congressman, has promised every camera he’s looked into since last November that his House committee was going to spend the next two years investigating several decades of Donald Trump’s business records, tax returns and, if necessary, his golf scores.

 

Wed
20
Feb

Family unit produce happiness and hope

My fellow columnist, Rev. Wilmer L. Todd, penned a recent column “What a Life!” for The Times in Houma, which I would like to share with our readers.

“For many of us, the year that just ended had its ups and downs. But, whether we agree or disagree with the present policies of our country, one thing we can all agree on is the importance of our families.

When we speak of family life today, having a single idea of what a family looks like is difficult. In the United States, 31-percent of families have less than two parents.

Also when speaking of the family, different emotions surface – joy, thankfulness, sadness, pain, anger, and disappointment.

A story from 15th century Germany can help us see the value of each family member. In the city of Weinsberg, Germany, an ancient fortress stands on the very top of the hill overlooking the city. The townspeople of Weinsberg tell an interesting story about that fortress and that hill.

 

Wed
13
Feb

Stephen Moore:Donald Trump’s monetary vindication

Well, what do you know! It turns out that amateur economist Donald J. Trump knows more about sound monetary policy than Fed chairman Jerome Powell and his team of hundreds of Ph.D. economists.

Call it street smarts or call it business moxie, but Trump was dead right when he attacked the Fed, first in September and then even more savagely after the Fed’s Christmas Eve rate hike massacre, which closed the day on a 650-point crash in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. More than 500 points of that blood spillage occurring while Powell was making his economically hapless rate hike announcement.

 

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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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