Commentary

Wed
17
Sep

Success or Failure?

Those people who say that President Obama has no clear vision and no clear strategy for dealing with the ISIS terrorists
in the Middle East may be mistaken. It seems to me that he has a very clear and very consistent strategy. And a vision behind that strategy
 
Wed
17
Sep

Louisiana Farm Bureau: The President’s Column

It will be the largest crop on record in the U.S. if everything the USDA’s September Supply and Demand Report holds true.
The report for the 2014- 2015 marketing year confirms that U.S. grain producers can expect record yields and low market returns. Yield estimates for both corn and soybeans are even higher than anticipated, with corn at 171.7 bushels per acre and soybeans coming in at 46.6 bushels per acre.
 
Wed
10
Sep

Bullying Facts: Man to Man: Get the Help Needed

It is a battle for a wife or girlfriend to get a husband or boyfriend to go to the doctor for medical reasons much less depression, anxiety, or grief. This is compounded when most men in Winn Parish work in the forest industry or at the prision. In a study looking specifically at referral rates for those who sought help, 47 per cent of participants reported that mothers encouraged them to seek mental health services, while only 5 per cent of the participants reported their fathers encouraged seeking help.
 

 

Wed
10
Sep

Irresponsible Choices

The latest Gallup poll indicates that 14 percent of the people "moderately disapprove" of Barack Obama's performance as president and 39 percent "strongly disapprove." Since Obama won two presidential elections, chances are that some of those who now "strongly disapprove" of what he has done voted to put him in office. We all make mistakes, but the real question
is whether we learn from them.. 
 

 

Wed
03
Sep

Facts vs. Visions

The political left has been campaigning against the use of force since at least the 18th century. So it is not surprising 
that they are now arguing that heavily armed or aggressive police forces only inflame protesters and thus provoke
violence.
 
Wed
03
Sep

Pilgrim Reflections: “A Clear and Present Danger”

Som etimes t he ob vi ous isn’t so to those who are seemingly oblivious to its ramifications. It would appear such is  certainly the case right now with regards to the current “clear and present danger” posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and
Syria, the extremist, Islamic group known as I.S.I.S. 
 
Wed
27
Aug

Bullying Facts: Why We Should Intervene?

The facts are very clear about bullying and the need to intervene. Over the past month I have been promoting Rachael’s Challenge to educate the public the importance of the nationally recognized program that is implemented  in over 2000 schools in the United States and other countries.
 
Wed
27
Aug

The Media and the Mob

Those of us who admit that we were not there, and do not know what happened when Michael Brown was shot by a policeman in Ferguson, Missouri, seem to be in the minority 
 
Wed
20
Aug

Attacking Achievement

New York's mayor, Bill de Blasio, like so many others who call themselves "progressive," is gung-ho to solve social  problems. In fact, he is currently on a crusade to solve an educational problem that doesn't exist, even though there are plenty of other educational problems that definitely do exist.
 
Wed
20
Aug

Awaken the LearnerA Rachel’s Challenge Goal

The Awaken the Learner is an evidenced based tested program with over 50 years of research backing it up. The process is designed to create a culture of kindness and compassion and to equip students and adults with resources to combat bullying and reduce feelings of isolation and despair
 

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