Columns/Opinions

Wed
06
Nov

Speech Police and ‘Safe Spaces’

Brent Bozell and Tim Graham:

Freedom of speech is in the First Amendment for a reason. Freedom begins with the ability to speak your opinion without fear of censorship or violent reprisal or imprisonment. This is a precious human right, not something that most countries in the world revere like we have. But here in America, free speech is most dangerously under attack in the one place you would not expect: the universities.

Dennis Prager and Adam Carolla have created a new documentary on the subject called “No Safe Spaces.” Prager announces near the outset that a Pew Research Center survey found 49% of college students do not support free speech if it’s designated as “hate speech.” He asked, “Do you know how moronic that is? The issue of free speech doesn’t apply to love speech. Nobody ever threatened love speech.”

 

Wed
30
Oct

Time for Rispone to speak up

Another Man’s Opinion / Sam Hanna, Jr.

It seems every time Louisiana holds a major election voters are asked to entertain a slew of proposed amendments to the state Constitution.

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Wed
30
Oct

Is there really a war for America’s soul?

Karen Kataline:

A great title can get people to read your book, attend your event or click on your op-ed. I often choose a title before I write a piece to keep me on track when I have too many things to say and too few words in which to say them.

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Wed
30
Oct

The American dream is still alive

Terry Paulson:

It’s time to leave the Impeachment Circus to play out on its own. Let’s stay focused on why the Republican Party needs to win in November.

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Wed
30
Oct

IRS pays out billions in fraudulent refunds

IRS pays out billions in fraudulent refunds

Next year when you are working on your tax returns and feeling the government is taking more than it’s share of your hard earned money, let me give you a little information that will make you even more furious.

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Wed
23
Oct

What in heaven’s name goes on?

Bill Murchison:

At its best, Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke’s high-octane assault on religious freedom calls for brandy and an extended lie-down in a dark room. That’s the best that can be said of it. Its worst has to do with the disdain a midlevel presidential candidate exhibits for supernatural religion.

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Wed
23
Oct

Raising our kids to hate

Raising our kids to hate

Michael Reagan:

A Jeb Bush tweet this week got me thinking about some of the ways our nasty partisan politics has been hurting our kids.

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Wed
23
Oct

Remembering a devoted teacher

Remembering a devoted teacher

“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” – Charles Dickens.

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Wed
16
Oct

Making America a kinder, gentler nation

Making America a kinder, gentler nation

From the 1970’s until early 1990’s, my favorite newspaper column appearing in an area newspaper was written by Lewis Grizzard, a thrice-weekly syndicated humor columnist who made thousands of readers laugh out loud.

Lewis became a “boy wonder” of the newspaper business. He was named sports editor of the Athens newspaper at 19, and, at 21, became sports editor of The Atlanta Journal. He became an assistant city editor of The Journal in 1975, and after stints with other publications, returned to his roots at the Atlanta Journal.

Grizzard died in 1994 at the age of 47 following his fourth open-heart surgery.

 

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Wed
16
Oct

Crackdown on Christian speech

Todd Starnes:

Anyone who delivers a speech at an event hosted by the school district in Appleton, Wisconsin must submit the speech in advance and then swear under oath they will not deviate from the script. And that includes students.

“The opportunity to speak at a school event is a privilege, not a right,” the Appleton Area School District wrote in a statement. “These guidelines do not restrict or regulate individual speech or expression. However, individual speech and expression may still be subject to other restrictions or limitations that are imposed by law or that the District may lawfully enforce through other policies, rules or practices.”

The new regulations were implemented after a Christian school board member invoked the name of Jesus Christ during a graduation ceremony last June.

 

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