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After all these years, my dad inspires me still.As I write this, the almost 89-year-old fellow is fighting to get back onto his feet as stenosis, bad knees and general old age are wearing him … more
“I can’t HEEAARR you!” – Sgt. Vincent Carter on “Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.”You may recall that – in October of 2019 – I wrote a column denouncing the … more
I was always a big fan of mythology. My particular favorite is Athena, also known as Minerva, goddess of wisdom. She is said to have sprung fully formed from her father Zeus’ head, which was … more
Even if you’ve only been casually following the fiery debate over abortion rights in the days since a leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion eviscerating Roe v. Wade became public, you are … more
That’s the big news story of the week.In the richest country in the world, new mothers are not able to find baby formula or are having to stand in line for hours to get it.That problem is at … more
President Biden said last month that he was doing “everything in [his] power” to bring down gas prices, while simultaneously blaming Vladimir Putin for the problem and taking no … more
On behalf of all Arkansans, I’m honored to mark National Police Week and Peace Officers Memorial Day by paying tribute to our law enforcement officers in The Natural State and across our … more
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas is making a massive public investment to bring broadband access to every corner of the state.Last year the state hired a consultant firm, Broadband Development Group … more
I started my first business in the 5th grade when I convinced a neighbor to allow me to cut her grass with her electric lawn mower.That project ended in immediate failure.The mower was powered by a … more
Honest, I’m going to write a book chockful of random thoughts someday (my more serious book about religion is already available on Amazon), but deadline pressures keep forcing me to cannibalize … more
It all started with the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown in the spring of 2020, and it’s one of the few lingering effects of the experience that hasn’t tempted me to seek intense electroshock … more
In the hours after the bombshell leak of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion toppling Roe v. Wade, I awaited the torrent of Republican-authored press releases vowing to provide … more
Forget inflation, forget Ukraine, forget the crashing stock market.Thanks to a troublemaking leak by some jerk inside the U.S. Supreme Court, abortion is dominating the front pages of our media … more
This week, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s draft majority opinion in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization was leaked to the press by an unknown source. The … more
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is run by my good friend David Beasley. Under his leadership, WFP was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to combat hunger, promote peace in … more
There is no question that many families suffered financial setbacks as the coronavirus swept across the nation two years ago. Today I’d like to discuss my vision to stabilize housing and to … more
LITTLE ROCK – Last year the legislature enacted a series of new election laws, and four of them were challenged in court by plaintiffs who argued that they restricted voting rights.In March the … more
“Inside every old person is a young person wondering what happened.”Those are the clever words of British humorist Terry Pratchett, who couldn’t have explained the aging process … more
Millions of young women dream of being honored on Mother’s Day.Millions of others know in their hearts that they don’t want to have children, or at least not on someone else’s … more
I was feeling a bit under the weather this past week, so I ended up spending time at home in front of the television.The thing that really mesmerized me was the Johnny Depp trial on Court TV. I never … more
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