Our Inaction Is Killing Us!

By Congresswoman Eddie B. Johnson - Special to Focus Daily News COMMENTARY—Our inaction is killing us! Our inaction has allowed mass shootings to become unacceptably...
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Philosophizing While Cleaning Out My Sock Drawer

  There are times when life is overwhelming.  It offers so many choices. There are even some things that need to be done immediately. When...
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NYT Op Ed: How Major Newspapers Once Handled Anonymous Sources

Our Publisher Marlon Hanson provides some insight on how newsrooms and publishers once handled anonymous sources It has been many years since I was with...
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My Local Starbucks: Longtime Drinker, First Time Caller

COMMENTARY—It's rare that I do this but I wanted to take a minute and express in writing my gratitude for the tremendous service that...
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In the Blink of an Eye

In June I celebrated my 70th birthday. A life that encompasses more than 25,550 days. Yet for people of faith this is no more...

DeSoto East Middle School Students Thrive Through Daily Mentoring

DESOTO—Today I’d like to take this moment to send a shout out to a few very special young men. These young gentlemen, of their...

Bitten On The Thigh

Searcy, Arkansas is a small, quiet hamlet with fewer than 14,000 folks. The town sits northeast of Little Rock, just off Hwy. 67. The...

The Indomitable American Spirit

It is raining as I write this. It isn’t heavy, more of a gentleness rather than angry drops. The house is warm and lite...
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Boots On The Ground Provided Inspirational Opportunities At DFW

Friends & Family Meeting Troops at DFW Airport Experience Happy Reunions They originated from all over our country, and other countries such as Mexico, Poland,...
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Sports And Life Lessons From My Grandfather

Father’s day is a holiday that is often underappreciated by the mainstream media. Television commercials, advertisements, flower companies and Hallmark cards are dedicated to...