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Jim Brown

Louisana’s KKK history recalled after Charlottesville

Focus is back on the Ku Klux Klan following the tragic violence in Charlottesville last week. The Southern Poverty Law Center released data alleging that the Klan is still active in Louisiana, particularly in the central and northwest part of the state.
The Klan had once held a significant presence statewide throughout the first half of the 20th century. But following the enactment of 1964 Civil Rights Act, the FBI was given the authority to crack down on what used to be unevenly enforced state violations, and Klan activity in the Bayou State slowed to a trickle.

John L. Micek

You can’t be an American and fly the Confederate flag

OUTSIDE WINCHESTER, Va. — We were driving up Interstate 81 last Sunday afternoon, the radio on, the sun setting into the hills, when we passed a tractor-trailer truck, and saw Old Glory proudly snapping in the strong wind behind the cab.
Twenty-four hours after an avowed white supremacist, terrorist and accused murderer named James Alex Fields Jr. allegedly plowed his car into a knot of protesters in Charlottesville, Va., killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer, the sight of that flag seemed like a touching gesture of solidarity.

August flood exposed Mayor Landrieu

For months, the liberal news media has been championing New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu as a potential Democratic presidential candidate in 2020.
Landrieu was praised for his “courageous leadership” in taking down four Confederate monuments in New Orleans earlier this year. Never mind that it was an issue manufactured by Landrieu to create racial division and publicity. In the end, the monument removal cost $2.1 million dollars, precious funds that were needed elsewhere.

Buck Leonards

Linscombe helped grow rice industry

Over a century ago, a group of forward-thinking men decided the flat prairie area of Crowley was the ideal spot to put a rice experiment station. Their dream over the years has proven to be spot on. I just wonder if they ever could have imagined just how important it would become not only to Louisiana, and the nation, but to the entire world.

Americans are proud to be getting dumber

A North Carolina man walks into a popular Washington D.C. pizzeria and opens fire, telling police upon his inevitable arrest that he came to “self-investigate” a widely debunked conspiracy theory involving former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
In Hollywood, actress and model Jenny McCarthy and others wage a campaign against mandatory vaccinations for children, despite mountains of evidence showing they’re the key to preventing debilitating childhood diseases.

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