Month: January 2015

Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” reveals the good, the bad and the ugly in American society

Chris Kyle is still making a difference. “American Sniper,” the film about his life as the military’s most lethal shooter, has sparked a debate about patriotism and the motivation of those who fight our nation’s wars. Countless reviews, articles, posts and Tweets have discussed every aspect of Clint Eastwood’s remarkable…

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Pope Francis should be more disciplined in his communication: opinion

Pope Francis leaves after his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. He has announced plans to visit the United States in 2015. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)Alessandra Tarantino Growing up in Alabama taught me how to explain Catholicism from an early age. My best…

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We should make “American Sniper” the number one movie this weekend: opinion

J. Pepper Bryars By J. Pepper Bryars The new film about the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history is opening nationwide this weekend, and whether you buy a ticket to "American Sniper" might influence what future generations know about the Iraq War, and more importantly, about the heroes who…

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Conservatives may have hope with an ‘SEC Primary:’ opinion

Southern conservatives have labored for decades to build the Republican Party from an inconsequential organization in the region into a force that now dominates the Deep South. From the plains of west Texas to the mountains of North Carolina, the party of limited government, free enterprise and individual rights now…

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