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 By Eddie Gillis    Politics    July 9, 2020

Trump Going Down for Third Time

President Donald Trump sometimes likes to boast about his “robust” support from the black community and about what he “has done” for the black community. The president has black Americans like Herman Cain (has the virus) Diamond and Silk,...

 
 By Eddie Gillis    Politics    July 2, 2020

When Will the President Stand Up?

Someday historians will explain to us why President Trump had a relationship with our number one adversary that defied conventional wisdom. The president’s relationship and mannerism that he has exhibited with Russian President Vladimir Putin,...

 
 By Eddie Gillis    Politics    June 18, 2020

Implied Immunity, President's Health Big Questions

Can anyone out there tell me who has been given immunity from not being held accountable for their actions/words by God? No one? Adam, the first man created in God’s image was not immune from God’s punishment, nor was Eve when they violated...

 
 By Eddie Gillis    Politics    June 11, 2020

Drew Brees Talks Race Relations

By Eddie D. Gillis Has anyone noticed how quiet Republicans/conservatives has gotten since Saints quarterback Drew Brees has inserted himself in the flag kneeling National Anthem controversy? There has not been one Republican who has openly criticize...

 
 By Eddie Gillis    Politics    May 28, 2020

Church "No", Golf "Yes"

All the president had to do was say, “I may play a little golf the weekend”, and everything may have been all right. It might have gone over better if he had said, “See you in church Sunday”. Well, I out of 2 is not bad. I guess. Someone in...

 
 By Eddie Gillis    Politics    May 14, 2020

COVID-19 In White House; What's Next?

By Eddie D. Gillis You knew it was only a matter of time. President Donald Trump has spent the better part of 2020 downplaying the seriousness of COVID-19, aka the coronavirus, telling Americans that basically, they had nothing to worry about. Even...

 
 By Eddie Gillis    Politics    May 7, 2020

Tough 2020 Election On The Table

This nation that sits between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans in the northern hemisphere of the Americas that is called the United States is a lot of things, but “united” is not one of them. Even being in the midst of the possible worst pandemic...

 

No More Excuses

President Donald Trump has uttered a few quotes that will go down in the annals of political history that will stand besides Patrick Henry’s famous “Give me liberty or give me death” quote. The president’s “I take no responsibility...

 

Why Criticize Democrat Governors?

President Donald Trump appears to be turning up the heat in an effort to reopen the economy sooner rather than later. Last weekend protests by some people in the states of Michigan and Virginia over how their respective governors’ stay at home...

 

Line in the Sand

As each day passes into the next, we see a nation that is continually being divided. What was once supposedly seen as a nation where people could be free, has now turned into a nation where two sides are vying for the hearts and minds of its...

 
 By Eddie Gillis    Politics    April 2, 2020

All About the Benjamins

President Donald Trump is trying his best to get America back to work despite the fact that America is a sick nation with more people getting sicker by the hour. Don’t believe me? Just ask your mayor or governor and see what they tell you....

 

Leadership in Times of Crisis Matters

For the last eleven years of Barack Obama’s life, the former President of the U.S. has been hounded and criticized by one individual. That individual is Donald Trump. During the early years of Mr. Obama’s presidency, non-candidate Trump wasted...

 

I Don't Take Responsibility

“I don’t take responsibility at all” are words said by President Trump that will be quoted and written by historians and students of history until the cows come home. Someone will need to remind the nation the last(first?) time a president has...

 
 By Eddie Gillis    Politics    March 5, 2020

The Threat Is (Very) Real

This nation is about to face what could be its most deadly encounter with an enemy that can kill thousands if not millions, yet it continues to be divided. That enemy is a health threat that is showing no signs of abating its presence in nations...

 

The Day After

President Donald Trump is using up a tremendous amount of fuel flying around on Air Force One lately. With no one to challenge him seriously in the Republican primaries, Mr. Trump is holding one campaign rally after another. The president is laying...

 

DOJ Mishandles President's Tweet

When the comedians do an impression of former President Richard Nixon, they always use Nixon’s famous “I am not a crook” line during the Watergate time. It works even better when a comedian can not only make a facial expression that looked...

