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Yesterday, oil prices surged past $100 per barrel. A barrel of oil cost $45 when Barack Obama was inaugurated president on January 20, 2009. In recent months, every driver in America has experienced sky-rocketing gasoline prices and most of the increases are due to Obama's left-wing anti-energy exploration policies.
It has been almost a year since the president shut down oil exploration after the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico exacerbating gasoline prices at the pump. "The Wall St. Journal" editorial on January 13, 2011, reported that forecasters "predict domestic production (of oil) will fall at least 13% this year." Noone can be blamed for that except the president of the United States.
I was born in rural Bienville Parish, Louisiana in 1928. The Great Depression was about to surface in a big way. As the son of a Sharecropper I had a head start. People talk about African-Americans who endured the rigors of share cropping, but there were plenty of us white people who suffered the same hardship.
My father literally dug a living out of the dirt. He never complained. He always whistled happily when coming to the house after a long work day. He worked til dark every day and a half day on Saturday. His education was limited. He had only four years of elementary school. Even so he had an appetite for reading. He had little or no money but he subscribed to the morning paper and many times he would suscribe to the evening paper.
He became a fan of Huey P. Long...
Gallup has a new survey out which shows that, in terms of partisan affiliation, the number of "solid" Democrats states is down by half since they conducted a similar survey in 2008. The same survey also showed the number of "competitive" states almost doubling.
They point out that every state (including the District of Columbia) now has fewer people identifying themselves as Democrats, or even independents who "lean" Democrat. Interestingly, the greatest percentages of declines came in Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine and Hawaii. Hawaii aside, those others represent the north-eastern states where Republicans had been becoming a rare species.
2011 marks the 60th year of my pastoral ministry. I am privileged to serve as Senior Pastor of the University Worship Center, Shreveport, Louisiana. During my years as pastor, there has been one social problem that stands beyond all the others - the alcohol problem.
I have been to the grave sites of people who have died of alcoholism; perished in automobile accidents due to someone's drinking; succumbed to grief and depression; died having been battered to death; and suicide. The cost of this problem is incalculable from every standpoint.
Four percent of all deaths worldwide are caused by alcohol. According to the World Health Organization approximately 2.5 million people die from alcohol related causes. It reports that "The harmful use of alcohol is especially...
Press reports have indicated that there are at least 33 members -- 26 Republicans and seven Democrats -- who sleep where they work; apparently no female members sleep in their offices.
"The Hill" newspaper reported last Thursday that "Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) started sleeping in his House office in early 2009, before sleeping in congressional offices was...
Will you help us use the Internet to pressure Congress to stop funding abortion?
Last week we launched a new campaign to STOP Taxpayer Funding of Abortion, and your support has been tremendous. (If you haven’t signed the petition yet, please click here and do so today).
But now we want to take it to the next level.