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Become an employee with full paid benefits, or remain a mostly independent gig worker? That debate’s raging in California as November’s general election approaches, and its outcome is likely to affect the entire country.

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Ever since FCC chief Newton Minow famously branded it a “vast wasteland” six decades ago, television has tried to polish its image. One way was with probing documentaries, pioneered by journalists like Edward R. Murrow and Fred Friendly. Today, documentaries are more popular than ever, but a…

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It’s like clockwork. Every time a presidential election occurs, the issue of climate change and arguments about fossil fuels become a central theme. Obviously, it’s a topic that’s given particular attention from the people of Appalachia.

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This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee convened to hear testimony from Judge Amy Coney Barrett as part of her formal nomination process to the United States Supreme Court. Judge Barrett is a superb nominee and will serve our country well as a Supreme Court justice, and I hope her original…

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LITTLE ROCK – Monday is the first day for early voting, and today I’d like to talk about what will be on the ballot.

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The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to those “who shall have done the most, or the best work, for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.”

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LITTLE ROCK — The legislature has begun budget hearings, in preparation for the regular session that begins in January.

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Maybe you remember this Trump gem from 2016: “I think (Hillary) was out there with classified information. She was giving it to anybody. And the FBI did nothing about it…The top people were scum, absolute scum.”

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Ever since FCC chief Newton Minow famously branded it a “vast wasteland” six decades ago, television has tried to polish its image. One way was with probing documentaries, pioneered by journalists like Edward R. Murrow and Fred Friendly. Today, documentaries are more popular than ever, but a…

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The Kamala Harris-Mike Pence death match will go down in history as another forgettable vice presidential debate, but it had its pluses.

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If you’re looking for a high road in political advertising, you’ll find it somewhere between the South Pole and Hades. Short of photoshopping devil horns on your opponent, anything goes. There are no rules. It’s Thunderdome, where truth is relative and context is but a rumor.

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The courageous tradition of public safety is carried out by Arkansans who are dedicated to maintaining law and order. It takes a special person to put his or her life on the line every day to serve and protect a community. We are fortunate to have some of the very best law enforcement office…

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LITTLE ROCK — In October, we are bringing attention to the challenge of drug addiction, and today I’d like to highlight some efforts to slow it.

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I got into my truck this week and drove around the Fourth District for my annual agriculture tour. This is one of my favorite weeks each year, and the 2020 tour did not disappoint.

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LITTLE ROCK — In this year’s election, Arkansas voters will determine the outcome of three proposed amendments to the state Constitution.

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LITTLE ROCK — Governor Asa Hutchinson has proclaimed October as Arkansas Farm to School Month. This recognition is part of nationwide efforts to connect schools, early childhood education sites, and other organizations with farms to bring local, healthy food to children. Find the Governor’s …

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I’ve got good news for conservatives and independents who watched last Tuesday’s first presidential debate. If you had ‘Witness a Train Wreck’ on your bucket list, feel free to check that one off.

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Once again, the Deep State has set out to undermine President Trump. And in the process, career bureaucrats and entrenched Capitol Hill never-Trumpers are attempting to put the skids to U.S. tech workers.

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The House voted to pass the HEROES Act 2.0 or, as I think it's better named, the ZEROES Act. While on the surface this bill sounds like a great solution to the problems surrounding COVID-19, the text says otherwise. 

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LITTLE ROCK –Arkansas legislators approved using $165 million in federal relief funds to shore up the state unemployment insurance trust fund.

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Ironically enough, I did not sleep PEACEFULLY last night, because I was concerned about taking the wrong tone with this column about the iconic singer/songwriter/musician and anti-war activist who wrote “Give Peace A Chance.”

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You’ve probably already seen reminders of the upcoming deadline for property taxes. But why does it matter?

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My son Gideon has now finished both his ACT and SAT college entrance exams (scoring at an impressive percentile somewhere between “It’s …it’s…go ask my wife” and “Never you MIND what his father’s score was”), but I wonder if the tests will still be relevant when HIS hypothetical kids reach c…

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I do not believe that there are any undecided voters left in Pennsylvania. I say this after watching the recent Town Hall in Philadelphia, where some allegedly “undecided” voters gathered to ask questions of Donald Trump at the Constitution Center.

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In case you feared that the looming Supreme Court fight would distract everyone from Donald Trump’s culpability in the deaths of 200,000 Americans, fear not. Trump can’t resist making a fool of himself.

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After watching the daily COVID-19 coverage on CNN, I’ve found that the best way to overcome lingering thoughts of depression, hopelessness, and Chris Cuomo is by going on a brisk walk around our neighborhood with my wife.

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LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas cities and counties that have been hit hard by the economic impact of the coronavirus can apply for help, after legislators approved the use of $150 million for relief grants.

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This week, Congress convened in Washington, D.C. to pass a funding bill. It is no secret that I do not agree with how we handle government funding. Congress should pass a budget annually and with much consideration, not wait until the last minute to pass continuing resolutions that guarantee…

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LITTLE ROCK — Wildfires out west have been in the headlines for weeks, and today I’d like to share some news about state and federal responders from Arkansas who are out there fighting them.

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One of the fondest memories I have is of spending Sunday afternoons with my father, either sitting in Section 633 at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, or at the kitchen table in Havertown, watching the Eagles work their magic.