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Decades ago my sister Maureen often used to call the Republican Party “The Stupid Party.” Today, the Party of Lincoln – the Party of Reagan – is again proving her … more
Kudos to Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney. Her House GOP leadership post hangs by a thread because she refuses to mouth Trump’s Big Lie about a stolen election, and Wednesday she boldly framed the … more
I have renewed respect for Keith Ellison. The former congressman and current Attorney General of Minnesota appeared on “60 Minutes” last week and said that he didn’t charge Derek … more
Misery loves company, but it’s cold comfort that many of you – like me – still haven’t filed your 2020 income tax returns. (And I’m aware others of you had already … more
Scientific American describes my mother to a T. An article titled “The Incredible Importance of Mothers,” by social scientist Melanie Tannenbaum, lays out the argument that a … more
If you have yet to hear the story of Sara Kruzan, this is your sign to look her up. Sara has a harrowing story with a bittersweet ending. She was groomed by her abuser to be trafficked at the tender … more
Last Wednesday, I traveled to Poinsett County for the dedication of the state’s newest water trail. Today I’d like to share a bit of the story behind the Sunken Lands Water Trail, which … more
LITTLE ROCK — The legislature referred three proposed constitutional amendments to Arkansas voters.In next year’s statewide general election in November, voters will decide whether or not … more
On Tuesday, April 27 (2021), a wonderful celebration of how much all of the scouts and adult volunteers appreciate Mike Thomas’s vision, cheerful energy, dedication and leadership for the past … more
It’s been a rough week for conservatives, Republicans and all Americans. The torture started Sunday evening with the Academy Awards ceremony, which sounded like it was produced by the … more
During his anything-but-typical address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday night, President Joe Biden used the word “democracy,” over and over again. Some were run-of-the-mill … more
It’s hard these days to keep track of all the decrepitude in public life, so forgive me if I highlight some new sleaze that has likely escaped your notice. In the waning days of the Trump … more
My recent trip to Florida was glorious for one simple reason: it was normal. You see, I had been hungering for a friendly social gathering for months – any gathering involving family, … more
Since you asked, my niece Claire is expecting her first baby in August. Her sister Emma is expecting her second child in October. I have faith that both young ladies will someday earn a spot in a … more
Infrastructure is about as ripe an issue as any to actually get something major done in a bipartisan, cooperative way. Congress has a history of successfully working across the aisle to advance … more
LITTLE ROCK – This week the 93rd General Assembly concluded its business, and today I’d like to talk about a few of the success stories from the legislative session. First, I … more
LITTLE ROCK – The legislature brought the 2021 regular session to a close with a dramatic midnight meeting to approve a Sovereignty Act, which declares new federal laws invalid if they infringe … more
I am grateful that I had the opportunity to attend President Biden’s Joint Address to Congress this week, not only because I have a deep respect for the institutions of Congress and the … more
Military spouses are the unsung heroes in our communities and the Armed Forces. These men and women who serve alongside their loved ones are asked to move away from family and friends to support our … more
Republican pollster Frank Luntz met last weekend with 17 vaccine-resisting Trump voters to better understand why they won’t take the simple step of protecting themselves and their fellow … more
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