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When you’re responsible for other people’s money, mixing it with morality is a mistake. Not that climate change is a moral issue per se, but many of those who believe do so with a fervor … more
Recently I took up crocheting, the theory being that if I can’t survive a zombie apocalypse, at least I can have nice coasters. Crocheting is like knitting, but with one hook instead of two … more
After years of trying to develop what he called a “premium” hamburger, McDonald’s CFO Ian Borden surprised no one the other day by announcing that the company’s new focus is … more
It’s probably not the Easter message you expected, but for the sake of argument, let’s set aside miracles, repentance, heaven, hell and claims of divinity. Countless people who reject … more
A growing number of Americans think the American Dream is out of reach, but I think they are wrong. According to a recent Wall Street Journal poll, only 36% of voters said the American Dream still … more
Republicans are never going to impeach Joe Biden. I wish more Republicans would beat that fact into their skulls. Just as Democrats weren’t able to impeach Donald Trump because they … more
There are lots of thankless odious jobs in America – sanitation worker, septic tank repairman – but surely none are worse than cleaning up Donald Trump’s serial excrement. That goes … more
Well, THOSE eagerly anticipated revelations certainly crashed and burned. You may recall last summer a former intelligence officer told Congress that Uncle Sam maintains a covert stockpile of downed … more
Piglet! My Irish surname means piglet! Like millions of Americans, I’ve been poking into my heritage using ancestry sites, such as FamilySearch.com. That’s how I learned that … more
As social media becomes more integral to our daily lives, the need for security to protect Americans from foreign adversaries online has become increasingly prevalent. Bad actors, like the Chinese … more
LITTLE ROCK — A legislative committee voted to add $25.2 million to a revolving loan fund for safe drinking water projects. The majority of the funds will be loans, but local water systems can … more
Natural State families continue to feel the pain of rising prices for transportation, food and everyday items. It’s no surprise that hardworking individuals are struggling to make ends meet. … more
This week, the Arkansas Legislative Council and the council subcommittees convened at the Capitol. The council approved the permanent rules for Educational Freedom Accounts. Education Freedom … more
Local farmers markets, direct-market farmers, and farm stands that are not registered to accept benefits or vouchers from customers might be leaving money on the table. Three of these benefits are … more
Legislators held budget hearings to scrutinize every spending category in state government, in preparation for the fiscal session that begins April 10. Leading off the agenda was the presentation of … more
In 2021, while stationed in Japan, Navy Lieutenant Ridge Alkonis was driving down a mountain road with his wife, Brittany, and their three children. As he was driving, Ridge suffered a terrible case … more
We are experiencing a maternal health crisis. The U.S. has the highest maternal mortality rate among developed countries. Complications from pregnancy and childbirth also negatively impact the health … more
It’s the off-the-cuff speeches that take the most preparation. I’ve never been a great public speaker. Come to think of it, I haven’t even been a public speaker. The last time I … more
It’s perversely fitting that the anti-science quack whose imbecilic behavior during the pandemic resulted in an unnecessarily high death toll is now declaring that, if returned to power, he … more
You probably crave a break from my patented “sour grapes” routine, but we must face facts: spring break (a.k.a. Easter break, a.k.a. mid-term break, a.k.a. “unwind, rejuvenate, have … more
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