Friday, June 22, 2018

Vining: Ministry of truth a looming danger

The federal government recently established a department tasked with identifying truth. Department officials search for errors in news, entertainment, the arts and books and fix...

Specht: How did we treat our fellow man?

In the words of the legendary Ron Burgundy, “That escalated quickly.” No truer words have ever been spoken as it concerns the fight over...

Specht: Sacrificing in the short term for long-term gains

“We have no money to _____.” This has been an all-too-familiar theme from our public bodies for the past several years. In fact, this...

Letter: Webster Parish is dying, we must wake up

It is Tuesday evening, April 4, 2017, as I sit and read the Minden Press-Herald. What jumps out at you is the number of...

Specht: Voters: They don’t know and don’t care

For the past 20+ years, I have read (and written) editorials about voter turnout. Sometimes, I try to play on the patriotism of the...

Specht: Camp Minden RTI, a gem for north Louisiana

Camp Minden — While the continuing saga of what happens to the M6 burn chamber unfolds, a positive story, with significant economic impact for our...

Specht: We have enough finger pointers in the world, don’t be...

The other day, I witnessed something on Facebook that really ticked me off. This wasn’t the first time something like this had happened, which...

Johnson: An obligation to our veterans

Most Americans revere and deeply appreciate the men and women who serve in our armed forces. Our veterans put country before self, leave behind...

Specht: The uniqueness of Minden draws people to our city

“People go from Minden to Shreveport, not the other way around.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that or a similar statement....

Specht: Staying the same is no longer an option

I am a fan of “open letters,” whether they be letters to the editor of the newspaper, or just an open letter to citizens....

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