 

Too Little, Too Late

A photo of President Donald Trump holding up a newspaper headline that read, “TRUMP ACQUITTED”, will be in the historical achieves for time immemorial, ending one chapter in U.S. history and beginning another. Or will it be a continuation of the...

 

A (non)Trial For All Time

There is a 99.9% certainty that barring a meteor the size of Brazil hitting the Earth before Senators in Congress cast their final vote in President Trump’s impeachment trial, he will be acquitted. Once that happens, with no surprise to anyone,...

 

A Deal Gone South

President Donald Trump hails himself as the consummate dealmaker, a better negotiator and one that can bring people together in order that a fair deal can be made. However, there are some out there who beg to differ with the president, as there are...

 

Mr. President: It is Your Fault

The impeachment trial is underway in the U.S. Senate as Donald Trump is the third U.S. president to be impeached for his conduct while president. He is being tried for what he did (quid pro quo), from the simple fact that what was done, was done at h...

 

One Step Closer To Impeachment

There seems to be no end that Republicans are willing to go in their efforts to slow down the impeachment train that is headed to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. After hearing from witnesses over several weeks, both from executive branch employees and...

 

Brownfield Development: Taking Abandoned Sites from Eyesore to Eye Opener is a Process

Have you seen an old or abandoned gas station, warehouse or similar site and said to yourself, “Someone should fix that place up because it would make a really nice (fill in the blank).”? The technical name for such a location is a Brownfield....

 

Will Trump Testify? Probably Not

Last week at the start of the impeachment of President Trump, Democrats and Republicans questioned former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch about her role as it related to the infamous call made by President Donald Trump. Yovanovitch, a career...

 

Pay Attention to Political Issues

Political issues affect us all and it is vital that we pay attention to them. We must realize that the government has control over many aspects of our lives. Politicians can alter our access to reproductive/contraceptive resources, our taxes, our...

 
 By Eddie Gillis    Politics    June 21, 2018

Separating Children is Not Biblical

U.S. Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, III really put his foot in his mouth recently as he tried to defend President Trump’s immigration problem, by only making it worse. By now, the world is witnessing the kind of depths that conserv...

 

Trump's Bad Week

One bird has sung, and two more may be about to sing. If you worked on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and had links to the Russian government, your time in the hot seat may be next. That has to be the sentiment of various individuals that...

 

The Mayor's Corner

City of Monroe has Important Property Tax Renewals on November 18th Ballot Early voting Nov. 3rd – 11th It is election time once again, and Monroe residents will be making some very important decisions that will help shape the future of our city....

 

Soldier Buried, Controversy Continues

What could have been settled with a simple apology, would have ended the nightmare that the family of Sgt. La David Johnson is currently experiencing. Sgt. Johnson was buried Saturday (Oct. 21) with honors, but the controversy over what led to his...

 

The Mayor's Corner

Monroe-West Monroe Bike Route On October 19th, West Monroe Mayor Dave Norris and I held a joint ribbon cutting ceremony on the Endom Bridge to commemorate the connection of pedestrian bike routes in the Twin Cities. We were joined by council members...

 

Democrats vs Republicans; Good vs Evil

Forget the labels, hype and distractions. There are no democrats, republicans, independents, or other parties representing the people and government of America. Only people with good and evil purpose and intentions are elected to govern the people...

 

The Mayor's Corner

On Sunday, October 15, the Monroe Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board ended the application period for those interested in participating in the competitive civil service examination for Monroe Police Chief. Applications to take the exam...

 

New Road Economic Growth

I think that there is an old saying that goes, “if you build it, they will come”, or something like that. That is precisely what Dr. Ollibeth Reddix must have had in mind after her colleagues on the Ouachita Parish Police Jury passed a...

 

The Soul of Black and White America

There is a stark comparative difference of daylight and darkness between black and white races in America, which is reflected and manifested through the actions beliefs and history attributed to both races in the world. Of course the differences...

 

Marching Orders

The Monroe Man March will not be an actual “march”. We will not be literally marching from one place to another as it was typically done in the 1960’s. This is not a protest or a demonstration....

 

America's Anthem, Flag, Freedom, Justice Hypocrisy

God loves the truth and the light. The American National Anthem, flag and claims of freedom and justice do not have the same symbolism for all Americans. Certainly not for black Americans and other minorities, the poor and downtrodden. White American...

 

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