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Wed
02
Apr

Republicans and Blacks

Recently former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice added her voice to those who have long been urging the Republican Party to reach out to black voters. Not only is that long overdue, what is also long overdue is putting some time — and, above all, some serious thought — into how to go about doing it
 
Wed
26
Mar

Letter to the Editor

To the Electorate in Winnfield, As a former resident of Winnfield, I know what the city needs. Our city has a rich legacy and a storied past. We are a fortress in north central Louisiana, and that is what our founding fathers and the dynamic leaders of yesteryear expected this great city to be. It is only my hope that we continue toward what they imagined.
 
Wed
26
Mar

Another Galling Betrayal

At a time when polls show public opinion turning against the Democrats, some Republicans seem to be turning against each other. Even with the prospect of being able to win control of the Senate in this fall's elections, some Republicans are busy manufacturing ammunition for their own circular firing squad.
 
Wed
19
Mar

Letter to the Editor

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 enacted July 2, 1964 is a landmark piece of civil rights legislation in the United States and outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. It ended unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and by facilities that served the general public (known as “public accommodations”).  
 
Wed
19
Mar

Another Galling Betrayal

The Afghanistan government's recent release of dozens of imprisoned terrorists, many of whom had killed Americans, was a galling betrayal of those Americans who died defending Afghanistan against the  Taliban terrorists — as well as those Americans who have returned home with arms or legs missing, or with minds traumatized beyond repair. 
 
Wed
12
Mar

Freedom isn’t Free

There may be something to the claim that all people want to be free. But it is a demonstrable fact that freedom has
been under attack, usually successfully, for thousands of years. The Federal C o m m u n i c a t i o n s Commission's recent plan to have a "study" of how editorial decisions are made in the media, placing FCC bureaucrats in editorial offices across
the country, was one of the boldest assaults on freedom of the press 
 
Wed
12
Mar

My Possessions: Is It Collecting or Hoarding?

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition (DSM-5) is the manual used by psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, social workers, and other mental health professionals to give diagnoses to a client. The DSM-5
came out in May, 2013 is published by the American Psychiatric Association
 
Wed
05
Mar

The 'Fairness' Fraud

It seems as if, everywhere you turn these days, there are studies claiming to show that America has lost its upward mobility for people born in the lower socioeconomic levels. But there is a sharp difference between upward "mobility," defined as an opportunity to rise, and mobility defined as actually having risen. 
 
Wed
26
Feb

Spirituality in Therapy

The importance of spirituality is more acceptable in therapy especially in substance and chemical abuse treatment. In a survey of 317 addiction treatment professionals, 84 per cent believed spirituality should be incorporated into the treatment.
 
Wed
26
Feb

The Lesson of Dunkirk

Politics is often like war. Unfortunately, politicians, the media and the voting public seldom have the same degree of
realism and discipline with which professional soldiers fight wars. You can indulge your emotions and base your
decisions on wishful thinking in politics, in a way that you are not likely to when your own life is on the line in battle
 

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