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Buck Leonards

Louisiana, California bear misconceptions

I recently spent time in San Diego, California, at a NRECA convention. NRECA is the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Its roots go back to the Rural Electrification Act of 1936. It was enacted by FDR as part of the New Deal. It provided loans to rural electric co-ops who then provided electricity to the rural areas and farms. All because the for profit energy companies refused to serve the rural areas due to the cost of running miles and miles of electric lines to serve just a few customers.

Michael Reagan

I guess Donald Trump was tight

At his big rallies last fall President Trump kept telling his supporters that, “We’re just going to win and win so much you’re going to get tired of winning.”
No one ever gets tired of winning, especially a rookie politician that everyone in the establishment predicted would be a loser.
But after what happened on Tuesday night in special congressional elections in Georgia and South Carolina, I’m beginning to think the Democrats are never going to get tired of losing.

The double murder of Otto Warmbier

We may never know what brutal torture and malign neglect American student Otto Warmbier suffered at the hands of North Korea’s dictatorship before losing his life this week at the age of 22.
But it wasn’t the first time the free-spirited Ohio native died.
More than a year before succumbing to the unknown illness or injury that left him in a coma thousands of miles away from home, Otto Warmbier’s own countrymen murdered his reputation. His character. His humanity.

Peter Funt

From cliches to abuse of journalistic style

I can’t stop myself from keeping a mental list of words and phrases that have been bastardized beyond repair by journalists. They range from the trite, such as “Breaking News,” to the abused, such as “anonymous sources.”
For TV journalists they include crutch phrases such as “at the end of the day.” The next time a cable pundit suggests “there’s no there there,” switch the channel - although, frankly, on cable “it is what it is.”

Michael Reagan

Put the blame on the Trump haters

It’s impossible to argue with Rush Limbaugh.
When Rush said the nut job who shot House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and four others at a D.C. baseball field on Wednesday was radicalized by the leftwing establishment media, he’s absolutely correct.
Everyone in Washington has been urging us not get into a political blame-game like the ones that followed the shooting of Congresswoman Gabby Gifford in 2011 or the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995.
Pardon my French, but “BS” on that.

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